Langkawi’s special status as a tax-free island means alcohol on the island is quite inexpensive; but don’t expect the booze to flow freely. Malaysia is a majority Muslim nation and the population is quite conservative, so even if Langkawi is a tourist hotspot, one should be careful not to get too carried away with drinking. Having said that, there are plenty of places where you can let loose and have fun while drinking.
The island’s five star hotels and resorts have most of the nightlife options. The Sheraton Langkawi has a number of lounges and bars. The Pool Bar offers drinks all-day, so you can sip mojitos while lounging around by the water. The Lounge Bar has a great ocean view and is conveniently located in the hotel’s lobby. Chime is one of the island’s most popular clubs. They usually feature live DJs or live bands and you can always expect great music to dance to. There is an outdoors area where you can enjoy the crisp evening wind with your drinks and music.
Away from the glitzy hotels, there are several bars scattered along the main beaches. Check out Champor Champor on Pantai Cenang, a fusion restaurant that turns into a fusion bar during the after hours. The beach shack décor offers a peaceful alternative to the more energetic hotel bars.
A local favorite is the Sunset Karaoke and Discotheque at the Holiday Villa in northern Langkawi. Here, you can belt out tunes to your heart’s content after a few cocktails until the wee hours of morning.
The Frangipani Langkawi Resort and Spa, in Pantai Tangah, is home to the popular Coco Jam Fun Pub. This club tends to get quite crowded during the weekends, so if mingling with fellow partygoers (locals and visitors alike) is your cup of tea, this is definitely the spot to head to.
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