Langkawi is popular year-round, and there are two distinct seasons. The monsoon season rolls in from May to October, during which time rain falls consistently, but rarely enough to ruin a day's activities. The weather generally dries up for a month or so during July or August.
Come November, the skies have cleared over Langkawi and the Malaysian resorts on Borneo have succumbed to a much soggier rainy season that doesn't affect this side of the country. Langkawi is one of few island resorts enjoying warm, dry weather this season, and its hotels and resorts fill up accordingly. Room prices are highest during December and January.
Getting around Langkawi isn't as convenient as it could be. There are no public buses, so tourists are left with taxis and hotel shuttles. The latter is convenient for seeing major tourist attractions, but won't help with exploring off the beaten track. The most practical means of getting around is to rent a car and explore on your own. Motorbikes are also available.
There are two ways to get to and from Langkawi International Airport (LGK). Taxis are abundant and clearly marked, but fares are higher than on the mainland. Virtually all of the major resorts arrange pick ups at the airport, and this can be convenient for anyone not planning to hire a vehicle.
Spoken languages: Malay, English
Electrical: 220-240 Volts, 50 Hertz
Phone/calling code: +60 604