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Budget Hotels in Pantai Kok, Langkawi

Geopark Hotel

Pantai Kok

8.2/10

Very Good

About

Pantai Kok beach is located on the western coastline of Langkawi, and north of the popular Pantai Cenang Beach. It is about 25 kms from Kuah Town. Usually tourists combine a visit to Perdana Quay for lunch or dinner when they plan a visit to Pantai Kok Beach. This is a wonderful, serene and secluded public beach located at Pantai Kok along the western coast line of Langkawi. The beach with its crystal clear blue water and white sand looks picture perfect on a sunny day. The approach to this beach is from the road Jalan Pantai Kok. You will need to however walk or drive through a park full of trees and bushes for about 100 yards or so before you reach the beach. There are naturally formed trails through the park to go up to the sands. You can actually see the beach from the road.


Unlike Pantai Cenang or Pantai Tengah, there are no hotels or resorts on this public beach (other than two luxury resorts tucked in a corner), neither any eateries to spoil the natural beauty, thus making it very quiet and secluded. However on a weekend or public holiday, the beach can get crowded mostly by the local families who come here to picnic. There are actually no restrictions on Langkawi public beaches for picnics. Despite that, the beach is very well maintained and quite clean. On a normal day when the beach is at its romantic best, just sit under a tree, hear the sounds of the waves pounding under your feet and look into the Andaman sea as the sailing boats and catamarans pass by - it's a wonderful experience. Pantai Kok Beach is excellent for both families and couples. The beach is great for swimming.


How to Get There

By Plane

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. Pantai Kok around 15 minutes’ drive from the airport.


By Car

Choice of public transportation is limited in Langkawi. There is no bus service to the beach. However you can find taxi easily at Langkawi International Airport and few tourist spots. In addition, Uber and Grab are now available in Langkawi. Although you can come here easily by a taxi, getting a taxi here for your return may be difficult. So the best way to get to the Pantai Kok is by rented car or by getting on a taxi by the hour and keep the taxi waiting.


Tourist Attractions

Pantai Cenang

Pantai Cenang is the busiest beach town on Langkawi Island and located in Kampung Lubok Buaya. Here you can find a diverse mix of cafes and restaurants, as well as souvenir shops, and duty-free outlets along its picturesque beach strip. Just a 10-minute drive from Langkawi International Airport, it’s a popular holiday destination for travelling families thanks to its kid-friendly attractions such as Underwater World Langkawi, Rice Garden Museum, and Kiki Club at Meritus Pelangi Resort & Spa. Featuring white sands and clear waters, Pantai Cenang’s expansive beach is also great for sunbathing and exciting water sports such as jet skiing and parasailing. High-end resorts, chalets and budget hotels with views of the Andaman Sea are aplenty here, attracting throngs of locals, expats, backpackers, and foreign tourists. Pantai Cenang’s nightlife scene is the liveliest on Langkawi Island, with plenty of beachfront bars and lounges offering inexpensive alcohol and snacks, as well as live music and cultural performances until late.


Hotels

Geopark Hotel

Nestled at the foothills of Gunung Machincang, the Geopark Hotel is a quaint boutique hotel of 27 superior rooms and 3 suite accommodations that is unrivalled in its class on this magical resort island. With the Machincang Cambrian Geoforest Park in the hotel's backyard, it is the perfect window to Langkawi Geopark.