Also known as the “Jewel of Kedah,” come and learn the deep history, legends, and origins of Langkawi Island.
Be it shopping, a holiday trip, exploring nature or even if you just want to enjoy lounging by the beach, there are a lot of things to do on this beautiful island.
Langkawi island is located roughly 30 kilometres away from the mainland of Kedah.
Opening Days and Hours
Langkawi is open daily and the time of entry is only limited by your transportation.
Entry Fee and Bookings
- Adults: RM 15 (USD 3.65)
- Children: RM 10 (USD 2.43)
- Adults: RM 3 (USD 0.73)
- Children: RM 1 (USD 0.24)
How to Get There
There are generally two ways to get to the island. You can either take a flight from Phuket, Hat Yai, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, or Penang directly to Langkawi Airport right on the island, or take a boat ride from either Kuala Perlis or Koh Lipe.
Langkawi is suitable for everyone as there are various places of interest. It is a great place for young couples, families with kids, groups of friends, solo travelers, seniors, and backpackers.
Time to Spend
You will need at least an overnight stay to fully enjoy what the island has to offer.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Langkawi Island is often crowded during school and public holidays. Therefore, avoid going at these times if you want to stay away from the crowd.
There are various activities available on and off the island. Most popular on the list are island-hopping activities, shopping, drinking and eating by the beach, or simply relaxing and sunbathing at one of the sandy beaches.
There are numerous food options available on the island that range from budget to luxury prices. Most tourists often visit establishments by the sea but these are typically between mid-range to luxury prices.
There are many accommodations on the island and they start from mid-range to luxury hotels and resorts.
Good to Know
If you are interested in shopping, Langkawi Island is well known for its duty-free prices. These include bottled wines and liquor but do check with the local customs for the latest allowable limit on the bottles.