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Where to stay in Langkawi

Langkawi welcome sign with beach

Langkawi is made up of nearly 100 islands in the Andaman Sea, the same sea that is home to Phuket, Koh Lanta and many other popular island getaways in Thailand. Langkawi, though is part of Malaysia, so it attracts a different crowd than the party scene you’ll find on many Thai islands. Langkawi is known as a more relaxing getaway, with lots of sightseeing opportunities. Langkawi is a popular destination for honeymooners and families, with a wide range of Langkawi hotels to choose from. Whether you are wondering where to stay in Langkawi with a family, or just looking for a quiet place to stay in Langkawi, we’ve rounded up some of the best hotels in Langkawi.

We will cover off all types of accommodation in Langkawi from Hostels to luxury Langkawi resorts as well as how to decide where to stay in Langkawi, the best Langkawi hotels, best places in Langkawi to visit, the best places to stay in Langkawi, hotels near Langkawi attractions, Langkawi neighborhood guide and many more.

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Pantai Cenang – Best place to stay in Langkawi Island

The most popular destination in Langkawi is Pantai Cenang, and is probably the best place to stay in Langkawi if you want a decent social scene to explore. This is where you’ll find the widest price range of Langkawi hotels, with options for every budget. There are lots of beachfront bars and restaurants, as well as cafes and souvenir stands catering to tourists. Watersports are very popular in Pantai Cenang, with many rentals available. This is also the area most likely to be crowded in the high season, so make sure to reserve your hotel in advance.

Best places to stay in Pantai Cenang Langkawi

Budget Hotels in Pantai Cenang:
Mali-Mali Beach Resort
Sweet Inn
Cenang Valley Inn
Cenang Rest House

Mid range Hotels in Pantai Cenang:
Best Star Resort
The Gemalai Village
Cenang Plaza Beach Hotel
Nadias Hotel

Family Friendly Hotels in Pantai Cenang:
Rainbow Lodge
Casa Idaman Motel
The Coconut
Sunset Villa Inn

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Pantai Cenang:
La Villa Langkawi
Camar Resort Langkawi
Casa del Mar, Langkawi
Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa, Langkawi

Langkawi, Malaysia - . Beautiful Pantai Cenang Beach at sunny day in Langkawi, Malaysia.

Pantai Tengah – Where to stay in Langkawi with family

Pantai Tengah has some of the best hotels in Langkawi for families. It’s not far from Pantai Cenang, but offers a more quiet place to stay in Langkawi. Many of the resorts here are of the all-inclusive variety, so naturally there are fewer restaurants and shops than Pantai Cenang as there’s little need to leave the resort. However, Pantai Cenang is not far, even walkable depending on where you stay, so Pantai Tengah is very convenient to the social scene, without having to stay in the midst of it.

Best places to stay in Pantai Tengah

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Pantai Cenang:
Geopark Hotel

Budget Hotels in Pantai Tengah:
Pantai Tengah Beach Inn

Mid range Hotels in Pantai Tengah:
Villa Abadi Resort
Century Langkawi Beach Resort

Family Friendly Hotels in Pantai Tengah:
Berjaya Langkawi Resort – Malaysia

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Pantai Tengah:
The Danna Langkawi
The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi

Pantai Tengah Beach at colorful sunset, Langkawi Island, Malaysia. Beach sunset is a golden sunset sky with a wave rolling to shore as the sun sets over the horizon. People relaxing on paradise beach

Pantai Kok – Cool Places to stay Langkawi

Another quiet spot in Langkawi is Pantai Kok, just 15 minutes from the Langkawi Airport. Telaga Harbour and Oriental Park are popular destinations in Pantai Kok for shopping, drinking and dining. Pantai Kok is where many of Langkawi’s attractions can be found. The Langkawi Cable Car is particularly popular, as it’s allegedly the steepest cable car on earth, whisking tourists over 700 metres above sea level. If you choose to stay in Pantai Kok, there are luxury resorts with private beaches, but the public beach does not have any restaurants or hotels directly on it.

Best places to stay in Pantai Kok

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Pantai Kok:
Izz Room Hotel

Budget Hotels in Pantai Kok:
Myangkasa Akademi & Resort Langkawi
Sleepy Hollow Villa
Jasmine Villa Tropical Garden
Dee Village Langkawi Chalet

Mid range Hotels in Pantai Kok:
Century Langkasuka Resort
Sunset Valley Holiday Houses
Kampung Tok Senik Resort Langkawi
The Smith House

Family Friendly Hotels in Pantai Kok:
Jasmine Villa Tropical Garden
Pemandangan Indah Guest House
Sunset Valley Holiday Houses
Century Langkasuka Resort

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Pantai Kok:
D’Coconut Villa
Peace Haven Hibiscus Villa
Camar Resort Langkawi
Lot 33 Boutique Hotel

Langkawi, Malaysia -. Eagle Square on Langkawi Island, in late afternoon light. This giant Eagle statue is the symbol of Langkawi, Malaysia.

