[Update (5 Mar 2019): Based on our updated the list as at Mar 2019, please note that Century Langkawi Beach Resort (previously number 8 on the list) has since closed down, and we have crossed it off accordingly. But don’t worry, we’ve also added four new entries – Bayview Hotel Langkawi (number 6) as well Telaga Terrace Boutique Hotel (number 8), Kunang Kunang Heritage Village (number 11), and The Datai Langkawi (number 17)]

It is by no exaggeration when Langkawi is affectionately called the Jewel of Kedah. This precious archipelago of 99 islands on Malaysia’s west coast is surrounded by crystal clear waters with shoreline fringed by powder-fine white sands and tall swaying coconut trees.

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A resort at Langkawi’s beaches seems like a must so you can enjoy a truly tropical island holiday, and this island offers a range of accommodations for both budget and luxury travellers! Have a pick at any of these gorgeous resorts for a smashing good time in Langkawi!

*Prices indicated were based on a search as at March 2019. Do note that holidays or peak travel seasons may affect accommodation rates. Do check the prices before making a booking.

Budget-friendly Resorts
1. Adya Hotel Langkawi

Located in Langkawi’s main town of Kuah, Adya Hotel makes for a convenient stay if exploring the town landmarks such as Dataran Lang (Eagle Square), Kuah Jetty and Gunung Raya is on your holiday agenda. The hotel is also next to a shopping centre – perfect for your shopping hauls!

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This hotel is said to be Muslim-friendly with its halal restaurant and an infinity pool specially for women! Other features include a general public infinity pool, a kids pool and an indoor gym.

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All rooms are designed with a private balcony which will surely mesmerize you with breathtaking panoramic sea views or the bustling Kuah town views. Langkawi’s town is just as pretty as its famous beaches; the executive room facing the gorgeous town view of Kuah also has the sea view peeking off from the side!

Rates: From RM226 on Agoda
Telephone: (+60) 4 960 8000
Address: No 1 Pt, 4001, Persiaran Mutiara 2, Mukim Kuah, 07000 Langkawi, Malaysia

2. Alia Residence

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This stylish resort exudes a sophisticated contemporary charm that would make you feel homely once you step inside it. With a big swimming pool facing each room, it’s a wonderful view to wake up! 😍 Makes you want to just jump in too if you ask us. 😏

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The room? Simple and comfortable! It’s the kind of room that amplifies space and airiness, echoing the crashing waves just outside of the window! Magnificent, isn’t it? 😊

Rates per night: From RM134 on Agoda
Address: Lot 07000, Lot 1755, Jalan Kuala Muda, Langkawi, Kedah
Contact Number: 04-955 4848

3. Langkawi Lagoon Beach Resort

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This resort will remind you of the floating villas you see in the Maldives, and it is perfect for that island vacation you’ve always wanted! 😍 Surrounded by clear waters, it’s no wonder that any guest who comes here would not want to love. Just look at the view! 😱

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Rates per night: From RM216 on Agoda
Phone: 04-953 3750
Address: Lot 78, Jalan Kuala Muda, Kampung Padang Mat Sirat, 07100 Langkawi, Kedah

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4. Malibest Resort 

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This wooden-style resort is the kind of place that guests wouldn’t mind returning to again and again to recreate their island holiday experiences that remain close to their hearts! The wooden, earthy tones evoke a design that is minimal and full of comfort.

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Guests can also enjoy swimming at the pool that’s located opposite the beautiful beach. Chances are you might even witness the sun setting by the sea! 😍

Rates from RM164 on Agoda
Address: Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang, Langkawi
Contact Number: 010-202 7202

5. Labu Labi Residence Resort

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It’s easy to have your breezy holiday out by the water sullied by overcrowded beaches. Fret not! At Labu Labi Residence Resort, you’ll get a room which leads to the property’s very own private beach. Tanjung Rhu may be a distance off Pantai Cenang and Kuah (a 20-minute car ride to the more tourist-centred areas) but you can expect a mellow beach vibe and enjoy a serene time basking in the sun over at Labu Labi.

