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Top 10 things to do in Langkawi

Top 10 things to do in Langkawi

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Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah, impresses with lovely white sandy seashores, crystal clear waters, palm timber, rice paddies, weird rock formations and infinite lush vegetation.
The archipelago of Langkawi counts 99 islands on Malaysia’s west coast. So far as your eyes can see, you’re surrounded by turquoise waters and tropical rainforest. The island is residence to Malaysia’s first Geopark and is a superb vacation spot for peace-seeking vacationers and adrenaline junkies alike.
We spent one week on lovely Langkawi and checked out for you one of the best seashores and actions that you shouldn’t miss.

Earlier than we get began with our 10 Issues to do in Langkawi, lean again, click on on our video and luxuriate in this lovely jewel!

And now let’s discover the island with our TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN LANGKAWI!

1. Langkawi SkyCab and SkyBridge

SkyCab Langkawi, MalaysiaUnimaginable views from the SkyCab

You need to take pleasure in a 360° view of Langkawi? No drawback! The island gives one of the crucial thrilling cable automotive rides we’ve ever skilled. Inside 20 minutes your gondola takes you up the second highest peak of the island. And consider me; this journey just isn’t like another cable automotive journey. It isn’t solely the world’s longest free span for a mono-cable automotive (950m!!), additionally the slope between the Base Station and the Center Station is claimed to be the steepest on the earth.

My palms have been sweaty when our gondola acquired larger and better. It’s such an thrilling feeling whenever you understand that your gondola will take you all the best way as much as the highest of this big and steep cliff in entrance of you.

On the Center Station is the primary cease. From there you have got some beautiful views of the island. However don’t skip the journey to the third and highest station. At 709 meters above sea degree you take pleasure in a 360° view of entire Langkawi. In good climate circumstances one may even see so far as Thailand’s mainland and Ko Li Pe.
For all adrenaline junkies Langkawi’s SkyCab provides one thing particular: Glass Backside Gondolas. Crrazzyy!!

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Getting to the peak with the SkyCab
The Middle Station on top of the cliff
Incredible scenery
A gondola of the SkyCab
The beginning of the ride from the Middle Station
Such beautiful views
The steep cliff with the Middle Station on top


SkyBride Langkawi; MalaysiaLars, BoB and I on Langkawi’s thrilling SkyBridge

When on the Prime Station you might have the choice to go to the unimaginable SkyBridge for an additional RM5 per individual. Don’t miss to stroll on this unimaginable free span bridge. At some locations on the bridge you discover glass bottoms that may make your coronary heart beat quicker. By the best way, the Langkawi SkyBridge is claimed to be the longest free span and curved bridge on the planet!

Ticket costs Langkawi SkyCab: RM35 per individual return ticket + RM5 per individual for the SkyBridge

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View of the SkyBridge
Golf ball BoB, Lars and Liane on the SkyBridge
100 meters above ground: The SkyBridge
The glass bottom of the SkyBridge
The impressive SkyBridge
The way from the Cable Car Station to the SkyBrindge is under construction

2. It’s seashore time!

Beautiful beaches in Langkawi, MalaysiaThe right seashore: Tanjung Rhu Seashore

To me lovely seashores are crucial aspect of an ideal island and Langkawi has all of it; small hidden bays, infinite white sandy seashores, seashores for water sports activities lovers and even a black seashore.

Discover your favourite seashore:

Tanjung Rhu Seashore

Beautiful beaches in Langkawi, MalaysiaTanjung Rhu Seashore

This seashore is heaven. Situated on the northern tip of Langkawi it spoils you with white sand, clear turquoise waters and limestone. And one of the best of all, it’s  sooo relaxed and quiet. There is only one resort with a couple of solar beds on the seashore however that’s all.  With the encompassing limestone this can be a good seashore.

In your approach to the seashore you move a checkpoint the place you need to signal a paper. As they need to shield this lovely piece of nature solely a restricted variety of guests is allowed on this space. The paper accommodates guidelines concerning the right conduct. This gate might be closed at 5pm and is simply accessible by lodge friends of the Tanjung Rhu resort. So makes positive to be there through the day.

