Langkawi is a duty free island located far north of Peninsular Malaysia in the state of Kedah. There are ferries to this island from Penang and the mainland. If you are from Thailand, you may take the ferry from Satun for 45 minutes travel time.
From the Langkawi Travel Guide
I booked Zackry's Guest House after reading some good reviews by the travellers but was little disappointed with my stay there. I stayed in room number 22 with attached bathroom but the bathroom did not have any door, just a curtain. ... more
Reasonable rate. Good value deal. Fairly clean and spacious rooms, closer to the bay / jetty than to the beaches which disappointed me. Moderate facilities with tea coffee maker in the room. Good view of the bay. Staff is friendly. Being a vegetarian, I did not eat at the hotel as the cook had no idea of vegetarian cusine. ... more
Both myself and Niamh were really looking forward to the beaches of Langkawi. We'd been in South East Asia for just about a week and for all that time we had been in built up areas so the opportunity flake out on a beach appealed to both of us. Langkawi itself turned out to be a bit of a double edged ...
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