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The resort’s family rooms and triple rooms come with 2 king beds/ 1 king and 1 single bed respectively attached with bathroom, air conditioning, LCD TV, drinking water and a fridge amongst others. Plus, every room comes with a stunning view of the beach! Who would choose to stay indoors when the beach looks so inviting?😉

Rates per night: From RM254 on Agoda
Telephone: 013-4200915
Address: Lot 1388, Jalan Tanjung Rhu, Mukim Ayer Hangat, 07000, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia

6. Bayview Hotel Langkawi

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Bayview Hotel Langkawi is another great option for those looking to stay in Kuah. This hotel is located in the heart of town (about 25-minute drive away fron the airport) and is conveniently located near shops and eating places as well as attractions such as Dataran Helang and the ferry terminal. It is also only a 20-minute drive away from Pantai Cenang.

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The hotel offers 282 spacious rooms, and with some (the Premier Searoom View rooms) having a view of the Andaman Sea – the bay view that the hotel is named after! There is also a swimming pool, a fitness centre, and two in-house restaurants.

Rates per night: From RM235 on Agoda
Telephone: +60 4-966 1818
Address: Jalan Pandak Mayah 1, Pusat Bandar Kuah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
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Mid-tier Resorts
7. The Ocean Residence Langkawi

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Freight containers could be where you’ll be staying in over at The Ocean Residence! Still labelled with the original metal plates carrying identification numbers, these containers are revamped and refurbished to reflect modern decor trends. It would definitely be a unique experience for you🤗

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Check out those exposed brick walls which bring a touch of vintage flair to the lovely chic design of the room.

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The hotel also offers two other styles of accommodation if their container suites aren’t your style: the longhouse and the villa. The longhouse has a small private terrace with steps directly into a 60-meter swimming pool from the terrace, and views out to sea!

Rates per night: From RM414 on Agoda
Telephone: +60 4-966 3210
Address: 1, Ocean Front Estate, Bukit Benggali, 07000 Kuah, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia

8. Century Langkawi Beach Resort [We understand that Century Langkawi Beach Resort has been closed until further notice]

Luxury-like accommodations do not have to come at exorbitant rates and Century Langkawi is set to allure you with a comfortable and charming stay! The resort is situated within 38 acres of lush tropical gardens with private cove beach inlets and only 10-minute car ride from the airport.

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A superior room with a garden view Century Langkawi comes with a spacious living area with elegant French doors opening up to a private balcony – perfect for enjoying the magnificent view or basking in the sunshine😎

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If you’re feeling like having some guided adventure, the resort can arrange local tours, island hopping, snorkelling trips or mangrove tours for you!

Rates from RM239
Telephone: (+60) 4-952 8000

Address: Teluk Nibong, Pulau Langkawi, Kedah Darulaman, Pantai Kok, Langkawi, Malaysia

8. Telaga Terrace Boutique Resort

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Telaga Terrace is a cosy boutique hotel that’s located near Cenang beach. This 22-room hotel offers respite from the hustle and bustle of the Cenang beach area by being located a bit of a distance away (less than a 10-minute drive), but not too far that it’s not easily accessible. There’s a convenience store located across from the hotel, so you can stock up on any necessities during your stay without having to venture out far.

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You’ll be able to choose from the six different room types available, ranging from the Terrace Deluxe rooms, all the way to the more opulent Mahsuri Suite. The Poolview rooms offer accommodation that directly faces the hotel’s pool within a pretty, foliage-enclosed courtyard.

Rates per night: From RM299 on Agoda
Telephone: +60 4-955 3435
Address: GA Business Centre, Jalan Pantai Chenang, Mukim, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
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9. Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa

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Fronting one of Langkawi’s popular beach, Holiday Villa Beach Resort on Pantai Tengah makes for a great base to explore the island’s ample shopping and sightseeing offerings. Just in front of the resort’s outdoor swimming pool is a private beach for you to recline on a sun lounge and have a relaxing day out in the sun😌

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Rooms over at Holiday Villa Beach come with views of either the garden, pool, sea or beach at varying rates. You can enjoy a pool view deluxe room that comes with one queen bed and a balcony facing the sea!

