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The best hotels in Langkawi Malaysia. We love exploring the Malaysian Island of Langkawi, and staying at the best Langkawi hotels and the best Langkawi resorts can make a great trip even better. If you’re looking for where to stay in Langkawi, keep reading to find tips and advice on everything from the best resorts to the best budget hotels in Langkawi.

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Best Hotels in Langkawi Malaysia

Tropical, magical, affordable. Langkawi is a great place for a beach holiday or even longer-term travel. The people are kind, the beaches are beautiful, and there are plenty of fun things to do.

This beautiful little island is a great place to spend a few days or much more depending on your budget and travel style. Read on to find more tips on Langkawi travel and accommodation.

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Where is Langkawi? Why Visit Langkawi?

Now that you’re planning a trip to Langkawi Island, let’s tell you a little about what to expect. Langkawi is an island off the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, very close to the border with Thailand. Indeed, Thailand’s well-loved Ko Lipe Island isn’t far away.

Langkawi has beautiful beaches, vibrant night markets, lush jungle and unique wildlife. There are opportunities for hiking, swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving, and of course, just chilling with your toes in the sane.

How to Get to Langkawi Malaysia

Langkawi has an international airport, with flights arriving from all over Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and elsewhere.

You can also arrive by ferry from Ko Lipe in Thailand or Penang in Malaysia, along with numerous other ports and jetties. The boat from Penang is freezing, so make sure you have warm clothes for the ride. Seriously. We froze every time.

Getting Around Langkawi

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Langkawi roads are just as developed and modern as they are on the peninsula. However, the transportation system on Langkawi Island is not. We recommend hiring a car, a driver or even a scooter of your own.

The island is not that large. From one side of the island to the other may take an hour in a car. Most places you want to go will be between 15 to 30 minutes from each other. Maybe less.

Then, of course, there are plenty of boats to take you island hopping.

Langkawi Weather / When to Visit Langkawi Malaysia

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January through March is when we recommend you visit Langkawi. That’s when you’ll get the best Langkawi weather: very little to so rain and sun every day. This is also one of the hottest, most humid parts of the year, with temps averaging around 32ºC/90F and humidity at 74%.

The tourist season starts as early as October and runs straight through until March, with the peak high season being the first three months of the year. Lots of people spend their winter school holidays here, and the prices (and availability) may reflect that.

September and October constitute the low season on Langkawi Island. During this time, expect Langkawi weather to give you a few hours of downpour, but aside from that, it can be quite pleasant.

Things to Do in Langkawi Malaysia

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Waterfalls, wildlife and a view from above. These are just a few of the great things to do in Langkawi. There are boat tours and island-hopping tours. There night markets with fantastic grub. And of course, there are isolated beaches and incredible watersports opportunities.

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Wifi in Langkawi

Many places in Langkawi claim to have free and reliable wifi, but in our experience, the reliability varies. If you need to work or otherwise be online, then call and double check before you book.

Bring a Jacket

Malaysians love their air conditioning. If you plan to shop in the malls or go to the movies, we suggest you bring a jacket and socks. This goes double if you plan to take the ferry, as the boat’s AC is usually cranked to eleven.

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Langkawi Street Food

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The best restaurants in Langkawi serve some amazing food. They also operate in a modern sanitary environment like any other tourist destination in Southeast Asia. Despite this, we still eat a lot of street food in Malaysia.

Malaysian night market food is cheap, varied and delicious. That said, if you’re not used to eating street food in Southeast Asia, then make your choices wisely. Stick to places with crowds — that means more turnover and fresher food. Fried foods are safer than fresh. Stay clear of seafood if it looks like it’s been sitting out for a while.

Markets and hawker stalls in Penang, Kuala Lumpur and most of Peninsular Malaysia are more established and operate at the same place nightly, where some markets in Langkawi only pop up once a week.

And remember that some Malaysian food is spicy. Like molten lava spicy. I love the stuff. My kids do not, but they love many great non-spicy Malaysian foods, and you can find many of them at the markets and hawker stalls.

My brother, sister, and brother-in-law wanted a “food adventure” when they visited us there. They tried all sorts of fish dishes that had been sitting in the sun.

They regretted it.

Keiko and I ate all the same things and had no problems. Then again, we had been eating on the streets of Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam for years by that time.

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Best Langkawi Hotels & Best Langkawi Resorts

The Andaman

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For a 5-star luxury hotel in Langkawi experience, it’s hard to go wrong with the Andaman. Located in the northwesternmost part of the island, the Andaman makes our list of best hotels in Langkawi Malaysia for service and great opportunities for kids.

The pool has a waterslide and plenty of shade, and the beach here is about as pristine as you get in Malaysia. You re surrounded by nature. Kids will love to see the monkeys, monitor lizards and butterflies all around. Kids activities and the kids club are highly regarded. In their “Young Explorer’s Club,” they even have a kid-friendly class on the coral reef, where you can feed the fish. Snorkeling, windsurfing and sea kayaking are all options, as well.

