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Just off the west coast of Malaysia

Langkawi has rolling mountains, vast paddy fields, sleepy rural villages, mysterious caves and pockets of virgin rainforests dating back millions of years.

Essential information for Langkawi

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Malaysian Ringgit
Official currency of Malaysia

Flight information

16h 10m
Langkawi (LGK)
Indirect flight

Flight schedule

  • Fly from Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur then onwards to Langkawi with Malaysian Airlines

Do I need a visa?

British citizens do not require a visa.

Find out more about Travel Visas here »

Something different

On the beach you can try water sports, and a visit to the Pulau Payar Marine Park reveals coral reefs inhabited by wonderfully colourful tropical fish.

Just off the west coast of Malaysia we bring to you Langkawi

A mystical island of rainforest, unique wildlife and luxury beach resorts. A holiday in Langkawi never disappoints. Here are its best attractions.

  • Explore the town of Kuah, a key ferry port home to shopping, the striking Eagle Square and a folklore-themed park.
  • See up to 500 sea creatures and walk the underwater tunnel at Underwater World in Pantai Cenang.
  • Dine traditional Malay style, seated on the floor, at Gulai House – a restaurant in the heart of the rainforest at The Datai Langkawi hotel.
  • Enjoy breakfast or morning coffee 700 metres above sea level at SkyBistro in the Langkawi mountains.
  • January: The Royal Langkawi Yacht Club hosts its annual regatta.
  • April: The Langkawi International Water Festival celebrates watersports with an island-to-island kayak race.
  • May: Enjoy one of Langkawi’s greatest delicacies at the International Laksa Carnival.
  • Tee off with views of the Andaman Sea at the Els Club Teluk Datai Golf Club.
  • Enjoy the honeymoon of your dreams at one of the ultra-secluded beach resorts.
  • Enjoy a signature ‘Song of the Malay Rainforest Ritual’ at the V Botanical Spa at The Andaman.
  • Indulge in a signature Datai massage and ginseng body polish at The Datai Langkawi.
  • Walk the amazing 125-metre long Sky Bridge and take a breathtaking ride up the Machinchang Mountain on the SkyCab cable car.
  • Go hiking beside macaque monkeys, flying foxes and other wildlife at Gunung Raya, Langkawi’s highest peak.
  • Go island hopping and snorkel or dive in the Coral Garden of Pulau Payar Marine Park.

Virgin Holidays offer a great range of Langkawi hotels and holidays. Visit Virgin Holidays now to find out more.

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