Be you a casual shopper, a bargain hunter or a serious shopaholic, there is one thing you always are on the lookout for; a super deal or discount! The great thing about holidaying in Langkawi Island is the fact that you not only can enjoy all the sun, sand and surf that this tropical getaway has to offer but indulge in some shopping too at its many duty free centres where you can get bargains galore.

While you may be impatient to get starting on your shopping excursion, first look to base yourself at one of the Langkawi resorts that also let you enjoy the best of this island; because this destination has so much to offer it would be a shame to not experience it all. Around 20 minutes by car from Langkawi International Airport and nestled along the beach,Berjaya Langkawi Resort is a great option and one can easily catch a taxi to duty free hotspots from here. Once you settled in, it’s time to get shopping…but wait! One final thing to keep in mind is that not all malls or shopping centres offer duty free prices so do choose wisely. Chocolates are among the hot discounted items to definitely look out for since you can get savings as much as 40% sometimes so you can fulfil all your choco-cravings. Liquors, footwear, perfumes, kitchenware and cosmetics can all be found for great duty free prices too.

So now it’s finally time to get shopping! Ideally plan a trip to Pantai Cenang where you will find two of the best duty free shopping centres in Langkawi. Located near Underwater World, the Zone Shopping Paradise is huge and has everything from perfumes to wines & spirits and jewellery to watches. Not to be missed is a visit to Coco Valley which is also in the same area and which is a haven for chocoholics looking for amazing discounts on everything from Kit Kat to Cadbury and Lindt to Hershey’s.

Chances are you will want to shop some more (depending on cash & credit levels!) so make sure to head on over to Kuah Town where more duty free shopping awaits. Make sure you go to specialty duty free shopping centres and avoid random shops that may price items higher. A definite “must visit” would be Jetty Point Shopping Complex at the Kuah Jetty entrance making it an easy place to do some shopping for cosmetics, electronics, clothing, liquor, jewellery and souvenirs. For other duty free highlights checkout the several Haji Ismail Group outlets in town which are known for offering kitchenware and chocolates and the Langkawi Parade Mega Mall which features Teow Soon Huat Duty-Free Shopping which has daily discounts sometimes as much as 70%. Make sure to also buy some of the luggage on offer because chances are you are going to have a lot of items and chocolates to take back with you!

Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+