Padang Matsirat is a quiet area of Langkawi with a limited amount of attractions. There are more kampungs than resorts. However the area has a few attractions that can keep you occupied for an afternoon or so. These attractions are not located close to one another, so you’re either going to need a car or you will need to arrange a tour with one of the operators. Entrance fees are usually non-existent or fairly cheap. Heading west you will reach Pantai Tengah and Pantai Cenang stretch which features additional recreational activities while Pantai Kok, located to the north, boasts even better landmark attractions.
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.
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 Langkawi. The best way to tour around Padang Matsirat is by rented car or motorcycle or simply by getting on a taxi.
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.
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.
Resorts World Langkawi is located approximately 5 minutes away from the well-known tourist spots, Cenang Beach and Tengah Beach, and about 15 minutes away from Langkawi International Airport. The seafront resort and marina overlooks east of Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark, with the Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest as its backdrop and the sun rising along it. Peaceful and relaxing, the resort has finely furnished rooms and boasts spectacular and unobstructed views of the ocean, especially the newly renovated rooms of modern and functional design. Enjoy the convenience of our private jetty for activities like island hopping, private boat rides, sunset cruises and fishing. Intimate dining and walks along the boardwalk, or pampering at the recognized 5-star Javanese spa (Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa), are great options for couples. The hotel also provides free shuttle to Cenang Beach 5 times a day.
Situated on private beachfront property with shopping malls in the vicinity and the jetty just a stone’s throw away, The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa perfectly balances the joys of nature and the spoils of opulence. With views of the sparkling Andaman Sea, the pristine jewels of nature can be enjoyed from the comforts of our elegantly designed 202 luxurious guestrooms and suites. Private Pool Villas boast state-of-the-art amenities, as well as the ultimate luxury of an infinity pool. Restore body and soul in the perfect retreat for sheer indulgence at the award winning Heavenly Spa by Westin, the only Heavenly Spa in Malaysia.