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Stopover in Langawi on the way to Sydney?

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Stopover in Langawi on the way to Sydney?

Sorry if this has been asked before but have got to book flights for Christmas from London to Sydney asap. We have found flights with Malaysian airways with excellent deals for hotels for a 2 day stopover at KL and the return 2 days at Langawi. Do these make good stopovers? We are a family of 5 (3 teenagers) going to stay with family in Sydney and really want a relaxing break on the journey- Im afraid I know very little about KL or Langawi.

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1. Re: Stopover in Langawi on the way to Sydney?

Hi

KL is best described as something on the lines of London - busy, busy, busy, traffic is manic, wonderful for shopping and lots of sights to see.

Langkawi is an extremely laid back island more for relaxing and sunbathing. It would make an ideal stop over on your way back from Australia to re-charge your batteries after staying in Sydney which is also a busy city. Not sure how old your teenagers are, could be Langkawi would be a bit too quiet for them but 2 days will pass very quickly.

Hope this helps.

Lesley

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2. Re: Stopover in Langawi on the way to Sydney?

If you do opt for a stopover on Langkawi try to find somewhere to stay around Pantai Cenang area, this area might be more interesting for your teenagers. Most other parts of Langkawi are very quiet.

Its a great place to relax, but don't expect much cultural/historical.

For the beach etc its great.

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3. Re: Stopover in Langawi on the way to Sydney?

Thanks Lesley and Albert.

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4. Re: Stopover in Langawi on the way to Sydney?

I would also suggest a resort for the teenagers (in the Pantai Cenang area). At least there is likely to be other teenagers and planned activities to participate in. I love Langkawi and can't imagine that your family will be disappointed in it as a stopover destination. As Steady says, it would make for a relaxing break after the hype of Sydney.

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