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The Ultimate Family Guide To Langkawi

Craving a refreshing family adventure? Then look no further than the stunning shores of Langkawi Island!

Take a look at our extensive how-to on getting around Langkawi, the best staycation gems and must-have activities to include in your itinerary.

 

 

New Health Measures to Note

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  • Keep your face masks and guard up whenever travelling. Use an alcohol-based sanitizer regularly.
  • Langkawi welcomes visitors from every state except for those under EMCO.
  • If you’re bringing kids aged under 12 years old, make sure that you have received the full vaccination dose and have completed the waiting period.
  • Update your vaccination status on the MySejahtera app to ensure smooth and easy access.
  • You won’t have to book a Covid-19 RT-PCR test to get into Langkawi anymore. Nevertheless, travellers are encouraged to utilize self-testing kits. You can get these from any pharmacy outlet at a reasonable price.
  • Follow the SOPs set by the hotels and eateries on the island, and remember to always remain vigilant!

 

 

Tips on Getting Around in Langkawi

As you probably would have guessed, this little island does not have an established public transport system as compared to the big city. There are bus routes available, albeit limited in number. So, travelling by car or taxi would be your safest option.

1. Car Rental

By far the most convenient and cost-effective choice here, booking a car would be a great idea especially when it comes to ferrying around your family members. Instead of subjecting them to long waits for taxis and buses, all you have to spend is RM50 for a day’s worth of travelling.

On the other hand, you could also opt for a private driver along with the car rental to take you to all the best spots in Langkawi. Grab our private car transfer deal that’s perfect for families!

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2. Taxi

When coming from the airport, hailing a taxi is relatively easy since they are abundant and ready to be of service to you. Despite their convenience, it’s worth noting that the cabs on the island do not use a meter, but fix their fares according to the destination. Some of these rides can hike up quite the price, so be sure to check with your driver before starting your journey.

 

3. Grab

This E-hailing app has become synonymous with the Malaysian way of life. With its widespread availability all over the country, hitching a ride has never been easier, and not to mention quicker just by a few taps on the phone screen.

It’s cheaper compared to taxi prices too, and you’ll have the luxury of selecting the type of vehicle you need depending on your family size. So make your life a bit easier and just Grab lah!

 

 

Things You Can Do As A Family

So many attractions, where to begin? Here are a few family-friendly activities that you can’t miss out on.

 

1. Underwater World Langkawi

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Who knew that an entirely new world was just lying underneath our feet? Underwater World Langkawi serves up the best of the best marine beauty you can find, without having to scour the oceans for it!

It’s a great kid-charmer, and you and your family will be swept away by the various aquatic creatures swimming around you in a 15-meter seawater tunnel. Also you wouldn’t want to miss the special Rockhopper penguin show and feeding times. And the best part is, children aged under three years old are entitled to free admission!

Address: Jalan Pantai Chenang, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Operating Hours: 10 AM – 5 PM daily
Contact Number: +604-955 6100

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2. Langkawi Wildlife Park

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Jump right into nature’s treasures in the Langkawi Wildlife Park! From adorable deers to taking up the Snake Challenge, there’s something for all sorts of age groups right here. Be sure to take note of the feeding times with otters, porcupines, deers and even crocodiles (we’ll leave this one to the professionals of course), so that you won’t miss a single beat of this exciting adventure.

Address: Lot 1485, Kampung Belanga Pecah, Jalan Ayer Hangat, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Operating Hours: 8.30 AM – 5.30 PM daily
Contact Number: +604-966 5855

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3. SkyBridge & Cable Car

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Fly up, up and away as you ride up through the skies to the ever-famous Langkawi Skybridge. You’ll get to enjoy the views of the natural terrains of this island from above whilst seated in a see-through glass cable car (for some picture-perfect moments). Once you get to the Skybridge, there’ll be more discoveries awaiting like the 3-D art museum and SkyDome attractions!

Address: Jalan Telaga Tujuh Teluk Burau, Langkawi
Operating Hours: 9 AM – 6 PM daily
Contact Number: +604-959 4225

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4. Langkawi Adventure & Extreme Park

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Who’s up for a spanking family adventure? There are multiple levels of extreme that everyone can try here, for instance from the rumbling ATV exploration, heart-pounding Go-Kart races, to balancing bicycles in mid-air!

Address: Jalan Ayer Hangat, Kampung Kilim, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Operating Hours: 10 AM – 6 PM
Contact Number: +6017 – 775 6460

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5. Langkawi Sunset Cruise 

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No family vacation in Langkawi would be complete without a swanky sunset cruise! Gather at the docks as you get set for a three-hour sail through paradise. Not only do you get an unlimited view of the ocean and gorgeous hues in the sky, but you’ll also enjoy a sumptious dinner made up of local Malaysian delights à la buffet!

Address: Lot 1 Telaga Harbour Park, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah

 

 

Perfect Hotels for the Entire Fam

Budgeting on family trips can get a little tricky sometimes, but not when you’ve got access to our amazing deals right here. So, just book from any of these hotels and resorts to save your precious time (and money!)

 

1. Resort World Langkawi

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Posh, convenient and more than affordable? That’s right, we’re talking about our exclusive staycation deal that grants you 3 days and 2 nights in the majestic Resort World Langkawi. We’ve also inserted a little something you can do to bond with the family, be it going for a recreational bike ride together or hitting up the nearby Cenang Mall through a complimentary shuttle service.

 

2. Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa

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With kampung-style private villas and an elaborate show of greenery, ‘unique’ is just an understatement. At Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa, you’ll get to wake up every morning to the sounds of nature and the ocean nearby, that is just as therapeutic and offers a much-needed escape from the hectic life of the city.

 

3. Aloft Langkawi

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The luxurious doors of Aloft Langkawi welcomes you and your family for the ideal getaway. What’s great about this hotel is that it’s got some family-friendly facilities that will satisfy the young ones as well. For example, you can include a playing tent in your hotel room to keep your child entertained, and also bring them up to the kid’s club where there are games and fun galore.

 

4. Dayang Bay Resort

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Ever imagined the perfect holiday home? Well, you’ll get to have one for a three-day stay with our Dayang Bay Resort package (at a great price, might we add)! This milennial-style apartment accomodation makes an ideal family temporary home, with many facilities available on-site.

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That’s a wrap to our family guide to Langkawi, but why just stop there? Check out some of our other guides below:

 

 

 

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