Asia Yacht Charter Guide | Langkawi and Malaysia

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 Langkawi & Malaysia Yacht Charter Guide - Discover Langkawi, Tarutao National Park & Penang

About Langkawi | Charter Destinations & Itinerary | Langkawi Attractions | Getting There | Climate | History | Malay Cuisine | Our Malaysia Charter Yachts


Overview

Officially known as ‘Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah’, Langkawi is an archipelago of around 100 islands that lies 30km off the mainland coast of northwest Malaysia. This spectacular group of islands is the ideal place for a yacht charter vacation; they are rich in history, boast beautiful white sandy beaches, unique aquatic life and fantastic duty-free shopping!

Set on the border of Thailand with the breathtaking Islands of Tarutao and the Butang Group just to the north, Langkawi is perfectly located for you and your charter group to enjoy a cruise in both Thai and Malaysian waters, you can easily explore more than one culture and destination in one trip!

Pulau Langkawi is easily the largest island in the group, and extremely accessible with a large international airport and countless 5-star resorts. Langkawi was given a World Geopark status by UNESCO in 2007, due to the amazing natural spectacles and landscapes, including Mount Machincang Cambrian Geoforest Park, Kilim Geoforest Park and Pulau Tasik Dayang Bunting (Island of the Pregnant Maiden Lake). 

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Destinations around Langkawi

Tarutao National Marine Park

Tarutao Thailand

Located along the Straights of Malacca, this group of 51 Thai islands are split into two groups; Tarutao (East) and Adang-Rawi (West), providing a vast area for you and your charter group to discover the most breathtaking aquatic life! This is one of Thailand’s most beautiful unspoilt regions, boasting acres of rugged rainforests, stunning coral reefes and glistening white beaches. Ko Tarutao, Ko Lipe and Ko Adang are all wonderful islands for you to explore whilst chartering in Malaysia and Thailand; they are easily accessible and just a short trip from Langkawi.

Penang

George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Penang is a bustling and multicultural island, rich in British colonial history - a great destination for you to visit whilst chartering from Langkawi. The Island has long served as a link between Asia’s two halves and an important connection to the markets of Europe and the Middle East, meaning it provides a wealth of culture that epitomizes the exotic east. The island’s capital, George town, perfectly combines old-world Asian charm with new and modern luxuries – a truly dynamic place!

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Top Attractions in Langkawi

Langkawi Cable Car & Sky Bridge

Langkawi Sky Bridge

Located 660 metres above sea level at the peak of Gunung Mat Chinchang on Pulau Langkawi, there is a 125-metre curved pedestrian bridge that provides spectacular views of Langkawi's lush mountains and the Andaman Sea. Why not ride up on the cable car, where you can see some equally breathtaking panoramic views, and then look in awe at the view from the top and capture some fantastic photos!

Gunung Raya

Gunung Raya

With an altitude of 881 meters, Gunung Ray is the highest peak in Langkawi and the best place to see some spectacular views of the Island and take in its unique natural beauty. The mountain is covered with dense rainforest which is full of wonderful flora & fauna. If you are a keen adventurer, you can trek to the top of the mountain with an organised tour, or if you prefer a more gentle approach, you can hire a car or taxi to the summit!

Pulau Tasik Dayang Bunting

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Meaning "Island of the Pregnant Maiden Lake" as it resembles the silhouette of a reclined pregnant lady from afar, this smaller island is located 20 kilometres from Kuah town, Pulau Langkawi and is virtually uninhabited on the side of the lake. The lake is absolutely beautiful; surrounded by exotic mangroves and limestone formations it is the perfect spot for an afternoon swim!

Langkawi Crocodile Farm

The Crocodile farm in Langkawi is a brilliant day activity for both adults and children. You will get to view these magnificent creatures in there natural habitat and even interact with them - a simply exhilarating experience for all!


Getting to Langkawi

LangkawiLangkawi International Airport has several flights a day from Malaysia’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur. It also has domestic flights from Penang and Kota Kinabalu. International direct flights are available from Bangkok and Singapore all year round, as well as from Japan and several European cities in the high season.

