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Langkawi, an archipelago of 99 islands, features unending stretches of white sandy beaches including Datai Bay, Pantai Cenang, Pantai Rhu and numerous others. Nature lovers should not miss out on the natural charms of Legend Garden, Underwater World, Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls and the spectacular views from atop Gunung Raya, the island's tallest mountain. Top cultural adventures at the island include Ibrahim Hussein Foundation Museum, Galeria Perdana, Oriental Village and Laman Padi Rice Garden. Activities on offer for foreign visitors visiting Langkawi include sailing cruises, jet-ski tours, kayaking, nature walks, jungle trekking, scuba diving, snorkelling, scenic helicopter flights, Go-Karting and much more.
Langkawi International Airport serves the island of Langkawi in Kedah state of Malaysia as well as its surrounding areas. Currently billed as one of the busiest airports in Malaysia, this modern terminal is replete with a range of passenger amenities including expansive duty free shopping facilities, ATMs, Money Changers, Wi-Fi Internet, Clinic/Pharmacy, Spa, numerous eateries and information kiosks. Those seeking further connectivity to leading destinations within Thailand and Malaysia can easily book tickets with leading domestic airlines that operate from the airport's domestic terminal. Located less than 30 minutes away from Kuah, the town centre, it is well connected to nearby areas by taxis.
The national operators Malaysia Airlines and British Airways rank high among carriers that provide connectivity between key UK airports and Langkawi. Leading Middle Eastern and Europe-based airlines that operate scheduled flights to Langkawi from key UK airports like London Heathrow include Emirates, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, Etihad, Oman Air, Virgin Atlantic, KLM Royal Dutch and Lufthansa. A few Asia-based airlines like Japan Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways also offer air tickets on the route. As these are long-haul flights, many are routed through the respective hub airports of the airlines located in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Langkawi is best described as a resort town hence the stay options available to visitors range from cheap dormitories to five star rated resorts that boast of a global clientele. For a truly opulent experience in the lap of luxury, top picks include The Datai, Seri Chenang, Casa del Mar, The Danna, Four Seasons, Tanjung Rhu, The Andaman, The Westin, Sheraton Langkawi and Four Points. For those with a comparatively limited budget, affordable luxury options include Azio Hotel, Villa Resort, Helang, Federal Villa, Sunset Beach, CoCo Top and others. Additionally there are also cheap dormitories and hotels that are ideal for backpackers.
Langkawi is located close to the Equator and features a tropical climate with only minor variations in temperatures throughout the year. The months of September to November feature heavy rainfall hence are not recommended as a suitable time to travel to the destination. The months of April to August are classified as shoulder season as rainfall is much lower and this is the best time to land deals on hotels and air tickets to Langkawi. The high season is during the months of November to April during when foreign tourists visit in hordes and netting cheap flights/accommodations tend to be tricky.
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