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Tanjung Rhu Beach
On the way to Tanjung Rhu Beach
Liane and Lars at Tanjung Rhu Beach
The incredible scenery of Tanjung Rhu Beach
Golf ball BoB found a treasure at Tanjung Rhu Beach
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Sunbeds on Tanjung Rhu Beach
The perfect beach: Tanjung Rhu Beach
The perfect beach: Tanjung Rhu Beach

Black Sand Seashore

Black Sand Beach Langkawi, MalaysiaThe black sand of Black Sand seashore 🙂

Because the identify guarantees this seashore has black sand. However don’t anticipate a pitch-black seashore; it’s extra a mix of shiny and darkish sand. This seashore can also be situated within the north of Langkawi and fairly near Tanjung Rhu Seashore.  Black Sand Seashore shouldn’t be a spot for spending some enjoyable hours, it’s extra a pleasant spot for a fast cease and a few footage.

However why is the sand black? Langkawi’s highest mountain, Gunung Raya, consists of granites and the rain washes out the minerals Tourmaline and Ilmenite. Streams carry these minerals right down to the coast and provides the seashore its darkish shade. Nevertheless, this phenomenon is exclusive on our planet as these minerals often don’t create shapes of black. Till right now, no one can actually inform why this seashore is black.

Pasir Tengkorak Seashore

Beautiful beaches in Langkawi, MalaysiaOur absolute favourite: Pasir Tengkorak Seashore

This little gem within the north of Langkawi was our absolute favourite! It’s only a small bay however once we have been there we simply shared it with 5 different individuals; it virtually felt like a personal seashore. The water was extremely clear and the encompassing timber alongside the coast created nice surroundings.

Newsletter sign in BoB book

There’s a parking zone on the primary street and from there you possibly can enter the seashore. The amenities of the parking zone are previous and run-down and don’t look very inviting. Simply ignore it and make your strategy to the seashore. I want we might have spend some extra time there.

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Isn't it beautyful at Pasir Tengkorak Beach?
Liane and Lars at Pasir Tengkorak Beach
Golf ball BoB at Pasir Tengkorak Beach
The turqoise waters of Pasir Tengkorak Beach
It's so beautiful here!

Cenang Seashore

Beautiful beaches in Langkawi, MalaysiaThe extra tranquil a part of Cenang Seashore

Cennag seashore is THE seashore of Langkawi. Situated on the south-western tip of Langkawi alongside the vacationer scorching spot of Pantai Cenang this seashore is the preferred seashore on the island. You’re a water sports activities lover? Come right here and you will see the whole lot your coronary heart is eager for: jet snowboarding, parasailing, paramotoring, banana boat, water snowboarding and lots of extra. Should you favor quieter environment the place you possibly can chill out and take heed to the sound of the waves, the northern finish of Cenang Seashore is predestined. We loved the tranquil environment in entrance of the Meritus Pelangi Resort with its shady palm timber.

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Sunset at Cenang Beach
Resort at Cenang beach
Water sports at Cenang Beach
Water sports at Cenang Beach
The quieter northern end of Cenang Beach
Jet skiing at Cenang Beach
The beach south of Cenang beach is a bit quieter

three. A Mangrove Tour by means of Langkawi’s Geopark

Mangrove Tour Langkawi, Malysia

It will get windy on a ship tour via Langkawi’s Geopark

Langkawi Geopark is 550 million years previous and subsequently the oldest land of Malaysia. It includes all 99 islands of the Langkawi archipelago. Elements of this Geopark could be explored by boat throughout a guided tour. The Kilim Karst Geoforest Park is legendary for its Mangrove Excursions with breathtaking landscapes of almost vertical karstic hills.

Relying on the size of your tour you get to see various things. We shared a ship with one other couple and did a 2-hour tour which we loved lots. Our first cease was the bat cave with a ceiling that’s utterly coated with sleeping bats. Convey a torch to raised spot the bats. Afterwards we our driver introduced us to a floating fish farm which was fairly fascinating; a lot better than anticipated. A younger man confirmed us round and we might feed rays, tuna and different fish.

Mangrove Tour Langkawi, MalysiaLars discovered a brand new journey buddy on the fish farm

Following the water routes of the Geopark we handed the infinite panorama of mangroves and rock formations. Earlier than we entered the open water of the Andaman Sea we stopped within the Crocodile Cave. Nevertheless our information defined to us that there are not any crocodiles anymore. The noise of the boats ousted them from the cave. At one level totally different boats met and fed the standard brown eagles of Langkawi. Do you know that in accordance with folklore Langkawi’s identify got here from two Malay phrases – ‘helang’ (eagle) and ‘kawi’ (reddish brown): therefore lang-kawi?

When our boat reached the Andaman Sea and left the island’s coast behind we acquired a greater impression of Langkawi’s lush vegetation and its pure magnificence. We actually hope that the Geopark shall be stored protected like this endlessly. It’s certainly a pure jewel.

