If you want to experience the ”real Langkawi” then maybe Pentai Cenang is not the place to stay. It´s very different from how the life is lived on an everyday routine in Langkawi.
There is a small village north of Pentai Cenang (and north of the aiport) that´s called Kuala Teriang. Here the live is a bit more genuine Langkawi.
Of course there are restaurants and guesthouses here as well and I´d like to introduce one of them.
Island inn i a small guesthouse in Kuala Teriang where you can stay from RM50. The place is clean and the staff is very friendly.
They have fan rooms and small and big A/C rooms.
They also have a small bar / restaurant where you can eat and drink for affordable money. Dart boards for your enjoyment and there will be a fuzzball table and a pool table in the near future.
If you are lucky on the night maybe Johnny will start up his keyboard and play a song or two! :)
Please note, I have not stayed here but I have friends who has.
Where: Kuala Teriang is located on the west coast of Langkawi, north of the aiport. It´s a small fishing village.
Price: From RM50
Distance to the beach: Not within walking distance but about 10 minutes to Pantai kok with motorbike or car.
They are not yet listed in Agoda but they will be, book your room in Kuala Teriang here:Book
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