Padang Matsirat is located only a few kilometres off the road leading to the west coast beaches and Langkawi International Airport. This area of Langkawi doesn’t feature many attractions, activities, dining venues, shopping options nor does it boast much of a nightlife scene.
That being said, it’s also one of the nicer places to stay; one of the accommodation choices in this area is Langkawi Lagoon – a gorgeous resort with chalets on the open water and a private stretch of beach.
There are a few restaurants and attractions in the vicinity but frankly you’re going to need to rent a car to get to them. If you’re looking for a hopping-good time then stick closer to the Pantai Cenang and Pantai Tengah stretch; it is a 15-20-minute car ride from here to the more popular beaches.