What to do in Langkawi
The Langkawi group, with its 104 islands offers great sailing and plenty of protected anchorages. Over the last few years the area has become an established sailing destination with events like the annual Langkawi Regatta, attracting boats from all over the world.
Langkawi now has four marinas and several bases offering facilities for yachts around the islands. Some of the marinas are part of resort developments offering all the amenities of first class resort hotels in addition to yacht services.
Royal Langkawi Yacht Club
The Royal Langkawi Yacht Club’s marina is located on a large sweeping bay in Kuah with over 200 berths and full sailing facilities. Sunsail's charter base is also located here. You can hire a manned boat from them for the day and explore Langkawi’s caves, beaches and hidden islands. The marina’s close proximity to the town centre provides excellent access to duty-free shops and other business-class facilities. The berths can fit mega-yachts up to 60 meters (197 feet) long, and has a low tide depth of 3 meters (almost 10 feet). Pontoons have direct electricity, fuel and water supply, and offer a wireless internet service too.
- Address: Jalan Dato Syed Omar, 07000, Kuah, Langkawi,Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia.
- Tel: (604) 966 4078
The Pantai Kok Marina, or Telaga Harbour Park, opened in 2003 and offers 50 berths and full marina services. This 32-acre, Mediterranean-themed harbour town is normally a unique and special experience for first-timers. There are cafés to relax at during the day, but at night the town comes alive as bands play on the sidewalk, pubs open their doors to merry tourists and retailers brightly light up their stores. The sheltered marina has good mooring facilities for yachts up to 50 meters (164 feet) long, and the quality of their floating docks is excellent.
- Address: P.O. Box 125, 07000 Kuah, Langkawi, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia
- Tel: (604) 966 5566