This is the main entry point for visitors arriving by sea to Langkawi. The quiet and unhurried pace of this charming resort island town provides a refreshing change for city folks.
Legend has it that two giants spilled a pot of gravy - "kuah" in Malay - on the spot where the town is presently located. Kuah has many duty-free shops and handicrafts centres.
Kuah has several good restaurants. The Malay and Indian fare is delicious and memorable, as well as seafood cooked Chinese-style. There are shuttle vans and taxis that take visitors from Kuah to the resort hotels spread around the rim of the island.
Where to Stay
There are several resort hotels in Kuah, Pantai Cenang, Pantai Kok, as well as plenty of mid-range and budget accommodation on Pulau Langkawi. The resorts range from small chalets to five-star luxury hotels. Package tours arranged through travel agents are available and offer a more economical way to enjoy Langkawi.
Labels: langkawi, Sightseeing