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Introducing Langkawi

Renowned as one of Asia’s most beautiful tropical islands, Langkawi is the perfect getaway for a romantic honeymoon in Malaysia.

Langkawi Island is fringed with idyllic white-sand beaches, swaying palm trees and crystal clear waters that teem with colourful marine life.

Langkawi river cruise

What to do and see in Langkawi

Away from the pristine beaches and the island’s glittering shopping malls with their duty-free bargains, discover traditional Malay island life in the small villages that lie scattered between picturesque rice paddy fields and lush jungle-clad mountains.

Experience Langkawi’s natural beauty by hire car, motorcycle and bicycle or follow scenic forest trails on foot to explore picturesque waterfalls and landscapes of lakes and mountain peaks. Cruise by small boat beneath craggy limestone islets that jut dramatically out of the calm Andaman Sea in this mangrove forest – home to hundreds of native wildlife including Brahminy kites and sea eagles.

Once a haven for pirates and now a sought-after retreat for honeymoon couples and holiday makers, Pulau Langkawi is the largest (475km²) of 99 tropical islands that lie in the Andaman Sea around 30km off the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia adjacent to the Thai border.

Known collectively as Langkawi, and a UNESCO Geopark since 2007, the islands are easily accessible by air from Georgetown in Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore or by boat from Georgetown, Kuala Perlis and Satun in Thailand.

Where to stay

Choose from a range of luxury resort accommodations that hug long, palm-fringed, white-sand beaches, such as The Andaman, Datai Bay and the Four Seasons Resort Langkawi.

Langkawi offers an excellent choice of resorts to suit most honeymoon budgets, including the following 5-star resorts…

Four Seasons Resort Langkawi Four Seasons Resort Langkawi
Location: Jalan Tanjung Rhu, Langkawi
Rating: 5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD905 per pavillion
Description: Four Seasons Resort Langkawi offers 5-star luxury within landscaped beachfront gardens, along a mile long stretch of Tanjong Rhu. It features a family pool, an 55-metre adult pool with private cabanas, the multi-award winning Geo Spa, 3 restaurants and the Middle East-inspired Rhu Bar. Rooms are a unique blend of traditional Malay architecture and Moorish design influences. State-of-the-art amenities include a DVD player, flat-screen TV and iPod dock. Bathrooms come with premium toiletries and bathrobes. Adventurous guests can try water-sports like X-Jetblades, jet skis, wakeboards, water-skis, windsurfs, kayaks and Topcats. Other adrenaline fueled activities include on-site rock climbing, archery and Blokarts. There is also a 24-hour fitness centre and tennis court. With the Andaman Sea as a backdrop, the resort's dining options serve award-winning Malay, Asian and Mediterranean cuisines. Speciality options include tented ocean front dinners and beach barbecues. The resort's surroundings include vibrant rainforests and spectacular sea and mountainscapes. It is 20 km or about a 25-minute drive from Langkawi International Airport. It is a 30-minute drive from Kuah Town.

The St Regis LangkawiThe St Regis Langkawi
Location: Jalan Beringin, Kuah
Rating: 5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD438 per room
Description: Located on a beachfront and offering a swimming pool, spa, and fitness centre, The St. Regis Langkawi offers comfortable accommodation in Kuah, Langkawi. There is an on-site restaurant where guests can enjoy both local and international cuisine. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Featuring many lounge and rest areas, guests can choose between romantic evening at the Cabana area or enjoy time with family at the Drawing Room lounge. The air-conditioned rooms are fitted with a flat-screen satellite TV, seating area, desk and safety deposit box. Equipped with shower facilities, the private bathroom comes with a bathrobe, hairdryer and free toiletries. At St. Regis Langkawi you will find a a 24-hour front desk, a business centre and luggage storage. International travelers can use the currency exchange services available at the property.

The Datai LangkawiThe Datai Langkawi
Location: Jalan Teluk Datai
Rating: 5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD354 per room
Description: Located on the island of Langkawi, along a private beach, The Datai offers luxurious accommodations with free Wi-Fi. It boasts a golf course, well-furnished spa and swimming pool. The rooms at The Datai Langkawi overlook a tropical landscape and feature a living area with a private balcony. Private bathrooms are equipped with a dressing area and bathtub. The hotel’s spa offers a menu of massage and body treatments. Other facilities include a fitness center and tennis courts. Mountain bikes are also available for rent. Situated from the hotel in a rainforest, The Gulai House is an open-air restaurant serving Malay and Indian dishes. The Dining Room serves western and local favorites, while The Pavilion offers Thai food in an outdoor setting. The Datai is a 30-minute drive from Langkawi International Airport. The Datai Bay Golf Course is a 10-minute drive from the hotel.

