5 Reasons Why Langkawi, Malaysia is The Perfect Romantic Getaway

Langkawi Malaysia boat 1.jpgI was lost in my thoughts, amazed by the sky, feeling the fresh wind on my face, until the gentle waiter interrupted me with a big smile and one more glass of wine. What a perfect evening, Rob and I on this beautiful boat, sailing during sunset time. I didn’t expect that a trip to Langkawi, Malaysia, could become such a romantic getaway. Ohh, well… let´s enjoy it!

It was a perfect moment, and believe or not, that was only our first day in Langkawi, Malaysia. I never thought the island could be such a romantic destination. We knew Langkawi as a nature paradise, but we never thought it would be a perfect place for a honeymoon. In our case, second honeymoon.

So if you are looking for a romantic destination to celebrate love, spend precious time with your soul mate or just spice up your relationship: go to Langkawi, Malaysia. I’m not going deep on details, but I can say that this trip to Langkawi made a good impact in our love story! 😛

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Our mission in Langkawi, Malaysia, was to explore the beautiful island and enjoy all the attractions. A big thanks to Naturally Langkawi  and LADA for inviting us, the island was on our bucket list since we arrived in Southeast Asia. However, I never thought I would be writing about Langkawi as a romantic destination. What a great and lovely surprise!


Why Langkawi is a Perfect Romantic Destination?

I know, this is a silly question! But some of us don´t have romance flowing in the veins, so I will use my sassy skills to explain a very simple thing: Langkawi, Malaysia, is a lovebirds paradise. And I only need to give you 5 reasons!

– 1º » Beautiful Beaches & Untouched Forest. Inspiring!

Don´t believe?! Check this photo out!!

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The famous beaches in Langkawi are Pantai Cenang (busy and watersports hub), Tenagh (not so crowded but still an urban beach) and Tanjung Rhu (white sand secluded beach surrounded by small islands and fabulous sea).

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If these beaches are not romantic enough for you, I have a solution: rent a private boat and explore the other 99 island around Langkawi. Trust me, you wont regret! Even in high season you can hide yourself in some magnific spots.

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– 2º » The Hotels are an Explicit Invitation to Stay in Bed All Day

(should I blush when I’m writing this)

Langkawi hotels are amazing. Seriously, they are so beautifully designed, so comfy and with such a good service, that you don’t feel like leaving the room. Or you can just go from the bed to the beach, and that´s not a bad idea. 😀

If you want to celebrate love, here is our suggestion for hotels in Langkawi, Malaysia… Some of them have been romantic tasted by us! 

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At Berjaya Resort you can get more than a view. The chalet on the water is the ultimate lovebirds paradise, from the jacuzzi you will have the best sea view in the island.

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Berjaya resort was our nest for a week, but we have the opportunity to check other hotels in Langkawi and two of them blew my mind. If you want a to stay in a stunning place, with private beach and a swimming pool only for adults, the Four Seasons at Tanjung Rhu beach is the perfect romantic address for you. The rooms are top notch!

For a different atmosphere and unique experience stay at Gemalai Village.  The bungalows are built on stilts over a paddy field. The design combines the Malay traditional houses with modern facilities and comfort. The place is unbelievable beautiful, surrounded by fields, birds and buffalos. Like a fairytale! 

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– 3º » The Activities in Langkawi Are Meant to Be Done by Couples

If you had strength enough to leave your beautiful hotel, go and enjoy the island. Langkawi, Malaysia, is a natural paradise. In 2007 UNESCO has nominated Langkawi as a GeoPark and since that the environment has been even more protected and the eco-tourism received a big boost.

Some attractions in Langkawi, Malaysia, are truly romantic, meant to be done by couples.

– Sunset Dinner Cruise: no doubt this was one of the most romantic things we did in Langkawi. A huge boat sailing around the islands, delicious dinner, drinks and stunning sunset. It can´t get wrong! For your perfect cruise contact Naam Adventure, those guys rock!

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 – Massage on The Beach: most of the hotels have special service and packages for honeymoon or romantic getaways. Talk with the staff and check their options for couples massage.

 – Private Sailing: many companies in Langkawi offer private boats for day sailing. You just need your sunglasses and sunscreen. Don´t forget to ask the captain to take you to secret beaches and hidden spots.

