Langkawi in Malaysia is a tropical paradise that everybody wants to visit. And recently it’s gotten a lot easier to get there! Qatar Airways added Langkawi to its ever-expanding destinations and we gotta say: this is very good news! It means that you can now travel in luxury to one of the most beautiful places on earth. Going to Langkawi Malaysia with Qatar Airways has to be the best way to travel! In this article, we’ll tell you all about the new flights and of course the destination Langkawi itself!
The New Flights to Langkawi, Malaysia with Qatar Airways
Since October this year (2019) Qatar Airways has started its new routes to Langkawi, Malaysia. It now operates 5 times a week: from Tuesdays till Sundays. This is very good news for us as travelers, as Langkawi is one of the most highly sought-after destinations in Malaysia, and we are therefore, certain that these new flights to Langkawi, Malaysia with Qatar Airways will help increase accessibility and boost inbound tourism to this beautiful archipelago. It simply means that now more people can experience the beauty of Langkawi!
Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands about 30 km off the coast of northwestern Malaysia. It is also known as ‘the Jewel of Kedah’ and is home to stunning cultural attractions, lush forests, white sand beaches, crystal clear water and so much more. It’s paradise on earth! In 2007, the islands were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in recognition of the important biodiversity and geology they host. Despite the popularity of this region, the island has lots of charm where the local traditions have been preserved.
Some of the highlights of Langkawi include:
Of course, you can’t miss the beaches in Langkawi! There are hundreds to choose from, all super pristine, but the biggest and most impressive has to be Pantai Cenang, which is super long and wide. Other beautiful beaches are Tanjung Rhu and Pantai Tengah.
Island Hopping Tour
As Langkawi is an archipelago, it should not surprise you that there are a large number of islands nearby where it is possible to go on an island hopping tour! On such an island tour you mostly sail between three of Langkawi’s most beautiful islands and just chill on many of the blissful beaches you’ll visit during the day. A great island hopping tour is this one.
Mangrove Boat Tour
Langkawi has lots of mangrove along its shore and taking a Mangrove Boat Tour is the best way to explore this amazing flora and fauna and the diversity of the Malaysian nature.
There are quite a few waterfalls in Langkawi but Telaga Tujuh is definitely the most impressive. Other beautiful waterfalls in the area are Temurun Waterfall and Durian Perangin Waterfall.
Langkawi Night Markets
Night markets are pretty popular in Langkawi and for good reason. Of course, you have to try the local food in Langkawi and where can you do that better than at one of the many street food stalls?! Night markets are found right across the island meaning that you can enjoy authentic Malay, Indian, Chinese and fresh seafood dishes everywhere. Most night markets change location every night and the stalls are usually open from 5 pm to late at night.
About Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways launched in 1997 and is one of the youngest global airlines to serve all six continents and they are also the world’s fastest-growing airline. They connect more than 160 destinations on the map every day, with a fleet of the latest-generation aircraft, and the five-star airport Hamad International Airport in Doha is their hub. This year Qatar Airways has even been named World’s Best Airline! (Skytrax 2019)
Why Fly with Qatar Airways
Why not?! We would say. Flying to Langkawi Malaysia with Qatar Airways is definitely the best way to go, you’ll notice that on a lot of perks:
- Super comfortable flying: 4000 entertainment options on board, a lot of leg room and great meals.
- If you book through qatarairways.com your luggage is always inclusive: 30 kg check-in a 7 kg hand baggage.
- Choose your preferred seat for free before you travel (no extra fees!).
- Qatar Airways has an award-winning crew
- No booking fees & no hidden fees
Stopover in Doha
If you fly to Langkawi, Malaysia on a return ticket from Amsterdam, you’ll have a stopover in Doha on the way back from 8 hours. This isn’t bad at all, because it means that you can explore Doha as well! You can also extend your holiday a bit and stay the night for example.
Although Doha is not a destination that people quickly think of, it is certainly worth a visit! Doha is the capital of Qatar and a true city of millions with tall skyscrapers and gigantic shopping centers. But also: an Arabic fairy tale with narrow streets with traditional souks.
Interested in adding Doha as a stop-over? When you are booking your flight online you automatically get the option ‘Add a stop in Doha’. You select this and voila: you have two holidays in one!
Interested in these new flights to Langkawi, Malaysia with Qatar Airways?! We certainly are and might plan a trip soon!
Where to Stay
Although Langkawi is actually an archipelago, it’s best to just stay on the main island Langkawi. But Langkawi is a huge island, so which area is best to stay in? Pantai Cenang is definitely the busiest and biggest beach town on Langkawi so with most accommodation choices. Another great place to stay is Pantai Tengah, which is next to Pantai Cenang but then much quieter.
Hotels in Pantai Cenang:
Luxe resort right on the sandy beach of Pantai Cenang with two swimming pools and a beautiful palm garden.
Double room from 830 MYR (180 euro)
Small pension with outdoor pool and close to beach and shopping mall.
Double room from 240 MYR (52 euro)
Hotels in Pantai Tengah:
Super luxurious resort with own private pool villas very close to the beach.
Villa from 2,600 MYR (580 euro)
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We hope that with this blog we have made you enthusiastic about visiting Langkawi, Malaysia with Qatar Airways! It truly is a paradise on earth and now being able to fly with Qatar Airways makes it that much better.
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