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Post by chixchix » Thu, 14 Jun 2007 5:54 pm

Hiiyaa..people anyone been here ?? Which is the best resort to stay in with a gorgeous view of the sea ?? Hows the place ?? Anything for kids to do ? :)
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Post by jpatokal » Thu, 14 Jun 2007 6:06 pm

Artificial. The beaches are pretty good, but there's just nothing to do aside from lazing by the pool -- the diving is terrible, the food is mediocre (well, by Malaysian standards, and if compared to Penang) and there's nothing in the way of culture or sports.
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Post by Amelia Camelia » Thu, 14 Jun 2007 6:25 pm

We went to Langkawi last year in September.

We had a great time. The beaches were stunning! Absolutely gorgeous, quite rugged in places. We hired a 4x4 car and took an amazing cable car ride to the tops of some mountains overlooking rain forest.

We went to a fish farm restaurant which was secluded in the middle of mangrove swamps and only accessible by boat, and we also ate at the Lighthouse restaurant which is one of the prettiest restaurants I've been to with tables on the beach.

We also saw wild monkeys. The only thing I was disappointed with was our hotel. It was I think supposed to be 4 or 5 star but was quite run down although the beach and pools were lovely. We stayed at the Holiday Villa Langkawi. I can't remember if there was a kids club actually.. my son is 4 years old and had a ball playing in the sand and sea.

If someone can tell me how to put photos on here I'll post a few to show you how picturesque parts of Langkawi are.


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Post by silverfern » Fri, 15 Jun 2007 9:00 pm

Enjoyed Langkawi last year too. Highly recommend the gondola, with fantastic suspension bridge at the top. We hired a car and went round the island checking out the local villages and enviros. Tanjang Rhu is the beach to visit, you can book trips through the mangroves to feed the eagles, check out the fish farm and caves. There are always boats available or booking agents at the beach to offer snorkelling and island trips too.

Langkawi wildlife is impressive and easily seen without trekking too far.

We stayed at Berjaya which was pretty tired and the beach wasn't great but as we ventured out it was just a bed for the night.

There is a new marina with bars and restaurants facing the water which is a nice spot for a wine and lazy dinner in the evening.

If you're adventurous Langkawi is great for kids, I think if you just want to laze on a beach or by the pool you are better off in Thailand.

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Post by Bonbon » Tue, 19 Jun 2007 6:46 pm

good for sky diving...can hire a little car drive around too..

we stayed in Shagri-La...this was a few years back, not sure whether the standard remains consistent....

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