Best Places To Stay In Langkawi: 12 Accommodations With A Tropical Setting - Updated 2021

places to stay in langkawi
Dayana
Dayana
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Langkawi is one of the islands located in the Andaman Sea, about 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) away from peninsular Malaysia. The idyllic little island is most famous for its tropical settings, duty-free goods (especially imported alcohols and cigarettes, which are priced much lower here), local food, and historical landmarks. Among the island’s must-visit tourist attractions include Mahsuri’s Tomb, Burnt Rice Field, the Langkawi Cable Car (which goes atop the Mat Chinchang Mount), and Coco Valley Duty-Free Supermarket.

There are only about 96,000 inhabitants on the island, making Langkawi a crowd-free zone as well. The island can only be reached by air and sea. If you’re traveling by land in peninsular Malaysia, which is more cost-effective but time-consuming, there are four jetty points where you can head to and take a ferry ride all the way to Langkawi: Tamalang, Penang, Kuala Kedah, and Kuala Perlis. To reach Langkawi by air, any airport in Malaysia has direct flights to the island. If you prefer somewhere nice and quiet and would love to stay at a place in a tropical setting, we have found the best places to stay in Langkawi where you can enjoy living like a local.

1. Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa (from USD 138)

Located right at the pristine beach of Langkawi, Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa offers direct access to its private beaches, stunning views of the sea and garden, and easy access to the best water sports and activities in Langkawi. Each room in this hotel is equipped with a flat-screen TV, a seating area, and an ensuite bathroom. Guests are invited to enjoy the spa, the gym, and the on-site restaurants that serve exceptional local and international cuisine. A kids’ club and babysitting services are available for guests with children.


Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa, Langkawi

Address: Pantai Cenang
Price: from 138 USD

Snack bar Sauna Security alarm Fire extinguishers Special diet menus (on request) On-site parking Water slide Pool with view

2. Family villa with a pool (from USD 68)

This Langkawi Airbnb villa is perfect for a family of six who looks forward to staying close to the best spots the island has to offer. The bright and airy interior of this house features two bedrooms with two beds each, two full bathrooms, and a spacious living room that leads out to a private balcony. There is also a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area, and a laundry area. Outside, you will enjoy the large pool and a quiet neighborhood.

Cosy & Peaceful Place @ The Freden House
Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
64 reviews
Entire apartment 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
hypp tv channel and wifi is super fast
very comfortable unit with complete house equipment & essentials
good air-con and fans as well as great decor in all the rooms
all as per publish quite place to stay and nice swimming pool which my kids love a lot
we had a great and comfortable stay
Cleanliness:
great and clean place
the house is clean peaceful and great
the house was clean and nicely decorated
clean neat and tidy place
very clean and cozy at the same time
Host:
thank you very much to the host for the service provided
i give credit to the hospitality and sense of responsibility given by the host
khairul has been great host and quick response
khairul was very friendly and informative
khairul is a friendly and helpful host
Location:
great location ( 5 mins from airport)
charming place near cenang beach
nice location comfortable & cozy place
the location is peaceful and is midway to all the tourist destinations
have a pleasant stay here and the location near to airport
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3. Four Seasons Resort (from USD 234)

Another luxurious resort with amazing surroundings that include vibrant rainforests and spectacular sea and mountainscapes, Four Seasons Resort offers rooms with a unique blend of traditional Malay architecture and Moorish design influences. Couples would especially love dining at the hotel as it overlooks the romantic Andaman Sea, while served with Asian and Mediterranean cuisines. Stay in this high-end resort and discover unique things to do in Langkawi. Some of the activities to do here include water-sports like X-Jetblades, jet skiing, wake-boarding, water-skiing, windsurfing, kayaking and Top-catting. Other adrenaline fueled activities include on-site rock climbing, archery and Blokarts.


