Thanks to AirAsia for sending me to Langkawi to experience Holiday Quickies over the weekend. Langkawi, Malaysia is known for the natural landscapes and island paradise by the locals and also tourists from overseas. The best part is that alcohol is not taxed on the island so that explains why drinking can be cheap there.
AirAsia launches “Holiday Quickie” to inspire work-life balance and make time for short weekend escapes. You can check the flights here.
How To Get To Langkawi, Malaysia
There are daily flights to Langkawi from Singapore via AirAsia and other airlines. The flight takes approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.
How To Get Around Langkawi, Malaysia
If you are travelling in a group, I would recommend for Private Car Charter services.
Alternatively, you can just book GRAB services.It is quite convenient too.
There are many resorts in Langkawi for you to choose depending on your preferences and budget. We stayed in Ombak Villa Langkawi , which is approximately 5 minutes drive away from Langkawi Airport. The reason why we stayed near this area is because most of our outdoor activities are within this area.
Activities/ Things To Do in Langkawi
Langkawi Sky Bridge
One of the island’s main attractions is the Sky Bridge. It is a 410ft-long curved pedestrian bridge above Mount Mat Cinchang. The views are pretty amazing and easily accessible via Langkawi Cable Car.
You can pre-purchase the tickets here. I would suggest you to purchase first as the queue to purchase tickets on weekend can be quite long.
Experience Luxury Private Island at Paradise 101
We spent whole evening here at Paradise 101 island. The private island offers water sports activities and experiences for you to explore. Water sports activities including jet ski and para-sailing is available. You can enjoy a wonderful dinner experience with live band music in the island before heading back to the hotel/resorts.
More information available on their website: https://www.paradise101.com/
Jungle Zipline Adventure
My first ever thrilling zipline adventure here in Umgawa Legendary Adventures. Umgawa Zipline is the only zipline in Langkawi that allows to fly through the treetops of the Earth’s oldest rainforest in Malaysia ( only UNESCO Geopark in Langkawi). The sky rangers here are certified and well-trained so you no need to feel afraid. Briefing will be given before we start the adventure and they will accompany us throughout the activities.
Book your zipline adventure here.
Umgawa Legendary Adventures
Address: 7 Wells Waterfall – Jalan Telaga Tujuh,
Contact: +604 950 2828 / +6013 343 8900
Official Website: https://www.ziplinelangkawi.com/
Island Hopping Tour
Never leave Langkawi without island hopping tour as this is one of the most popular activities. The tour usually starts in the morning and end by noon. The island hopping tour includes Pulau Dayang Bunting (Lake of Pregnant Woman), Pulau Singa Besar ( Eagle Feeding ) and Pulau Beras Basah (Island of wet rice). Each places has its own story and beautiful sights to explore.
You can opt to go via speedboat or jetskii. We did the island hopping tour via jetski and it was a wonderful experience. The jet-ski island hopping is quite fun and challenging too. We booked it through Mega Water Sports.
Nevertheless, you can pre-purchase your island-hopping tour here or explore the packages when you are there.
Visit Eagle Square
Visit the huge Eagle Statue at Eagle Square for sunset. It is the symbol of Langkawi not to be missed! The square is called Dataran Lang and located in Kuah. There are F&B restaurants nearby if you are planning for dinner after the sunset.
Address: Kuah Jetty
Opening Hours: 24 Hours Daily
Time flies indeed! My last visit to Langkawi was in year 2011 with my Uni friends. It was a nice and thrilling weekend escape with AirAsia. Thanks for sending me for a much needed break away from work.