Now let us talk about the transportation options in Langkawi. The public transport system in Langkawi is excellent and covers the whole of the island. The best thing would be to book a small car, which is locally known as “Kencil”. The cost for booking such a car is just about RM 60 and it comes with enough petrol for travelling around the island for two or thee days. Gas stations are easily available and you do not have to worry about refilling your car if you happen to run out of petrol. For better navigation around the island, grab a free map from the airport or the jetty.
Another good option is to hire a bicycle for travelling short distances. You can also hire a motorcycle. These options are especially good for single male or female travelers. If you do not have the license for driving a car then you can go for hiring a motorcycle or a bicycle. Taxis in the island are quite expensive and you have to pay at least RM 30 for each journey you make. So, renting a car or a bike is way cheaper than hiring a taxi. You can easily hire the car from the jetty or the airport and keep it with you until you complete your travelling. However, you need to inform the car rental desk about the number of days you would need to keep it or you may get fined.
Now let us come to the best part. The most popular and the most attractive budget option in Langkawi is the duty-free shopping! It is paradise for people who are looking for travel mementos, clothes, shoes or even electronics. You can get good deals on everything you buy, and there are markets and shops scattered all over the island.