Hotels and beaches of Langkawi, where to stay
Hotels and accommodation in Langkawi
Overall, Langkawi is considered to be a resort for the rich, and not a very large selection of cheap accommodation when compared with, for example, Phuket or Koh Samui in Thailand. However, affordable housing find still possible, but you can search and book in advance, especially during high tourist season (November to March). At this time, it's difficult to find good availability on the spot. Also influx of tourists and rising prices have on a weekly weekends and during school holidays (see calendar of public holidays and school holidays in Malaysia), when the island EN masse attracts local families with children.
The order of prices for accommodation in Langkawi not in peak season as follows: air-conditioned room for two from 70 ringgit, the room without air conditioning from 40 ringgit. The beds in the hostel you can shoot from 25 ringgit. By the way, Langkawi motels are very common, i.e., when the exit number is right on the street, not in the room. Comfortable they are almost no different from hotels or guesthouses of the same price category, so you can book such rooms. You can still see this type of accommodation homestay (homestay). Is accommodation in private houses of local residents, and it's a very economical option if you want accommodation in the long term. Find the location of the homestay is possible only at the place for signs and ads in the reservation system until such proposals no.
If you are willing to spend for a comfortable stay a lot of money, you can find in Langkawi are very expensive luxury hotels with its own territory and the beach. The cost of staying in a five star hotel when booking in advance at special discounted rates range from $ 150 for a double room.
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The beaches and resorts of Langkawi, where to stay
In Langkawi, there are only three developed area, where infrastructure, a large number of hotels from budget to expensive, and at least some tourist hangout. It is the beaches of Pantai Cenang (Pantai Cenang), Pantai Tengah (Pantai Tengah) and Kuah town. And last, Kuah town, is a beach resort, but rather the business centre of the island, and to explore stay perfect. Therefore, the choice of places to stay in Langkawi for most tourists, especially budget comes down to the selection of only one of two beaches: Pantai Cenang or Pantai Tengah. Moreover, both of these beaches are located next to each other, within walking distance, so the choice rather comes down to finding a suitable placement for you on one of them.
Besides the above mentioned beaches accommodation in Langkawi you can find in many other areas, including in the center of the island away from the beaches. There is also a remote private beaches belonging to the five-star hotels, and unauthorized access to it is closed.
Read more about all the beaches and island:
The Pantai Cenang (Pantai Cenang)
Also pronounced Pantai Cenang (Pantai Cenang, Cenang Beach also). This beach is just five kilometers from the airport (Pantai Cenang on the map). This is the most popular beach and tourist district. Here mainly is budget accommodation, so if you want to save, it is best to begin the search from here, but it is better to book in advance, especially during high season (November to March). Here you can rent not only a room in the hotel or the Guesthouse, but also a home for the long term.
The beach here is not perfect, but very good. The sand is very small, the sandy strip is very wide, all the traditional entertainment there is. The sunsets here are wonderful. Sometimes on the shore throwing waves of trash, but carefully and conscientiously cleaned in the morning.
The whole area and the beach of Pantai Cenang stretched on 2 kilometres in length. Basic infrastructure is concentrated along the main street, which runs parallel to the beach. Way to stay on the shore does not interfere, because it is at a distance and separated from it by a number of hotels. Along the street are hotels, cafes and restaurants, travel agencies, duty free shops, stalls, there is a large shopping center. Here is the aquarium (Underwater World), and karting. Despite the fact that it is the most touristic place in Langkawi, night life here is virtually none, and midnight on the street for almost no one, working only a few bars and restaurants. Read more about Pantai Cenang here...
The Pantai Tengah (Pantai Tengah)
The Pantai Tengah (Tengah Pantai, Tengah Beach also) – the second most popular beach after Pantai Cenang. Is on the same coast, and Cenang and directly adjacent to it, separated only by a small Cape and the Underwater World, (Pantai Tengah on the map). Go from beach to beach along the shore of stone Cape does not work, you can only go on the road.