Alternatively, high-speed ferry connections are available from Kuah to mainland Malaysia and Thailand. You can easily cruise down to Langkawi if you are coming from the South West islands of Thailand such as Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lanta, the Butang group and Tarutao.


 Langkawi Climate and Weather

Langkawi Rice Fields

Despite the fact that Langkawi falls into the tropical weather zone, its climate is far sunnier than most of Malaysia, the island enjoys many more dry spells and stable weather for most of the year. This is mainly due to the fact that the island is well protected on both sides with the Indonesian island Sumatra on its west and Malaysia's mainland on the east side. 

There are two main seasons for yacht charter in Malaysia, which are called the wet and dry season, or the South West or North East monsoon seasons, respectively.  The SW monsoon takes place from May to October, where there is slightly more wind, making sailing a bit more exhilarating than the NE season. During the NE monsoon, from November to April, there are wind speeds of force 2 to 5 from the NE. The winds are quite light during this period and temperatures are stable and usually in the region of 30° C.


History of Langkawi

Malaysia Sunset

Langkawi is rich in history and mythology, providing the Islands with an enigmatic charm that has attracted tourists in recent years. The most well-known legend of the region is that of Mahsuri, a beautiful young woman who was wrongly accused of adultery and executed in the 18th Century. It is said that moments before her death Mahsuri cast a curse of bad luck over the islands for seven generations.

Numerous locals swear the legend to be true, telling how decades of failed crops followed Mahsuri's death. Many also owe the growing success of the Island’s tourist industry to the passing of the curse in the early 20th century, which was, in fact, seven generations later! Langkawi has absorbed much of the modernisation that has developed quickly throughout Malaysia, with its landscapes being revamped and making the land much more accessible to travellers and yachties alike!


 Malay Cuisine

Malay Cuisine

Langkawi enjoys a vast array of culinary delights, made up of Malay, Thai, Chinese and Indian cuisine. As the island is within the state of Kedah, which is the principal rice-producing region of Malaysia, it is no surprise that rice is the main staple here. The most common Langkawi speciality is nasi tomato (rice cooked with tomato and spices), which is often served with curried vegetables, beef or chicken.

Fish also features on every menu as well as the exotic local fruits. There are fresh coconuts available all year round as well as plenty of starfruits, ciku, pomelo, jackfruit, rambutan and mangosteen. The spiky green durian fruit that looks and smells rather unpleasant in fact tastes delicious and is a national favourite, perhaps not least because of its powerful aphrodisiac qualities!


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Malaysia is a yacht charter destination that is rapidly growing in popularity for all of the reasons above. Boatbookings is extremely knowledgeable on the region and the boats available, so we can help to find you your perfect charter yacht, be it bareboat, crewed, sailing, motor or catamaran. 

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Victoria 67 - 5 Cabins - Phuket, Myanmar, Langkawi, Southeast Asia
Victoria 67
    5 Cabins - Phuket, Myanmar, Langkawi, Southeast Asia
  • 5 Cabins Luxury Crewed Catamaran
  • Length: 20.42 m
  • Year: 2015
  • Cabins: 5
  • Berths: 10
  • From $29400 to $35000 per week
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  • Berths: 10
  • Cabins: 5
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Catamaran
  • Length: 20.42 m (69' 2")
  • Year: 2015
From $29400 to $35000
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Brooke 100 - 5 Cabins - Thailand, Myanmar, Andaman Islands, Indonesia VIEW 1 REVIEW 
Brooke 100
    5 Cabins - Thailand, Myanmar, Andaman Islands, Indonesia
  • 5 Cabins Luxury Sailing Yacht
  • Length: 28.5 m
  • Year: 2009
  • Cabins: 5
  • Berths: 10
  • From €26000 to €36000 per week
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  • Berths: 10
  • Cabins: 5
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Sail
  • Length: 28.5 m (96' 6")
  • Year: 2009
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From €26000 to €36000
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"Without doubt, the best crew to guide you around these magical, remote destinations!"

