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Tropical island of Langkawi

Tropical Gem Langkawi

The tropical island of Langkawi is one of the most popular destinations within Malaysia. Though the island is recognised as one of the most beautiful islands in the world; you will never feel you're visiting a crowded tourist overrun island. Visit Langkawi for wonderful jungle, fantastic sightseeing and beautiful beaches. There is an abundance of accommodation available for every type of traveler, ranging from basic B&B's to luxurious 5-star resorts.

Crystal clear water at Perhentian Island

Perhentian Dream

One of the most beautiful islands in Malaysia is Perhentian Island, which actually consists of a big island and a small island. Both islands offer fantastic scuba diving and snorkeling facilities. The islands are especially famous because of the laid-back atmosphere. Alongside the beaches you will find basic lodges, moderately luxurious resorts, cozy restaurants, dive centers and boat operators advertising their services ranging from water taxis to snorkeling trips.

Georgetown capital of Penang

Georgetown; capital of Penang Island

In 2008 UNESCO listed Georgetown as World Heritage Site because of the many original colonial (Chinese style) shophouses. Besides the many beautiful historical buildings; Georgetown also has many modern highrise buildings that often contains big shopping malls. In and around Georgetown there are many fun attractions that are absolutely worthy of a visit.

Kuching in Sarawak

Kuching; gateway to Sarawak

Kuching is the biggest Malaysian city on Borneo and also the capital city of the state of Sarawak. Kuching is a very popular tourist destination as it serves as entry point to numerous great attractions within the heart of Sarawak. The city has enough to offer to keep tourists occupied for at least a couple of days. Popular attractions around Kuching are among others Semenggoh Rehabilitation Centre and Bako National Park. There are daily flights to Kuching from Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bharu.

Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the capital of the northern state of Kelantan. The city serves as main gateway to visitors that are on their way to visit the tropical island of Perhentian. The are daily flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Bharu, but you can also opt to take the bus or even the adventurous jungle train. Main attractions in the city are the many islamic museums, and also the day and night markets. Though tourist usually pass through the conservative city; there is enough available accommodation in Kota Bharu.

Resorts and hotels at Langkawi Island

Langkawi has many hotels and resorts ranging from budget accommodation to the most luxurious resorts on the planet. Though hotels and resorts can be found throughout the whole island, there are certain locations where you can find more hotels clustered together. Below a list with the areas in Langkawi with some of the corresponding hotels and resorts you can find in those areas. Most resorts are located directly along one of the nice beaches of Langkawi Island.

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Resorts around Kuah

Westin Langkawi Resort

The small town of Kuah mainly offers basic accommodation. The most exclusive resort in the area is the Westin Langkawi; with fantastic views over the sea and also with a nice private beach. We enjoyed some of the best breakfasts over there. In the town itself the Bayview hotel is pretty popular (but still basic).


Resorts around Pantai Cenang

The Cabin Pantai Cenang Langkawi

On the western side of the island there are numerous hotels and resorts grouped together along famous Pantai Cenang beach. Accommodation is mostly basic, though Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort is a fantastic 5 star resort along a stretch of private beach. Another very nice resort in this area is the Bon Ton Resort . Along Jalan Pantai Chenang there are numerous guesthouses where you can stay for less than RM100 per day. We stayed at TheCabin (February 2011) and thought it was a very nice place to stay overnight. Cenang beach was right behind the guesthouse (3 minute walk) and the guesthouse is located right along the busiest part of Pantai Cenang (right next to Langkawi Underwater World). We paid RM150 per night including air-conditioning.


Resorts around Pantai Tengah

Frangipani Langkawi Resort

Along this nice beach there are a couple of nice resorts and also enough basic accommodation available. This area is located 'below' Pantai Cenang, on the western part of the island. Popular resorts are Frangipani Langkawi Resort , Holiday Villa Beach Resort and Villa Molek .


Resorts in the Burau Bay area

Burau Bay area is located in the northwestern part of Langkawi Island. It has very nice beaches and it is also located nearby many popular attractions on the island (Langkawi Cable Car, Seven Wells). Along Burau Bay there are two nice 3 and 4 star resorts; Berjaya Langkawi Resort **** and Mutiara Burau Bay Resort ***. Latest addition is the fantastic 5 star The Danna Langkawi ; right next to Telaga Harbor. There are only three hotels in this area; especially during peak season it's wise to make your reservations up front.


Resorts north of the island

The Datai Resort Langkawi

The most exclusive resorts are located in the northern parts of the island. The famous Datai Bay and Rhu beach has a couple of very nice 5 star resorts. There is no basic accommodation in these parts of the island. The resorts that you can find here are The Datai Resort , The Andaman , Tanjung Rhu Resort and the Four Seasons Resort .


Rebak Island Resort

Rebak Island Resort Langkawi

On the western side of the island there is a small island called Rebak Island. You can see the island from Pantai Cenang. There is a very luxurious resort on the island; Rebak Island Resort . The area has a small harbor which makes it especially popular among those who travel the world by sea.


Map of Langkawi Island in Malaysia

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