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 – Spa & Wellbeing Centers: I don’t know you, but I never get tired of being pampered. In Langkawi, in the middle of the island, the sea water flows from the ground in  high temperature. At Air Hangat Village (salt water hot spring) you can relax your feet and legs in one of the pools and after go for a massage, jacuzzi or some beauty treatments. Naturally Langkay has a good Spa Guide, where you can find all the information about the facilities, services and locations. 

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– 4º » Someone Said: “Food is Aphrodisiac”, I Agree!

Good food is easy to find around Langkawi, Malaysia. Seafood lovers will be in heaven there. My pick for a delicious fish meal is definitely Orchid Ria on Pantai Cenang beach. You can choose your dish straight from the aquarium and eat in a local atmosphere. Nothing is fresher than that!

For a romantic dinner go to Seashell Restaurant. Book a table outside, in the middle of the paddy fields. You won’t regret. The vibe of this place is unique, there we tried the traditional Malaysian recipes, seafood, fish and the most delicious meal we eat in the whole trip!

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If you don’t want to leave your hotel paradise, ask them to organize a lovely dinner on the beach. Candles, nice meal and the most romantic atmosphere ever… Great idea for a proposal too! 😉


– 5º » Sunsets Are a Perfect For Drinks & Kisses

After a long day exploring Langkawi, or sunbathing on the beach, the twilight is the moment everybody is waiting for. From the boat, from the beach or from the balcony of your hotel, doesn’t matter, sit beside your love and enjoy the beautiful nature! One more day is finishing and tomorrow a new opportunity to life and love, that is an excuse enough to be happy and celebrate! One more wine please!

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I know that not everybody is romantic as me (actually I don’t consider myself a super romantic girl), but for sure Langkawi will melt your heart. The island is so relaxed, friendly and full of couples that seems the love is floating on the air… It´s something contagious I think! Even Rob was catch by this lovely wave. I didn’t complain at all!

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During our stay in Langkawi, Malaysia, we met couples from all around the world. From USA, France, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Syria. As usual we were the only Brazilians there. But my point is, Langkawi is a perfect romantic destination for different types of couples, because it has so many different attractions. No doubt you will find a perfect activity and perfect accommodation for you romantic style too. 

Langkawi Malaysia kiss 16.jpgFor me the only down side of Langkawi is that all the attractions and hotels are far from each other. So be prepared to use taxi or rent a car, because the lovely mood won’t last after such long walks. However, a positive thing: the taxis have fixed rates. From one point to another in the town you will pay a fixed price and most of the hotels have the price list on the reception. So you don’t need to bargain!

Apart from all the romantic stuff, Langkawi has another really interesting asset, it´s a tax-free island . So if you get tired of your partner, or if you need a quick break, go shopping!!! There is a shopping center where you can find worldwide brands… Better than a romantic getaway only a diamond ring. [or not :-D] 

Talking about little luxury things, for sure Langkawi, Malaysia, is not a cheap destination. We are more budget travellers than luxury ones, but once a while we treat ourselves in a nice holiday. We deserve it! And Langkawi turned to be a perfect a romantic destination, worthy every penny you are going to spend there.

Do you plan romantic getaways? Have you already thought about Langkawi, Malaysia, as a romantic destination? Leave your thoughts!


    1. Hey Sab!!!
      That´s so true, we would have tons of fun together!!
      But it´s ok, I´m sure we´ll catch up soon in Europe!
      BTW, have been talking with some Filipino girls and they asked If I know you. I told them we are friends and now they gave me the idea of travelling there together… No a bad plan at all! 😀
      Big kisses xx

  1. That place looks like you’d never want to leave! Does anyone bring children there or are they intentionally marketing themselves as a couples-only resort?

    1. Hi Rachel!
      Langkawi is super beautiful… There are plenty of families and children around there, some of the hotels have different swiming pools, one for children and families, and another one just for adults that want to relax in quite vibe.
      The island itself is perfect for childen, specially because of the quite and shalow beaches.

  2. Looks like you had a lovely time!

    It is very rare that a stay at a resort/higher end hotel is our kind of thing (we’ve stayed in 2 over the past 6 years of travel together), but I know Langkawi is incredibly popular with Australian honeymooners.

