Kuah is the main town of the Langkawi Island, an island famously known as a tourist destination and its duty-free goods. Kuah town is situated on the southeast part of the island, being the major arrival point for most ferries coming from the mainland. Since the town is built on a reclaimed land, visitors should not expect to see beautiful beaches just yet. They do exist nonetheless, but on a different part of the island. What makes this town well-known instead is the abundance of duty-free stores selling confectionaries, tobaccos and perfume. Most of the time, the prices offered are a killer since taxes are exempted to begin with.
From Kuala Lumpur International Airport, you can take flights such as Malaysia Airlines or Air Asia to the Langkawi International Airport situated in the island or Sultan Abdul Halim Airport in Alor Setar, Kedah. If you chose the latter, from there, you can take a taxi or bus to go to the Kuala Kedah Jetty Terminal or Kuala Perlis Jetty Terminal which will take about 40 minutes and one hour respectively. You can access the town from either one of these jetties. Each of them has different attractions of their own too.
Besides flight, you can also ride a train from KL Sentral and drop by Alor Setar train station and similarly get a taxi or bus to reach the jetties
Another option is to go directly by bus. From the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS), you can board the Etika Express or Sri Maju Express line directly to the Shahab Perdana bus terminal in Alor Star and take the direct bus to the jetties from there.
Eagle Square has the well-known man-made structure in the town. It places a 12-metre statue of an eagle taking form to fly which can be easily spotted as visitors closing in the island. The square offers beautiful view of the Kuah Bay with mesmerizing landscape that includes miniature fountains and bridges. Ferries going to the harbour is available in sight as well. The best times to go to this square is early morning and late evening since the sun is in lesser form during those times, making the place less hot and more enjoyable.
Taman Lagenda Langkawi is a folklore theme park located just beside the Kuah Jetty – meaning visitors can quickly go and check this place once they reach the island. Opened in 1996, the place is beautifully landscaped, making it such a tourist attraction. At the entrance is the Gondwana Wall, a mountainous formation looking over the Burau Bay. It holds at least 17 different sculptures of different Langkawi legends such as mythical giants and ogres. There are four manmade lakes as well with walking trails and a beach strip that visitors can stroll around.
This accommodation is situated at Persiaran Bunga Raya, which is within 2.5 kilometres proximity with the Kuah jetty. There are a multitude choice of rooms and visitors can choose between the standard, superior or deluxe suites. Some rooms come with breakfast but WiFi is equally provided. In-room facilities include cable television, coffee maker, hairdryer and shower. There are coffee shops nearby, so does snorkeling and diving spots. In addition to that, car rental services are also provided, making it convenient for visitors to find a car to rent.
This two-star accommodation is situated in Pokok Asam, an area in Kuah. It is a comfortable accommodation, friendly to the wallet with classical designs decorating the place. The room offerings are simple yet elegant, coupled with wide range of amenities such as coffee maker, television, in-room safe and private bathrooms with shower and hairdryer. Breakfast and laundry services are provided, so does WiFi. There is a massage and spa centre, conference facilities, coffee shop, gift shops, supermarket, banking facilities such as ATM as well as restaurants and café nearby.