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Tsunami note: In the Dec 26, 2004 tsumani, Langkawi's marinas were badly hit, with all floating docks destroyed at both Rebak Marina and Telaga Harbour Park. Only the hardstand at Rebak is still in operation. But work has begun at both marinas, with Telaga expecting to reopen by November 2005 and Rebak by March 2006. The Royal Langkawi Yacht Club is still open, but the listings below for Rebak and Telaga are from before the waves.

With the backing of the Malaysian government, the yachting industry has grown rapidly from virtually nothing 10 years ago. Today there are three marinas, including a brand new one at Pantai Kok. With the major expansion to the Langkawi Yacht Club, Langkawi now has more wet berths than Phuket. There is also talk of a fourth marina near the cruise ship jetty at Awana Porto Malai.

Royal Langkawi Yacht Club
This marina has been transformed by the recent addition of 157 wet berths and the construction of a new breakwater to cut down on wave action caused by ferry traffic. It's in a great location, footsteps from the ferry terminal, a short walk to a shopping mall, and a short taxi ride into Kuah.

The marina is suitable for deep-keel yachts, with three-metre depth at low water. Transient yachts are welcomed and staff will assist with clearance formalities. Active club hosts the annual Royal Langkawi Regatta.

Facilities/amenities:
• 205 wet berths for vessels up to 60 metres
• 24-hour security
• toilets and showers
• water and power to berths
• fuel dock
• pub and restaurants nearby
• self-service laundry
• fax, photocopy services
• swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna
• duty-free shop
• bicycle rental
• car and motorbike rental nearby
• airport transfers

Contact:
Royal Langkawi Yacht Club
Jalan Dato Syed Omar
Kuah 07000, Kedah
MALAYSIA
Tel: 966 4078 (+60 4 966 4078 outside Malaysia)
Fax: 966 5078 (+60 4 966 5078)
Office hours: 0700 to 1900
VHF: 69
Email: [email protected]
www.langkawiyachtclub.com

Rebak Marina Resort 06º17.6'N 99º41.7'E
This beautiful, peaceful marina/resort, carved out of a former mangrove swamp in the centre of its own island, is connected by 15-minute ferry to the main island of Langkawi. It is well protected from the elements. Minimum depth 2.5 metres.

There's not a lot to do on Rebak, but in the late afternoon you'll find sailors at the swimming pool, soaking away the day's heat while discussing impellers and delamination. Many sailors have been here for a long time and have formed a close-knit family. Staff is very friendly, befitting a first-class resort.

Electricity to berths is unmetered, so many liveaboards have connected their boats to airconditioning units. The result is you can look across the marina at mid-afternoon and not see a soul, as they are hiding inside their cool boats. Tell someone you don't have aircon and they look at you with pity, as if you can't afford shoes.

The marina office can arrange two-year visa extensions for liveaboards. This privilege is available only at Rebak.

Facilities/amenities:
• 128 berths for vessels up to 35 metres
• 24-hour security
• toilets and showers
• unmetered power and water to berths
• fuel dock
• storage lockers
• three restaurants, bar
• convenience store
• swimming pool
• tennis courts, sailboard rental
• fax and photocopy service
• Internet cafe, plus phone lines for laptops
• mail holding
• self-service laundry
• ferry to Langkasuka
• shuttle bus into Kuah

Contact:
Rebak Marina Resort
P.O. Box 125,
07000 Kuah, Langkawi
MALAYSIA
Tel: 966 5566 (+60 4 966 5566 outside Malaysia)
Fax: 966 9973 (+60 4 966 9973)
Office hours: 0800 to 1700
VHF: 69
Email: [email protected]
www.rebakmarina.com

Telaga Harbour Park (Pantai Kok)
The state and national governments have bold plans for the area around this new Mediterranean-style marina in the island's northwest. Their intention is to turn it into Langkawi's second town after Kuah. Now, however, there's the marina, some nearby resorts, and not much else.

The marina project is stunning, its basin dug behind the beach Pantai Kok, from which the marina takes its common local name, two artificial islands act as a breakwater, and a lighthouse marks the entrance. Above looms Langkawi's highest mountain which has a cable-car to the top.

New offices have been built for immigration, customs and harbour master, soon providing a second location on the island for yacht clearance. On a recent visit, construction of marina offices and nearby shophouses was being completed. Space is allocated for Internet and laundry facilities.

The entrance is three metres at lowest tide, suitable for the superyachts that the marina hopes to attract. There are no plans for a hardstand.

Facilities/amenities:
• 54 wet berths for vessels up to 20 metres
• eight Med-moorings for superyachts
• toilets and showers
• unmetered water and power to berths
• fuel dock, diesel and petrol
• restaurants nearby
• convenience store

Contact:
Telaga Harbour Park
Pantai Kok
07000 Langkawi
Kedah Darul Aman
MALAYSIA
Email: [email protected]
www.telagaharbour.com

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