The Andaman has multiple dining options, including Japanese and Swedish food. What’s more, unlike many places in Southeast Asia, they are sympathetic to gluten and dairy allergies. Just ask.

The Andaman is removed from much of Langkawi Island. For some, this is a reason it is considered one of the best resorts on Langkawi Island. If you want to explore the island, however, be ready to hire a car or driver.

  • Wifi: Yes
  • Pool: Yes (with one waterslide)
  • Location: 45-minute drive from the Langkawi airport, 30-minute drive to the sky bridge
  • Room Details: Many rooms with large double and sofa bed. 1 or 2 kids under twelve stay free using existing beds. No room for extra beds/cots.

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Four Seasons Resort Langkawi

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A 5-star luxury hotel on Langkawi Island from some of the people who do it best. The Four Seasons is one of the best hotels in Langkawi Malaysia. Why? Luxurious service, gorgeous, spacious rooms and the Four Seasons attention to detail.

The Four Seasons Resort Langkawi has a mix of western, Malaysian and Middle-Eastern designs. The result gives each room and building a look I’ve never seen anywhere else.

Visiting Langkawi with teens and tweens? Or are you an adrenaline junkie yourself? The Four Seasons offers lots of waterspouts and other “extreme” activities like archery and rock climbing.

Rooms with private plunge pools are available, but this stretch of beach is stunning as well.

  • Wifi: Yes
  • Pool: Yes
  • Location:30-minute drive from the Langkawi airport, 15-minute drive from Kilim Geoforest Park
  • Room Details: Rooms from 2 to 8 people. One kid under twelve stays free of using existing bedding. Additional kids/adults cost MYR 451/night for extra beds.Max # of extra beds: 1.

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The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

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Nestled on half a kilometer of private beach, the Westin is one of the best hotels in Langkawi Malaysia. And it’s easily one of the best resorts in Langkawi that’s close to the jetty.

The Westin Langkawi if five minutes by car from the Kuah Jetty. That makes it the easiest resort on Langkawi Island to reach when arriving by boat from Penang.

The Westin offers both family and adults-only pools, as well as a kids club (4-12 years old). There are six restaurants are on site, with more options near the jetty. Bicycle and car rentals are available at the resort itself. Service, convenience, and versatility like this make the Westin one of the best hotels in Langkawi Malaysia.

  • Wifi: Yes
  • Pool: Yes
  • Location: 30-min drive from the Langkawi airport, 5-min drive from the jetty
  • Room Details: Rooms available that sleep up to 6 people. One kid under twelve stays free in existing beds. One kid under two stays free cot/crib. Max # of cots/cribs per room: 1.

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The Danna Langkawi

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The Danna is undoubtedly one of the best hotels in Langkawi Malaysia. That said, what pushes the Danna to the list of best resorts in Malaysia is a level of service few can compete with.

The Danna Langkawi markets itself more towards couples and those looking for a romantic Langkawi holiday. Having said that, families with children will be well looked after as well. There are a kids club and babysitting services, as well.

There are six dining options here, and one of the most beautiful infinity pools on Langkawi Island.

  • Wifi: Yes
  • Pool: Yes
  • Location:20-minute drive from Langkawi airport. A 5-minute drive from Sky Bridge and Seven Wells Waterfalls
  • Room Details: Rooms sleep up to four. Kids under two stay free in cots/cribs. Kids under six cost MYR 44/night for extra beds. Additional kids/adults cost MYR 165/night for extra beds. Max # or extra beds/cots per room: 1.

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Berjaya Langkawi Resort

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Located close to the sky cars and sky bridge, the Berjaya is one of the best hotels Langkawi Malaysia thanks to a surprisingly large property and beautiful rooms overlooking the sea. In fact, many of the rooms are directly over the sea. you also get a spa, a beautiful pool, and five restaurant choices

The Berjaya has a private beach surrounded by rainforest. With proximity to the jungle comes monkeys. This can be a cool thing to watch. But keep your distance, as some monkeys (the macaques) can be more aggressive.

  • Also, it should be noted that this property is huge so if you stay in a room far away from the front desk, it’ll be a bit of walk. Free shuttles cruise the property all day.
  • Pool: Yes
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location: 20-minute drive from the Langkawi airport, 5-min drive from Cable car
  • Room Details: Family chalets sleep 4. Kids under twelve stay free in existing beds. One kid under two stays free in a cot/crib.

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Temple Tree Resort

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Rustic and authentic, the Temple Tree Resort os one of the best hotels in Malaysia in terms of ambiance. Few places in the country have the look and feel of Temple Tree Resort. Most of the buildings here are traditional and colonial Malaysian houses from around the country. Each was dismantled and re-assembled here on Langkawi Island. The result is a unique experience.

Rooms are spacious and seem like transported from a time machine. We especially love the large wooden bathtubs. The paint is chipped and the corners are worn because these were real houses and not a Disney set.

