An archipelago of 104 islands located in the Andaman Sea, Langkawi is a part of the Kedah state of Malaysia and offers duty-free shopping for its visitors. It is known as the 'Jewel of Kedah', a title given by Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah, the reigning monarch of the state of Kedah. The islands of Langkawi have an abundance of unspoilt natural beauty, which makes them perfect spots for you to spend a relaxed holiday.
Eating out in Langkawi
You would truly savour the Nasi Campur served with rice, which is a staple across Malaysia and is a mix of various ingredients. It can be enjoyed during your Langkawi holidays in the Seashells Restaurant, located in a beach town called Pantai Cenang. Another popular dish in the country is Laksa, and the Langkawi variety offers thick noodle with a curry soup prepared using shrimps or fish. You can relish this amazing delicacy in the Laksa Power restaurant close to the Langkawi Airport.
Places to visit in Langkawi
One of the most popular attractions in this part of the world is Langkawi Sky Bridge. This pedestrian bridge measures 125 metres in length and provides awe-inspiring views of the Telaga Tujuh waterfalls and the islets surrounding Langkawi. Another attraction is the 12-metre-tall eagle sculpture at the Dataran Lang near Kuah Jetty. You can explore over 500 species of marine creatures in Underwater World Langkawi, the largest aquarium in Malaysia. If you wish to enjoy some serenity, visit the Pantai Cenang and Pantai Tengah beaches.
Fun activities in Langkawi
The Langkawi SkyCab ride, Malaysia's longest cable-car ride gives you an opportunity to enjoy scenic views of the rainforest, Indian Ocean, and the Telaga Tujuh waterfalls from over 2,000 feet above sea level. You can go for a jet ski tour on the shallow waters near the Pantai Cenang beach. Snorkelling and swimming can be enjoyed at the Pulau Payar Marine Park with platforms built according to the preferences of tourists. With duty-free shopping, you can buy your favourite items at Teow Soon Huat, located along the Padang Matsirat area.
Nightlife in Langkawi
The cocktail lounges, bars, and pubs are places where you can have an exciting time after dark in Langkawi. They have reasonably priced drinks, friendly crowds and laid-back environs. The D'Reef at The Cliff offers panoramic views of sunset and has the finest choices in juices, beers, wines, soft drinks and cocktails. Sunba Retro Bar is a mega-dance club that stays open until the wee hours of morning and offers an excellent ambience and signature cocktails.
Accommodation in Langkawi
The elegant hotels in Langkawi provide rooms and suites that are well-equipped with all the modern facilities to ensure a comfortable stay for their guests. If you are looking for low-cost stays, any of the mid-range and budget hotels would be ideal. Getting around in Langkawi is made convenient with the help of its efficient public transport system which involves buses, taxis and car rentals.
Festivals in Langkawi
Many of the hotels and restaurants host parties during Christmas and New Year's Eve. Pongal is celebrated by the Tamil population residing in Langkawi every year. The Hindu community in the region celebrates Deepavali, the festival of lights, during the month of October or November. Eid-ul-Fitri and Eid-al-Adha are celebrated by the Muslim people with great zest and fervour in Langkawi. Other popular events in this region are Chinese New Year, Independence Day, and Langkawi International Festival of Art.
Best time to visit Langkawi
The period between January and March is the best time to visit Langkawi, as it is summer in this region. It is the best season to enjoy outdoor activities. You can enjoy pleasant daytime temperatures around this time of the year. Lowest2 offers cheap holidays to Langkawi that are not only cost-effective but also include the best attractions and outdoor activities.
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