The beach is just over 1 kilometer. The atmosphere here is more relaxed than on the Cenang, so it can be recommended for families with children. There are also water fun, but people are much less. The slope of the bottom sharper than Cenang, but the influence of the tides and the waves smaller. The sand in some places is quite large, and sometimes black sand. Unfortunately, cleaning it is not as good as on the Cenang. Rather small but well not everywhere, in some places is garbage.
Here also along the main road there are cafes and restaurants, you can find travel agencies, but on a smaller scale. Stores very little.
If we move to the end of the beach further from the beach of Pantai Cenang, you can find secluded hotels with their territory and direct beach access. But if you get tired of peace and quiet, it is always possible to walk to the more bustling nearby Cenang and there to have some fun. Read more about Pantai Tengah here...
Kuah Town (Kuah Town)
Kuah (Kuah Town) is the largest city on the island and the capital of the island. Located 16 kilometers from the airport (Langkawi on the map). To get here from the airport by taxi for 30 ringgit. The main port of Kuah Jetty is located directly in the city centre, so some of the hotels, with light Luggage from the port can be reached on foot..
This is one of the most popular and busiest hotels on the island, but it is primarily a commercial area, not a tourist. Not worth staying here if you come to the island for vacation. It focused a large number of duty-free shops and major shopping centers, offices, firms, governmental and administrative institutions. For tourists there will be interesting is that several attractions: eagle Square, Park "legends of Langkawi" and the main mosque of al-Khan.
The Tanjung Rhu (Tanjung Rhu)
The Tanjung Rhu or Casuarinaceae beach (Tangang Ru or Casuarina Beach) is located in the North-East and consists of two separate beaches. One of them is a public beach stretching more than 2 kilometres (Tanjung Ru on the map), and the second on the private beach of a five star hotel Tanjung Rhu Resort. As for the public, it is a great place for swimming and relaxing on the beach, but not the best place to settle nearby the hotel. Unfortunately, there is no tourist infrastructure outside of a few hotels here, the decor is rustic.
As for the beach, it is very good: long and wide, in high season it thoroughly cleaned in the morning. No infrastructure here at all, just a small restaurant at the beginning of the beach. Hiding from the sun in the shade of pine trees, to change only the bushes. In the waters there are several beautiful Islands with amazing beaches and views, where you can swim in a rented motor boat.
The trip to Tanjung Ru from Pantai Cenang by taxi will cost 42 ringgit, way in about 40 minutes. Leased vehicles can be parked close to the cafe.
The Pantai Kok Beach (Pantai Kok Beach)
The Pantai Kok beach (Pantai Kok Beach) is located in a secluded area in the East of the island, near the Marina, Telaga Harbour, Oriental village and cable car, in the sheltered Bay (Pantai Kok on the map). Considered one of the best beaches in Langkawi.
There are all conditions for the highest quality and most expensive holiday, but only if you have a lot of money. Nearby is the famous hotel of the Berjaya – Berjaya Langkawi Beach Resort and Spa with its own Bay beach and the hotel The Danna, both five-star. The next mountain on top of which is the most popular attraction and fun of the island – sky bridge (Skybridge), accessible by cable car. Unfortunately, almost no infrastructure in the area of the beach there, all of life only happens in hotels.
As for the beach, then he is above all praise: the sand is clean, water is clear, and the scenery fascinating. But for swimming it is not very suitable because of the stones on the bottom, so be careful. No infrastructure on the beach there, even hire sun loungers. But nothing prevents to come to Pantai Kok on the transport and get on an inflatable mattress in the shade of pine trees and palm trees. Which is handy to drive to the beach through a dirt road almost to the water's edge, which is used by local residents, arranging picnics. Read more about Pantai Kok here...
Pebble Beach (Pebble Beach)
Pebble beach (Pebble Beach) is located in the North-West of the island (Pebble beach on the map). It is unclear why it is called "pebble", there was no pebble. On the contrary, it is a beautiful sandy beach, quite wild and deserted. It is possible to call it the secret beach because not all know how to get it. The fact that immediately behind the beach lies a Golf course at the Datai, and, of course, the presence of strangers is not welcome. But if you do not arrange for the shore party and go into a merry stupor at a Golf course to play a little in protection, you will not be interesting.
