How to get to Langkawi?
Langkawi Island has an international airport that connects the island with many Malaysian cities like Kuala Lumpur, Mellaca, Penang, Senai. Also, Singapore, the Chinese city Guangzhou and Phuket, which is another popular island in Thailand. The price for one way to Singapore is about €25. To Kuala-Lumpur is just about €15. The flight tickets to Penang is also possible to get for €15 a similar price is for the ferry that takes 3 hours, unlike the plane, which is 40 minutes.
Another way to get to Langkawi Island is by boat or ferry. There are speed boat operators that can get you there from the surrounding Islands even from the remote islands like Phuket or Phi Phi Islands in Thailand. Often popular destinations to travel to/from Langkawi with a fast boat are islands Koh Lipe, Koh Bulon, Koh Tarutao, Koh Libong Koh Kraden and Pak Bara Pier (Thailand). To get to Langkawi Island from the mainland of Malaysia, you have many options: Kuala Perlis, Kuala Kedah or Penang.
From Kuala Pelis to Langkawi it is a 1h15 min and costs €4.
From Kuala Kedah to Langkawi it is a 1h45min and it costs €5.
From Penang to Langkawi it is a 3h and the cost is €13.
From Satun to Langkawi it is 1h15min and it costs €8.
From Koh Lipe to Langkawi it is 1h30min and the cost is €26.
Honestly, I cannot think of any other way to get to Langkawi other than boat or plane. If you ready to sail, find your boat tickets here.
Why visit Langkawi?
Firstly, the local Sultan changed the official name in 2008 to the "Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah." It is an archipelago of 99 islands. The Langkawi Islands are the most visited with the city of Kuah that is known by locals as "The City of Tourism."
If you come to Kuah by boat, an enormous reddish-brown Eagle statue will welcome you when landing. The word "Langkawi" literally means The Eagle.
How would you like to watch the sunset with a cold drink containing an unreasonable amount of alcohol, for a more than reasonable price? Well, Langkawi is a duty-free island, which is yet another reason to visit, isn't it?
The best beach is called Cenang (Pantai Cenang). It is a lovely beach district located about 20km from the center of Kuah. There are many attractions from natural landmarks to museums, amusement parks, zoos and shopping malls all over Langkawi Island. It has every excuse needed to pay a visit.