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.
Stayed at : 2 bedroom apartment
Price : RM250 per night with breakfast
1) very near to lobby, coffee house & seaside - nice view
2) ample parking space, very near our apartment
3) very near to Kuah town
4) very good House-keeping service - fast
1) Although it was a 2 rooms apartment, only one room has air-cond, 2nd room only has a ceiling fan. Another air-cond was at the living room, so have to switched on that unit the whole day to ensure the other bedroom is cooling.
2) Pipe water supply is yellowish in colour, must be the poor piping system. The water is not drinkable & have to bear with it during shower.
3) Shower head is fixed on the wall - not children friendly
4) Swimming Pool is closed
5) Limited food & same food for breakfast every morning
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.
I am putting up this tip is just because one of our VT friend did asked about which hotel that is situated near to Kuah Night Market.
The answer is the Baron Hotel. It is not a 'star star' hotel that offer luxurious and high class services plus accommodation. It is just a budget hotel and being build just next to Kuah's River.
And the night market which being held in Kuah for every Saturday and Wednesday is just in front of this hotel doorstep.
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.
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.
Hi, i am just back from my holiday in Malaysia and i spent some unforgettable days in Rebak Island Resort, Langkawi .This recently revamped resort which is now managed and operated by,as i was told, The Taj Group is undoubtedly Heaven on Earth.I would recommend all those who are planning to spend some quiet moments with their loved ones,away from the bustle of city life to head there,and if you are planning to go to this resort i would advice you'll to go there by September,so that you'll can avail of their special introductory price,just like i did.Believe me, it makes a lot of difference.
I have come back with memories that i will cherish for a lifetime.The hospitality and the service of the staff there is unbilevable.They have this warmth in them, that makes you feel at home.For Foodies this is the place to be.You can enjoy cuisines of all types under one roof at the Rebak Island Resort's restaurants :Senari and Boardwalk. Their SY69 lounge provides a breathtaking view of the Marina and the yachts and here you will find a wide range of beverages including special and international cocktails.
Rebak Island Resort offers an exotic balance between diversity, activity, and exclusivity. Glorious sunshine, deep azure water, romantic caves, tucked away corners along the beach and breathtaking flora weave enchanting memories.Only when you go to this beautiful resort, will you agree to what i am saying.
The Rebak Island Resort is indeed unique and this makes you feel "special".
Recreation options at the hotel range from exhilarating to exciting. You can choose to lie lazy in the swimming pool, play golf on the 9 hole mini golf course, go kayaking or mountain biking, be part of a nature trail, play beach volleyball or tennis or just take a shot at the pool table. Also on offer for the culinary buffs are Malaysian cuisine demonstrations that can be arranged on special requests. Water sport activities such as parasailing, jet skiing and banana boat rides could also be arranged at the main island on request. What’s more, their Resident Naturalist also take guests on Mangrove discover tours! If you are a nature lover and adventorous at heart, you can opt for the sunset cruises, deep sea fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving, or better still in private boat trips, caves explorations, Langkawi Island tours or even Island hopping
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.
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