About Langkawi

Langkawi, a friendly peaceful & laid-back island with total area of about 478.5 km² is commonly known as the Jewel of Kedah State. This is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, about 30 km from Northwestern Malaysia’s mainland coastline. The island extends from north to south for about 25 km, and from east to west for about 40 km. The coastal areas consist of flat, alluvial plains punctuated with limestone ridges. Two-thirds of the island is dominated by forest-covered mountains, hills and natural vegetation. 

With a population of some 100,000 the island receives more than 3 million visitors annually. There are two major island areas: the Southern Islands, with a heavy tourist population, and the more secluded islands to the northeast, with little tourist traffic. On 1 June 2007 UNESCO awarded Langkawi Island a World Geopark status. Three of its main conservation areas in Langkawi Geopark are Machincang Cambrian Geoforest Park, Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, and Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest park and these are the most popular tourism area within Langkawi Geopark.

Best Time To Visit Langkawi

Langkawi features a tropical wet and dry climate. Between December to February, Langkawi has a dry season, March through November is a long rainy season & September is the wettest month where it normally receives more than 500 mm (20 in). Sheltered by the mountainous backbone of Peninsular Malaysia, Langkawi escapes the northeastern winter monsoon entirely and enjoys sunny skies in dry season. The average yearly temperature ranging in between 21°C to 36°C. Try to avoid the rainy season, the best time to visit Langkawi is during the dry season from December to early March. 


How To Go

From Kuala Kedah, Kuala Perlis, and Penang, tourists can reach the island by ferry. Or by domestic flight, via Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, Malindo Air, from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), or alternatively from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SZB) via Malindo Air and Fireflyz providing budget connection to the island. International connection is also available from Singapore via Tigerair and AirAsia.

By Air

  • (KLIA) Kuala Lumpur International Airport ➔ (LGK) Langkawi International Airport (About 1 hr 5 min flight time) 

  • (SZB) Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport ➔ (LGK) Langkawi International Airport (About 1 hr 15 min flight time) 

By Boat

  • Koh Lipe (Thailand) ➔ Langkawi Island (2 h)
  • Penang Island ➔ Langkawi Island ( 2 hrs 45 min )
  • Kuala Kedah ➔ Langkawi Island ( 1hr 30 min )
  • Kuala Perlis ➔ Langkawi Island ( 1hr 15 min )

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