Best Accommodations in Kuah Langkawi
Budget travelers and backpackers are encouraged to stay in hotels around Kuah since there are more choices available. Besides that, you will also have easy access to a number of attractions such as Royal Langkawi Yacht Club. Visitors can find everything in Kuah town from new luxury hotels to budget hostels, duty-free shops and shopping malls.
Budget hotels in Kuah
Budget conscious travelers can consider some of these accommodations – Twins Peak Island Resort, Akasia Hotel, Azio Hotel and Langkasuka Hotel.
Twins Peak Island Resort is located only five minutes drive from shopping malls. An ideal resort for budget conscious travelers who are spending your holidays here to shop all you want at duty-free malls.
All the guestrooms in this two-star resort are equipped with basic amenities such as air-conditioning, mini fridge and television. Dubbed as one of the best budget hotels in Langkawi, Akasia Hotel is a newly opened budget hostel located just 1 kilometre from Kuah town centre.
The rooms are generous in size and equipped with basic amenities. Do not be surprised to find that this budget hotel has its own restaurant and hall that can accommodate 100 guests at the same time.
To accommodate the growing number of budget travelers in Langkawi, Azio Hotel was opened in February 2010 whereby guests can enjoy five-star hotel room services with two-star price. This budget hotel offers high speed Internet access, airport transfers and has ample parking space.
Well, if you fail to get a room in all these budget hotels, then you should head down to Langkasuka Hotel. With a total of 168 guestrooms and suites, travelers can definitely find a room. Having the ample parking space save you the trouble to find one.
Besides that, travelers can also easily get around by hiring a cab through the on-site taxi base. Located adjacent to Langkawi Parade shopping mall, it is a haven for shopaholics for you can pretty much find everything from fashion garments to food as well as a Cineplex.
If you want to get the most out of your trip, perhaps you should look for more luxury hotels such as Bayview Hotel, Bella Vista, Century Suria Service Apartments, Citin Hotel, Eagle Bay, Hotel Grand Continental, Langkawi Seaview Hotel, Kampung Tok Senik Resort and The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa.
Bayview Hotel is ideally located in the heart of downtown Kuah nearby to shopping and business districts. Designed meticulously with thoughtful amenities and facilities to ensure guests’ comfort and convenience, all the guestrooms are generous in size.
Experience the European sophistication amidst the lush tropical forest at Bella Vista Langkawi stretched on 60 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens overlooking the enchanting Andaman Sea.
Ideal for families, leisure travelers and honeymooners, the staffs here will tend to your every need to ensure you have a wonderful experience in Langkawi. On another note, Century Suria Service Apartments is a wonderful three-star hotel that offers everything you can find in a five-star hotel.
You can travel on foot to Langkawi Mall since it is located nearby the apartment. Century Suria is your ideal accommodation if you are looking for tranquility, superb interior design and great service.
Another modest hotel located right in the heart of Kuah town is Citin Hotel. This fuss-free hotel offers guestrooms at a reasonable price thus; vacationers can save money on the accommodation and instead, splurge on other items and shop till you drop at duty-free malls.
On another note, for leisure travelers who would like to have easy access to the largest park in Langkawi, ’50 acres of Taman Lagenda’, Eagle Bay Hotel is definitely your choice for it is located right across the attraction.
Furthermore, guests who opt to stay in Eagle Bay also have easy access to duty-free shops, town centre and commercial hubs.
Adventurous travelers who would like to travel on foot to explore the island, Hotel Grand Continental is highly recommended for the hotel is located amongst rows of departmental stores on the island.
Therefore, vacationers can start your journey by exploring the shopping malls and duty-free shop before traveling on foot to other major tourist attractions.
Designed with a touch of Malaysian architectural style, all the 193 guestrooms are generous in size and fully equipped with basic amenities such as television and air-conditioning.
Experience the traditional Malay village lifestyle when you book a room at Kampung Tok Senik Resort.
Perfect for vacationers who are looking for a tranquil weekend getaway, the resort is secluded in the lush tropical forest thus making it an exclusive haven. Nature lovers would definitely love this resort due to its closeness to nature.
Looking for a place to relax and rejuvenate complete with unique spa experience? The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa is the answer to your demands.
