Aside from experiencing the local lifestyle, there is no shortage of things to do in Langkawi. Hop on our cable car to the summit of Gunung Mat Cincang, Langkawi's second highest mountain-for an unrivalled view of the entire main island and beyond.
Langkawi, a predominantly Malay area, has a duty-free status, which makes it a popular shopping destination especially among Malaysians. Stores are generally open from 10am to 8pm, Saturday through Thursday. Bahasa Malaysia is the official language of the island; however English is widely spoken and understood. Local voltage is on a 240 volt, 50-cycle system.
Voted by National Geographic as the “9th best beach in the world” - Datai Bay has predominantly coral sand which is made of coral sand which is softer than sea shell sand, and doesn’t get too hot in the sun.
This is a nicely shaded, locals' beach. On occasion the monkeys can be aggressive seeking food, however other times you may not see any at all – but caution is advised.
Located along the south-western coastline of Langkawi, about 40 km from The Andaman. This is the main tourist area of Langkawi, and all forms of water sports are found here: jet skiing, water skiing, windsurfing, and private boat excursions. Pantai Tengah then stretches on from Pantai Cenang towards Awana Port.
Tanjung Rhu Beach
The sand here gets very hot on sunny days so please plan appropriate footwear. You can also walk out to an island on a sand bar at low tide.There is not much shade at this beach so make sure to use sunscreen. The location is about 30 km from The Andaman.
Located about 6 km from The Andaman. This waterfall is a short walk from the adjacent car park. In the same area is Langkawi Falls, the highest man made waterfall in Malaysia. 482 cubic metres of water cascades down 3 levels from the top pond which sits at 62 metres high. There is an observation deck above the cave for fantastic views of the Andaman Sea.
Telaga Tujuh Waterfall
Also known as Seven Wells waterfalls, is located past the entrance to the Cable Car. The waterfall is approximately 91 meters high. There is a lower pool and then a long steep climb on steps to upper shallow pools. It is fun to slide down the smooth rocks between the pools. (Guests are advised not to go past the barrier at the bottom of the upper pools.)
Theme Parks and Others
Oriental Village and the Langkawi Cable Car
Located at the Oriental Village, Burau Bay around 20 minutes drive from The Andaman. The Cable Car offers spectacular views of Langkawi and the surrounding rainforest. It operates from 10.00 am until 6.00 pm. (Wednesdays from 12 noon). A gentle hint: please check with the Concierge team before a planned visit here, as there are regular closures due to inclement weather or maintenance.
Langkawi Fair Shopping Complex
Diamond bracelets sparkle, while perfumes by Chanel, Armani, and Escada scent the air. An astounding trove of exclusive desinger goods, antiques, and handicrafts, this two-story complaex is the largest of its kind in Langkawi.
Dataran Lang (Eagle Square) & Legenda Park
Located in Kuah, near the Jetty point. The park has tableaux depicting main legends of the islands and it is quite peaceful to walk or rest here and watch the many boats pass by.
The museum is largely considered an artistic expression of Malaysia's 4th Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and his wife Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali. All the gifts bestowed on him by the various world leaders are featured here. The gifts were awarded to him and his wife when he held the office of the Prime Minister.
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recommend this hotel
First off, this is one of the best Starwood resorts we've visited, in terms of its setting and public spaces (especially the pool, beach, and spa). Also, the staff are clearly motivated. well-trained, and respectful. Though, for the renovated rooms and F&B service, expect a solid four-star resort standard.
We had three challenges during the stay:
1. A poor quality concierge who missed the boat four times--lost reservations, bad advice, argumentative...
2. The required NYers Gala (about $250 USD pp) offered disappointing food/beverage. Although, the accompanying entertainment and fireworks were strong.
3. While the hotel invites guests to make special requests (for example, in the message on the front of the guest guidebook), the team had difficulty in understand and fulfilling them.