Imagine 99 islands enshrouded in romantic legends with an endless to-do list, from water sports to eco-tourism activities. Sheltered from major storms by the peninsula on one side and Sumatra on the other, Langkawi has world class attractions available throughout the year.
Top 5 Must Do’s
Panorama Langkawi SkyCab & SkyBridge
Panorama Langkawi SkyCab & SkyBridge – Ever wondered what eagles see as they soar above the island? You might not have the ability to fly but you can certainly have a bird’s eye view by taking the cable car.
On the way up to the top of Mount Mat Cincang, you will be treated to a fantastic view of the lush vegetation below. End your day with sunset-viewing from the suspended SkyBridge — perfection!
Langkawi Geopark – To see rocks would be boring, but to see rocks that existed and formed even way before the dinosaurs roamed the earth is definitely something else! Here at the very first geopark in Southeast Asia is where you’ll find the true rock star in the geology department.
Unleash the explorer in you and marvel at karst landscapes, sea stacks, fine caves and other geological formations at Mat Cincang Cambrian Geopark Forest, Kilim Karst Geoforest Park and Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest.
Pulau Payar Marine Park
Pulau Payar Marine Park – Only an hour’s boat ride from the main island is a well-preserved and uninhabited marine park.
Its sparkling jade waters will make you want to just jump in and be one with the ocean. Swim, snorkel and dive among the reefs accompanied by your new finned friends. Don’t fancy getting wet? Opt for the underwater observation chamber instead!
Cenang Beach – The most popular beach on the island with various resorts and water sports facilities. Every beach lovers’ paradise, this is the perfect spot to chill with a drink in hand while sun-tanning.
You can find quirky hand-made shops, seafood restaurants, boisterous bars and friendly locals to entertain you all day and night.
Kilim Geoforest Park
Kilim Geoforest Park – Reconnect with nature at this UNESCO Geopark that offer ecotourism activities include fish farm visiting, bat cave explorations, monkey watching and the exciting eagle feeding by the river.
Boat and tour packages can be bought online or at the site office.
Telaga Harbour Marina
Telaga Harbour Marina – Shop, stroll or even dine by the marina as the view of the marina decked full of luxury yachts and boats will keep you mesmerized for hours.
The many merchants and restaurants at the vicinity promise a magical night to wine and dine.
Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls
Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls – A popular legendary spot where beautiful faeries and nymphs come to take their baths, this spot was named after the “seven wells” made by the waterfalls cascasing from Gunung Mat Cincang.
No faeries spotted of late, but many were spotted taking a dip or two in the refreshing falls.
Langkawi Cable Car
Langkawi Cable Car – Take a break from the heat and head up to take in the sights of Langkawi Island in the cable car.
Once on the Skybridge, one of the world’s longest curved suspension bridges hanging from a single pylon, you’ll see what the eagles see as they soar above the beautiful island. A definite once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Craft Cultural Complex
Fans of local arts and crafts not only can bring home trinkets made of silver or silk (batik), but you can also watch as they are being made by local craftsmen.
Every stroke and tap is mesmerising and methodical as rough materials are shaped into beautiful piece.
Kuah Jetty @ Gateway to Langkawi Island Hopping
Take a break from the heat and head up to take in the sights of Langkawi Island in the cable car. Once on the Skybridge, one of the world’s longest curved suspension bridges hanging from a single pylon, you’ll see what the eagles see as they soar above the beautiful island. A definite once-in-a-lifetime experience!
A collection of gifts received by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad – the esteemed former Prime Minister of Malaysia, this astounding gallery answers the question “What do you give a man who has everything?”
|Taxi, Cenang Beach / Kuah Jetty, 10 – 25 mins, Around RM24.00|
|Taxi, Kok Beach, 10 – 15 mins, Around RM28.00|
|Taxi, Tanjung Rhu, 25 – 30 mins, Around RM35.00|
|Taxi, Datai Bay, 30 – 40 mins, Around RM50.00|
|Currency||Ringgit Malaysia (RM)|
|Electricity||220 – 240 Volt|
|Language||Bahasa Malaysia, English, Chinese, Tamil|
|Time zone||GMT +8|
|Telephone code||+60 4|
|Religion||Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism|
APR – OCT
Rainy season – Heavy rainfall , 22°C – 33°C
Prepare your umbrella, but don’t worry as the fun doesn’t stop despite the showers.
NOV – MAR
Dry season – Warm and dry, 23°C – 34°C
Time to come out and get soaked! Make sunblock your best friend.