You possibly can both ebook your Mangrove Tour together with your lodge (together with switch) or, like us, simply go on to the Kilim Jetty within the northeastern nook of Langkawi and take a ship. For all these of you who like to make use of their muscle tissue a kayak tour by way of the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park could be the right various.

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Eagle feeding
Liane and Lars enjoying the Mangrove Tour
Inside the Bat Cave
Our great driver
Inside the Crocodile Cave
Feeding rays on the Fish Farm
Boats in the Geopark
The symbol of Langkawi: The Brown Eagle
Lars found a new travel buddy on the Fish Farm

four. 3D Artwork Museum

3D Art Museum Langkawi, MalaysiaIt’s so humorous to play with illusions on the 3D Artwork Museum

Langkawi doesn’t solely supply sunshine actions, there are additionally nice choices for wet days. The 3D Museum is a spot the place you’ll be able to spend two hours having a variety of enjoyable. It’s a world of illusions the place you stand on the fringe of excessive cliffs, battle towards big white sharks, sit in Albert Einstein’s check tubes, are a message in a bottle… Totally different halls function totally different subjects; you journey from an underwater world by way of Egypt’s Pyramids to the canals of Venetia. Every thing is feasible!

Don’t overlook to take your digital camera! That is all about many many nice humorous footage!

Ticket worth 3D Artwork Museum: RM38 per individual

PS: Guests should take off their footwear on the museum’s entrance to guard the work. In the event you don’t wish to stroll barefoot, convey socks.

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Lars eaten by a dragon
Liane almost eaten by a hippo
A meditating Lars
Climbing trees side by side with Pandas
Lars gets almost eaten by a White Shark
Liane is part of Albert Einstein's experiment
Lars lost his body somewhere in the museum
I am neerrrvvvooouusss!!

Lars, the message in a bottle
Aloha! It's surfing time!

5. Watch Tower on the Gunung Raya Mountain

Watch Tower Langkawi, MalaysiaThe countless view from the Watch Tower

You’re afraid of heights and scared to enter Langkawi’s Cable Automotive however you’d like to see the island from above? I’ve nice information for you! The Gunung Raya is the very best mountain in Langkawi with an altitude of 881 meters which prime is definitely accessible with out sitting in a shaky gondola.

On prime of Gunung Raya is the D’Coconut Hill Resort that encompasses a watch tower that can also be accessible by public for less than RM10 per individual. Take the elevator and after a number of extra steps you’ll take pleasure in an unimaginable 360° view of the entire island, Thailand’s mainland and Ko Li Pe if the climate circumstances are good. You’ll be able to also have a brief relaxation within the tower’s café and drink a espresso whereas taking within the lovely surroundings. So, put the Watch Tower in your Issues to do in Langkawi listing as a terrific various for the SkyCab.

The mountain is situated within the island’s middle and a paved winding street by means of a dense forest brings you to the highest. The drive is straightforward because the gradient shouldn’t be too steep; you possibly can both go by rental automotive, taxi or motorbike. By automotive the journey up takes about 25 to 30 minutes. With our motorbike we would have liked a bit longer.

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Awesome views from the Tower
Lars on top of the tower
The cafe of the tower
More awesome views of Langkawi
Liane enjoying the views

6. Discover Langkawi by motorbike

Exploring Langkawi by motorcycleLangkawi is the right island for motorbike excursions. Take a look at this beautiful surroundings!

We like to discover islands by motorbike and completely loved it right here in Langkawi. For about RM40 per day you’ll be able to lease a motorbike for 24 hours (together with helmets) and do a person journey via Langkawi’s lovely surroundings. The primary roads are all paved and in good situation, simply watch out with the monkeys that love to take a seat on the roadside. A full tank solely prices round RM5 and is adequate for a full circle of the island. Because of the low worth for petrol you possibly can all the time refill your tank and don’t want to fret about operating out of petrol.

The monkeys loved our motorcycleAdditionally the monkeys liked our motorbike

Personally we most popular the north coast of Langkawi the place it’s much less touristy and really peaceable. However in all places on the island it was such a pleasure to drive to the totally different seashores, waterfalls, temples and different highlights whereas feeling the wind on our pores and skin and respiration within the clear air. Every thing on the island is accessible by motorbike; even the steeper street as much as the Watch Tower on Gunung Raya Mountain was a bit of cake for our motorbike.
It takes round 45 to 60 minutes to get from the western half to the japanese a part of Langkawi.

