Langkawi Island is Better than Kuala Lumpur – Here’s Why?

By Rohini Gulipilli

  ●   22 Sep 18



Are you searching for the best escape to unwind on a quintessential island in Malaysia? The Asian country has no shortage of mystical islands that are settled from the east all the way to the west coast. With surreal bays and beaches, dense forests, slow-paced life, and halal-friendly options, Langkawi Island is a brilliant example and emerging as the country’s top tourism drawcards. Here we’ve compiled top reasons why you should plan a holiday in this ‘Jewel of Kedah’.

Top Reasons to Visit Langkawi Island

Because it’s home to wonderful wildlife

Langkawi WildlifeIts rich ecology provides every tourist with numerous wildlife opportunities. There’s a lot to spot wildlife from flying foxes, flying squirrels, flying lemurs, flying dragons, and flying snakes to more than 230 bird species. Trek through amazing wetlands and beautiful limestone caves of the region to spot the cloaked monkey.

Tour the waterways of the popular Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, to spot pythons between the twisted roots of huge mangroves and Bonnet macaques. View the fascinating sights of limestone caves with hanging bats.

Underwater World Langkawi is a must-see spot in Langkawi. It is Malaysia’s largest aquarium, home to more than 4,000 varieties of fish and marine animals. Don’t miss to view the aquatic residents that include the sharks, groupers, sea turtle, and other amazing marine life.

Strategic location of the island offers many day trip opportunities

Langkawi day tripsDue to its strategic location, Langkawi acts as a point of transit between Malaysia and Thailand. From Langkawi, you can easily access the island of Penang and beautiful Koh Lipe Island. Also, you can take ferry service from Langkawi to the popular islands like Krabi, Koh Phi Phi, and Phuket. Hop on a ferry to Kuala Kedah to explore its beautiful paddy fields, limestone hills, and historical places.

Kuah Jetty is a hub of the island where you can hop on high-speed ferries to a number of destinations. Jazz up your vacation by incorporating exciting day trips like ferry ride to Penang, Payar Island, and hopping other islands, zip line adventure in Langkawi, etc.

Because you can enjoy the alluring landscapes

Langkawi cable carThe natural attractions of the island from lush forests, dreamy beaches, to bird-filled parks, helped the island to get the status of World Geopark. Besides natural beauty, Langkawi Island has sustainable socio-economic development. Its prominent mangroves allow you to understand its ecosystem.

Pulau Dayang Bunting is one best spot to see island’s natural splendors. Be warned of monkeys, as they will grab anything that appears like food.

Nature enthusiasts will surely fall in love with island’s iconic mountainous landscapes, fascinating mangroves, and limestone karst islands. From snorkeling amongst distinctive corals in Pulau Payar Marine Park to the blue waters of Pulau Beras Basah , Langkawi’s charm is incredible.

For its top-notch attractions and sights

Langkawi has an array of attractions to visit. Your trip to Langkawi is incomplete without experiencing its popular sights like Langkawi Sky Bridge, Cable Car, highest peak, etc.

Langkawi Sky Bridge: Intimidating Experience

langkawi sky bridgeGet ready to witness the breathtaking aerial views of Langkawi at a height of 700 meters above the sea level. Enjoy the cool breeze when you are walking on the 124 meter-long curved pedestrian sky bridge. The bridge can be accessed by a cable car.

Address: Jalan Telaga Tujuh Teluk Burau, Langkawi

Langkawi Cable Car: Fly Over the Island

Enjoy the amazing 15-minute cable car ride to the top of Mat Cincang mount. Enjoy watching panoramic views of rainforests, waterfalls, and islets.

Address: Jalan Telaga Tujuh Teluk Burau, Langkawi

Underwater World: Walk under the Water

underwater world langkawiYou might have enjoyed aplenty place from the sky, now it’s time to experience walking under the water. No it’s not sea diving or snorkeling. It is a 15 meter walkthrough underwater tunnel where you can enjoy watching giant stingrays, sharks, groupers, and other species of more than 500. Since it is located just 15-minutes drive away from the Langkawi International Airport, you can plan your visit immediately after your arrival at the airport.

Address: Zon Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang

Highest Peak in Langkawi, Gunung Raya

Experience the panoramic and breathtaking views of the island in one glance from the top of the Gunung Raya Mountain. You can drive all the way up passing through thick forest or you can hike the p[eak of the mountain.

Address: Jalan Air Hangat, Langkawi

Paradise 3D Museum

3D museumArt lover? Then you must not miss the Paradise 3D Museum. It is the second largest 3D art museum in the world featuring more than 200 impressive artworks that look lively. The 3-storey building exhibits a wide range of arts from optical illusion, aquatic, castles fantasy, and many more.

Address: Oriental Village, Burau Bay, Langkawi

Best Time to Visit Langkawi Island

Langkawi is a year-round destination to visit. However, the weather in Langkawi Island is awesome with perfect balance of sunshine and less rainfall during November – April. The sea is steady and weather is very windy allowing you to enjoy various activities like parasailing, scuba diving, jet skiing, snorkeling, and many more.


Rohini Gulipilli

For there's no greater love than the love for wandering – Rohini swears by this and follow this by heart. Her articles portrays the way she is – clear and confident.

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Langkawi Island is Better than Kuala Lumpur – Here’s Why?