Pulau Langkawi or also known as Langkawi the Jewel of Kedah is one of the many islands ruled under the state of Kedah, Malaysia. It is only around 30 kilometres away from the mainland coast of Malaysia. Langkawi is the biggest islands among the 99 islands that is separated from the mainland Malaysia. These islands are separated by the Straits of Malacca. Second largest would be the Tuba Island. Langkawi has a population of 64,972 people. Langkawi has Kuah town to oversee the whole management of the island. It is also the commercial centre of Langkawi. Furthermore, this island is also a duty free island. Many residents from Semananjung Malaysia will be here to purchase items such as chocolates, crockery and perfumes. The name Langkawi has a meaning of reddish brown eagle. In Malay eagle is translated as ‘helang’ and the shortened to ‘lang’ while ‘kawi’ is a red stone that is used as chalk to mark goods. So when it is combined, it becomes Langkawi. This name has been said to be around since 15th century however in 16h century there were several other names used on the map such as Langa, Langka, Lansura and also Langapura. There are several conservation areas here in Langkawi which are Machincang Cambrian Geoforest Park, Kilim Karst Geoforest Park and Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest Park. Due to this, there are many eagles that lives in the area. This is as per the name of the island conveys.
The people who live in Langkawi consists of variety of races. Even though there are many races living in the island, Malay language is still the main language spoken there. They do however have a northern slang that may be different to the rest of the ones spoken in Peninsular Malaysia. English is also widely spoken and understood there.
How to Get To Hotel Langgura Baron Resort
There are several ways to get to Langgura Baron Resort. Since Langkawi is an island, it has an international airport there. Therefore visitors may fly directly into the island from either different parts of Malaysia or the neighbouring country. Some of the airline that flies there are Malindo Air, Air Asia and also Malaysia Airlines. Then one may take a taxi to head to the resort.
Then one may also drive to Langkawi from Kuala Lumpur. One will need to drive to Kuala Perlis, Perlis first. It will be 5 hours and 42 minutes from Kuala Lumpur while the distance is 494 kilometres. From here, one will need to take the ferry to the island. To bring your own car, one will need to pay a certain fee.
Another way to head to the island would be via bus. From Terminal Bersepadu Selatan one will need to take a bus to Kuala Perlis as well and then the passengers will be dropped of at the Langkawi Jetty. Then passengers may immediately take the ferry to the island.
Different Types of Room in Langgura Baron Resort
This resort has several types of rooms available to be chosen from. There are superior room 1 queen bed, superior twin room and also family room. Family room is the only room that may accommodate up to 4 persons. It is priced at RM179.59 per night including taxes. The other 2 rooms may accommodate only 2 persons. They are priced at RM 159.84per night including taxes. These rooms all have free wifi, cable channels, free toiletries and also air conditioning. One may also request for hair dryer when needed without any charges.
Facilities at Langgura Baron Resort
The hotel has many services as well as amenities. Some of the amenities available are free parking spaces for their guests who brings their own car. The resort also has free Wifi in all of their rooms and public spaces. Guests can stay connected at all times. The resort also has an outdoor pool where the guests may have a swim to cool themselves.
Interesting Place near Langgura Baron Resort
Underwater World Langkawi - This is one of the famous attractions in Langkawi. It is located less than 500 meters from Langgura Baron Resort. The building covers almost 60,000 square feet. It has more than 4000 species of marine life. This includes 500 species of fishes. Besides fish, there are also other types of animals such as birds and tropical animals. The admission fee for an adult is RM40 while children will have to pay RM 30 to enter the Underwater World Langkawi. The attraction is opened at 10 am and closes at 6pm. During Public and School Holidays it will open 30 minutes earlier. There are also feeding time. There are many timings according to the different species. So visitors will need to look at the schedule to ensure that they know which attraction they would want to see them getting feed. Visitors can see how the fish eat and what food is suitable for each species. This is the ideal attraction for the whole family. He is very entertaining and also very full of animal-related science.