Malaysia is a country with many picturesque sandy white beaches and pristine clear water, and one of them is the ever-popular Langkawi Island (or Pulau Langkawi).


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Langkawi Island is known for its many stunning luxurious beachfront resorts with sky-high prices to match, but there are also plenty of other accommodations available on the island at a small fraction of the price of those high-end resorts with similar facilities such beachfront villas, garden villas, infinity pools, privacy, and super insta-friendly places 😉

Here are 16 hotels in Langkawi that definitely won’t wreak havoc on your bank account for an awesome weekend getaway!

Prices are based on the searches for the travelling period of July 2019

1. Tanjung Puteri Motel

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Tanjung Puteri Motel is not your 7-star luxury hotel. It’s a basic motel that is clean and comfortable with all the necessities that you need, which is a pretty good bargain at its price! The beauty of this motel is its location that is by a beautiful and deserted beach that stretches out to a good 4km of pristine white sand 😍

Chances are, you’ll hardly see more than 10 people at the beach at once so you’ll feel like you’re enjoying your vacation on a private beach instead. When you’re not out exploring the island and its many activities, you can lounge and relax on their provided sun lounges and hammocks by the beach and enjoy Langkawi’s beach and breeze 🌴

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Price per night: RM68 on Agoda
Address: Kampung Pasir Hitam, Mukim Ayer Hangat Langkawi
Contact: 04-959 1044

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2. Alia Residence

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Staying at the Alia Residence at its price is a steal! Although it is not a beachfront hotel, it is nearby enough that you can hop into a taxi and make your way to one of Langkawi’s many sandy white beaches (it’s a pretty small island, after all). There are over 70 rooms available and they have all the necessaries you need.

On days when you feel like staying in, enjoy yourself by the pool or try their massage services to relax all those muscles for total and complete relaxation 😉

And FYI, the hotel is only 5 minutes away from the International Airport.

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Price per night: RM72 on Agoda
Address: Lot 594, Mukim Padang Matsirat, Kuala Teriang, 07100 Langkawi
Contact: 04-9554848
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3. Malibest Resort

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A clean and cosy beachfront hotel on Cenang beach, a huge swimming pool and right on the market street – what more could you ask for for a beach holiday? This is the place to stay if you’re up for the many beach activities available such as ski island tours and island trips. Do note that the activities are arranged by operators, not by the hotel.

Malibest Resort even has a few treetop chalets that’ll make you feel as if you’re staying within lush green tropicals too!

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Price per night: RM114 on Agoda
Address: Pantai Cenang, Mukim, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Contact: 04-955 8202
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4. Mali Mali Beach Resort

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If you want plenty of privacy with easy access to Cenang beach, Mali Mali Beach Resort is the place for you. Although it’s not a beachfront hotel, the resort is strategically located right across the road from the beach so it’s no more than a few minutes walk. And when you’re done exploring the busy Cenang beach, wind down in your very own tropical paradise by Mali Mali’s serene and tranquil pool area that’s surrounded by beautiful greenery 😍

Airport transfers are provided too so you don’t have to spend money going to and from the airport.

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Price per night: RM121 on Agoda
Address: Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang, 07000 Langkawi
Contact: 04-955 7555
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5. White Lodge Chalet Langkawi

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If not having a beachfront hotel is perfectly fine for you, check yourself into the White Lodge Chalet and be surrounded by garden greens instead. The beach is about a 10-minute walk from the lodge so you won’t miss out on Langkawi’s sandy white beaches when you feel like lazing by the beach instead of by the pool 😉

The White Lodge Chalet is also nearby plenty of restaurants and cafes just a few minutes walk away and the hotel reception is more than happy to help book activities you can do around Langkawi such as beach and water activities, and the must-do mangrove tour!

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Price per night: RM136 on Agoda
Address: Jalan Pantai Chenang, Kampung Lubok Buaya, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Contact: 04-955 3072
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6. Tuba Beach Resort

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Tuba Beach Research is easily one of the top Instagrammable spots in Langkawi with its bright and colourful chalets overlooking a sky blue pool 😍 Not to mention the amazing panoramic view of the ocean wherever you may be in the resort from your chalet to the pool!

The pretty resort is also known for its food, where the kitchen serves freshly cooked local cuisine daily, perfect after a day of exploring the island 😊But if you’re not one for local food or craving for other cuisine instead, there are plenty others within walking distance from the resort too.

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Price per night: RM146 on Agoda
Address: No.17 & 18, Jalan Tepi Laut, Pulau Tuba, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Contact: 011-1018 3454
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7. Cenang Plaza Beach Hotel

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This modern hotel is sandwiched in between the busy Cenang street and the lively Cenang beach, making it the most strategic place for shopping, eating, and exploring the best parts of the island. Langkawi’s Underwaterworld is only a 5 minutes walk from the hotel too, making it a perfect location for families visiting 😊

And since it’s a pretty high-rise building (for Langkawi’s standard), you’ll get an amazing sunset view of the beach from many of the rooms!

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Price per night: RM145 on Agoda
Address: Lot 2606, Jalan Pantai Chenang, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Contact: 04-955 8228
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8. Bayview Hotel Langkawi

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Located in the quieter part of Langkawi is the Bayview Hotel Langkawi. With its high rise building, spacious rooms, modern facilities, and large pool area, it is far from a ‘budget’ accommodation, unlike what is reflected by its price range 😊 Find plenty of eateries and shopping within walking distance too, pleasant for an evening walk.

