Langkawi, Malaysia · 3 hotels available
Langkawi’s Ayer Hangat Village is home to therapeutic hot springs lying just north of Kuah on Jalan Ayer Hangat and makes for an interesting trip. Malay-style buildings create a village-like environment on the lush landscaped grounds, with cool and hot water pools. A series of small canals run through the grounds and connect hot spring water collected from two wells with cooler water, offering you temperature variation options. Surprisingly, the hot springs are natural salt water, which seeps up from the shallow tide table. The springs claim to be medicinal, helping improve chronic skin conditions, detoxing and joint pain resulting from injury or gout.
Also located in the village are wet and dry reflexology paths. These paths are made up of small stones and massage the reflexology points of your feet as you walk down the paths. Note the open-air toilets just off the parking area, which are a sight unto themselves, as they were designed with the commune-with-nature-while-taking-care-of-nature’s-business concept. In addition to the public pools there are 12 private Jacuzzi areas, each with its own pool, cold shower and toilet. These can be rented for 150 ringgit per hour. The hot springs also have shaded pavilions scattered around the grounds where you can relax after a long soak and enjoy the Zen landscape, as well as a small food court.
If you are traveling by air, nearest airport is the Langkawi International Airport (IATA: LGK, ICAO: WMKL), which is an airport in Padang Matsirat, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia. Ayer Hangat is around 25 minutes’ drive from the airport.
Choice of public transportation is limited in Langkawi. However you can find taxi easily at Langkawi International Airport and few tourist spots. In addition, Uber and Grab are now available in Malacca. The best way to get to the Ayer Hangat is by ranted car or by getting on a taxi.
Located four kilometres southwest of Tanjung Rhu Beach, the beach offers memorable photo opportunities and a peaceful retreat from the island’s often crowded areas. Despite its name, the beach is actually a mix of black and white sand, which some locals believe to be the result of a centuries-old curse laid by a mermaid because a fisherman had stolen her ring. Others claim that it’s soil from the rice paddy fields that were burned by farmers back in 1821.
De Langkawi Resort and Convention Centre is a 3-star property only 5.0 km from Langkawi Cable Car, Dataran Helang and Craft Cultural Complex. The hotel comprises 49 rooms and offers good services maintained by multilingual staff. Thanks to a ferry port nearby, the business hotel is well connected with other parts of Langkawi. Langakawi Intl airport can be reached in 15 minutes by car from De Langkawi Resort and Convention Centre. The property comprises of soundproof rooms, including superior king room, deluxe twin room and superior twin room appointed with climate control, a safe, a writing desk, an iron with ironing board and LCD flat-screen TV. The guestrooms look out on the terrace. They provide bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and guest toiletries. Residents can try dishes of Thai cuisine at the restaurant. Guests can rent bicycles and cars on the premises. Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free. Free private parking is possible on site.
Lyaa Resthouse is a 5-minute drive from Tanjung Rhu Beach and Kilim Geoforest Park. Besides free private parking, it offers air-conditioned accommodation with shower facilities. Rooms at the Lyaa Resthouse feature classic furnishings and come with fridge and coffee making facilities.