Pulau Langkawi Travel Guide

  • Pulau Langkawi
    by Callavetta
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    Beach - Pantai Cenang
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Pulau Langkawi Things to Do

  • Durian Perangin Waterfall

    Durian Perangin is situated near the air Hangat village,and is named after the durian trees that grow by the falls.The waterfalls have 14 tiers,and you are able to view them from many different levels.Access to the falls is much easier and shallower than the seven wells falls,but there is quite a climb to reach the top.You must cross a suspended...

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  • Fish Farm

    The fish farm is located somewhere in amongst the mangroves.It is only small,and looks like it doesn't supply many fish. There are around half a dozen pools of fish,and you can touch and even feed some of them.There is a small cafe here serving very welcome cold drinks,and some very fresh fish dishes.It is probably not worth visiting the fish farm...

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  • Cave of Bats

    The cave of bats is another of Langkawi's attractions that is self explanatory.It is located in the mangrove area in the north of the island,and most of the boats that travel to the area stop here.It is not the biggest or most spectacular cave that you will ever see,but there are quite a few bats that reside here.They are not particularly active,so...

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Pulau Langkawi Hotels

  • The Datai

    We head to this resort out of curiousity to find out how exclusive it is. Yes, it's really exclusive...

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  • Casa Del Mar Hotel

    Small personable 34 room boutique hotel with all sea facing rooms Small, friendly and personable

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  • The Andaman

    Located on Datai Bay in the northwest corner of Langkawi is the Andaman Hotel. It is a lovely resort...

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Pulau Langkawi Restaurants

  • Jetty Point Food Court

    More a collection of small cafes than a restaurant,but here you will find great freshly cooked food at really good prices.The food court is situated in the ferry terminal,and is aimed at travellers,but there is always plenty of room. There are around half a dozen outlets,selling many different types of food.Thai,Indian,bread,soups and...

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  • Arts Cafe

    This small cafe is a cross between a cafe and an art gallery,and is situated inside the Langkawi Fair shopping centre. There are a fair few paintings on display,all of differing styles,and most are for sale.Foodwise,there is the usual selection of hot and cold drinks,good coffee,breakfasts,and some local noodle dishes,but the best thing are the...

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  • Seafood !

    Spacious setting, upon walking in you will be able to see all the fresh seafood together with their price tags. We wanted to have crabs but they were sold-out of crabs ! We enjoyed one grill fish, dried chili squid and tom yum soup. Tiger beer @ RM5 per can.

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Pulau Langkawi Nightlife

  • Irish Bar and Live Band in Pantai Cenang

    like what I said, The Nightlife in langkawi is very drab as compared to other Beach Destinations in Asia and even the number one Irish Pub in the Island, there are not that many people and I've been to Irish Pubs everywhere in Asia and they are usually packed with people. Debbie's Place Irish Pub is one of the famous Hotspots in Pantai Cenang area...

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  • Number 1 Coffee Chain in the World

    Do I need a thorough Introduction on Starbucks Coffee? Starbucks is the most popular coffee house chain in the world and it has many branches around Malaysia and about 4 branches spread around the Pulau Langkawi area and the Branch we Tried is located at the Ground Floor of the Cenang Mall, which is a perfect Nightspot Area as this branch is open...

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  • Beach Side Bar & Restaurant of Holiday...

    One Advantage in Having a hotel at Pantai Tengah is that it has less crowds than Pantai Cenang and that the Cabanas and Beach Beds are Umbrellas are free to be used by hotel guests and you can order some food and some brewskies at the Beach Bar. Tropical Beach Bar is one of the 3 bars of Holiday Villa Resort Hotel and is situated at the Pantai...

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Pulau Langkawi Transportation

  • Langkawi Taxi's

    The taxi's in Langkawi operate on a set fare system.The rates are very reasonable and taxi's easily obtainable from many locations around the island.The drivers are all pleasant and easy to get along with.Use the taxi's :)

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  • Ferry to Thailand

    Ferries to Satun in southern Thailand leave Langkawi three times a day.They depart from the jetty in Kuah town and leave at 9 am,1 pm and 5.15 pm.The journey takes just over an hour.If possible it is better to buy your tickets the day before travel,but if this is not possible make sure you arrive at least an hour before the ferry leaves,as the...

