Langkawi Malaysia, the green paradise island located in north of peninsular Malaysia. An island once touted as ‘Malaysia best kept secret’ are gifted with natural white sand beaches, lush jungle foliage and craggy mountain peaks. A perfect place for those who wants to run away from the busiest life in the city. In 1987, Langkawi was granted tax free status and has attracted millions of tourists from all over the world. At the same time, travels sectors has flourished with investments for travels facilities like hotels, chalets, transportation services and restaurants.
Spending time in Langkawi will not be somethings to be forgotten as many activities can be done. Ones will be amazed by the large numbers of activities available and offered at the most affordable costs. Comparing with other tourism places in other part of the world, most tourists who has tasted the tranquility of Langkawi will say every penny is considered well spent in Langkawi. Many places can be visited and explored while in Langkawi such as Pulau Payar for diving, Underwater World Langkawi for marines aquarium, Pantai Cenang to enjoy the white sandy beach, Cable Car at Gunung Mat Chincang for a green scenic view of Langkawi , the palace from the film of Anna and The King, Kuah town for shopping of duty free items and many more.
There are many ways to get to Langkawi from Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. If choosing air mode, two airlines, AirAsia and Malaysian Airlines do fly to Langkawi on daily basis. AirAsia is a low costs airline while Malaysia Airlines is a full board service airline.Other than that, buses and trains is available on daily basis but will only stops in Alor Setar, state capital of Kedah, located 30minutes from Kuala Kedah Ferry terminal. Express buses which costs RM25 per passenger will take about 4 to 5 hours from Kuala Lumpur to reach Alor Setar and trains which costs between RM20 to RM130 depending on types of class, will take about 10 to 12 hours. Once reaching Alor Setar, taxis are easily available. Ferry can be taken from three locations including Kuala Kedah, Kuala Perlis and Penang. If choosing Kuala Kedah, the fare is set at RM18 per way and the journey will take about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Once reaching Langkawi, rent a car is best option to move around with daily rate starting from RM80 to hundreds of ringgit depending on types of cars. This car rental service is offered at the Langkawi Ferry terminal or at the airport terminal. Try not to take from the first person who offered the service as many car rental company are available and offering different rates. Try to listen to a few offers and choose the suitable rate offered.
Many good accomodations are available to choose from. The options to include home stays, chalets, hotels and hostels with rate for a night stay is ranging from RM30 to thousands of Ringgit Malaysia per night stay. Internet booking is the best place to check on the rates and to book for a room. Pantai Cenang or Cenang Beach is definitely the most happening beach in Langkawi. So, try to stay close to Pantai Cenang.