Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The largest island is Pulau Langkawi. Sheltered by the mountainous backbone of Peninsular Malaysia, Langkawi escapes the northeastern winter monsoon entirely and enjoys sunny skies in winter when the eastern provinces are flooded. Coupled with natural white sand beaches, lush jungle foliage and craggy mountain peaks.
Langkawi island is one of Malaysia's fastest-growing holiday destinations. Visitors can enjoy a variety of recreational facilities, duty-free shopping, alfresco dining as well as its Mediterraneanesque waterfront boardwalk at Awana Porto Malai.
Things to See & Do
* Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls - Seven Wells
* Views from Gunung Raya – tallest mountain on the island
* Pantai Cenang beach
* Underwater world
* Crocodile Adventureland
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Ringgit (RM) (MYR)
Language – Bahasa Malaysia, English
Population – 65,000 approx
Land Area – 478.5 km²
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time - GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – +6o
Port Location – Langkawi’s main port is located at is located at the main town of Kuah.
Travel Links – Langkawi International Airport is located at Padang Matsirat, on the northwestern part of the island. The following airlines offer service to/from Langkawi: AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, Firefly, Happy Airways, and SilkAir. Direct flights are available to Penang, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hat Yai, and Phuket.
Langkawi Ferry operates fast air-conditioned boats from Kuala Perlis (75 minutes), Kuala Kedah (105 minutes), Penang (165 minutes), and Satun.