Langkawi is one of 99 islands off the west coast of Malaysia. The city is an official UNESCO World Geopark location and has a diverse range of flora and fauna. Travelers flock here for the perfect beaches and relaxed atmosphere, entering through Langkawi International Airport
which is a 25-minute drive from the city center.
There are plenty of beach options to choose from when visiting Langkawi, and Tanjung Rhu is recommended for having the clearest of waters. Datai Bay
hosts some of the most expensive resorts, and Pantai Tengah offers a more family-friendly locale with its all-inclusive resorts. Birdwatching tours, jungle trekking, and cruises are popular ways to explore the area and get the most of time in the city. One must-visit site would be the Langkawi Cable Car
which takes visitors to the top of a mountain where the Langkawi Sky Bridge provides a 360-degree view 700 meters above sea level.
Langkawi is a duty-free island, and visitors are advised to shop around before buying. Langkawi Parade Megamall is a one-stop shopping location with a grocery store on the bottom level, and Kimpleks Budaya Kraf is an enormous handicrafts center built in a neo-Islamic style.
Be sure to check out the interactive map of Langkawi for information on hotel locations, attractions, and must-see destinations.