- Reviews: 1
Stardust: Floating hotel
We went on an overnight cruise on Stardust for two nights while we were in Langkawi. The scenery was stunning and changed every day, as did the swimming pool and at night we slept under a canopy of stars. Some of the other guests were on day cruises, or joined us for dinner but we had the nights to ourselves. The service was informal , but the captain Dean and the crew were great. We sea kayaked through caves and went to remote beaches, helped steer the ship and get the sails up and there was still plenty of time for reading.
This was a bit of a lifestyle thing. There are cabins but it was nicer on deck as Stardust isn't air conned. Its a bit like glorified camping without the rain, without mosquittoes and with lots of great food and bucket fulls of cocktails.
- Reviews: 1267
A PLEASANT THREE STAR BEACH RESO
Enter one of these cheerful cabanas and you'll experience its quiet elegance and modern amenities. With air conditioning, coffee and tea making facilities, mini bar, colour tv and all the creature comforts your ever likely to need. Soak up the intimate and informal ambience. This is a peaceful retreat and a just reward for those who have worked hard to live the good life
Include in a wide selection of local and international cuisines at the Barau Restaurant and Terrace. Indoors or outdoors, luxuriate in the casual atmosphere, and enjoy a refreshing dining experience. Your seat at the restaurant gives you a first class ocean view and the swimming pool.
Take to the waters and make a splash. Refresh the spirit and soak in the sun. The sparkling bay is a natural draw for sea sport lovers. Wind surfing, water skiing, wave skiing, water scootering, yachting or catamaran sailing. You can also fish for dinner or go island hopping. Snorkeling at nearby islands available. Fun in the sun takes on a new meaning at Barau Bay Resort.
- Reviews: 2
Delta Motel: Cheap but not even worth that
We arrived on the Ferry from Penang and thought we would try a beach chalet. However, they did not have any air conditioned rooms left and this one with a fan was awful. However, only £9 a night so you can't really complain.
- Reviews: 1
ApartmentinLangkawi.com: Great apartment, best pool on Langkawi
We visited Langkawi six years ago on our way to Australia. Although we are keen travellers and seen many places, this island had a special charm for us, and we decided that it would be an ideal place for us to retire to when the time was right.
I returned a few months later to buy an apartment at CHOGM villa on the outskirts of Kuah - the capital town. Since then we visit at least once a year, and I feel I am therefore able to provide a balanced view of the island.
1)It is a beautiful and natural island, full of exotic animals and fauna. However, litter is a problem in some areas, and really spoils this natural beauty.
2)The islanders in the majority are happy, gentle and hospitable people who are welcoming to tourists. Smile and treat them with respect, and you will be treated the same.
3)The road system is excellent, driving standards are good (although whole families on mopeds can be a bit of a surprise!)
4)Food is abundant and inexpensive. There is a wide variety of style and price of places to eat, and most of it great value. The decor and tables/chairs in a lot of eating places may not be of restaurant standard, but the food is great.
5)It is a safe country, and I have never felt threatened or intimidated anywhere. My wife regularly travels there with her sister, and they have never had any problems at all.
6)The island is small enough to be accessible easily by car (which you will need in my opinion), but also big enough to have lots of things to see and do.
7)Great links with mainland Malaysia and the rest of Asia via Air Asia which I have found to be inexpensive with quality service.
8) The weather - everyday between 28 to 35 degrees, although during rainy season it does rain more than normal. Who cares though when rain is warm!
Overall, for my wife and myself Langkawi is the place that we want to spend lots of our time when we retire,and as much as possible time before then.
If you want to try the island for a short holiday can I suggest staying at the CHOGM Villa. Not only does it give you a real taste of living in a mixed community environment, but you will also meet other apartment owners who have emigrated to Langkawi and will give you their honest thoughts on living there. The complex also has the best swimming pool on the island!
Have a look at apartmentinlangkawidotcom.
A modern, well equipped 2 bedroom apartment on a secure complex on the outskirts of Kuah town in Langkawi.
Wonderful community, great pool, handy for Kuah, shops nearby.
- Reviews: 41
Hotel Sweet Inn: Value for Money
We had a 3 nights stay at Sweet Inn in the last week of September 2010. The host Mr. Kamruddin is very friendly. He can arrange u for all the available tours in Langkawi. Staff is efficient. The service is very good. Rates are very reasonable. Its quite popular amongst the tourist. So make sure that u have booked the rooms in advance.
Sweet inn is very close to all the famous eateries & restaurants in Cenang such as Rasa,Orkid Ria, Breakfast bar etc. If u just cross the road then u are on Pantai Cenang Beach. Even car & Bike rentals are nearby. In my next Langkawi trip with my familly again Iam going to opt fr Sweet Inn only.
- Reviews: 134
Foxhill Resort Langkawi: Kampong (village) stay
I stayed at Foxhill 10-13 Feb 2011 to get a 'feel' of what it would be like to live in Langkawi (in the middle of the island, where Foxhill is located, as opposed to a beach resort where I'd normally stay while on holiday).
It is run by Maria, a warm, bubbly, very cosmopolitan 'original' Kedah Malay lady! ;-) Since Langkawi's local population is Malay, you'd want to experience Malay hospitality, which is what she provides in a charming Malay kampong (village) style resort on a hill side, with friendly help and great home cooking! You can find the best 'rendang' in Langkawi in Maria's resort's kitchen :-)
I'd recommend you write to Maria and book well in advance as she has only 3 Malay style village houses (plus the tree house) which always get full! For, you get a 'house' here, mind you, not a room! ;-)
In addition to my Foxhill tip on VT, you can look it up with reviews from those who've stayed there on TripAdvisor (VT's parent company). There are plenty of pics there, except the tree house, pic of which I'm posting here plus (I think!) the best shot of Foxhill Resort Langkawi, looking down the hill (that I took)! ;-)
1) Unique Malay village experience in 2) authentic Malay houses 3) in a charming Malay village setting on a hillside 4) offering warm genuine Malay hospitality and 5) wonderful fresh home cooking :-)
- Reviews: 43
gecko guesthouse: best place to stay for low budget travelers
this nice and clean English run small place is the best one for budget travelers only 2 min walk to the pantai cenang beach.dorms for 20 privates for 35 ringgit with shared bathroom with cold shower.bathrooms are usually clean.the rooms are not very simple equiped with a fan a bed and mosquito nets.there are also bungalows available for 50 with attached bathroom.there is a tv and dvd and some 100 movies to choose from.at the reception it is possible buy drinks(small tiger beer 4 ringgit).considering the rooms are not the best at the guesthouses on the island this place is much nicer than the ones on the beach and it is the cheapest!!i would recommend this place to all the travelers who is looking for a budget acc.
- Reviews: 20
The Danna Hotel: Great sea resort in Langkawi
We recommend this hotel as a tourist destination, because it is new, spacious, and contains all amenities for a pleasant stay. The staff is very helpfull and attentive. We had a sea view room with balcony.
Since it is a new hotel, the rooms and bathrooms are quite large, and well furnished.
The pool is excellent, with a lenght of approximately 40 meters. It is excellent for training. Near the hotel are a few seafood restaurants, where most guests go for dinner, although there is an excellent restaurant within the hotel.
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