Langkawi with Friends
Collected by Max Power
Off the coast of mainland Malaysia, Langkawi is an expanse of sandy beaches, forested mountains, and unique wildlife. Socialize with the residents or find solitude on the shores of a private island for the day. No matter what you do, it’ll be a trip to remember.
Kompleks Dermaga Tanjung Lembung, Mukim Ulu Melaka, 07000, Langkawi, Kedah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
It sounds almost too fantastical to be true. A German man came to Malaysia thirty years ago and saved the ancient boat-building industry from the brink of extinction. Today, you can sail on his authentic Malaysian junk boat, the Naga Pelangi, and...
Jalan Makam Mahsuri, Kampung Mawar, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
On the island legends and folklore have evolved for hundreds of years. The most well-known of these fables tells the story of a beautiful woman named Mahsuri who was unjustly accused of adultery. The maiden was sentenced to death but when the...
Jalan Pantai Dato Syed Omar, Kedah, 07000, MY-09, Malaysia
A trip to Langkawi typically means you're there for the nature, culture, and to unwind. After an active day of exploring, instead of indulging in a heavy meal or happy hour, re-energize with a massage. They offer all types of massage and have a...
Kompleks Lada, Kuah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Babylon is the Langkawi version of an outdoor nightclub. With great music, fresh drinks, lounge space, and a cool vibe, a night spent here is exhilarating. What's more, the structure was created with sustainability in mind. Using recycled...
Block 2, Sri Legenda Resort Condo Jalan Sri Legenda, 07000 Kuah, Kedah, Malaysia
While this bar might be small in size, it is big in retro tiki character. This gem hosts many lively tourists and locals on any given night for hours of dancing, drinks, and entertainment. The casual ambiance is perfect for playing a round of pool...
Lot 85, Kampung Penarak, 07000, Langkawi, Kedah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Knowing my meal came from the floating fish farm visible from the patio gave a whole new meaning to "local fish." Any seafood dish comes recommended (the whole fish and tom yam especially), as well as the fresh fruit juices. A cool breeze and...
Persiaran Putra, Kuah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
There's something about foreign supermarkets—the strange selection, cryptic packaging, new flavors—that keep me browsing for hours. In the Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall there's a local grocery store with aisles to explore. If you're traveling with...
Langkawi Island, Kedah, Malaysia
Sitting down for tea with Dr. Ghani after a herb tour is the perfect experience in Langkawi. He has collected over 500 different species of medicinally valuable plants to traditional Malay culture in his garden. Unlike a lecture, he approaches...
Jalan Penarak, Kuah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
This hidden gem is all about the food and not about the ambiance—and that's the way we like it. Their fresh Malay fare is traditional, tasty, and cheap. They are open in the late afternoon and well into the evening; it's perfect for a midnight...
Pantai Cenang, Kedah, 07000 Pulau Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
The jam sessions and drinks at Little Lylia’s make for a relaxing night out on Langkawi. Their model is simple: no frills necessary. Just the beach, a drink, and good music. Squeeze between the two restaurants, Rafi’s and Nasi Kandar, to get to...
Kampung Padang Mat Sirat, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Batik, a traditional wax-dyed cloth technique, is a beautiful and ancient art form. The Malaysian version of this is typically characterized by colorful nature motifs and geometric spirals. A place of unity, art, and heritage, the Atma Alam Batik...
210, Jalan Penarak, Kuah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
A very rare gem, the rice museum was a surprising highlight of my trip to Langkawi. Rice paddys and herb gardens surround the museum, making it an immersive experience instead of a lecture. If asked, a guide will leisurely take you around the...
Kuah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
If you are in the Langkawi area, Eagle Square is not to be missed. This 40-foot statue provides an excellent opportunity to take some unforgettable photos with your family and friends. Fun Fact: The reddish-brown eagle at Dataran Lang was built as...
- 1Travel NewsThe Best Meteor Shower of the Year Peaks This Weekend
- 2Restaurants + CafésThe Best Farm-to-Table Restaurants for a Fall Harvest Feast
- 3Where to Go in FallEurope’s Most Overlooked Region Is Ready for Its Close-Up
- 4Cities We LoveTokyo’s Long Lines Lead to Magic (and Life-Changing Ramen)
- 5Where to Go in FallAn Expert Guide to Working Remotely and Traveling the World