Langkawi : 10th - 12th Jan 2008

Langkawi Travel Blog

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Langkawi is a beautiful place with breathtaking views of the ocean, soft sandy beach, trendy restaurants and bars, and a nice place for chilling out by the beach.  

The best part is Langkawi is a duty-free area, alcohol and cigarettes are really cheap here, and a little tipsy is a lot of fun!

My only regret is not coming here sooner..

 

Sights & Attractions

·         Beach 

 

§         Tanjung Rhu beach

Watch sunset on first day here, spent time swimming, chilling by the beach and star gazing.

It is said that Langkawi has the clearest skies of West Malaysia

During low tide, walk on the sand banks to nearby islands, looks like walking on water.. 

 

§         Cenang beach

The place for nice dining, the beach stretch is lined with both trendy western restaurants or local seafood and Malay food.

Also has lots of shops selling beach wear

 

Restaurants & Cafés

 

·         The Lighthouse Langkawi • nice restaurant by the beach

·         Mare Blu • restaurant at yacht club, serves good and inexpensive set lunches

·         The Loaf • bakery at yacht club

·         Haji Ramli Restaurant • Grilled seafood and Malay food

·         Bon Ton Resort and Restaurant • leisurely lounging in a peaceful setting overlooking paddy fields

 

Accommodation

 

·         Langkasuka Resort

Pleasant resort near the airport and my friend’s bro’s flying school.

Has a beach front, nice shades with nipah leaves and lounge chairs to laze by the beach, and pool with waterfall.

Watched sunset on second day here and chilling by the beach with the friends and cadet pilots.

Sneaked a dip in the pool in the middle of the night - thought I saw a shooting star, I made a wish anyway..

 

Nightlife and Entertainment

 

·         Chime at Sheraton Langkawi

Stylish place for partying and listening to live band,

Has lovely outdoor sitting area with white rattan chairs, sheer curtains and twinkling fairy lights

 

 

Sungroup-Langkawi (www.sungrouplangkawi.com)

Sungroup of Langkawi owns a chain of up-and-coming trendy establishments; a boutique resort, café, restaurants, lounge and bar and handicraft shop.

§         Sunset Beach Resort

§         Sun Café

§         Sunsutra Nouveau Restaurant

§         Matahari Malay Restaurant

§         Sunvillage Seafood Restaurant

§         Sunkarma Chillout Lounge

§         Sunba Retro Bar

§         Sunflower Handicrafts Shop

 

 

glennisnz says:
Not sure if the sunvillage is the same place as the oriental village that was near where we stayed, that was a great place to visit because it had duty free shops too.
Langkawi is a wonderful place - loved our time there and really must return some time.
Posted on: Mar 31, 2008
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