Langkawi Travel Guide

Also referred to as the Jewel of Kedah, this well-liked Malaysian getaway location is ideal for a trip with loved ones or friends! This beautiful tropical paradise, which consists of 99 islands off the northwest coast of Malaysia, is a great place to go on an adventurous holiday. You may find something in Langkawi to suit your needs, whether you’re searching for an exciting getaway or a laid-back vacation.

You may expect to see hills covered in jungle, sandy beaches, duty-free chocolate, and swaying coconut trees here, to name a few attractions. For a comprehensive guide to the ideal Langkawi trip, keep reading!

How to Go to Langkawi

Langkawi is accessible by air or water! The majority of travelers fly into Langkawi International Airport and then transfer to their accommodation. As an alternative, you might drive up to Penang, Kuala Kedah, or Kuala Perlis and take a ferry over. Additionally, there are ferries between Satun and two locations in Thailand. We flew to Langkawi on AirAsia. Depending on when you fly, fares might start as low as $150 round trip for this about 1.5-hour journey!

Langkawi Travel Guide
Langkawi Travel Guide

Best Time To Visit Langkawi

Langkawi maintains a consistent temperature all year round, in contrast to the majority of other Malaysian islands where the monsoon season has a significant impact on the weather. This place is ideal for year-round vacations because the weather is generally stable and it doesn’t rain often (but it’s important to mention that the rainy season occurs from March to November). It was sunny and beautiful for the whole 4D3N vacation we took in June!

Since it seldom rains during the dry season, which runs from December to February, this is the greatest time to come. However, keep in mind that since these are the busiest months on the island, there may be a bit more traffic during these months than at other times of the year!

Langkawi Travel Guide
Langkawi Travel Guide

Getting Around Langkawi

Since there is no public transportation in Langkawi, we advise getting about the island by vehicle. Purchasing one, or going on day trips for convenience, are other choices. On the island, Grab is also extensively accessible, so don’t worry if you need a quick ride! We just reserved a taxi or Grab car for our vacation.

The prices of the rides are relatively reasonable, with short rides starting at RM6. You may also take a taxi, however, keep in mind that the cabs in Langkawi operate on a fixed rate system rather than a meter, so even a brief journey could cost as much as RM15. You can also hire a bicycle.

Frequently Asked Questions


Why is Langkawi so famous?

Thanks to its unparalleled natural beauty, its beaches with pristine white sand, and its advantageous geographic position, Langkawi is well-known among both domestic and foreign tourists. Fun Fact: The word “langkawi” is a combination of the Malay words “helang,” which means “eagle,” and “kawi,” which is Sanskrit for the reddish-brown color of the bird.

Which month is best for Langkawi?

The dry season, which runs from November to March, and the mid-season, which runs from April to July, are the ideal times to visit Langkawi. The busiest travel period is during the dry season.

Is Langkawi in Thailand or Malaysia?

The major island in the Langkawi group, Langkawi Island, Malaysian Pulau Langkawi, is located in the Strait of Malacca, Peninsular (West) Malaysia. The Thai island of Tarutao is just to the south of it.

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