Holiday Packages in Langkawi, Malaysia
Langkawi is a series of 99 Malaysian islands that are just off the coasts of Malaysia and Thailand. Langkawi is particularly known for the stunning beaches that line the perimetres of the islands.The beach views are truly incredible and will make you instantly become enamoured with Langkawi. On the islands’ interiors, there is plenty more nature to explore, between mountains, mangrove forests, and jungle. Due to its positioning, there are also a number of day trips you can take from Langkawi, which makes it an ideal spot to base yourself for a trip to northern Malaysia. From Langkawi, you can catch a direct ferry to Penang as well as Phuket and Koh Phi Phi in Thailand. Langkawi is a magical holiday destination and makes the perfect destination for couples who are looking to take a romantic tropical holiday.
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Flying to Langkawi
Langkawi is home to one major airport that receives international flights from New Zealand. Langkawi International Airport (LGK) is located on the western side of the island and is 15 kilometres (9.3 miles) from Kuah, which is the largest town in Langkawi.
There are no direct flights from New Zealand to Langkawi, but you can arrive in about 15 hours from Auckland with one stopover. If you are travelling from another city in New Zealand, chances are your journey will include two stopovers. The majority of flights to Langkawi include a stopover in Kuala Lumpur or Guangzhou, China. Airlines to offer flights between New Zealand and Langkawi, Malaysia include Air New Zealand, Malaysia Airlines, Emirates, and Air China.
Where to Stay in Langkawi
Across Langkawi, there are a variety of hotels and resorts. Travelling from New Zealand, your money can go far in Langkawi. Even if you are normally a budget traveller, you could experience some extravagance without dipping too far into your budget. Many hotels across Langkawi feature beautiful views, access to the beach, and Malaysian design touches.
Dash Resort Langkawi
Dash Resort is a trendy and contemporary hotel in the southwestern corner of the main island. Guest rooms vary in size from a studio to a 2-bedroom villa overlooking the ocean. Several guest rooms include their own terrace or private garden, and some even include an outdoor jacuzzi overlooking the beach. The resort has plenty of amenities to keep you comfortable during your stay. It is home to the largest beachfront infinity pool in Langkawi and has a swim-up bar. The resort also has a spa, fitness centre, and shuttle service to and from the airport.
The Telaga Terrace is located in the southwest of Langkawi and offers rooms designed in a beautiful Malaysian style. There are 22 guest rooms and 4 suites, so you can guarantee personalised service. The Telaga Terrace has a quiet and relaxing atmosphere and has easy access to some of the island’s popular attractions. While at the hotel, you can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, free WiFi, and help organising tours.
Langkawi Lagoon Resort
This resort is the perfect option for travellers who would like to experience luxury without spending too much. This five-star resort is split into two sections and offers rooms starting from $100 NZD. On land, there is a modern building that holds 84 suites. The other portion of the hotel is built on stilts over the water. Within both parts of the hotel, there are lots of traditional Malaysian design elements. Amenities at the hotel include a sauna, gym, swimming pool, and access to kayaks.
Things to do in Langkawi
As an island off the coast of Malaysia, many visitors come to Langkawi for its beaches. All across the island, you’ll find plenty of beaches to visit along with a variety of other activities as well. Head inland from the beaches to experience a different side to the island’s natural beauty.
Langkawi SkyCab and SkyBridge
If you’re after some stunning views of Langkawi, add these two spots to your list. The SkyCab is a cable car that makes its way up Machinchang Mountain. There are a variety of different cable cars, including one that has a glass bottom. Once you reach the top, take a walk along the SkyBridge. The suspension bridge offers stunning views of the ocean and the mountains below you.
Mahsuri Tomb and Museum
According to Langkawi legend, there was a local girl named Mahsuri who was known for her beauty. Her mother-in-law was jealous of Mahsuri’s beauty and influenced the village elders to sentence her to death for a crime she didn’t commit. Right before she dies, Mahsuri placed a curse on Langkawi that would cause the island to experience seven years of misfortune. In the museum, you can learn more about Mahsuri’s story. It is a favourite destination among both locals and tourists.
Take a Boat Tour of the Mangroves
The Langkawi Mangrove Forest is located on the northern side of Langkawi. The Mangrove Forest is made up of mangrove trees as well as swamps and beaches. The Mangrove Forest is a massive 100 square kilometres, so the best way to see it all is by boat. Throughout the forest, there are also hiking trails and caves to explore. While in the Langkawi Mangrove Forest, you may also spot some local wildlife, including macaques, tree crabs, and otters.