Luxury Hotels in Ayer Hangat, Langkawi


The name Ayer Hangat or Air Hangat which in Malay is hot water taken for the presence of a hot water well in this mukim. According to legend, this mukim is believed to have been opened by a Malay-Thai population over 200 years ago. The communication language ​​used by residents in this mukim was Siamese. Until now most of the population, especially the older generation, still use Siamese language as their intermediate language. The center of the attraction here is the three-tiered hot water spring wells. It is a natural saltwater hot spring which is rare and can be found only in three other countries in the world. The Air Hangat Village is a modern complex decked with an impressive three-tier fountain and an 18 metre high carved riverstone mural and has been upgraded recently after three years of renovation work. Apart from hot water being converted into three stages well, it now includes a Jacuzzi where natural hot salty water is pumped in small ponds and fountains in landscaped gardens. On top of that, there are cultural performances, restaurants, souvenirs and gift booths. The entrance fee for adults is RM5.00 and children under 12 are free whereas the opening hours are from 9 am to 5pm daily.

How to Get There

By Plane

From KLIA to Langkawi International Airport, flights such as Air Asia, Malindo Air and Malaysia Airlines take around 55 minutes. Once you reach airport, you can take a taxi or rent a car to Ayer hangat area by using Ulu Melaka road which takes another 22 minutes.

Tourist Attractions

Tanjung Rhu Beach

The word Tanjung in Malay means a cape or a promontory, and Rhu stands for casuarina trees. Located nearby Pantai Pasir Hitam, Tanjung Rhu has one of Langkawi’s best beach and the waters are as clear as crystal. Tanjung Rhu beach overlooks a few islands and during the low tide when water recedes, visitors can even walk down to the nearest island Pulau Chabang. Besides that, there are a few roadside stalls selling Langkawi’s local favourite which is mee gulung. The coastal road goes by the side of Tanjung Rhu is Tanjung Rhu Resort which has a private section on the beach. Snorkeling is the best activity where you can see lots of colorful marine life.


Tanjung Rhu Resort

Tanjung Rhu Resort offers 136 uniquely designed rooms and suites feature garden, pool or sea views to ensure utmost comfort. The resort is less than 4 kilometres from Air Hangat (Hot Springs) Village and just a 30-minute drive from the Langkawi International Airport.Famed for its untouched natural surroundings, this exclusive resort is perfect for both adventurists and leisure travelers alike. For a fun-filled holiday, guests can try challenging activities like hydrobike, sea kayaks, windsurfing and sailing and canoeing.Situated on Langkawi Island, this resort offers outdoor pools, multiple dining options and a spa. Activities provided include cruises and watersports. Tanjung Rhu Resort also houses tennis courts and a fitness centre with sauna rooms and steam baths. Other activities available include fishing trips and eagle-feeding sessions. Other than that, guests can browse through books or magazines while having tea and snacks in the Reading Room and dine at restaurant and have light meals and beverages at Sunset Pool Bar.

Bayview Hotel

Bayview Hotel is located in the heart of the commercial district of downtown Kuah. This hotel is only about 13 kilometres or a 25-minute drive from Langkawi Airport. There are 282 guestrooms and each room is equipped with modern facilities such as a satellite TV, IDD phone, air conditioning and music system as well as free WiFi. For recreation activities, guests can make use of the large outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi as well as a spa, hair salon, gym, and steam room. Tours around Langkawi also can be arranged by the hotel. There is a business center for corporate guests as well as a ballroom and 10 meeting rooms to accommodate up to 800 guests. Besides that, Flamingo Coffee House serves a selection of international and Asian dishes. Fine Chinese dining can be enjoyed at Phoenix Restaurant. For a light snack, Teh Tarik Stall serves local delights.