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10 Fun Facts About Langkawi Island – Get to Know the Island!

Once upon a time, Langkawi wasn't well known to tourists that were hoping to set out to Southeast Asia for a tropical beach holiday. However, today Langkawi is a very popular destination especially if you are looking for a holiday destination that's tranquil and amid nature, far away from the bustling city life. Here are some facts about Langkawi.


It's an Archipelago

You'd be surprised to hear that Langkawi is not as alone as you'd assume it to be. It is part of an archipelago of ninety-nine to one hundred and four islands in the Andaman Sea. The island of Langkawi is located 30 km off the coast of North-western Malaysia.


Langkawi is the Biggest Island

Of the possible hundred islands in the archipelago, Langkawi is the biggest island with a population of 65,000 people. This makes it the most populated island in the archipelago of Malaysia. There are plenty of features that can be expected of a big island, including many a Langkawi resort.


Excellent Weather

One of the main reasons that Langkawi is a popular tourist destination which includes resorts like Berjaya Langkawi Resort, is thanks to its excellent weather which is present almost all year round. Thanks to its situation close to the equator, Langkawi has average temperatures of 28 to 32 degrees Celsius.


Neighbour Thailand

Langkawi is situated smack bang in the middle of the Thailand-Malaysia making it the perfect island to base yourself if Thailand is your next planned destination after Malaysia as it is a ferry ride across the border to Koh Lipe.


Easily Accessible

Langkawi is extremely accessible by both air and sea. You can get to the island by plane or using the public ferry. It's almost as if being off the coast from Malaysia has no effect on it in terms of transport. Call ahead to your resort of choice to ask them about the transport options to the island.


No Public Transport

As mentioned before, calling ahead to inquire about the transport options is advisable because there is no public transport within the island. Langkawi does not have a public transport system so if you want to get from place to place you would have to depend on rentals and hailing taxis. Cycling is also a very good idea, especially if you want to see the island while riding around.



Driving in Langkawi is on the left hand, something you should be aware of if you are hoping to rent a car or motorbike to get around.



English is widely spoken in Langkawi so there will be no such thing as a language barrier. Almost all locals can speak English so there's nothing to worry about.


Eagle Square

The 40-foot reddish brown eagle sculpture on Eagle Square in Langkawi is considered the symbolic emblem of the island.


Pantai Cenang

Of all the gorgeous beaches in Langkawi, Pantai Cenang is the most popular beach. It has pretty white sandy beaches and is home to many tourist hotspots.