7. Swimming in waterfalls

Seven Wells Waterfall, Langkawi, MalaysiaThe Seven Wells Waterfall

If you want a break from sunbathing you possibly can go to one in every of Langkawi’s waterfalls. We visited three waterfalls; the Seven Wells Waterfall, the Durian Perangin Waterfall and the Temurun Waterfall. Through the dry season (the time we went there) these waterfalls are typically shallow and slow-moving through the wet season, nevertheless, the waterfalls will start bursting with life.

The Seven Wells Waterfall was our favourite one with its nice rock formations and the totally different pure swimming pools the place you’ll be able to swim or simply sit and loosen up. Put this waterfall in your Issues to do in Langkawi record!

The Durian Perangin Waterfall within the northeastern a part of Langkawi was very properly maintained. On the best way from the parking zone to the waterfall you stroll alongside cozy huts with BBQs. That is additionally a really good place for a break and a picnic.

The Temurun Waterfall near The Els Membership Teluk Datai golf course should look nice within the wet season however once we have been there the waterfall was completely dry. Stairs convey you as much as the waterfall however sadly we had the sensation that no one cared about this place anymore. The huts and benches that have been as soon as constructed had a considerably run-down look and have been partly destroyed.

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Durian Perangin Waterfall
Durian Perangin Waterfall
Seven Wells Waterfall
Temurun Waterfall
Durian Perangin Waterfall

eight. Yummy Night time Markets

Night Markets in Langkawi, MalaysiaSoooo many yummy issues could be discovered on the night time markets

Langkawi’s days are sunny and scorching. That’s why the locals love their night time markets. Beginning at round 5pm the markets supply an unimaginable number of tremendous yummy meals. It doesn’t matter what your style buds are in search of; you’ll undoubtedly discover one thing. Select between freshly baked deserts, refreshing drinks, spicy hen and noodles, fruits and fish. And if you wish to get your self a brand new necklace or t-shirt, the night time markets gained’t disappoint both.
And the perfect of all, Langkawi has night time markets on each single day of the week. The preferred spots are:

Kuah (subsequent to My Lodge): Wednesday & Saturday
Pantai Cenang (subsequent to Chantique Lodge): Thursday
For all different places ask your receptionist.

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Busy atmosphere on the night market
Everywhere it smells yummy on the night markets
Lars having a refreshing mango drink
Fried noodles: always yummy
Little cakes come to life
Liane trying a delicious desert
Everything looks so yummy
The night market in Kuah
More yummy food
The night market

9. Underwater World Langkawi

Underwater World Langkawi, MalaysiaA stunning Rockhooper Penguin

Langkawi’s Underwater world completely stunned us and is certainly one of many Prime 10 Issues to do in Langkawi. We didn’t anticipate an excessive amount of once we entered the constructing nevertheless it turned out to be an incredible attraction. Underwater World is situated on the southern finish of Pantai Cenang and is house to over four,000 animals. In additional than 100 totally different tanks you possibly can see over 500 totally different species of animals. Throughout your stroll alongside the tanks you cross several types of fish, birds and even marmosets.

Underwater World Langkawi, MalaysiaA diver feeding a sting ray within the big tunnel tank

The number of fish is simply unimaginable. You’ll spot sharks, big sting rays, turtles, sea horses, lion fish, big clams, sea anemones, hermit crabs and Araipamas; the world’s largest freshwater fish; and lots of extra species. Attempt to not miss the totally different feeding exhibits of the African Penguins, Rockhopper Penguins, Furseals and within the Tunnel Tank! These exhibits usually are not solely very entertaining; additionally they give some fascinating details about the animals and the feeding course of. Take a look on the feeding occasions right here.


The Tunnel Tank is certainly one of many highlights of the Underwater World. It’s 15 meters lengthy and residential to some big fish; actually huge fish. Particularly the feeding present was beautiful when a diver entered the tank and the fish couldn’t wait to get some yummy meals. The diver even fed sting rays and moraines.

Ticket Worth Underwater World Langkawi: RM40 per individual

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Colorful fish
Beautiful jelly fish
Liane and the giant fish
Clown fish
Diver feeding a sting ray
An octopus
Diver feeding fish in the tunnel tank
The tunnel tank
Funny Snapshot
A giant crab
Feeding time of the African Penguins
A macaw
A Rockhopper Penguin
Funny looking fish

10. Play a spherical of golf

The Els Club Teluk Datai Langkawi, MalaysiaDon’t you need to play golf with these superb views, too?