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  • Firefly / Malindo Airlines / Air Asia...

    Getting to Langkawi today has been simplified with few airlines choices. Source flight tickets during promotion price and its much cheaper.

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Pulau Langkawi Shopping

  • Langkawi Fair

    Langkawi fair is the largest shopping centre in Langkawi,and is located in Kuah town,opposite the Legenda park.I am not sure if it is largest in terms of floor space,or number of shops,but it will cover many of your shopping needs.There are a variety of stores selling products like clothes,perfume,beach clothes and tourist products.There are a...

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  • Cenang Mall

    this will be my shopping tips on cenang mall, I will have a separate things to do for it.The Cenang Mall is a Brand New Mall in Pantai Cenang and is the Biggest Mall in Pantai Cenang Area and it was opened just in September 2012 by a local Malaysian Company, PL Soon Huat Realty Sdn Bhd. It is located in the Center of JL Pantai Cenang and the mall...

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  • Souvenir Stalls at Dataran Lang (Eagle...

    Eagle Square in Kuah Town is another Major Attraction in Pulau Langkawi and it has quite a number of shops and snack stands that line both areas of the roman style half arch that lies at both sides of the main pathway going to the eagle statue and these souvenir shops sell everything from clothes, eyeglasses, post cards, fridge magnets, shot...

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Pulau Langkawi Local Customs

  • Public Holidays

    Malaysia is a Muslim country,and as such observes all the public holidays with great gusto.We were there during the festival of Eid Al Adha,and the locals were dressed in all there finery for the occasion.Although it is a time for rejoicing for the locals,the holiday period may cause disruption to tourists,with public services such as post offices...

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  • Satay

    the Satay is the Malaysian and the Indonesian Version of Barbecue and since both are Muslim Majority Countries, you would hardly see pork satay in these countries except for the chinese living in these countries and in the Hindu Dominated Bali Island where there is the Satay Babi (skewered pork) which is actually the most delicious of them all...

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  • Naan Bread

    the Naan bread is a northern Indian food flat bread cooked in a tandoori oven that became popular in Malaysia due to the influx of Indian Immigrants and is now available everywhere and one of my all time favorite breads ever. The typical naan bread recipe involves mixing white flour with salt, a yeast culture, and enough yogurt to make a smooth,...

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Pulau Langkawi Warnings and Dangers

  • Seas

    Although the seas around Langkawi are a beautiful temperature,they are not particularly clean.As you walk along the beaches you will notice a lot of plastic bottles,bags and other rubbish that has been washed up.There is also algae present in some places that will leave you covered in unpleasant green slime.The sea off some beaches has dangerous...

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  • Naughty Monkeys

    Many areas around Langkawi have a population of wild monkeys.Unfortunately over time people have started to feed them and so the once wild animals have lost their fear of humans.This can be a problem if you do attempt to feed them,as to a monkey your finger may seem to be a source of food.They can also be quite aggressive if you feed them and then...

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  • Jellyfish

    At certain times of the year the seas around Langkawi seem to be teeming with jellyfish.According to the locals they are not dangerous,but can give a bit of a sting.They are quite large,so should be easy to see,but if you are swimming this may not be the case.If you see any of the jellyfish it may be safer to stay out of the water.

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Pulau Langkawi Tourist Traps

  • Souvenir Plates and Photo Frames

    some attractions in Pulau Langkawi take photos of you and your group and then put these photos in souvenir plates or souvenir photo frames, to entice you to buy them as a remembrance to to your visit like in Langkawi Sky Cab, Langkawi Bird Paradise, Mangrove tours and Island Hopping tours. prices are not inflated that much as compared to other...

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  • Eating Live Seafood from the tanks is...

    if you are planning to eat at the various seafood restaurants along langkawi and you are a budget traveller, don't try to order the live seafood that you see in various fish tanks and aquariums like lobsters, tiger prawns, regular grouper fish, special grouper fish, clams, mud crabs, etc. since THE PRICES ARE CLEARLY MARKED AS PER 100 GRAMS!...

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  • Buying Crocodile Eggs and Meat

    if you browse along the front store in the Langkawi Crocodile farm, you would see that they sell crocodile eggs ar 3 RM a piece of which you can consume al fresco and also they sell assorted frozen cuts of crocodile meat and dried crocodile meat for willing guests. while a tourist trap you ask? if you have a weak stomach for exotic foods like me,...

