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10 reasons why Langkawi should be on your bucket list this 2024

Langkawi Island

Beautiful Langkawi Island Malaysia

Langkawi

Things to know before you go to Langkawi

The best time to visit Langkawi

Since I have lived in Kuala Lumpur for over three years, I have been asked this question numerous times. Of course, my favourite time of year to visit Langkawi is between November and April; however, let me break it down for you. Overall the temperature in this part of the world is consistent all year round – think sun and warm weather no matter when you vacation in Langkawi.

January to March is popular because you get barely any rain during the dry season, so you can spend every day outside exploring or splashing around in the water. 

April to August has occasional thunderstorms but nothing that will spoil your day if you can be flexible. It won’t ruin your holiday in Langkawi because the temperature is constant. 

September to October is considered the rainy season; however, this comes with perks. It is usually more affordable, with fewer tourists, and if you don’t mind planning your day around the afternoon’s thunderstorms, then it is ideal. 

November to December can also be a great time to visit, but it gets busy as school holidays begin and work commitments wind down for the year. 

Langkawi

Car rental in Langkawi

Hiring a car in Langkawi is easy; book online and pick it up as you arrive. Driving is relatively easy (nothing as crazy as Kuala Lumpur), and they drive on the left-hand side of the road. There is no public transport on the island, but plenty of taxis exist. Getting to any beaches in Langkawi is easy.

Cheap flights to Langkawi

Car hire

Five Langkawi places to visit

 There are some great places to visit on Langkawi island, so it was hard to reduce the number to ten, so I have decided to break it into two sections. So here are my favourite Langkawi places of interest to start the ball rolling.

Kilm Karst Geoforest Park

geo rainforest

Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls

The name Telaga Tujuh Waterfall means seven wells waterfalls because of the seven individual waterfalls that lead to separate natural pools. It will take approximately 45 minutes to reach the top, but it is well worth the view! It is breathtaking!!  

Cenang Beach

Cenang beach is by far one of the most popular beaches in Langkawi. With many affordable accommodations in and around this area, there is also plenty of things to do. With its white sand and crystal clear water, why wouldn’t you want to spend your days laying on the beach drinking coconuts all day?  

Cenang Beach

Gunung Mat Cincang

Pantai Cenang

Seafood in Langkawi

Five things to do in Langkawi

Visit Langkawi Sky Bridge and Skycab

Langkawi skybridge

Explore Underwater World Langkawi

Have fun at Art in Paradise

3D art Langkawi

Book a Dinner Cruise

Become a little more educated at Rice Garden Museum

The Rice Garden Museum (Laman Padi Langkawi) first opened its doors in 1999, and since then, it has welcomed many visitors to this exciting museum. This eco-tourism museum gives you a real educational experience on a 14-acre rice farm.

Langkawi Rice museum

Places to stay in Langkawi.

Budget Hotel

Royal Langkawai Yacht club

Family-friendly resort

A great location right on the water’s edge and not far from all the kids’ fun activities. A great outdoor pool for kids of all ages, with loads of games and free parking, so there is no need to leave the resort. Studio apartments are a suitable size, so you are getting your money’s worth at this resort.

Luxury Accommodation

I may be slightly biased with this one, as it is my favourite hotel in Langkawi. The resort has friendly staff, a pristine beach, and so much to do you won’t want to leave the premises. In addition, the hotel views are unique as it is surrounded by a beautiful coral reef and a ten million-year-old rainforest; what is there not to love?

Andaman Hotel

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  • Paula Barreca Barnes

    So 17 years ago, my husband and I set off with our little family in tow, embarking on a short-term assignment in Taiwan. Although without any knowledge of expat life or the Taiwanese culture, we took the chance and decided this would be an exciting little adventure; little did we know it changed the direction of our lives forever.

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