An ideal place for a weekend getaway to escape the rigors of life as it is nestled amidst the tropical forest overlooking the white sandy beach and swaying coconut trees.
Best food in Kuah Langkawi
Since there are plenty of hotels and luxury resorts, of course there are tons of gastronomic options around the town but do not expect it to be as good as those in Pantai Tengah or Pantai Cenang. Kuah town is the right place for seafood lovers to satisfy their cravings for fresh seafood cuisines cooked in different style.
Besides fresh seafood, you can also find plenty of hawker stalls selling a variety of local delicacies. And one of the must try specialties in Langkawi is mee gulung.
Anyways, your visit to Kuah town is not complete without visiting Barn Thai Restaurant, Arabica Restaurant, Eagle View Seafood, Aquarium Garden Seafood, Kak Yah Kondo Restaurant, The Phoenix Chinese Restaurant, Water Garden Hawker Centre and Wonderland Food Restaurant.
Patrons who are looking for spicy Thai food can drop by at Barn Thai Restaurant. Even though the food is considered pricey, it is definitely worth it as the management keeps the patrons entertain with live jazz performances.
Forget about Chinese, Indian, Malay or Western food. Head over to Arabica Restaurant for some exotic Moroccan and Lebanese cuisines at affordable rates.
As mentioned earlier, if you are looking for fresh seafood cuisines, Kuah town is the right place because there are several seafood restaurants such as Aquarium Seafood Garden and Eagle View Seafood. You must try the especially tasty soft-shell crabs, green lobsters, finger mussels and mantis prawns.
Prices here are more reasonable compared to Orkid Ria in Pantai Cenang. If you are looking for some Chinese-style seafood, Eagle View is the perfect place as patrons can choose from wide menu selections.
Do not be fooled with the unappealing Kak Yah Kondo Eatery because the food is extremely tasty and worth your money. Serving a wide range of traditional Malay cuisines such as nasi arab and nasi tomato, the restaurant is located opposite Jalan Penarak along Kampung Padang Lalang.
Fancy for reasonably priced Chinese fare? Head over to The Phoenix Chinese Restaurant for some mouth watery kangkung and tofu dishes. There are a plenty of vegetarian dishes offered in the restaurant.
And also, be prepared to fork out a little extra as this is one of the few good vegetarian restaurants in Langkawi. Malaysia is famed for a variety of hawkers food such as char kway teow, laksa, prawn mee and mee gulung (in Langkawi).
Water Garden Hawker Centre and Wonderland Food Restaurant are catered to tourists who are looking for local fare. Strategically located in the middle of the city, Water Garden Hawker Centre has plenty of stalls offering mee java goreng, mixed rice and kway teow teng.
Meanwhile, Wonderland Food Restaurant serves plenty of local delights such as spicy chilli crab.
Best Shopping centres in Kuah Langkawi
Kuah, the island’s central commercial district has everything you need – chocolates, fashion garments, electronic goods, perfumes, designer labels, souvenirs and beautiful batik prints.
Shopaholics should explore the island starting from Eagle Square as you will be spoilt for choice with the variety of goods found in the malls and stalls.
Your trip to Langkawi is not complete without browsing through the confectionery stores to purchase quality cheap chocolates. Your shopping trip should begin at Jetty Point Duty Free Complex as you can pretty much look for various handicrafts, perfumes, fashion garments, liquor and chocolates.
However, for those who hate the crowd, you are advised to stay away from this complex as it is well-known as a last-minute shopping stopover thus, the complex is often crowded. While busying yourself looking for duty-free goods, do remember to grab some snacks and refreshments at cafes, bakeries and fast food outlets in the complex.
Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall is home to more than 100 shops selling electronic items, fashion apparels and souvenirs. Since the mall looks quite run-down compared to other complexes, only locals patronize it.
Thus, shoppers can expect a smaller crowd here. Looking for reasonably priced decorative ceramics and beautiful crystals? Saga Shopping Center is the answer to your demands.
Al-Ikhsan is highly recommended for shoppers who are looking for quality apparel and footwear. Dubbed as the best store on the island, you can get Nike, Reebok and Adidas goods at reasonable price.
