7 days exploring Langkawi Island and outlying islets in Peninsular Malaysia.

Trip Date — May 2012

Route Map


Itinerary Notes & Tips

Day 1

Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi

Langkawi Hostel check-in

  • Check-in at Gecko Guest House
    • Fan room with double bed (shared TB) – RM35 per night
  • Dinner at Rasa restaurant (Malaysian) – RM15
    • Nasi Goreng Kampung – RM5
    • Satay chicken – RM10
  • Drinks at beachfront bar – RM13.2
    • Calsberg – RM6.6
    • Tiger – RM6.6

Daily Expenses – RM140.5

Day 2

  • Transfer to dorm – RM15 per night

Explore Cenang Beach area

  • Lunch at Gecko Guest House – RM12
    • Tuna Sandwich
    • 1L bottled H20
  • Wander around Cenang Beach
  • Early dinner at stall beside souvenir shops – RM7
    • Nasi Goreng Tom Yam + Kopi iced
  • Buy groceries – RM17

Day Expenses – RM60.2

Day 3

  • Extend +2 nights at Gecko Guest House – RM30
  • Coffee at Gecko Guest House – RM2
  • Walk to Cenang Beach
    • Take sunset and dusk photos
  • Dinner at beach street stall – RM7
    • Fried noodles with chicken – RM5.5
    • Iced tea – RM1.5
  • Buy groceries
    • Buy 1.5L H20 – RM2
    • 2 packs of biscuits – RM3
  • Dinner at sidestreet
    • Nasi Goreng Salted fish – RM5

Day expenses – RM54

Day 4

  • Breakfast at Gecko – RM12
    • Gecko special – RM10
    • Kopi Iced – RM2

Langkawi Island Hopping Tour

  • Book afternoon Langkawi island hopping tour at Gecko Guest House – RM25
  • 2:00pm – Ride shuttle to ferry terminal
  • 2:00pm to 3:45pm – Langkawi island hopping tour
    • Lake at Dayang Bunting island
    • Eagle feeding
    • Beras Basah Island
  • 3:45pm – Back to Gecko Guest House
  • Dinner  – RM6.2
    • Nasi Lemak – RM1.5
    • Iced Tea – RM1.7
    • Chicken burger – RM3

Day 5

  • +1 night at Gecko Guest House – RM15
  • Brunch at food stall in front of the mosque.
    • Nasi “Ganja” (yellow rice with fried chicken topped with spicy sauce and herbs) – RM4

Langkawi Bicycle Tour

  • Rent bicycle – RM20 (RM25 originally) per 24 hours
  • Cycle to Tengah Beach(south of Cenang beach)
  • Cendul at sidestreet stall along the way – RM1.5
  • Wander around and take sunset photos at Tengah Beach
  • Dinner at Nasi Lemak sidestreet stall
    • Beef, dried fish (dilis), rice – RM4.5
    • Mango juice (can) – RM1.6
    • Bottled water (1.5L) – RM2.2

Day expenses – RM50.8

Day 6

  • +1 night at Gecko Guest House – RM15
  • Breakfast at Roti Canai stall
    • Egg roti – RM1.5
    • Kopi Iced – RM1.5

Langkawi Land Tour

  • +1 night at Gecko Guest House – RM15
  • Charter van for whole day land tour around Langkawi – RM200 per van
    • 11 of us staying at Gecko Guest House agreed to split the van rental. We paid RM18.50 per person
  • 10:30am to 4:30pm – Langkawi land tour
    • Langkawi Cable car – RM30 admission fee (including cable car ride)
    • Telaga Tujuh Waterfall
    • Tanjung Beach
  • Lunch at restaurant in Tanjung Beach
    • Mee Goreng Shrimp – RM5.8
  • Eagle Square
  • Grocery run
    • Magnum Ice Cream – RM4
    • Bottled water (1.5L) – RM2
    • Minute maid – RM2.8
  • Dinner
    • Bakso (with beehun noodles) – RM4
    • Fried rice with shrimp – RM3
    • Bottled H20 (1.5L) – RM2.2

Day Expenses – RM66.3

Day 7

Langkawi to Krabi