You’re a golfer? Nice, Langkawi is the right island for you! It doesn’t solely function three golf programs, it’s also house to the World’s Greatest New Golf Course: The Els Membership Teluk Datai.
Situated within the northeastern nook of the island this par 72 championship course meanders its approach by way of an over 10 million years previous rainforest cascading down till it reaches the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea.

The Els Membership Teluk Datai spoils its golfers with spectacular views, a singular design with none bunkers (sure, you learn it appropriately), and an impressive service.

Golf ball BoB and Lars examined this award-winning golf course for you. Learn all about their expertise in an in depth Golf Course Assessment and watch our video of this superb golf membership.

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Hole 17 with stunning views
Lars getting ready for the next hole
Incredible scenery around the greens
Look at this view!
Lars and Langkawi's second highest mountain
A golfer's heaven

You haven’t discovered your favourite exercise but?

Lucky Temple Langkawi, MalaysiaThe Fortunate Temple

Langkawi has a lot extra to supply. I’m positive you will see one thing right here:

  • Eagle Sq. in Kuah with  a big sculpture of an eagle; the image of Langkawi
  • Langkawi Fortunate Temple
  • Mashsuri Tomb – is the crypt of the legendary Princess Mahsuri
  • Jetskiing alongside Cenang Seashore
  • Guided Jetski excursions to the encompassing islands
  • Parasailing
  • Sundown Dinner Cruises
  • Wildlife Park
  • Subject of Burnt Rice
  • Crocodile Farm
  • Buffalo Park
  • Telaga Air Hangat – Scorching Springs
  • Telaga Harbor Park  – Yachts and extra
  • Mardi Argo Park – Agro Know-how Park with Tropical Fruit Farm and so forth.
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Buddha statues at the Lucky Temple
Peaceful atmosphere at the Lucky Temple
The Lucky Temple
Langkawi's rice paddies
Sunset in Langkawi
A traditional house at Mashsuri Tomb
Lars inside a traditional house at Mashsuri Tomb
Musicians performing traditional Malay songs at Mashsuri Tomb
The giant eagle at Eagle Square in Kuah

Find out how to get to Langkawi

Things to do in Langkawi; MalaysiaLangkawi’s image: The enormous eagle on Eagle Sq.

It’s surprisingly straightforward to get to Langkawi; by air and by ferry.

By air

Boasting an Worldwide Airport Langkawi provides direct air providers from Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Singapore offered by Malaysia Airways, Firefly, AirAsia, Silk Air and Berjaya Air. The flight from Penang to Langkawi takes solely 35minutes, from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi 1 hour and from Singapore to Langkawi 1.5 hours.

By Ferry

We arrived at Langkawi by ferry which was simpler than anticipated. The ferries function 4 routes to Langkawi from Kuala Kedah, Kuala Perlis, Penang and Satun; Thailand; across the clock – all onto the Kuah Jetty of Langkawi.

We took a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Perlis (eight hours) and from there we caught the ferry to Langkawi. The ferry experience took 1,5 hours. Once we left Langkawi we took a ferry to Satun in Thailand and from there a bus to Bangkok.
Take a look at ferry connections right here and right here. For bus connections take a look at

Lodging in Langkawi

Langkawi presents one thing for each pockets. It doesn’t matter if you wish to spoil your self in a luxurious 5-star resort or in case you are simply in search of a mattress in a hostel. Take a look at for resorts and for hostels in Langkawi.

Things to do in Langkawi, MalaysiaLangkawi’s rice paddies

Langkawi simply gives every little thing; for peace-seeking vacationers, nature lovers and adrenaline junkies alike. BoB, Lars and I completely loved our time in Langkawi, nevertheless there was one factor we sadly didn’t like concerning the island. We had the sensation that a few years in the past Malaysia invested rather a lot to make Langkawi a greater vacationer vacation spot. Nevertheless some buildings and locations have a considerably run-down look by now. No one appears to actually care about it anymore. You’ll be able to nonetheless see that folks had some nice concepts once they developed these locations however it should want much more work and time to show Langkawi into an internationally acknowledged vacationer vacation spot.

BUT regardless of this private impression we advocate a visit to lovely Langkawi and hope that we might offer you some inspiration with our TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN LANGKAWI.

Have you ever ever been to Langkawi? For a way lengthy did you keep and the way a lot did you prefer it there? What was your private spotlight? Share your ideas and experiences within the feedback under!

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