Kuah town – Where to stay in Langkawi for shopping

Kuah is Langkawi’s main town, and the main entry point to Langkawi Island for anyone traveling by ferry. Kuah is not a beach town, so if you are coming to Langkawi for the beach, Kuah is not the best place to stay in Langkawi. However, many travelers can only handle so many beach days before wanting to explore some cultural attractions. Spending a few nights in Kuah at the beginning or end of your Langkawi vacation is a great way to experience some of the local culture. Kuah is also regularly cited as the best place for duty-free shopping in Langkawi.

Best places to stay in Kuah

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Kuah:
Best Seven Inn

Budget Hotels in Kuah:
Cattleya Inn
Geopark Inn Langkawi
Island Time Motel
Cosy Inn

Mid range Hotels in Kuah:
De Baron Resort Langkawi
Azio Hotel
Tanabendang Banglos

Family Friendly Hotels in Kuah:
Hotel Asia Langkawi
Langkawi Yacht Club Hotel
My Rainforest Suite Hotel
Bayview Hotel Langkawi

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Kuah:
The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa
The St. Regis Langkawi

A local fisherman goes out on a boat from boats park to the sea for fishing. Traditional colorful asian fishing boats in fishing village. Langkawi, Malaysia

Datai Bay – Where to stay in Langkawi for peace and quiet

If you are ready to splurge on some of the best hotels in Langkawi, check out Datai Bay. Datai Bay is the best place to stay in Langkawi for those seeking an exclusive, five-star experience. There are just a handful of resorts here, and they cater to wealthy travelers. The beach is fairly small, just 1.5 kilometers long and 30 yards wide, but it is shared exclusively by the resorts here, and is only accessible to guests of these resorts. There are fewer activities and attraction options in Datai Bay, but it is the best choice for a quiet place to stay in Langkawi.

Best places to stay in Datai Bay

Mid range Hotels in Datai Bay:
Berjaya Langkawi Resort – Malaysia
The Danna Langkawi

Family Friendly Hotels in Datai Bay:
The Andaman, A Luxury Collection Resort

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Datai Bay:
The Datai Langkawi

A boats in the bay. Langkawi Island, Malaysia.

Padang Matsirat – Hotels in Langkawi near airport

Padang Matsirat is where the Langkawi airport is located, and like Kuah, it is not a beach town, but offers several cultural attractions. There is a snake sanctuary, historic tombs and a batik art village here. The most likely reason to stay in Padang Matsirat is to be near the airport for an early morning departure, or late night arrival. However, you may just want a couple of days after your beach vacation to explore the tourist attractions in Padang Matsirat.

Best places to stay in Padang Matsirat

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Padang Matsirat:
Izz Room Hotel

Budget Hotels in Padang Matsirat:
Dee Village Langkawi Chalet
Malinja Homestay
Gelam Inn Motel Langkawi
Myangkasa Akademi & Resort Langkawi

Mid range Hotels in Padang Matsirat:
The Smith House
Kampung Tok Senik Resort Langkawi
Sunset Valley Holiday Houses
Century Langkasuka Resort

Family Friendly Hotels in Padang Matsirat:
Kunang Kunang Heritage Villa
Pemandangan Indah Guest House
Anjung Villa

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Padang Matsirat:
The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi
Peace Haven Hibiscus Villa
D’Coconut Villa

Walkway through beautiful trees on a tropical island

Tanjung Rhu – Best beach on Langkawi

Similar to Datai Bay, Tanjung Rhu is an exclusive, quiet place to stay in Langkawi. However, unlike Datai Bay, Tanjung Rhu offers some beautiful public beaches in addition to luxury resorts. There are fewer restaurants and shopping areas, here, but it’s a great place to take a day trip to Kilim Geopark & Mangroves, as this is where the boat tours depart.

Best places to stay in Tanjung Rhu

Budget Hotels in Tanjung Rhu:
Altis Hotel Langkawi
Ocean Garden Langkawi
Nagoya Inn Hotel
Kelibang Comfort Inn

Mid range Hotels in Tanjung Rhu:
M Q Hotel
Century Suria Serviced Apartments
Adya Hotel Langkawi
Dayang Bay Serviced Apartment & Resort

Family Friendly Hotels in Tanjung Rhu:
Hotel Langkasuka
My Rainforest Suite Hotel
Pak Raja Villas
Bella Vista Waterfront

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Tanjung Rhu:
Four Seasons Resort Langkawi

The Beach at Pantai Tanjung Rhu on the coast of Langkawi Island in the northwest of Malaysia

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Where to stay in Langkawi

Where to stay in Langkawi

Where to stay in Langkawi

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Hi, my name is Samantha, Finance Managing Guru by day, Travel Blogging Enthusiast by... well... day too! Haha! Travelling King is the destination hotspot for the wannabe traveller! Showcasing affordable, luxurious getaways for the budget conscious!With the combination of my financial knowledge and travelling experiences I aim to show you, with a little planning, the right budget and a realistic goal you can fulfil your travel fantasies and explore the world whatever your budget or desires may be!