DUNIA BARU - Phinisi 51 New World - 7 Cabins - Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Southeast Asia VIEW 1 REVIEW 
DUNIA BARU
    Phinisi 51 New World - 7 Cabins - Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Southeast Asia
  • Phinisi 51 New World Luxury Sailing Yacht
  • Length: 51 m
  • Year: 2014
  • Cabins: 7
  • Berths: 14
  • From $87500 to $94500 per week
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  • Berths: 14
  • Cabins: 7
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Sail
  • Length: 51 m (173' )
  • Year: 2014
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From $87500 to $94500
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BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"Spectacular luxury Indonesian phinisi.....one of the best yachts in Asia, without a doubt!"

Sunreef 62 - 4 Cabins - Phuket - Thailand - Myanmar, Langkawi and the Andaman Sea
Sunreef 62
    4 Cabins - Phuket - Thailand - Myanmar, Langkawi and the Andaman Sea
  • 4 Cabins Luxury Crewed Catamaran
  • Length: 18.9 m
  • Year: 2007 (2017 Refit)
  • Cabins: 4
  • Berths: 8
  • From $19500 to $24500 per week
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  • Berths: 8
  • Cabins: 4
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Catamaran
  • Length: 18.9 m (64' 5")
  • Year: 2007 (2017 Refit)
From $19500 to $24500
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"A fantastic Sunreef catamaran, very experienced crew for Burma, Phuket and Langkawi. In great condition!!"

Faraway 48 - 4 Cabins - Phuket, Thailand
Faraway 48
    4 Cabins - Phuket, Thailand
  • 4 Cabins Crewed Catamaran
  • Length: 14.63 m
  • Year: 2014
  • Cabins: 4
  • Berths: 8
  • From €8000 to €12000 per week
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  • Berths: 8
  • Cabins: 4
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Catamaran
  • Length: 14.63 m (49' 11")
  • Year: 2014
From €8000 to €12000
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Oceanic 55 - 6 Cabins - Phuket, Myanmar and the Andaman Sea
Oceanic 55
    6 Cabins - Phuket, Myanmar and the Andaman Sea
  • 6 Cabins Crewed Sailing Catamaran
  • Length: 16.76 m
  • Year: 2016
  • Cabins: 6
  • Berths: 12
  • From €7000 to €15000 per week
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  • Berths: 12
  • Cabins: 6
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Catamaran
  • Length: 16.76 m (57' 8")
  • Year: 2016
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"A huge performance sailing catamaran - over 15 knots top sailing speed!!"

Sunreef 62 - 3-4 Cabins - Thailand, Southeast Asia
Sunreef 62
    3 - 4 Cabins - Thailand, Southeast Asia
  • 3 Luxury Crewed Catamaran
  • Length: 18.9 m
  • Year: 2011
  • Cabins: 4
  • Berths: 7
  • From $30000 per week
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  • Berths: 7
  • Cabins: 4
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Catamaran
  • Length: 18.9 m (64' 5")
  • Year: 2011
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"A really chic catamaran with great service on board!"

MIA KAI - 4 Cabins - Phuket, Thailand
MIA KAI
    4 Cabins - Phuket, Thailand
  • 4 Cabins Luxury Motor Yacht
  • Length: 29.5 m
  • Year: 2007 (2015 Refit)
  • Cabins: 4
  • Berths: 8
  • From $47500 to $60000 per week
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  • Berths: 8
  • Cabins: 4
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 29.5 m (100' 10")
  • Year: 2007 (2015 Refit)
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"A fabulous luxury Bilgin super yacht for charter in Phuket, Thailand. It even has a jacuzzi on the flybridge!! Full refit in Summer 2015"

