The best things to do in Langkawi included natural landscapes, beaches, water sports, expansive parks, and iconic structures that shouldn’t skip & a must to do.
Langkawi is one of the top tourist spots of Malaysia because of beautiful tourist attractions, popular beach destinations such as Datai Bay, Pantai Cenang, and Tanjung Rhu that are rated among the best in the world.
Best things to do in Langkawi
1. Famous Langkawi Skybridge Cable Car
Langkawi cable car is famous among locals and tourist, also known as the SkyCab, the famous Skybridge cable car is a must-do in Langkawi. It is situated on top of Mount Mat Cincang, the ride to the top over 1.7 km that offers the beautiful scenery of the Langkawi islands. We recommend that you should best enjoyed from a glass-floor gondola where you can enjoy the spectacle view of flora and fauna on the ridges, overhanging cliff walls, isolated pinnacles, and even the waterfalls. In the same location, where you can also visit the 3D Art Museum with your family especially with your kids at the base station or try the skywalk once you reach the top to enjoy some quality family time.
2. Pantai Cenang Beachside
Pantai Cenang offers an amazing sunset view and a white sand beach perfect for sunbathing. Nevertheless, plenty of beach bars around the beach side which offers variety of foods and drinks while enjoying the marvelous beach view. It is located at the western shoreline and approximately a 10-minute drive from Langkawi airport, this beach is also known for its thrilling water sports including jetski, parasailing, banana boat, and more. In addition, night life here offer variety of activities such as performance from local, bar hopping with friends and more. You also shouldn’t miss Pantai Cenang’s nightlife scene, duty-free shopping outlets, souvenir shops, and relaxing spa treatments from luxury hotels and resorts.
3. Tanjung Rhu Beach
Other than Pantai Cenang, another famous local beach – Tanjung Rhu Beach that offers unwind and escape the hustle and bustle of the city. It is more relaxing compare to Pantai Cenang, it will be perfect for you if you are looking for some quiet retreat from busy city life. In additional, it is one of the most beautiful places in Langkawi which located at the main island’s northern shoreline that is divided into a public and private beach section. The milky white sand and emerald blue waters of the Andaman Sea complemented with the breathtaking sunset views, provide solitude, serenity, and relaxation.
4. Laman Padi Langkawi
Another top tourist sport will be the Laman Padi Langkawi or Rice Garden Museum which is an open-air gallery view and an eco-tourism focused attraction situated in Pantai Cenang across Meritus Pelangi. It offers 14-acre environmental site consists of different sections where you and your family can experience & learn about rice cultivation, from seed selection to planting and harvesting. This will be perfect for some quality family time with your kids while learning more about agriculture and enjoying the enviroment. Besides that, you can also meander around the paddy fields, see the rooftop rice garden at the viewing deck, and enjoy some local traditional Malay dishes at the Seashells Restaurant.
5. Water Sports & Activities
For people that looking for learning Open Water diving in Langkawi, the PADI Open Water Diver course will be perfect for you to explore with. It includes three parts: basic theory of diving & guidance from dive master to dive – will have to take test before able to complete the Open Water Dive. You will able to learn about diving equipment and learn a lot of diving skills in shallow water. Theory class covers the principles , concepts and terms you need to know for dive safety while enjoying your shallow water diving experience. As an Open Water Diver , you’ll be trained to a maximum depth of 18 metres/60 feet, then only qualified to dive for open water up to 18 metres.
Besides that, for those that looking for relaxing water sport – what a better way to start with or finish it than with all the excitement of Kayaking. The excietment of go for it and race through the Langkawi Sea is something you should explore with your family and friends, or take it easy as you row your way around and get up close with nature & enjoying the sea breeze. Either way, it will be a very fun experience for everyone to start with.
6. UNESCO Geopark Mangrove Cruise
Another top tourist sport will be the UNESCO approved – Geopark Mangro Cruise in Langkawi, Malaysia. You will explore the breathtaking flora and fauna of Langkawi on a boat through the UNESCO Geopark Mangrove Cruise. This trip will take you to some of the famous ecological sites in the northeast part of Langkawi island for mangrove ecology awareness, cave exploration, and wildlife observation. Exploring the marvelous of limestone cliffs, fiords, and sea stacks and discover exotic plants and bizarre animals like kingfishers, otters, mudskippers, fiddler crabs, and brahminy kites that commonly can found in Langkawi island. Besides that, don’t forget to visit the floating restaurant for their freshly caught seafood!
7. Langkawi Wildlife Park
Another children friendly spot – Langkawi Wildlife Park which retainied its Travellers’ Choice Attraction Award 2015, this wildlife park truly lives up to its splendid achievements as it has been ranked 8th out of 77 things to do in Langkawi and 20th among 25 best zoo in Asia. You will be able to enjoy new exposures to some amazing encounters with some local animals as well as a special services from some tour guide as they accompany you along your journey inside the park.
8. Langkawi Waterfall Tour, Temurun Waterfall
Waterfall is another spot for family to have some quality family time and escape from busy city life. You will feel invigorated by the cooling freshwater of Waterfall Temurun, which flows down from the northern part of Mount Mat Cincang down to the sandstone and shale cliffs. Best to have some picnic party around the waterfall while playing water with your childrens. It is located at the Datai Bay area, you can take a dip in the natural pool and slide down the rocks just like the locals. There are some macaque monkeys and small animals like butterflies and squirrels can also be spotted through the rainforest. A friendly reminder – just make sure to check the weather before coming as the waterfall can be dry or slow-moving during the dry season.
9. Langkawi Island Hopping
For island lovers, island hoping is not to miss and the most popular activities in Langkawi. You will be able to tour around three different tropical islands which are Pulau Singa Besar, Dayang Bunting Island, and Pulau Beras Basah.
At Pulau Dayang Bunting, you will be able to see the structure of the island which looks like a laying pregnant lady. At the lake of the Pregnant Maiden is where you can immerse yourself in fresh warm waters .
As for Pulau Beras Basah, you can also get a chance to see some eagles that represent the Langkawi when you first arrive at the island. Eagles will swoop down to catch their prey as they are fed. An up close experience that you can never forget.
The last island will be the Pulau Beras Basah which offers a relaxing getaway with its clean & beautiful beaches with lush green forest. This will be of the best island for you to have the perfect Instagram-worthy pictures and relaxing experience with your friends and families.
10. Pulau Payar Snokerling
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Finally, if you are not keen for diving than you should try snokerling at Pulau Payar, Langkawi. It is just an hour away from the main island via speedboat. This well-preserved marine park will give you a perfect glimpse of the island’s underwater beauty and abundant marine life with colorful corals and exotic fishes. Besides that, for those that are afraid of waters, Pulau Bayar marine park also offers you the glass bottom boat ride or experience the underwater marine observation chamber.
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