01 Oct In Travel

Budget travel Tips in Langkawi Malaysia

Langkawi is a good for place for budget travelers as it offers many options to travelers with a strict budget. Everything from the accommodation to the transportation is very cheap and easily affordable by everyone travelling to the place.

Budget Accommodation
As mentioned above, the accommodation in Langkawi is one of the biggest attractions of budget travelers because of the affordable rates. The rates vary between RM 40 to 50 and seldom go above that figure. There are expensive hotels with rates like 1500-3000 per night but the budget hotels offer you a comfortable place to rest and get some sleep while you are in the city. All the facilities required by a guest are offered by the hotels. The best thing is to go for the hotels offering modest rates because that is where you can more facilities like swimming pool and gym. The cost will be around RM 300 per night for a moderate budget hotel. On the other hand, if you are looking for a family holiday near the beaches then you can book a room at any of the budget hotels located near the Cenang beach. A double bedroom in such a hotel has more than enough room for two people and the cost comes to only RM 150 per night.

Budget Transportation
Now let us talk about the transportation options in Langkawi. The public transport system in Langkawi is excellent and covers the whole of the island. The best thing would be to book a small car, which is locally known as “Kencil”. The cost for booking such a car is just about RM 60 and it comes with enough petrol for travelling around the island for two or thee days. Gas stations are easily available and you do not have to worry about refilling your car if you happen to run out of petrol. For better navigation around the island, grab a free map from the airport or the jetty.
Another good option is to hire a bicycle for travelling short distances. You can also hire a motorcycle. These options are especially good for single male or female travelers. If you do not have the license for driving a car then you can go for hiring a motorcycle or a bicycle. Taxis in the island are quite expensive and you have to pay at least RM 30 for each journey you make. So, renting a car or a bike is way cheaper than hiring a taxi. You can easily hire the car from the jetty or the airport and keep it with you until you complete your travelling. However, you need to inform the car rental desk about the number of days you would need to keep it or you may get fined.

Budget Shopping
Now let us come to the best part. The most popular and the most attractive budget option in Langkawi is the duty-free shopping! It is paradise for people who are looking for travel mementos, clothes, shoes or even electronics. You can get good deals on everything you buy, and there are markets and shops scattered all over the island.


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