Langkawi


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The beautiful tropical paradise island of Langkawi is the perfect place to practice yoga. The warm climate, the sea air, the slow pace of life and the tranquil natural environment make Langkawi the perfect yoga destination.


Langkawi is the largest island in an archipelago of 99 islands set in the Andaman Sea off the western coast of the border between Malaysia and Thailand.


Langkawi Island is classed as a World Geopark by UNESCO for its natural beauty and geological uniqueness. Langkawi boasts long sandy beaches, tropical rainforests, mangrove swamps, caves, waterfalls, mountains...


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Getting to Langkawi



Flights to Langkawi


Langkawi can be reached by many daily flights from around the region, as well as international charter flights.


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Tiger Airways fly to Langkawi from Singapore Air Asia fly to Langkawi from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore Firefly flies to Langkawi from Penang and Kuala Lumpur (Subang) Malaysia Airlines fly to Langkawi from Kuala Lumpur Silk Air flies to Langkawi from Singapore


Ferries to Langkawi


Ferries from Malaysia leave from Kuala Perlis (1 hour 15 minutes), Kuala Kedah (1 hour 45 minutes) or Penang (2 hours 45 minutes).

There is also a regular ferry service to Medan in Indonesia.


Visitors travelling from Thailand can arrive in Langkawi by sea from either Satun (1 hour 15 minutes) or Koh Lipe (1 hour 30 minutes). Koh Lipe can be used as a hub for island hopping onwards in Thailand with regular ferries to Koh Tarutao, Trang, Satun, Koh Lanta, Koh Bulon, Koh Phi Phi and Phuket.


Visitors who wish to extend their stay in Thailand often visit Langkawi for a few days before re-entering Thailand. If you plan on doing this, why not take the time to join us for some yoga classes or a yoga retreat.


Travelling overland to Langkawi from KL


Most people fly from KL - it's direct and usually a lot cheaper than the train and a similar price to taking the bus. Plus the flight takes barely an hour instead of 10-12 hours overland and sea. That said there is the inevitable carbon imprint - pretty much the only downside. The train runs at night - so no scenic trip up the length of the peninsula either, but it is nice to arrive on the island by boat.


By Train from KL. You can take the train from KL Sentral Station to either Arau or Alor Star.The train leaves around 9 at night and gets in around 7 am for Alor Star and 7.40 for Arau


From Arau you'll have to grab a cab to Kuala Perlis Jetty Terminal (12 rm approx). The boat trip from Kuala Perlis to the jetty in Kuah, Langkawi takes about 1.15 hrs


From Alor Star take a taxi to Kuala Kedah Jetty Terminal (18 rm approx). The boat trip from Kuala Kedah to the jetty in Kuah, Langkawi takes about 1.15 hrs


This is a link to Malaysian Railways (KTM). You won't find Kuala Lumpur on there - it's cunningly hidden in the list as Sentral Kuala Lumpur.


By Bus from KL. Alternatively you can take a bus from KL to either Kuala Perlis or Kuala Kedah.


The buses used to leave from Puduraya bus station in Chinatown but it is under renovation at the moment and the buses are running from Bukit Jalil. Find more up to date information here.


The bus fare should be around 25 rm per person for a standard bus and about double that for a 'luxury' bus - which may just turn out to be a standard bus anyway. The agents at the ticket counters in KL are as unscrupulous as the taxi drivers and will almost definitely try to rip you off if you are a foreigner. There are dozens of agents at the bus station so it's worth shopping around.


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Climate in Langkawi

Langkawi is situated just 6 degrees north of the equator and has a humid maritime tropical climate that varies little throughout the year. Monsoon season used to be between June and October, but nowadays weather patterns are a little less predictable.


Even during monsoon season it may only rain for half an hour or so, before the skies become clear again, so if you visit during that period it is unlikely that you will spend your holidays stuck inside all day watching the rain fall. You are much more likely to need sunglasses, a sun hat and sun-block than an umbrella. Average temperatures are between 25 and 35 Celcius. Mosquitoes are present, though malaria isn't really an issue.


Langkawi Weather Averages


Daytime temperatures in Celcius and monthly rainfall in mm


Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature

33

33

33

32

31

31

31

30

30

30

30

30

Rainfall

25

25

101

202

254

228

254

304

304

355

228

76