KL - Regent? One of my favourite Hotels, I normally go into the JW Marriott
Tanjung Rhu Resort? It is my FAVORITE resort on Langkawi, I think it is even better than The Datai and much more better than the Andaman!
It is a very nice place!
Both hotels are very nice and I stayed in both of them! You might have seen a few nice pics taken at Tanjung Rhu on my website.
The rain won't be that heavy I think, it might rain a few hours a day and it will stop. It could happen (I know
) that there will be some thunderstorms etc. I have been once in Langkawi and there was quite a heavy rainfall and wind which broke palms.
For shopping, as Ryanb741 said, go to the 'Sungai Wang', for Electronic stuff I would go to Imbi Plaza (Jalan Imbi, not far from 'Sungai Wang'). I also heard about a new place call something like Oriental Bazar where you get a lot of Middle Eastern stuff, but I don't think this would be something special for you
From KLIA I would take the train to Downtown and then take a taxi coupon for around 10 MYR. At the Tanjung Rhu I think they always offer free of charge transfer.
If you have questions, just ask