Four Seasons Resort Langkawi

Address: Jalan Tanjung Rhu, Langkawi
Price: from 234 USD

Archery Express check-in/check-out Diving Special diet menus (on request) Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Air conditioning Pool/beach towels CCTV outside property

4. The Datai (from USD 317)

Want to live a life full of pampering and luxury? The Datai is an exclusive and luxurious hotel overlooking the sea, and set in a tropical landscape (a rainforest) away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The location is quite private and isolated, and you’re surrounded with nothing but nature, and sometimes well-behaved monkeys and other tropical animals would occasionally make an appearance. Each room at The Datai features a living area with private balcony overlooking the tropical landscape, with bathrooms that are equipped with a bathtub and dressing area. The hotel’s award-winning spa is a must-try while you’re there! Other things you can do include mountain biking, swimming, golfing, and playing tennis.


The Datai Langkawi

Address: Jalan Teluk Datai
Price: from 317 USD

Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Shoeshine Heating Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Windsurfing Airport shuttle (additional charge) Water sport facilities (on site)

5. Foxhill Tree Top (from USD 37)

Pair your rare Langkawi experience with an equally unique stay when you book the Foxhill Treetop, an elevated paddy silo that’s perfect for two guests. Be lulled to sleep by the breeze and wake up to the amazing views during your stay. The studio has a wash sink, a TV, a DVD player, a supply of towels, and a fridge. Note that the shower is located downstairs underneath the treehouse. Some of the top attractions near this Airbnb in Langkawi are Pantai Cenang beaches, Pantai Tengah, and Dataran Lang.

Foxhill Tree Top - A view of nature
Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
105 reviews
Entire house 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great view and thanks to fan/ac/mosquito net it's comfortable for sleeping
wifi worked really well and the mosquito net made sleeping comfortable
the view from balcony is wonderful we also enjoyed the pool
the mosquito net constraint the comfortable of sleeping as it is a cone shape
views pool and breakfast were also great
Cleanliness:
the house is clean and tidy
the house was clean and cozy
it is safe clean and absolutely charming
we had a great stay in this family owned resort the tree top house was clean cosy and comfortable
you have an amazingly clean place to stay in an extremely natural surrounding
Host:
the hosts were great
mariah and her son were really friendly hosts
people were very friendly and helpful
enjoyed our stay hosts were welcoming and friendly
the host is such a nice guy
Location:
the location is also great
great location in beautifully kept gardens
the location is excellent as it is central and convenient to all different areas in langkawi
it is conveniently located in close proximity to the airport/jetty and all other tourist attractions
location is pretty central if you want to hope around different areas and beaches during your stay
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6. Wang Casita (from USD 184)

If you’ve always wondered what it’s like to live in a Malay village, this is the place to stay! Surrounded by nothing but lush and vast paddy fields, the traditional Malay house features modern Thai and Indochina elements. As a guest, you’ll be treated to free access to their swimming pool, macro fitness gym, and BBQ area with bar fridge. While there, you get to explore the wilderness as well as the village.

Wang casita Langkawi
Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
7 reviews
Entire villa 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

7. Villa Molek (from USD 84)

Prefer staying at a more homely, private place? Villa Molek is a family friendly villa located near two of the best beaches in Langkawi, which are Pantai Cenang and Pantai Tengah. Surrounded by nature, the villa features rooms with private balconies facing the pool and garden. Some of the activities to do include getting massages at the spa, swimming at the pools and beaches, fishing, canoeing, and cycling.


Villa Molek

Address: Pantai Tengah
Price: from 84 USD

Designated smoking area Face masks for guests available Canoeing Shops (on site) Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Process in place to check health of guests Outdoor pool (all year) Physical distancing rules followed

8. Sunset Valley Paddy House (from USD 94)

Another similar option to Wang Casita is the Sunset Valley Paddy House. This rental which is a traditional wooden house overlooking paddy fields is one of the best Airbnbs in Langkawi. Reputed to be well over 180 years old, The charming house is the perfect honeymoon cottage and is very cosy. Car, motorbike and bicycle rental can be easily arranged, and the host can also arrange many activities for you. While there, don’t miss out on watching the farmers working in the paddy field!