So, to get to Pebble Beach, you can drive here by car or motorbike, leaving him beside the road and walk down to the beach through the thick bushes and trees, not just what to do. But there is a way and easier. On the site of the junction of the old road from new (it is opposite the position of the beach, we have marked on the map) in the side of the road there is a small gap where you can squeeze just a motorbike. Right behind him is an old asphalt road which will take you directly to the beach. Just don't drive far, otherwise you'll attract the attention of hotel security. Read more about Pebble beach here...
The Beach Of Burau Bay (Burau Bay)
The beach of Burau Bay (Burau Bay) is located on the West right behind Langkawi Pantai Kok in the cozy quiet Bay (Burau Bay on the map). This beach is private, accessible only to guests of a five star hotel Berjaya Langkawi Beach Resort and Spa. Also you can get there if you are willing to pay for water fun on the beach (jet-ski), or if you visit the restaurant. Through the woods trail to the beach, but to find her not knowing is very difficult.
Next to this beach there is no infrastructure, the whole life only on site. Located in walking distance to the attraction is Oriental village and cable car.
Datai Beach (Datai Bai)
Datai beach (Datai Bai) is located in the North-Western Langkawi in complete isolation and away from civilization (the Datai Bay on the map). But you can get here only to residents of five-star hotels The Datai and The Andaman. The road here is blocked by barriers, all surrounded by impenetrable jungle, and the protection does not sleep.
Beach shark Bay (Teluk Yu)
This beach is located in the North of the island and adjoins the unusual black-sand beach of Pantai Pasir Hitam (the beach on the map). It is not a tourist area, nearby there is even a tourist area. All that there is a narrow strip of sand and, surprisingly, a small beautiful beach. As a place of little interest, except that here you can drop in to rest during the trip on the ring road of the island, but for some reason, in high season here rests a lot of locals. The name of the beach is not due to the presence of sharks in the waters, and shark sculptures that adorn the waterfront. Nearby is the Langkawi Craft complex, and the West "beautifully" adorned the only major industrial enterprise in the island's cement factory.
The black-sand beach (Pantai Pasir Hitam)
The black-sand beach is located in the North near the Bay of sharks (the black-sand beach on the map). It is rather a landmark than a place to swim. It is remarkable that the sand is really black. And, unlike other places where the black sand is volcanic, here it this color for another reason – it had too high iron content. Unfortunately, swimming here is not very nice because of the dirty water and debris on the shore, which nobody cleans.
The beach near the airport
At the airport there is a beach stretching 200 meters (beach on the map). Here there is no infrastructure, only in high season offers a couple of trays of drinks and food. But the sand here is clean, clear water and very small waves. But most importantly, at a time when the Cenang and Tengah full of people, no one is here. In General, this is a good place where you can come swim during the day, especially if you have leased vehicles and you like to look at taking off and landing the aircraft. But to settle for the whole period of stay at the hotels nearby should not die from boredom.
The Sandy Beach Of Skulls
In the Northern part of the island is very beautiful and secluded beach of Pantai Pasir Tengkorak, also known as the Beach of Sandy Skulls (Skull Sand Beach) (beach on the map). There are no hotels, but have to get here by taxi or rented transport. Despite the remoteness and the solitude, there are not so dull. Near the beach there is a conditional promenade, cabanas, food and drinks, a gazebo for picnics. In addition, the beach is clean and beautiful, there is another feature: on the beach in the evenings has made a habit of swimming monkeys. So don't leave your belongings unattended, the monkeys can easily steal the contents of your pockets, bag or even clothes (see how to behave with monkeys, precautions).
Beach Langkawi (Pantai Padang Matsirat)
The beach and the Padang Matsirat near the airport (the beach is on the map). This is one of the developed areas of the island (or rather, village), but not for tourists. There are several hotels right near the shore, but the normal beach activities are available only at a few hotels next to the only private beach. Maybe someone that a place like this, especially one of the hotels in Langkawi Lagoon offers accommodation in chalets over the water. But it is necessary to go beyond the property, as appears bleak rural atmosphere and rustic in the truest sense, and the beach outside was none at all.