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Holiday Villa Beach features other amenities such as a fitness centre, a sauna, hot tub and a ladies-only indoor swimming pool. But above all, you’ll be blown away by the amazing sunset views here😍

Rates: From RM391 on Agoda
Telephone: (+60)  4 952 9999
Address: Lot 1698 Pantai Tengah, Mukim Kedawang, Daerah Langkawi, 07000 Kedah Darulaman, Malaysia

10. The Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa

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Boasting views of the sea and the nearby adjacent islands next to the bustling Cenang Beach, the Frangipani Langkawi Resort on Pantai Tengah has all the fixings of a great vacation! This beachfront resort overlooks the serene Andaman Sea and is within reach of Langkawi’s shopping arcades and dining.

For the weary traveller, the resort also offers spa services including massages and facials to rejuvenate and revitalise you. Get ready to be pampered🤗

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Frangipani offers their fully air-conditioned Deluxe Rooms which come with either a king bed or Hollywood twin beds featuring a personal terrace or balcony overlooking the scenic garden landscape.

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And if water is your favourite element, you’ll be happy to know Frangipani has three pools – including a saltwater lap pool – and two outdoor Jacuzzis! But if the sea is more of your thing, the resort also offers a range of watersports like kayaking depending on weather and sea conditions.

Rates per night: From RM451 on Agoda
Phone: (+60) 4-952 0000
Address: Jalan Pantai Tengah, 07100 Langkawi Kedah, Malaysia

11. Kunang Kunang Heritage Village

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Kunang Kunang Heritage Village is a bed-and-breakfast that promises a stay like no other. Located near Pantai Cenang, the village is a comprised of a number of villas built in traditional Malay style.

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The beautiful interior of the villas also fit in theme with the kampung theme featuring wooden furnishings and traditional-style furniture.

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One of the highlights of the resort (besides its beautiful traditional setting) is it’s a pool, which is located within a lake!

Rates per night: From RM445 on Agoda

Telephone: +60 4-952 3656

Address: Lot 1947 A Jalan Pantai Cenang | Kampung Gelam, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia

Luxury Resorts
12. The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi

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Nestled between the majestic Cincang Mountain and the turquoise Andaman Sea, the Andaman, A Luxury Collection Resort provides a calming retreat for you to enjoy a peaceful stay while still having easy access to Langkawi’s town center. The surrounding tropical rainforest makes for wonderful walks which the resort often organises so gear up for this complimentary excursion!

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The Andaman offers its Deluxe Rainforest rooms furnished with smooth dark wooden floorboards, a reclining L-shaped sofa, a spacious king bed and a balcony that opens up to the captivating views of the lush tropical rainforest😌

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The resort also features a lagoon-style swimming pool conveniently located alongside the beach for all your whimsical water play dates!

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Rates: From RM1,020 on Agoda
Telephone: (+60) 4 959 1088
Address: Jalan Teluk Datai, Langkawi, 07000 Malaysia

13. Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort Langkawi

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Tropical tranquillity and ethnic charms are just some of the many things Meritus Pelangi offers! Located right on the white sandy shores of Cenang Beach, this popular beachfront resort presents stunning views of the ocean and the surrounding tropical landscape from any of their 355 rooms that are housed in clusters of wooden chalets with private balconies.

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The simple yet modern decor adds a luxurious feel to the room; the garden terrace room provides either a king bed or twin beds with a balcony overlooking lush gardens where you can enjoy a much-needed quiet respite.

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Take a relaxing dip in the resort’s two outdoor free-form swimming pools with water cascades because my, doesn’t that rich blue look cooling against Malaysian humidity?😉

Some of the hotel’s recreational and leisure facilities include mini golf, tennis courts, squash courts, and a sauna. There are also a number of water sports available such as parasailing, jet skiing and kayaking for all you adventure seekers out there!