Sunset Valley - Paddy House
Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
32 reviews
Entire chalet 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
having wifi across the estate was wonderful
stayed in the paddy house which was very comfortable and filled with old world charm
the pool and the sunset are really impressive
Cleanliness:
everything was really clean and the pictures were a perfect representation of how beautiful it was
also room was tidy cleaness we loved to stay sunset vally
Host:
she was very helpful and make me feels like home
gudrun and david are amazing hosts and always ready to help
gudrun and david are great hosts
gudrun has been a great host
gudrun&david all of staff are friendly nicely responded with smily
Location:
good for birdwatching and a good location for exploring the nearby mountain
the garden is amazing with singing birds nice pool 3 cute cats and dogs and bbq place
really it was like taken from a magazine and placed in the middle of that wonderful island
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9. Foxhill Rumah Alfah (from USD 87)

When looking for the ideal Airbnb in Langkawi, private pools would be a nice must-have box to check. Perfect for travelers with big families, Foxhill Rumah Alfah is also a traditional Malay house with facilities that include gardens, a library, a pool table, swimming pool, and the poolside cabana with relaxing hammocks. The wheelchair-friendly house also conducts traditional cooking classes by request. Explore the nearby plantation while you’re there!

Foxhill Alfah-Traditional House Timeless Nights
Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
46 reviews
Entire villa 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool is on the flight paths of hornbills that greet you every morning and evening
Cleanliness:
the stay is quite confortable clean and house keeping everyday during the breakfast time
the big house is clean the boss is goodwe love you
the rooms were very clean and comfortable and blend traditional influences with modern convenience
the place was clean and comfortable with beautiful and serene location
serene location very nice clean spacious place great hosts
Host:
advice good and flexible hosts
friendly and helpful host
the hosts were friendly and welcoming
the host is a malaysisan but he uses (hidden by airbnb) sweet
the host is very friendly this is my first choice if i come back again
Location:
very good location delicious breakfast private wooden villa which is so unique and malaysia
it’s comfortable and relaxing to take a walk around the house in the morning or evening
the secluded location can be a boon if you value a quiet atmosphere over accessibility
it's a beautiful and cozy place
ann offers a fantastic place to stay
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10. Alamanda Hilltop Villa (from 81 USD)

Want to feel on top of the world? Stay at the Alamanda Hilltop Villa, where you can view the entire island! If you aren’t afraid of height, this could be one of the greatest experiences of your life. Its pool is to die for as it overlooks the greenery, and couples would definitely love the sunset and the sunrise, making it a romantic accommodation. The villa is very close to the Mahsuri Tomb and Pantai Chenang, and you get to do some hiking, biking, and exploring of the village.

Alamanda Hilltop Villa

Price: from 81 USD

Number of Guests: 3

11. Ranis Lodge Villa (from 78 USD)

Another top choice if you love to enjoy the view, Ranis Lodge Villa is located on top of a hill overlooking paddy fields and some villages. The abundance of bird species and the occasional monkeys will undoubtedly keep you entertained. For couples, you can look forward to romantic alfresco dining while watching the sunset, as the villa has its own professional chefs.

Ranis Lodge Villa

Price: from 78 USD

Number of Guests: 2

12. The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi (from USD 95)

If you’re heading to Langkawi and you’re feeling a bit fancy, why not book a stay in The Andaman. Being one of the luxury five-star hotels on the island, this property offers unbeatable views of the beach, the sea, and the lush nature of the rainforest where it is nestled. Aside from its elegantly furnished rooms, the hotel also features other amenities like a beautiful lagoon-style outdoor pool, six on-site restaurants, and a beach bar. Guests are entitled to free city shuttles.


The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi

Address: P.O.Box 94, Jalan Teluk Datai, Pulau Andaman
Price: from 95 USD

Snack bar Daily housekeeping Garden Spa and wellness centre Barber/beauty shop Free WiFi Laundry Valet parking

An experience unlike any other

Regardless of the type of accommodation you choose to stay, it’s not every day that you get the chance to stay at a place with a tropical setting, while also experiencing the way of the idyllic, laidback tropical life. Forget your troubles and worries back home and appreciate the nature, whether you’re staying at a five-star resort hotel, a traditional wooden house in a Malay village, or a beach apartment!

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Dayana is a freelance writer based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She lives by the Rumi quote, "Let the beauty we love be what we do."

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