May 18, 2024


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Top 6 Reasons To Visit Langkawi

We visited Langkawi in 2007 before we revisited the island recently. Thus, we see many positives from our five days trip on this beautiful island. We rented a car and drove around the island for destinations and food. Thus, we stayed in a couple of hotels too on this trip.

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Based on our experience, we summarized our thoughts in Top 6 Reasons To Visit Langkawi. Maybe it is time for you to visit the island again.

1.Flying to Langkawi Is Cheap

Flying to Langkawi within Malaysia is cheap. There are plenty of promotions from airlines and you can get really cheap air fares. Whether you are flying with Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, Malindo or Firefly, you just need to wait for the promos or book early to fly cheap. On our trip to Langkawi, we flew with Malaysia Airlines but we were really spoilt with choices.

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Flying with Malaysia Airlines

For super peak season, you can easily get airfares around RM 200 or less for return ticket. That is really cheap compare to other destinations in Malaysia.

For other times, you can easily get return tickets for less than RM 150. The airfare is probably cheaper than your taxi fares from Kuala Lumpur to the airport.

2.Many accommodations 

When we went in 2007, we were disappointed by the accommodations available back then. The stay and the experience was horrible. Moving forward to 2016, we saw many new hotels are built on the island especially the Cenang area.

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Chantique Boutique Resort

We stayed a few nights here and there in Langkawi. From budget to luxury hotels, we were very impressed. Even for boutique and budget hotels, the rates are reasonable and the service is way better than it used to be. The front desk and service staffs are friendlier and courteous. You can hear greetings whenever you meet them and this is the progress of their public relation skills.

If you want amazing deals of airfare and accommodations, you can always get the best deals from It is all about saving and getting the best deals online.

3.Langkawi Is Duty Free Island

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Duty Free Shops at Coco Valley

Langkawi is a duty free island. This means you can get really good deals on ciggies, alcohols, chocolates and many more. We don’t really encourage people to smoke but they are cheaper in Langkawi. For the booze, you can either get it in duty free shops or bars. Chocolates is one of the popular souvenirs in Langkawi. You can find many duty free shops around the island.

4.You Can Find Good Food

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Authentic Malay food in Warung Jati Aisya

Surprisingly you still can find good food in Langkawi. You can find really good local Malay food in stalls, restaurants and night markets around the island. For seafood, there are plenty to choose from in Kuah Town. For fine dining, many posh hotels offer top notch dining experience in their restaurants.

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Flower crabs at Wonderland Restaurant in Kuah

Overall, the food is above average and of course you can’t compare to the ones in Penang, Melaka and Kuala Lumpur. In our opinion, you still can find good food in Langkawi.

5.Attractions and Activities

There are plenty of attractions in Langkawi. The Langkawi GeoPark, museums, Skybridge, aquarium, beaches, islands and many more. There are many places ideal for photography. For the best deals in cameras and smartphones, you can check out the best deals online.

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Penguins in Langkawi Underwater World.

For breath taking view of the island, you need to visit Langkawi Skycab and Skybridge. You will be mesmerised by the natural beauty of the island and the Andaman Sea. Your heart will be literally stopped when you walk around the Skybridge overlooking the forest and the sea.

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Taking the cable car to Langkawi SkyCab

There are a few 3D museums in Langkawi if you are traveling in a group. Lots of photographs and lots of fun.

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The beautiful Langkawi Skybridge

Island hopping is another must do activity in Langkawi or you can also do the mangrove forest tour. If you want a memorable evening, the sunset cruise dinner is a must to do.

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Tanjung Rhu Beach

We were quite surprised to find many beautiful sandy beaches on the island. Pantai Cenang, Pantai Tengkorak, Tanjung Rhu are some of the recommended beaches on the island.

6.It is affordable

For Malaysians, you don’t need to have a passport and it is cheaper to travel local since the ringgit depreciate against other currencies in this few years. The food, the activities, the attractions and the accommodations are still affordable. Like we mentioned earlier, you can get great travel deals to Langkawi at

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For non-Malaysians, with the depreciating ringgit, Langkawi is a must to visit. If you convert, you can really shop, eat and stay like a king. Remember, Langkawi is a duty free island so there are plenty of things to shop and to buy!

Lastly, if you are a Malaysian, you can save RM 200 for your passport to travel to Langkawi. If you are doing a family travel, you can save many ringgit for sure.

We hope our travel story and experience inspired you to visit Langkawi. If you like this, remember to share this among your friends.

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