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Langkawi accomodation options

Posted by freiburger on 26/8/2013 at 06:46

I am planning to go to Langkawi in November and am just about to book my flights and accomodation.
I am looking for some kind of beach bungalow type of accomodation ranging up to 250 Ringit. Not too far out from civilasation and not really in the big mess of Pantai Cenang.

I will be heading from Krabi down to Langkawi via Satun to spend around 6 or 7 nights on Langkawi before I head down to Kuala Lumpur. I have been on Penang, Perhentians and Kapas so I know a little about the price range is Malaysia. But to be honest, I was a little surprised when I looked up the prices on the well known sites. Seems like not much inbetween really budget and top end accomodation.

But maybe I have a completely wrong imagination of accomodation on Langkawi and this type of accomodation just not exists on Langkawi. If yes, please tell me so and I might look for another island. I still remember the great bungalows we had on Kapas and Perhentians. Isn't there aynthing similar on Langkawi anymore?

Actually I wanted to go to Sulawesi or Tioman, but since I had to cancel my vacation in september I plan to go in November. And November seems to be the worst month to visit this area. Thats why I decided to visit Langkawi instead.

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Posted by antoniamitchell on 26/8/2013 at 10:41

Hi freiburger,

By beach bungalows, do you mean the bamboo hut type? Or do you just mean any kind of bungalow on a quiet stretch of beach?

I don't remember seeing any of the bamboo huts on Langkawi - I think most of the island is too developed for that (at least the bits I'm familiar with). I personally like Pantai Tengah, as it's quieter and less over-developed than Pantai Cenang, although it's hardly deserted. There are several reasonably-priced bungalow places that back onto the beach (from about 110RM at the budget end, to 200 or 250RM at the mid-range end).

Many of the other beach areas (Pantai Kok for example) seemed to be mostly high-priced resorts (500RM+) when I was there two and a half years ago - hopefully someone else can give you more up to date info.

Hope you find what you're looking for.

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Posted by SBE on 26/8/2013 at 10:48

TF did a Langkawi write up earlier this year and checked out some of the accommodation.

https://www.travelfish.org/accommodation/malaysia/peninsular_malaysia/perlis/langkawi/all

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Posted by freiburger on 26/8/2013 at 14:35

To be a litle more precise, it does not need to be a bamboo hut. I am realistic enough to understand that this is not existent anymore on an island like Langkawi. So I was thinking about a concrete bungalow or whatever, but I would like to get some at the beach. Not necesarrily beach view, but at the beach, so garden view would be OK also.

I already checked alot of websites, of course here, tripadvisor, some german sites and booking and agoda, but did not find something really cool yet. So anyone has seen a good one on Langkawi?

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Posted by caseyprich on 26/8/2013 at 20:54

We were in Langkawi for a few nights and stayed on the busy stretch of Pantai Cenang, which was nice to be close to the duty free shop and some great restaurants - but the beach is terrible, overcrowded and just not relaxing, agree that staying in Pantai Tengah is probably a better option. At the very edge between Cenang and Tengah is the duty free shop and just a bit south of that stretch was Sunset Beach Resort which we really wished we'd booked. Set back from the noise it has a really nice garden and a cool spot to lay under trees or soak up on a MUCH quieter part of the beach. Also, a nice little bar just next door. We ended up camping out in this area rather than on the main beach for our stay around Pentai Cenang.

http://www.sungroup-langkawi.com/sunset/

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Posted by neilmason on 27/8/2013 at 00:06

You might like to check out sandybeachresortlangkawi.com

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Posted by freiburger on 27/8/2013 at 13:19

Thanks alot, this is what I am looking for.

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Posted by freiburger on 1/11/2013 at 07:46

Thanks for the reply, but after checking all comments on tripadvisor and similar sites I decided to not to go to Langkawi. Instead I fly in 2 weeks to Bali. I found much better and cheaper accomodation there :-)

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Posted by somtam2000 on 1/11/2013 at 07:56 admin

Ahhh too bad I'll be in Burma then!

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Posted by altmtl on 2/11/2013 at 02:35

@antoniamitc-hell - 110 is pretty pricy for Budget accomodation?

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