Langkawi-the Jewel of Kedah- is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, Malaysia. With theirs beautiful landscapes and great celebrations, the islands are one of the best destinations in South East Asia for welcoming New Years Eve 2017. Langkawi is also voted in top 6 cities for Christmas in Asia.
A Glimpse of Langkawi
ne of Malaysia’s shining jewels, Langkawi is an island oasis. The name alone is synonymous with white sandy beaches, clear waters and palm trees. Surrounded by the turquoise Andaman Sea just 30km off the coast of Kuala Perlis, Pulau Langkawi is easily one of Malaysia’s most promoted holiday destinations.
New Years Eve Celebrations
The real magic of the New Year’s Eve celebrations in Langkawi will start an hour before midnight when lanterns is released into the night sky. Blown away by the beauty of Langkawi’s sunset, visitors will be in absolute awe when the beach is surrounded by hundreds of these floating candles. It is like being in a fairytale. According to locals, the release of sky lanterns are said to be good luck and signify the letting go of one’s problems and worries. A sky full of floating lanterns, fireworks puncturing the air and bonfires in full flame; Langkawi does New Year’s Eve like you’ve never experienced before.
There are also many countdown parties and New Years Eve programs held by hotels and restaurants around the islands. We will update to you during Christmas and New Year season.
Hotels in Langkawi
There are more than 300 hotels and resorts with full ranges of services and accommodations in the islands. With clean beaches, swaying palms and crystal clear waters, Langkawi is well-frequented by travellers worldwide for its island-hopping marine activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving and even shark feeding. Featuring some of the most postcard-perfect beaches in Malaysia, Langkawi is home to pristine rainforests and marine parks, and the best part about its many resorts is that guests are never that far from the beach.
Below you will find our handpicked list of the 10 most popular Langkawi hotels, all of which are luxurious ventures offering impeccable service and quality facilities. Top 10 most booked hotels in Langkawi are listed below:
- Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort Langkawi
- The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa
- Berjaya Langkawi Resort
- The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi
- The Danna Langkawi
- Vivanta by Taj – Rebak Island, Langkawi
- Century Four Points Resort
- The Datai Langkawi
- Bayview Hotel Langkawi
- Tanjung Rhu Resort
Restaurants in Langkawi
The most popular Langkawi restaurants can be found in tourist-friendly Kuah, Pantai Cenang, and Pantai Tengah, with several hidden gems scattered all over the island.Not only do these eateries cater to all budget levels, but also offer fantastic service and magnificent sunset views of the Andaman Sea and Gunung Mat Cincang. Langkawi is well-known for serving some of the best local delicacies in the country, including authentic Malay and Chinese cuisine as well as fresh seafood such as crabs, lobsters, king prawns, mantis prawns, and squids.
Catering to foreign and local travellers alike, restaurants in Langkawi also serves a widerange of unique culinary delights from all over the worldthat will satisfy your palate. From Spanish tapas and Russian delicacies to tantalising Wagyu beef and Thai cuisine, you’ll find that you’re never too far away from a satisfying meal during your stay in this expansive island.