However, note that you can hardly get latest designs here but considering the price that you are paying, perhaps you should not complain so much.
Cote De Perfume is the perfect place for every woman who are seeking latest designer scents namely DKNY and Dior. You’ll be spoilt for choice here as there are plenty of perfumes available here.
Shoppers on a budget constraint can go for locally-made fragrances at cheaper prices. 16 Degree Wine Shop along Jalan Pandak Mayah carries extensive array of liquors and good wine selection from Taylor’s to St. Andrew’s collections.
Langkawi is well-known for the quality cheap chocolates available in malls and stores everywhere on the island.
If you happen to be around Kuah town, remember to purchase reasonably priced Cadbury, Toblerone and Ritter Sports at Perniagaan Haji Ismail Group Sdn Bhd.
Zeno Duty-Free Shopping Centre is similar to any other malls on the island offering standard products such as handicrafts and chocolates. Just drop here at the centre between 9 am to 9.30 pm.
The Spa Shop is a must visit store for women who are looking for spa supplies at affordable prices.
You can purchase good quality locally-made rice milk loofah soap and bring back home as souvenirs for your loved ones.
While women are busy shopping for designer labels, chocolates and souvenirs to bring back home, Cuban Attitude is the perfect place for men to stock up on cigars and cigarettes.
Entertainment centres in Kuah Langkawi
The majestic eagle poised for flight in Eagle Square is located in the modern and vibrant Kuah town. For the nightlife scene in Kuah, perhaps ‘mild’ is the best word to describe the nightspots within the town.
Overall, the town is quiet after sunset except for a handful of bars and bistros.
Of course, you can never compared the nightlife scene in Kuah with those in Pantai Cenang and Pantai Tengah. If your trip to Langkawi is not because of nightlife, then Kuah remains a good choice for accommodation as major tourist attractions are located nearby.
For nightlife after sunset, patrons can visit hotel bars and restaurants offering cold beer and standard selection of alcohol.
The exclusive Breezy Lounge is an ideal place for a night of fun with buddies. However, note that the drinks here are quite pricey as a bottle of beer can costs up to RM18.
This is largely due to the luxury ambience with classy décor. Patrons here are mostly guests in The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa and well-dressed for a night of booze.
If you are looking for a wide selection of reasonably priced cold beers and beverages, Cappuccino House around the corner of Jalan Pandak Mayah is the perfect hangout place.
If you have the intention to belt out your favourite tune, head over to Woodpecker Lounger as you can spend the whole night and sing your heart out.
Charlie’s Place in Royal Langkawi Yacht Club serves wide array of Asian and Western cuisines as well as signature cocktails to appeal to yachtsmen and tourists.
The drinks here are expensive as it costs around RM20. Regarded as a typical German bistro, Domino is located in the heart of the town offering reasonably priced beers and fine food selection.
If you are hunting for a nightspot entertaining guests with easy listening music, Nautillus Grill is the place as the elegant bar features a resident band known as Al-Batara to keep the patrons entertain until the wee hours of the morning.
Single travelers should pay a visit to RuleOut Cafe and meet new friends. Local folks here are pretty friendly and warm thus you can easily strike up a conversation.
However, there is no alcoholic drinks available but you can always order regular beverages.
Activities you can do in Kuah
Kuah town may be littered with shopping malls and duty-free stores, but do not expect dozens of exciting activities available here. But nevertheless, golf enthusiasts should head over to Gunung Raya Golf Resort stretched on 300 acres of land.
This 18-hole golf course specially designed by golf guru, Max Wexler, is located approximately eight kilometres from Kuah town at the foothills of the captivating Gunung Raya Mountain.
Getting ready for a fun night out with friends to Langkawi’s hottest clubs and bistros? Perhaps, you should attend pole dancing or dance classes at Anne V Fitness centre to get trim.
Subsequently thereafter, spend some quality time at Durian Perangin Falls located northern slope of Gunung Raya. Walk around and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the park featuring a cascading waterfall.
There are only two spa centres in the town namely Bellis Health & Beauty Spa and Heavenly Spa.
You can get reasonably-priced treatments such as body scrub and foot reflexology massages at Bellis while Heavenly Spa located within Westin Langkawi offers personal spa treatments including face and neck massage.