The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, LangkawiThe Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi
Location: Jalan Teluk Datai
Rating: 5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD266 per room
Description: Located on the tropical Langkawi Island, The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi is a peaceful getaway in Malaysia. It has 5-star facilities that include a variety of elegant and well-furnished rooms and suites reflecting contemporary Malaysian style, with sweeping views over Andaman Sea and Gunung Mat Chinchang rainforest. Every room at the property has a TV, sofa bed, and a private bathroom with a bathtub. The Andaman also has a number of unique dining venues with a mix of gourmet cuisine and local flavor. A buffet breakfast and menu options are available at the all-day dining The Restaurant. International dishes are served at Tepian Laut, and Japanese specialties at the Japanese Restaurant. Guests can sample a fusion of Malay and Scandinavian Western dishes at Jala Restaurant and have refreshing cocktails and light snacks at the Beach Bar and Jentayu Lounge. Hotel guests can choose to snorkel, windsurf or go canoeing. Other recreational choices include working out at the gym or spending some quiet reading time in the library. Bicycle and car rental services are also provided. The V Integrated Wellness located at The Andaman, Langkawi offers quality whole-person approach in Spa & Wellness. It provides for holistic therapies, beauty treatments, fitness classes, healthy cuisine, educational & lifestyle workshops/retreats. The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi is located just 4 miles from Temurun Waterfalls and 17 miles from Langkawi International Airport. It is 9 miles from the Crocodile Farm and 19 miles from the Seven Wells Waterfall. The Els Club Teluk Datai golf course is a 4-minute drive away.

Villas By Westin Langkawi Resort & SpaThe Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa
Location: Kuah, Langkawi
Rating: 5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD257 per room
Description: Facing the Andaman Sea, the beachfront Westin Langkawi provides luxurious 5-star accommodations with flat-screen TVs. Featuring over a quarter mile of private beach, its facilities include 6 dining options, a spa and free Wi-Fi in public areas. All the elegant rooms have modern interiors, and are decorated with a soothing color palate. Each well-furnished unit includes a personal safe, a flat-screen TV, minibar and a private bathroom with a bathtub. Guests can play a game of tennis, work out at the gym, or simply relax on the private beach. Car and bike rental services are available at the tour desk. The Tide restaurant serves a variety of fresh seafood and gourmet pizzas, and Seasonal Tastes provides a buffet spread of international cuisine. Light snacks and refreshing drinks can be enjoyed at Breeze Lounge and Splash, the poolside bar. Surrounded by lush greenery, The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa is just over half a mile from Langkawi Harbour and 2 miles from Kuah’s duty-free shopping centers. Langkawi International Airport is a 20-minute drive away.

sasTanjung Rhu Resort
Location: Tanjung Rhu, Langkawi
Rating: 5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD229 per room
Description: On Langkawi Island, this resort features outdoor pools, multiple dining options and a spa. Activities provided include cruises and water sports. Spacious rooms feature garden, pool or sea views. Tanjung Rhu Resort houses tennis courts and a fitness center with sauna rooms and steam baths. Other activities available include fishing trips and eagle-feeding sessions. With timber floors, rooms come equipped with a flat-screen TV with a DVD player. Private bathrooms have a bathtub and shower facilities. Tea/coffee making facilities and a minibar are included. 24-hour room service is available. Sands serves local and Western specialties on the beachfront. Guests can browse through books or magazines and having tea and snacks in the Reading Room. After a swim, they can have light meals and beverages at Sunset Pool Bar. The resort is less than 2.5 miles from Air Hangat (Hot Springs) Village and just a 30-minute drive from the Langkawi International Airport.

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Best time to visit Langkawi

Anytime. Langkawi is blessed with warm and humid temperatures throughout the year, ranging from 23°C at night up to 33°C during the day.

Sheltered by the mountains of Peninsular Malaysia, Langkawi escapes the worst of the north-eastern winter monsoon from November through to January. The island receives the occasional short tropical downpour during September and October.

Langkawi map

Getting there

Pulau Langkawi is the largest of 99 tropical islands that lie in the Andaman Sea around 30km off the north-west coast of Peninsular Malaysia.

Regular air, services operate to and from Georgetown in Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore or by boat from Georgetown, Kuala Perlis and Satun in Thailand.

Latest update about this honeymoon destination: 9 February, 2017


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