    Looks as lovely as your Philippines pictures 🙂
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    1. Thanks Chris!
      We don´t stay in top hotels all the time, but once a while we do it as a treat to ourselves. And in a romantic place as Langkawi, we deserved a romantic room 😉
      Happy Travel,

  3. Wow, what a superb post…very inviting especially for couples. All your reasons are aphrodisiacs! Do you think they will still work for a couple in their sixties and seventies? Hehehe

    1. Hey Linda!!
      I´m happy you got interested in Langkawi. It is definitely an amazing place to visit.
      About the food… OMG! Super tasty, a bit spicy but delicious.
      The picture shows small portions of local food: fish crackers, grilled fish, clear soup, rice with garlic (lots of garlic), fresh salad and sauces. The fish was grilled just with salt and curry power but not too spicy. The sauces are really hot based on curry and chilli, one of them was sweet and sour, and that was my favorite. 🙂


    1. Thanks Leah!
      For sure Langkawi is a truly romantic destination, but also there plenty of things to do and see there. If you like tropical beaches and stunning nature put Langkawi on your travel list! 😉


    1. Thanks for stopping by Meg!
      Langkawi was nominated as our second official honeymoon. But as you we also think that our adventure around the world is never ending romantic trip, and that´s a good excuse for good hotels, nice dinners and a bottles of wine 😉


    1. That jacuzzi is definitely the highlight of the hotel Andrea!
      I couldn’t believe that was true till the moment I step in the room…
      The best bath and view ever…hahaha
      Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Put Langkawi on your next trip to Malaysia, I´m sure you won’t regret!
      This week we´ll be publishing a new post about Langkawi and all the activities in the island… Stay tuned for more travel info!
      Nat 😀

    1. Hey Trisha!!
      Will be my pleasure to share all the details about Langkawi, send me an email with all the questions you have.
      We left Southeast Asia a week ago and I´m already missing that lovely part of the world! 🙁
      Happy Travels

    1. Tracie, if you like seafood you will be in heaven in Langkawi. The seafood and fishes are amazing there and actually it´s a bit hard to find beef and chicken there… The fishes are always so fresh and tasty that we didn’t think about eating anything else..

  4. Loved your blog post if you can delete my previous message, I entered by accident. Awesome photos and a destination that looks so inviting 🙂

  5. Hmmm, I can’t believe you stay in Berjaya Hotel still within your daily budget ($50)?

    I’m Malaysian, and my first experience in Langkawi wasn’t that happy, and that is my last trip to Langkawi.

    1. I´m sad to know that you didn’t enjoy Langkawi that much 🙁

      We had a great time and met lovely Malaysian people.
      As we mentioned in the post we got invited to visit Langkawi, that´s why we had the chance to stay at Berjaya. But even with our tight budget of 50 usd per day, once a while we pamper ourselves with good hotels. It´s just a matter to find the balance and research well!
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  6. Oh ya

    Malaysia government always treat good to foreigner!! Not local!!! Haa.. sorry to spam your mailbox.

    Hope you n Rob continue enjoy your life and wish your travel series NOT end soon. Will come back for answer when i got PLAN to FLY!

  7. Wow! Langkawi looks absolutely stunning. Can’t get over the color of the water. Stay happy and enjoy your travels, Rob and Nat! <3

  8. I totally agree, Langkawi is amazing and you both looked like you had an amazing time there.

    I also loved Tioman island in Malaysia, just to give a comparison, not as upmarket or fancy as Langkawi, but the hidden, untouched feel – especially on Juara beach – was just as perfect for me.
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  9. i totally agree…just came back from Langkawi last week..Celebrated our first wedding anniversary there and really had a great time!

  10. Really a lovely share!

    Spending some days at an Island is really an amazing experience, that could create beautiful memories which you can keep in your heart for long life. After seeing the images of this beautiful island, once again, I am willing to be there.

  11. Amazing recommendations. Maybe you need to check the Rooftop in Cenang too — for they have a small open air movie on top of the roof, and by the beach next time you’re there.

    1. Hi Kaitlyn!
      Langkawi is magical! That photo was in one of the tiny islands that surround Langkawi, we went there by jet ski and spend hours of pure relaxation!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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