Grand Continental Hotel

2.5 out of 5 stars2.5 Stars

Lot 398 MK. Kuah, Kelibang, Pulau Langkawi, Kedah, 07000, Malaysia
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Value Score Poor Value

Rated 22% lower than similarly priced 2.5 star hotels

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  • Couples28
  • Solo0
  • Business60

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During the week or over a weekend

by JohanIsWeg

A quick question as to what would be better: to visit Pulau Langkawi during the week or over a weekend? I'm wondering if it would be less crowded/busy during week days than on a weekend? Would the same activities/sites be available/open during the week, or are there special attractions only available on a Saturday or Sunday?

Any advice appreciated.
Thanks!

Re: During the week or over a weekend

by pgthompson

Hi.

Langkawi is a wonderful place to visit ANY time of the week.

Enjoy! I do!

Re: During the week or over a weekend

by Stepwalk

Langkawi doesn't really get too crowded even in peak season so you shouldn't have any problems. The times I have been there most things have been open most days of the week irrespective of whether it's a weekend. You may want to check opening times for the Cable Car perhaps.

Re: During the week or over a weekend

by christabal

Although not too crowded but weekends are more crowded than weekdays.

In Malaysia in general, activities are the same throughout the week except perhaps Sundays which is usually a day off for the entertainers.

In order to attract the crowds, there are also more promotions by outlets during weekdays.

Also, you might want to note the school holiday period which normally would translate to more visitors.

Travel Tips for Pulau Langkawi

changing money

by boudicca

i note the advice against using banks, however, it is my experience that in lgk the maybank gives a rate as good, if not better, than monychangers. in particular, the maybank branch in the airport does not load its rates when compared to off-airport branches. so you can change money as soon as you arrive to pay your cab or hire car. in addition, the best deals for car hire in the island are at the airport, and for cash.

Langkawi Population Info

by ahcoln

Only four of the 99 islands are inhabited - Pulau Langkawi ( the main island ), Pulau Tuba, Pulau Rebak and Pulau Dayang Bunting. The population is an estimated 54,000 of which 90% are Malays. The other ethic groups consist mainly of Chinese, Indians and Thais.

Mosquito Repellants needed here!

by bpacker

Pack Light. Langkawi is pretty modern and there's a couple of 24hr convenience stores around the island Dive, swimming gear.
gd hiking shoes with soles that grip.
breathable cotton t-shirts.anything that screams "beach wear" - mosquito repellant is a must! get those spray on kind. - buy plenty of memory sticks/flash cards if you have a digi camera. they're pretty expensive over here.

Take the ferry to Coral Island

by preadhead

There are several tour operators who organise trips to Coral Island (Pulau Payar Marine Park). The experience will take most of the day but is a must see and do adventure for everyone. The Coral Island is the closest place to Langkawi to participate in excellent snorkeling and scuba diving.

Part of the snorkeling experience is the shark feeding which is done in waist deep water. You will also be able to swim with the sharks and some of them are quite large reef sharks. You also swim among groper, barracuda and gar fish and thousands of neon flashing shapes. It's a bit like swimming in an aqarium. Even total novices don masks and life jackets and can enjoy the experience of seeing marine life up close. The tour we took was inexpensive at 220 rm for two people. This includes snorkeling equipment hire, a modest lunch and transfers to and from the hotel to the Kuah jetty. This tour uses a large ferry and travels at about 30 knots taking around 50 minutes to reach the island. Transfers to the Island jetty are done on a dinghy. From there you are free to get your mask and snorkel and swim out among the fish. The day is relatively unstructured and you can swim in the lagoon water and clamber on to the floating pontoons or lie around on the beach. There is shade but don't forget to bring your sunscreen and drinking water. With this particular crew there was no instruction given about safety or even any indication of what we might see.

My best advice
Other outfits do offer the same trip at different prices. This trip was a great experience and all trips end up on the same Island. The differences between operators are with the quality of the instruction, the speed and comfort of the access boat and the quality of the lunch provided. So you be the judge of how much you want to spend. Children can participate in this activity. An underwater camera would be great here.
You can also climb to the top of the jungle covered Island . Another great photo opportunity, but be aware that the mosquitos are hungry up there !

Best to shop!

by nevermy about Langkawi Fair shopping Mall

You can find everything here. Big (in local terms) shopping mall. Almost only one there. There is one more near there, but much smaller. Other places to shopping are in Kuah it self. The town is small so you can't miss them. Look the prices for alcohol. Twice lower than everywhere! Alcohol, beach shirt (batek style), craft and whatever you like - IT"S DUTY FREE!!! There's always a need to guess the price. No need to look at the price tag. Real price is mostly lower!

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Address: Lot 398 MK. Kuah, Kelibang, Pulau Langkawi, Kedah, 07000, Malaysia