Rates from RM822 on Agoda
Telephone: (+60) 4 952 8888
Address: Pantai Cenang, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia

14. Vivanta by Taj – Rebak Island Langkawi

This luxurious resort sits on the privately-owned Rebak Island, a seven-minute two kilometres speedboat ride from the main island of Langkawi. Housing timber villas set in clusters across the resort’s beautiful gardens – you’ll see plenty of tropical rainforest beauty while the sea view remains just as alluring nearby😌

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For a more extravagant vacation, Rebak Island also features the only fully-equipped marina in Malaysia, complemented by a range of yacht services and facilities should you feel so inclined as to truly live up to having a luxuriously good time!

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The spacious premium room at Vivanta by Taj comes with spectacular seascape views of the Senari Straits from the balcony. Coconut trees and a quiet pool all bathed in the warm sunshine of the tropics – there is no reason not to have a grand time here!

Rates per night: From RM503 on Agoda
Telephone:  (+60) 4 966 5566
Address: P.O. Box 125, Rebak Island, Langkawi, Malaysia

15. Berjaya Langkawi Resort

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Plunge into a respite over at Berjaya Langkawi Resort as this beachfront resort offers views of both the beautiful Malaysian rainforest and the heaving waves of Burau Bay. The pristine private beach of Burau Bay where the resort is located overlooks the majestic Gunung Mat Cincang, Seratosa Island and Burau Island – known as a roosting place for migratory birds.

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Berjaya Langkawi houses clusters of individual chalets built on stilts, reminiscent of traditional Malaysian villages where timber houses are elevated on stilts to keep floods from damaging the property.

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Room rates vary across the different types of chalets. For their rainforest chalet that comes with the gorgeous view of green-cushioned mountains☺️ Wood accent completes the room’s stylish and contemporary furnishing, creating those homely vibes you may miss while on vacation.

Rates per night: From RM490 on Agoda
Telephone: (+60) 4 959 1888
Address: Karung Berkunci 200, Burau Bay, Teluk Burau, Langkawi, Malaysia

16. Dash Resort Langkawi

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This recently-opened resort is popular with young beachgoers and honeymooners, and for good reason! 😉 With funky interior design, a swimming pool area that offers views of the ocean, and beautiful resort grounds, who would resist that?

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Our most favourite part is the room! 😊 It’s decked out in all white with simple patterns on the wall and interesting lamps, that definitely calls for snooze time!

Rates per night: From RM582 on Agoda
Telephone: 04-955 7171
Address: Jalan Teluk Baru, Jalan Pantai Tengah, Mukim Kedawang, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah

17. The Datai Langkawi

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Enjoy a slice of paradise at this 5-star luxury retreat hidden with the forest along the coast of Teluk Datai. While the hotel had been closed for a thorough renovation since late 2017,  it has recently reopened its doors!

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The resort has 121 luxurious rooms and villas that will guarantee a wonderful stay, surrounded by lush greenery. You’ll be able to choose from a range of room types, be it one of the Canopy Deluxe rooms that offer beautiful views of the forest, or one of the villas that comes with a private pool 😍 Enjoy a stroll along the resort’s beautiful secluded beach or make full use of its many amenities, from a pampering session at the spa or to dining at its superb restaurants, including The Gulai House (specialising in Malay cuisine) and The Pavilion (specialising in Thai cuisine), both of which use ingredients sourced from halal-certified suppliers (though please do note the restaurants also have alcoholic beverages available on the menu, hence we recommend you to dine there at your discretion).

Rates per night: From RM2,226 on Agoda

Telephone: +60 4-950 0500
Address: Jalan Teluk Datai, Langkawi 07000, Kedah
Website | Facebook

Budget-friendly to luxury rooms with spectacular views to boot? Langkawi has the best resorts for you to stay and explore! So pack your swimwear and sunscreen and head over to the Jewel of Kedah now 😎


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