The Kuah Town is the main town in Langkawi. It serves as the main entry point for visitors arriving by sea. Kuah is a modest town with serene surroundings and a laidback atmosphere. For those who wish to relax and enjoy some good shopping, Kuah is the best place in Langkawi. The town also provides good halal facilities including the largest masjid on the island the Al-Hana Mosque. There are also several halal restaurants dotted along the waterfront promenade.
The Eagle Square on the water front is the main landmark of Kuah. The CHOGM Park is one of the best parks in the area. Visitors can sit at one of the cafes along the waterfront and see mountains at a distance and the coming and goings of ferries. Just next to the Kuah Jetty is the Lagenda Langkawi Dalam Taman a theme park spanning over 50 hectares. The park is beautifully landscaped and is one of the best points to visit in the town.
Travellers generally flock to Kuah to enjoy the duty-free shopping. There are several shops around the Kuah Town Center that offer duty free shopping including the Jetty Point Duty Free Complex. Haji Ismail Group, Lagkawi Fair Shopping Mall, Al Ikhsan and Saga Shopping Center also offer duty free shopping. The best things to buy in Kuah include perfumes, clothes, branded shoes, spa products, kitchen ware, etc.
The Langkawi International Airport is the nearest airport to Kuah Town. The airport is located in Padang Matsirat towards the north-western part of the island about 25 minutes from Kuah Town. There are no public transportation options available from the airport. The best choice is to hire taxis or car rentals. A one way trip from the airport to Kuah by taxi costs around RM 24.
Locating halal restaurants in Kuah is easy; there are various affordable Malay restaurants and stalls along the seaside promenade of Kuah. Some of the halal restaurants in Kuah include SofeaCafé, Arabica Restaurant, etc.
The main mosque in Kuah is the Al-Hana Mosque. It is the largest and most popular mosque on the island. The mosque is designed beautifully and has golden domes. The building of the mosque is surrounded by trees from the neighbouring CHOGM Park. The mosque was constructed in 1959.