Langkawi is one of Malaysia's most popular travel destinations and offers many exciting experiences both on land and at sea. Langkawi is also the perfect place if you need a relaxing break at the beach, between your city vacation in Bangkok and your onward journey to Kuala Lumpur or Singapore.
Expect blue skies, a dazing sun, white beaches, and waves breaking on the shore below tilting palm trees! Pulau Langkawi, or just Langkawi, is the main island among the 99 paradise islands, surrounded by the turquoise waves of the Andaman Sea. This is where you arrive if you fly to Langkawi from Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Singapore, Subang or Hat Yai (Thailand). Most of the islands are otherwise uninhabited and wild in many places - incredibly beautiful - both above and below sea level.
Langkawi’s hills are covered with lush green vegetation, where you can spot eagles, unique butterflies and other exotic wildlife. Pay a visit to the Langkawi Crocodile Farm where you’ll be able to experience many different species of crocs up close. If you need to get around on Langkawi, rent a bike, a scooter - or a car for longer trips.
You can also opt in for a spectacular cable car ride which takes you 705 meters up in the mountains and gives you a great view of Langkawi.
While you are up in the mountains, make sure to visit one of the true landmarks of Langkawi, the 125 meter curved pedestrain Sky Bridge, known as one of the scariest suspension bridges of the world. Check out all our day tours and sightseeing activies in Langkawi.
If you like looking at coral reefs and exotic fish, you're not going to waste time on Langkawi. In Pulau Pajar Marine Park, located next to Langkawi you can both snorkel and see beautiful fish, shrimp and eel or dive further down, where there are bigger fish like barracudas, cod and snappers. Alternatively, you can visit Langkawi Underwater World, which is Malaysia's largest aquarium and one of the area's major attractions. Here you can see over 500 different marine and freshwater animals, including seals, penguins, sharks and fish.
The main island - Pulau Langkawi is the most visited of them all. Here are some hostels, the island's only bank and shops where it is possible to shop duty free as Langkawi since the late eighties has been duty free zone.
November to April is high season in Langkawi. This is the period when you can expect to see the highest temperatures of 32c-35c, high humidity and little rain. January-March is the driest period. Mid season is April to August when you can expect occasional afternoon showers. Still a good time to go and prices will go down. Low season runs from September to October with more afternoon or night showers and sometimes a rough sea, but still OK to go if you are looking for quiet times and temperatures around 25c-28c.
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