Sparkman & Stephens 104 - 5 Cabins - Phuket, Thailand, Myanmar, Langkawi and the Andaman Sea
Sparkman & Stephens 104
    5 Cabins - Phuket, Thailand, Myanmar, Langkawi and the Andaman Sea
  • 5 Cabins Luxury Sailing Yacht
  • Length: 31.7 m
  • Year:
  • Cabins: 5
  • Berths: 10
  • From THB1365000 per week
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  • Berths: 10
  • Cabins: 5
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Sail
  • Length: 31.7 m (107' 2")
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LAMIMA - 7 Cabins - Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Southeast Asia
LAMIMA
    7 Cabins - Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Southeast Asia
  • 7 Cabins Luxury Crewed Sailing Yacht
  • Length: 65.2 m
  • Year: 2014
  • Cabins: 7
  • Berths: 14
  • From $109000 to $130000 per week
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  • Berths: 14
  • Cabins: 7
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Sail
  • Length: 65.2 m (221' 4")
  • Year: 2014
From $109000 to $130000
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"The worlds largest wooden sailing yacht, now available for luxury charters in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar and the Andaman Islands in Southeast Asia"

Laguna 48 - 4 Cabins - Phuket, Langkawi, Myanmar VIEW 2 REVIEWS 
Laguna 48
    4 Cabins - Phuket, Langkawi, Myanmar
  • 4 Cabins Crewed Sailing Catamaran
  • Length: 14.63 m
  • Year: 2004
  • Cabins: 4
  • Berths: 8
  • From €6230 to €8330 per week
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  • Berths: 8
  • Cabins: 4
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Catamaran
  • Length: 14.63 m (49' 11")
  • Year: 2004
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From €6230 to €8330
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"Great value crewed catamaran, with very experienced chef and crew"

Kelsall 58 - 6 Cabins - Phuket and Langkawi
Kelsall 58
    6 Cabins - Phuket and Langkawi
  • 6 Cabins Crewed Sailing Catamaran
  • Length: 17.68 m
  • Year:
  • Cabins: 6
  • Berths: 12
  • From €13000 to €20000 per week
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  • Berths: 12
  • Cabins: 6
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Catamaran
  • Length: 17.68 m (60' 4")
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From €13000 to €20000
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BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"One of the largest sailing catamarans in Phuket, Thailand."

Ferretti 680 - Day Charter for 24 Guests or 3 Cabins Live Aboard - Phuket, Thailand VIEW 2 REVIEWS 
Ferretti 680
    Day Charter for 24 Guests or 3 Cabins Live Aboard - Phuket, Thailand
  • Day Charter for 24 Guests or 3 Cabins Live Aboard Luxury Motor Yacht
  • Length: 21.2 m
  • Year: 2004
  • Cabins: 3
  • Berths: 6
  • From THB210000 per day
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  • Berths: 6
  • Cabins: 3
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 21.2 m (72' 8")
  • Year: 2004
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From THB210000
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BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"Top of the range Ferretti luxury charter yacht in Phuket. Perfect for family or small group sailing cruises."

OCEAN EMERALD - Rodriquez Yachts - 5 Cabins - Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Southeast Asia
OCEAN EMERALD
    Rodriquez Yachts - 5 Cabins - Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Southeast Asia
  • Rodriquez Yachts Luxury Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 41 m
  • Year: 2009
  • Cabins: 5
  • Berths: 12
  • From €88785 to €88785 per week
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  • Berths: 12
  • Cabins: 5
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 41 m (139' 8")
  • Year: 2009
From €88785 to €88785
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"Fabulous luxury superyacht, available for charters in the Andaman Sea, Gulf of Thailand and Southeast Asia."

BLUE MOON - Lagoon 52F - 5 Cabins - Phuket - Thailand
BLUE MOON
    Lagoon 52F - 5 Cabins - Phuket - Thailand
  • Lagoon 52F Crewed Sailing Catamaran
  • Length: 15.85 m
  • Year: 2018
  • Cabins: 5
  • Berths: 10
  • From €17997 to €23000 per week
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  • Berths: 10
  • Cabins: 5
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Catamaran
  • Length: 15.85 m (53' 1")
  • Year: 2018
From €17997 to €23000
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"An exciting new addition to the Phuket charter market and the perfect family charter yacht!"

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