The closest beach, however, is about a 20-minute drive from the hotel, so if transportation is not an issue for you, this is a perfect place for a vacation!

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Price per night: RM155 on Agoda
Address: Jalan Pandak Mayah 1, Pusat Bandar Kuah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Contact: 04-966 1818
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9. Best Star Resort Langkawi

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If you want to stay amidst the busy Cenang beach while with plenty of comforts, head over to Best Star Resort. Wake up every morning during your stay to stunning beachfront views and step out from your room right onto the beach 😍

You’ll never miss a thing that happens on the beach while staying here! Pick between the cosy pool, or take a few steps more and dip in the pristine sea water instead. And since it’s right on Cenang beach, there are plenty of eateries and shopping for you to enjoy during your stay too – all just a few steps outside of your hotel 😊

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Price per night: RM153 on Agoda
Address: Lot PT 892 Jalan Pantai Cenang Mk Kedawang Kedah D, 07100 Langkawi
Contact: 04-955 1808
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10. Tropical Resort Langkawi

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A quaint and cosy resort surrounded by lush green that you’ll think you’re in a jungle resort instead. Enjoy the chalet-style rooms enclosing a serene pool, away and private from the rest of Langkawi’s busy beaches. Open up your doors right onto the pool, relax in the shade or have a nap on the sundeck. If you’re a beach lover, don’t fret, all you have to do is follow a scenic garden trail down and you’ll be by the beach in a few minutes 😉

Also, as a guest at the resort, you’ll also get a 15% discount at the spa next door!

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Price per night: RM184 on Agoda
Address: Jalan Pantai Tengah, Kampung Lubok Buaya, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Contact: 04-955 4075
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11. The Daun Resort

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Modern living in a kampung setting is what sets The Daun Resort apart from many other accommodations in Langkawi. If transportation is not an issue for you, this is the place to stay to experience traditional kampung living. You won’t miss out on the beach either since it’s only a 10-15 minute drive away from the resort.

Find traditional wooden chalets for a unique experience, equipped with modern facilities to make sure you stay in comfort. Spend time at the main verandah that’s surrounded by water too, a peaceful and cooling place to relax in the evening when the weather starts to cool down 😊

Not to mention that the kampung aesthetics makes it a totally instagrammable place!

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Price per night: RM185 on Agoda
Address: Jalan Kuala Muda, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Contact: 019-852 3538
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12. Langkawi Lagoon Beach Resort

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A little resort away from the hustling and bustling of Cenang beach, but that’s okay since it the resort is located in a lagoon, with overwater villas for a unique experience 😍

If you’re not out exploring and having fun around the island, spend your day relaxing at the spa or lounge by their large pool with a good book 😌

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Price per night: RM182 on Agoda
Address: Lot 78, Jalan Kuala Muda, Kampung Padang Mat Sirat, 07100 Langkawi, Kedah
Contact: 04-953 3750
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13. The Coconut Beach Villa Langkawi

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Right on Cenang Beach itself is the Coconut Beach Villa, an accommodation perfect for a nice weekend getaway in Langkawi. Each chalet has its own garden, and an open-air concept bathroom (don’t worry, the walls are high enough to ensure privacy), giving you total privacy during your stay. Each chalet is located just a few steps away from the beach and there’s also a spacious swimming pool for you to have a pleasant swim to beat the island sun 😎

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Price per night: RM187 on Agoda
Address: Lot 37, Jalan Kuala Muda, Mukim, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Contact: 011-1051 3627
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14. Federal Villa Beach Resort Langkawi

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A large and modern resort with plenty of facilities! Keep yourself busy with plenty of watersports and island tours organized by the hotel or just simply enjoy yourself at the resort on your easy days. Take a swim in one of their two pools, or grab a tennis racket and play a friendly on their tennis courts. With the number of things you can do there, you and the rest of the gang will have a blast 😎

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Price per night: RM232 on Agoda
Address: Pantai Tengah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Contact: 04-955 1701
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15. Resorts World Langkawi

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Located away from the busy Cenang beach (about 30 minutes drive), is the Resort World Langkawi. Although the price is closer to mid-range, you would think you’re at a high-end hotel with the amenities that are available – from a rejuvenating spa, a nicely equipped gym, and many more.

One of the main highlights of this hotel is the magnificent views from the hotel rooms, and from the infinity pool – perfect for that picturesque #OOTD shot 😉

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Price per night: RM221 on Agoda
Address: 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Contact: 04-955 5111
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16. Adya Hotel Langkawi

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Located by the bay of Kuah town away from all the tourists is the modern Adya Hotel, perfect for those who really want their privacy during their stay. Though if you would like to tour around the island it is best to arrange with the hotel if you do not have your own transportation available. But aside from that, you get to enjoy luxury hotel facilities at an affordable price at the hotel! Not to mention that you get to a bird’s eye view of the island from your room and from the hotel poolside 😍

On top of that, the hotel is catered mainly for Muslim tourists so rest assured there is no alcohol served on premise, prayer mats are provided, prayer calls are announced through their PA system, and there is a female-only swimming pool!

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Price per night: RM242 on Agoda
Address: No 1 PT 4001 Mukim Darul Aman Persiaran Mutiara 2 Mukim Kuah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Contact: 04-960 8000
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And there you have it, 16 accommodations in Langkawi for an amazing weekend getaway that won’t kill your bank account! Langkawi is an island full of wonderful activities that should be explored and experienced. Call up the friends, family, or both and time to get cracking on your island trip planning 😎

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