FLIGHTS, ACCOMMODATION AND MOVEMENT IN LANGKAWI
Pantai Cenang Beach Resort is one of Langkawi’s most popular destinations.
With two exchanges
There are no travel packages to Langkawi, so to get there you have to travel on scheduled flights.
Langkawi can be reached by flying from Finland via the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur . There will then be two aircraft changes, as there will be no direct flights from Finland to Langkawi or Kuala Lumpur. Exchanges can be reached by Qater Airways , among others , and round-trip flights often cost around € 600.
Langkawi can also be reached by ferry from, among other places, Kuala Perlikse Harbor, which can be reached by bus from Kuala Lumpur. However, the easiest way is to change planes in Kuala Lumpur and fly to your destination.
Cheap accommodation and a couple of pearls
Langkawi hotels are really cheap for Finns, as you can get a double room from a hotel for as little as 20 euros. You can also get a 4-star hotel with good luck for 40 euros.
According to DigoPaul, Langkawi does not yet have a very high standard hotel offer, but with the growth of tourism, the selection is also constantly improving. Accommodation offers some great luxury destinations and good hotels, but Langkawi offers the best stops for budget travel.
Getting around on site
There is no public transport in Langkawi, so taxis are the most convenient way to get from one place to another. Another easy way to get around is to rent a car or motorcycle.
The daily rental of a car can be around 15 euros, so renting your own car can be a good and relatively cheap way to explore the island.
ATTRACTIONS OF LANGKAWI
The Sky Bridge is about 700 meters above sea level.
Have fun and boat on the sister beaches
Pantai Cenang Beach is one of Langkawi’s most popular destinations due to its magnificent sand and diverse activities. Pantai Cenang offers a lot of activities for holidaymakers and turns into a colorful center of pubs, bars, clubs and cafes in the evenings. The feel of Pantai Cenang includes almost everything from good food to sports and shopping.
The small cape separates Pentai Cenang from its shorter sibling Pantai Tengah. At Pantai Tengah, you can also do more than soak up the sun, as boating activities include boating. You can take a boat trip to the nearby islands, for example.
Pantai Tengah beach is relatively quiet, so it is also great for families. Directly translated, Pantai Tengah means the middle beach in Malay. Together, Pentai Tengah and Pantai Cenang are Langkawi’s longest and without a doubt the most popular beach.
Climb the heights to walk
Located in eastern Pulau Lankawi, the Sky Bridge is perhaps the most scenic spot on the entire island, with a 125-meter bridge running 700 meters above sea level. The bridge over the lush jungle can be reached by cable car, which first climbs 708 meters to the top of Gunung Machinchang.
Explore the underwater world
Lankawilla is home to Malaysia’s largest aquarium, the Underwater World, which aims to raise awareness of seafood conservation. There are three sections in the marine world where visitors can learn about the life of different ecosystems.
If you get even more excited about the underwater world, seawater diving is possible in many places around the islands of Langkawi. The Pulau Payar water park in particular is made for diving and snorkelling.
THE BEST OF LANGKAW
The Panorama Langkawi Cable Car takes you to a height of 708 meters to admire the scenery of Langkawi’s main island.
The best beaches
- Pantai Cenang
- Pantai Tengah
- Pantai Kok
- Tanjung Rhu
- Datai Bay
- Cable lift up the mountain and walking on the Sky Bridge
- Island jumping
- Duty free shopping on Pantai Cenang promenade
- Nature trips to waterfalls in Telaga Tujuhi, among others
- A visit to the underwater world at Underwater World
Rich sea and nature
The sea surrounding Langkawi is perfect for diving and snorkelling. Marine life in Langkawi waters is rich. Barracudas, for example, are regularly seen in the waters of the archipelago, with colorful schools of fish in the background with many different coral species.
Located near Langkawi, Pulau Payar Marine Park is literally created for diving and snorkeling. Pulau Payar Marine Park features stunning coral reefs, among other things.
When you spend a beach day at Pantai Tengah, you should also visit Underwater World Langkawi, or the sea world of Langkawi. In the underwater world, visitors can walk through a long tunnel around which life is teeming with everything from colorful and exotic seafood to beautiful corals. Underwater World Langkawi is home to thousands of tropical fish species, and its aquariums feature lures, sharks and eels.
In addition to aquariums, Underwater World also has a rainforest that hides birds and mammals in its shelters.
In 2007, UNESCO awarded Langkawi World Geopark status and the three most popular and largest protected areas in Langkawi Geopark are Machinchang Cambrian Geoforest, Kilim Karst Geoforest and Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest. The tallest of the island’s waterfalls is the 30-meter Temurun Falls, but worth seeing are the Durian Perang and Telaga Tujuh Falls.