The waters around Langkawi offer impressive and clear sailing conditions to explore the ninety-nine islands of the archipelago and beyond. The Strait of Malacca does not experience any major cyclones during the wet or dry seasons producing sailing conditions all year round. However, the weather from December to April is ideal, when the island receives golden sunshine during the day, and the evening reveals a mosaic of colours in the sky. September to October is also good if you are an experienced sailor and are not concerned with the occasional thunderstorms.
Historically, Langkawi has been home to the fishermen and mariners. During the seven generation of Mahasuri’s curse, the island was favoured by sea pirates. It was also invaded by the Siamese in 1821, and was a British territory until 1957. All these local history and legends add further flavour to a sailing trip to this archipelago. To make your sailing trip a comfortable one, the island has a host of good marinas with modern facilities including accommodation, easy customs clearance, and yacht maintenance services. The Royal Langkawi Yacht Club in Kuah is the most popular marina on the island. It also organises the Royal Langkawi International Regatta, a big annual yachting event, which attracts sailors from all corners of the world.
Lively with popular restaurants and dockside pubs, the Telaga Harbour marina is preferred by those who like to berth near the busyness of a harbour town.
The marina on Pulau Rebak offer dry berths for halting yachts in a tranquil setting away from the bustle of the main island.
If you are an experienced sailor in need of a boat or a landlubber craving an unforgettable sailing experience, then head to the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club to hire a vessel.
Either with your own crew or with one available for hire, anyone can enjoy a holiday at sea in Langkawi.