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Pantai Kok

This area lies near Telaga Harbor, the Panorama Cable Car and the core area of the UNESCO-supported Geopark. Accommodation highlights in the area include the Berjaya and a rather funky Geopark Hotel and backpacker/flashpacker spot in Oriental Village.


While most visitors opt to stay on one of Langkawi's beaches, accommodation is available in Kuah town as well. There are quite a few choices in a variety of price ranges here. Many of the new but inexpensive hotels are located in Pekan Rabu and the Langkawi Mall (the older shopping district on the main road past the central traffic lights).

Pantai Tengah

Pantai Tengah, the smaller of Langkawi's two most popular beaches, offers a wide choice of places to stay. Along the beach, with the exception of Charlie's Place, are the large beachfront resorts. On the inland side of the main road is where you'll find small but upscale boutique hotels, guesthouses and homestays, which contribute to the more bohemian feel of Pantai Tengah. Many places, like La Pari-Pari and Ambong-Ambong Rainforest Retreat, are tucked away from the road and offer a more off beach but serene experience.

Pantai Cenang

Pantai Cenang is Langkawi's most popular beach. Stretching two kilometres along Jalan Pantai Cenang, this beach resort area offers a bit of everything: mid- to high-priced beachfront hotels, driftwood-constructed beach bars, bistros and restaurants offering seafood and delicacies from many international cuisines. There are spas, markets, clothing shops and of course duty-free offerings to temp you to part with your tourist ringgit. The inland side of this main thoroughfare and just behind it is where you'll find most of the more inexpensive and backpacker lodgings and perhaps a respite from bustle of the beachfront.


Jalan Datai is just off of Jalan Teluk Yu on the western side of the island. This area rises from the Kubang Padak River valley and meanders its way along the north coast at the edge of the mountains where they meet the Andaman Sea. There are only two options, both five-star resorts that climb the slope of the mountains from the beach along Datai Bay.

Tanjung Rhu

This long stretch of white-sand beach runs along the north shore of Langkawi and overlooks the islands of Thailand that float off in the distance. This area offers a variety of accommodation, from small locally-run guesthouses through to two five-star resorts. This beach is amazingly underdeveloped and is often all but deserted, however a new watersports company now offers banana boat rides, jet-skis and parasailing.

  • Isa Motel

    Isa Motel

    Great value in the north

    Jalan Tanjung Rhu, Padang Lalang, Mukim Ayer Hangat
    T: (04) 959 2006;

    Off the beaten path, the Isa Motel sits solo across from the nearly deserted stretch of the white sands of Tanjung Rhu beach. With Ko Tarutao visible on the offshore horizon, even the nearby cement ... Read the full review of Isa Motel.

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    3.5 stars 60 to 120 ringgit 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Tanjung Puteri Motel

    Tanjung Puteri Motel

    A budget find

    Kampung Pasir Hitam, Tanjung Rhu, Langkawi
    T: (012) 408 3039; F: (04) 959 2133

    Langkawi’s relatively undeveloped Tanjung Rhu area has a stretch of sandy shoreline perfect for travellers seeking some quiet patch of seaside to call their own. Although the majority of ... Read the full review of Tanjung Puteri Motel.

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    3.5 stars 60 to 120 ringgit 1 vote Flashpacker
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    The Red Door

    Off beach apartment lodgings

    Lot 679, Jalan Ulu Melaka, Padang Lalang, Ayer Hangat
    T: (01) 9417 2343;

    The Red Door is located on Jalan Ulu Melaka as you are entering Kampung Padang Lalang. It offers seven apartments for both short- and long-term stays. These two-bedroom lodgings are fully furnished ... Read the full review of The Red Door.

    3.5 stars 250 to 500 ringgit 1 vote Toprange
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    The Nor Motel

    5 minute drive from the beach

    Jalan Ulu Melaka, Padang Lalang, Langkawi
    T: (019) 404 1060;

    This small and very clean motel has 12 rooms all simply furnished and with a veranda. Each of the rooms has free WiFi, TV and air-con. No hot water is the only setback to staying here. This ... Read the full review of The Nor Motel.

    3 stars 60 to 120 ringgit 1 vote Flashpacker

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