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Pulau Langkawi What to Pack

  • Bring Powerbank USB Chargers, Extension...

    In today's world of power hungry point and shoot phones, smart phones and tablets, batterty life is a big deal when travellin moreso if you are in the business of taking many shots and videos of you travels and hence, the solution is the USB powerbank storage device (preferably the 8,400 mAH up to 15,000 mAH variety so that you can do multiple...

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  • Bring Extra Medicines

    Again, when travelling away from home, do carry extra medicine since they might become handy if there will be an emergency that arise like food allergy so you must have anti-allergy medicine or if you have a loose bowel movement due to the food you eat or you are lactose intolerant hence having an anti bowel medications are handy. also bring...

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  • Bring Light Colored T-Shirts and Flip...

    Malaysia is a tropical country and langkawi is included with just two seasons, the summer season and rainy seasons and since the area is humid, I would suggest you just bring T-Shirts more so the light colored ones as to somewhat deflect the heat instead of the dark colored ones which absorb heat. Also Bring Jeans and or walking shorts or cargo...

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Pulau Langkawi Off The Beaten Path

  • Bird Watching

    Langkawi is rich in natural flora and fauna, and you can find many kinds of bird species lying along trees and even going at the beaches to search for food and they are quite tame. some will even go near you if you throw some food pieces at them while you are just hanging out at the beach and eat them and there are various species of birds near...

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  • Kayaking at Kilim River in Kilim...

    if you booked a Mangrove Tour with the Kayaking option, you be in a large speed boat loaded with kayaks and beside the various tours around Kilim Geoforest Park, you will be given 30 minutes to 1 hour kayaking along the Kilim River and this option will cost RM 250 (including the 5 hour tour and lunch).The half day tours usually lasts 4 to 5 hours...

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  • Koh Tarutao

    Pulau Langkawi is the Northern Most Island Group of Peninsular Malaysia at the Andaman Sea and Koh Tarutao is the Southernmost Island of Thailand in the Andaman Sea and both these Islands are only separated by 5 kilometers of sea. you can even see Koh Tarutao at a distance from the Viewpoint of Langkawi Sky Cab or the beaches of Tanjung Rhu and the...

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Pulau Langkawi Sports & Outdoors

  • Various Beach Activities

    you can have many things to do at the Beaches of Langkawi besides swimming and sunbathing ang water sports. you can do sun tanning or bathing, read a book while on a beach bed or cabana, play beach voleyball, jog around the beach, make sand castles, take photos and selfies, eat and drink and a lot more.'if want to all these activities in a less...

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  • Parasailing

    Parasailing is actually an illegal activity in Langkawi as the island council has banned them but still there are beach side kiosks that offer 10 minute Parasailing Adventure where you start and land on the beach (skilled parasailing means starting and landing at the speed boat. they charge 100 RM and more for the 10 minute ride at Pantai Cenang...

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  • Beach Kiosks for Water Sports Activities

    along the beach in Pantai Cenang and in Pantai Tengah, you would see several kiosks along the beach offering various water sports options like speed boats, banana boats, island hopping, scuba diving, fishing, water ski adventure, speed boat joyrides and more options. a caution though, sone of them are not licensed, have poor quality equipment and...

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Pulau Langkawi General

  • Durian

    Durian is a spiky fruit that many Asian people consider to be the "king of fruits".It is offered for sale at many markets and roadside stalls,and you will smell it before you see it! It is quite an experience to taste,and to be honest I did not think a lot of it,but try it for yourself,and maybe you will enjoy it.

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  • Sunset Watching at Pantai Tengah, Cenang

    if you just plain hanging around on a vacation to a beach paradise with no worries and no time pressure to do anything then try hanging around Pantai Cenan and Pantai Tengah during the sunset as you would see wonderful views of the sun setting down slowly and the color of the beach sand turning from white to gray and what better thing to do it...

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  • Malaysian Cigarettes

    Malaysia has no local brand of Cigarettes, however, International Cigarette Brands have a major prescence in Malaysia as you can find a proliferation of Marlboros. Winston, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall, Dunhill, Salem, even the Japanese Mild Seven (now Known as Mevius) and even the Indonesian Cloved Cigarettes like Gudam Garang are being sold here. They...

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