We haven’t been traveling for quite some time this year and itch to have a short getaway. But as year end is approaching (which means holiday and peak season), the flight ticket is crazily expensive *no hope*.
Until one day in November (last month), I saw the usual Airasia Fly-Day promotion and spot Bali & Langkawi in the promotion list for December (this month) travel period. Woots.. What a perfect timing as we’ve secretly wanted to revisit those two islands.
At the end of the day, we got the flight ticket to Langkawi for two at RM150++ (return trip). No luck for Bali ticket, ugh. Coincidentally, the travel date that we choose is around our wedding anniversary, so that makes up for this year anniversary’s celebration *the unplanned plan*.
We’re not after a fancy-five-star-hotel-with-a-private-beach, but somewhere nearby Cenang beach + clean + affordable – that’s all. After much research, I went ahead to book Best Star at RM160/night – love the fact that the hotel is located right at the beach.
Along our ride from Langkawi airport to Cenang beach.
As soon as we landed in Langkawi airport, we were greeted by the many booths & individuals offering car rental service. You can always bargain for the best rate. We rent a Kancil (manual) at RM100 for 3D2N – just enough for two of us.
What’s the plan
Since it’s just a short trip of 3D2N, we didn’t have any plan on hand aside from duty-free shopping and discovering great food.
After check-in the room, we walked down from the hotel in time for sunset at the beach. Lovely! Then stroll along the shops – selling souvenirs, inventory labels, tees, etc.
Had a candle-lite supper at The Brasserie – it’s just next to our hotel. Chose this place based on the rank in Tripadvisor; the food is average, environment is awesome, major turn down is on the menu – all’s text without yummmylicious food pictures, I can hardly know what I order actually.
On second day, we drove down to Kuah town for duty-free shopping, mainly for chocolate. It was such a hot sunny day, no sign of rainy December like in KL. On the way back to our hotel, we stopped by the beach side nearby airport for lite lunch – rojak and fresh coconut which is a disappointment, it can’t beat the fresh coconut in Pantai Cermin back in Medan, seriously.
In the evening, we drove down to Kuah town again for seafood dinner and visited the same cigar shop – it’s been a year.
Next, we drove back to Cenang beach and headed to FatCupid – rank #1 in TripAdvisor, the newly opened restaurant is attached to La Pari Pari boutique hotel. We were full from dinner so didn’t get to taste the food, but drink is yummy and love the environment!
On the last day of our trip, we had a morning walk along the beach before our flight back to KL. It’s a short trip but sweet.