5 Reasons to Visit Langkawi

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5 Reasons to Visit Langkawi

Perhaps you’re one of the lucky ones who’s heard of Langkawi and have had the chance to visit this Malaysian archipelago. In case you haven’t, here’s a little teaser to introduce you to this natural treasure from sunrise to sunset. 

Composed of 99 islands, this destination will leave you yearning for full-time laid-back island living.
 Wake up and go on an early cable car ride for some magnificent 360-degree views of Langkawi and Southern Thailand.  

Hanging out in Langkawi beaches

Pantai Cenang is the longest and busiest beachtown in Langkawi. You’ll find several cafes, restaurants, duty-free and souvenir shops here and best of all, it’s only a 10-minute drive from Langkawi International Airport. You’ll be feeling those good vibes in no time. 

Sunset at the beach in Langkawi

There are several sea-loving ways to savor this archipelago. Try island hopping by kayak, jet ski, parasail, sail boat, snorkel, yacht… The possibilities are endless. If you hire a local boatman to take you around make sure you take food, water, and sunscreen on the ride. These operators usually won’t provide any of those essentials, so prep beforehand and make yourself comfy. 

Sunset at Langkawi

Tengkorak Beach is one of the most beautiful and secluded beaches in the area. Crystal clear waters, soft white sands and memorable sunsets that will take your breath away. For the more picky travelers, it is one of the few beaches in Langkawi with shower rooms and toilets. 

Pro Tip

Pack your lunch and enjoy it at one of the picnic tables at the nearby park.

Boat trip in Langkawi

Last but not least, in 1987 Langkawi was awarded by the government a duty-free status to increase tourism. It’s a lot cheaper to purchase goods in the designated duty-free stores and shopping centers than in mainland Malaysia, especially when it comes to alcohol, cigarettes and chocolate. 

Happy shopping & island hopping!

Mariana Suchodolski
Writer
Lisbon, Portugal
Marek Kalhous
Photographer
Prague, Czech Republic
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