The owners of Temple Tree Resort also run an animal shelter. Expect to see lots of cats running around the property. The dogs are walked every morning. Ask the front desk if you’d like to help walk them. If you love having animals around, this is a real benefit. If you have cat allergies (like we do), then you’ve been warned. Pets are allowed at Temple Tree for no additional fees.

  • Pool: Yes
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location:5-minute drive to the Jetty, 25-minute drive from the Langkawi airport. 20-minute walk to the beach.
  • Room Details: Several two-bedroom houses sleep four. One kid under six stays free using existing beds. All kids under two stay free in a crib.

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The Ocean Residence Langkawi

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This counts as one of the best hotels on Langkawi Island, even though it’s really more of an apartment rental. Two- and Three-bedroom suites have large double beds, and the kitchen is equipped to cook. Rather not cook? There’s a restaurant on site that serves breakfast and lunch.

There is a view of the beach but no convenient access to it. That said, the pool will keep you cool.

  • Pool: Yes
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location: 20-minute drive from the Langkawi airport, 30-minute drive to Kilim Geoforest Park, and a 5-minute drive to Kuah
  • Room Details:2- and 3-bedroom suites available. Kids under six cost MYR 40/night for extra beds.Additional kids/adults cost MYR 60/night for extra beds. Max extra beds per room: 1.

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Nadias Hotel Cenang Langkawi

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Small and simple, the Nadias makes our list of best hotels in Langkawi Malaysia thanks for cleanliness and location. This is no-frills accommodation. However, it is well kept and a short walk from dining, the beach, and duty-free malls.

There’s a small indoor pool here, but nothing special. You’re here to walk to the beach really.

  • Pool: Yes (small & indoor)
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location: 15-minute drive from the airport. Minutes on foot to malls, restaurants, and the beach.
  • Room Details: Family rooms sleep 4. No room for extra beds.

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Casa Idaman Motel

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Just a short walk from the beach and various dining options, Casa Idaman is one of the best budget hotels in Langkawi Malaysia. Especially for those who want to be near the beach without paying top-dollar.

Rooms are remarkably clean and new. There’s lots of construction going on in this area (it’s close to the main road). But for the time being, rooms are still quiet and calm.

  • Pool: No (but near the beach)
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location: 15-min drive from the Langkawi airport, 40-minute drive from the Jetty, 5-minute walk to the beach
  • Room Details: Family rooms have 2 queen beds. One kid under six stays free in existing beds. No room for extra beds.

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Pemandangan Indah Guest House

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Looking for the best budget hotel in Langkawi with room to move around? Seek out the Pemandangan Indah Guest House. Rooms are simple but spacious, and there are lawn areas and a BBQ area where little kids can run around. The family-run place has a warm, welcoming staff and a laid-back island vibe.

Pemandangan Indah Guest House is very close to the Langkawi airport, but not close to much else. Convinces stores and restaurants are not within a feasible walking distance. There is a shared kitchen at the facility though, and they offer breakfast and the occasional BBQ meals, as well. Best if you have your own wheels, though.

  • Pool: No
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Location: Less than a 10-min drive to the Langkawi Airport. About 30 minutes from the Jetty.
  • Room Details: Two-bedroom suite has 2 queen beds and a sofa bed. Extra kids/adults stay free for extra beds. Max extra beds: 1.

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Best Seven Motel

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For those looking for super-budget accommodation, the Best Seven is one of the best hotels in Langkawi Malaysia. Correction: this is a motel, not a hotel, and is best suited for travelers with a rental car. That said, you could easily take taxis or rent a scooter as well.

The Best Seven Motel is about a 5-minute drive from downtown Kuah. Yet there are some shops, a convenience store and many food stalls near the motel several days a week.

Next to the lobby is a luggage storage place if you want to leave your things for a while after checkout.

  • Pool: No
  • Wifi: Yes (but iffy)
  • Location: 30-min drive from the Langkawi airport, 10-min drive from the Jetty.
  • Room Details: Quadruple rooms sleep four on two queen beds. One kid under three stays free in existing beds. An additional older child/adult costs MYR 10/night for an extra bed. No cribs. Max # of extra beds per room: 1.

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Have You Stayed in One of the Best Hotels in Langkawi?

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Where did you stay? What was your experience like? We want to keep this list of the best hotels in Langkawi and the best resorts on Langkawi Island periodically updated. If you know where to stay in Langkawi Malaysia, let us know! And thanks!

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  1. Jacob Erric says

    Hello dear, nice information about Langkawi Resorts & Hotels in Langkawi Malaysia. Malaysia is also one of the most popular holiday destinations in Asia. It is a perfect vacation destination for people who are looking for a place with immense cultural and natural beauty. Malaysia is also extremely famous for its luxurious hotels which provide great comfort, polite service, delicious food and all the other luxuries that one imagines in a great vacation spot. There are also some great luxury hotels in other picturesque cities of Malaysia such as Langkawi, Cameron Islands, Melaka, Brinchang and East Coast. Especially in Langkawi which is a famous tourist spot, there are some of the finest luxury hotels.

    Thanks & regards,
    Jacob Erric

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