OVERVIEW

Langkawi is a group of islands in the Andaman sea, not too far away from Thailand, very popular for its white sandy beaches and the tropical rainforest that dominates the landscape. The fact that it is a duty free zone has helped broaden its appeal as a destination to drive the tourism dollar. Various resorts and facilities have been developed to augment the appeal, not all of it viewed favourably by the locals.

Regardless, Langkawi is a quiet and peaceful getaway and is a superb location to enjoy the Andaman Sea and the rainforest in one of the many exotic resorts that have come up.

Just as in any other part of Malaysia, there is due attention to golfing and there are 3 primary options to play, all of which celebrate the beauty of the land there –the hilly parkland 18 hole Gunung Raya, the soon to be ready – refurbished and redesigned Datai Bay and the currently nine and soon to be eighteen holes 99 degrees East. So if it is the peace and quiet that you want on a golfing holiday, Langkawi will soon be the go to place.

BEST TIME TO GOLF IN LANGKAWI: Langkawi has stable weather throughout the year as it is well shielded by nearby islands.  The temperatures remain more or less the same throughout the year hovering around 32 degrees celsius. The best time to travel to Langkawi is between December & April as there is more sunshine & only light rain. The showers mostly occur in the afternoon.

Type of Climate: Tropical Rainforest climate

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THINGS TO DO

Lead an idyllic few days on the beaches of Langkawi. Short treks through the surrounding hills, taking in caves and waterfalls en route are also popular. If you’re staying for a longer time, you can visit Penang, the closest mainland city, a melting pot and a mix of colonial, Chinese and Indian influences.

USEFUL INFO

GETTING THERE: Langkawi has an International airport and is well connected domestically as well within mainland Malaysia

By Ferry: There are also frequent ferries from Penang, Kuala Kedah, & Kuala Perlis to Langkawi

CURRENCY: Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) | Avg Currency Value: 1 USD = 3.99 MYR (Currency Converter)

VISA: Check the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for more information.