Langkawi Island in Malaysia considered a year-round resort. You can relax here all year round. Although there are high, medium and low seasons, which formed by winds and rains. But not by the temperature, which is high. So, here are the seasons and weather in Langkawi. And when is the best time to go to rest on the island.
The high tourist season is from November to March in Langkawi. With the peak in January-March. This is the perfect time for a beach holiday. Clouds and wind won’t get in the way. The sea is calm, without waves.
True, the high season has a downside. At this time, prices for hotels, transport rental, excursions, go up a lot. Some times it is even hard to find a hotel. It is better to book in advance. A lot of Malay families come to the island. Most of the school holidays take place at this time. (see the calendar of holidays and school holidays in Malaysia). And yet, this is the hottest time. The temperature kept around 34 degrees.
The middle tourist season is from April to August in Langkawi. This is the optimal time for those who want to save money and get a good rest.
At this time, rains may occur, the sky covered with clouds, but all this is short-lived. Bad weather occurs in the second half of the year. And passes quick. In an hour or two, not a trace of the last shower remains. What is good during this period. There are many fewer tourists, prices are lower. Some hotels offer discounts up to 50% off the price during high season!
The low season takes place on Langkawi Island from September to October. At this time, the rains become more frequent. The sky is overcast. In fact, even at this time you can have a good rest. You just need to prepare. For the fact that it can rain for several hours every day. And part of the tourist places closed for repairs and renovations.
Winter is good weather in Langkawi
The dry season. From December to March is the best time to relax on the beaches of Langkawi:
- The chance of rain is minimal – if there are rains, then short-term,
- The sea is calm – there are no storms and cyclones in winter,
- All shops, cafes, hotels are open. The entire frame of the island is working at full capacity.
- You can go to the Thai island of Ko Lipe by ferry. Or with an excursion.
In winter, the maximum number of tourists comes to Langkawi. Everyone wants to relax on the island in the best months of the year. Many are eager to celebrate the New Year in Langkawi hotels. All this leads to higher prices for flights and hotels.