Langkawi, a 99-island archipelago, is the perfect final stop on a Malaysia holiday. Its white beaches and turquoise seas lend themselves well to a few days doing very little. The main island, Pulau Langkawi, is dotted with upmarket hotels and world-class spas, while for the more active, the smaller islands offer various hiking trails between the caves, waterfalls and mangroves of their lush jungle interiors. Glide over the forest in a gently rocking cable car from Mat Cincang, Langkawi’s best-known mountain, take in panoramic island views, gaze over Datai Bay and explore a UNESCO Global Geopark site.
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We love everything about Langkawi – from its turquoise sea and hill-hugging jungle to its tropical treasure trove of marine and wildlife. And we couldn’t possibly love this archipelago so much without knowing all there is to know about it, which is where our Escapes range of holidays comes in. Fusing together authentic experiences and unique hotels, our Experts have compiled all that love and knowledge to craft an amazing range of Langkawi beach holidays. So when you book your Langkawi trip, you know you’ll be choosing from the best of the best.
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More about Langkawi
Currency: Malaysian ringgit
Flight time: The London to Langkawi flight time is around 14 hours and 24 minutes, and includes a stopover in Kuala Lumpur.
Vaccinations: We recommend visiting your doctor or our Travel Clinic six weeks before travelling. Travellers from the UK to Malaysia are recommended to be vaccinated for MMR, DTaP, Typhoid and Hepatitis A.
Top 3 Things to Do in Langkawi
- Take an island-hopping cruise
- Dine at the night markets
- Ride the Langkawi Cable Car
Getting Around Langkawi
The easiest way to get around Langkawi is by taxi. While prices are more expensive than the local bus, the bus service is quite limited. Taxis are also flexible in that you can hire one for the day and drivers will wait for you as you sightsee. Just be sure to agree on a price with the driver in advance.
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Langkawi has a tropical climate, bringing year-round hot and wet weather to the island. However, due to its location, hemmed in by the Malaysian Peninsula on one side and the island of Sumatra on the other, it is more protected than the rest of the country, bringing more sun, less rain and more stability to its climate.
Why Book Your Langkawi Holiday With Flight Centre
Langkawi Journeys Holidays: Our range of tailor-made Langkawi holidays called Journeys include all the best bits you expect from a trip – flights, accommodation and transfers – not to mention some great tours and experiences.
Flexibility: We offer flexible deposits, the opportunity to pay the balance of your holiday just 10 weeks before departure and fixed change and cancellation fees.
Flight Centre concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance service: When you book a holiday to Langkawi from our range of tailor-made Journeys, you’ll also enjoy access to our inclusive concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance services.