Island Escape: How To Spend A Day In Langkawi

Pristine beaches, hustle and bustle of tourist and the local in Pantai Cenang, and of course duty-free shopping spree always come in the picture when describing Langkawi.

There are 2 options to get to the island, direct flight from Kuala Lumpur airport or any other airport in Malaysia that offers direct flight to Langkawi or by using the ferry from either Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis.

Do take note that as you arrive in Langkawi, the public transportation available is a taxi (which will cost you a lot), or you may opt for a cheaper and secure option by using Grab. But if you have a valid driver licence, you may want to consider renting a car or a motorcycle if you travel solo or you don't mind riding in the hot sun of Langkawi or sometimes, rain.

If you have only a day or two to spend, here are some suggested itinerary to enjoy the beauty of the island.

8.00 a.m

Kick-off your morning by having breakfast at Nasi Dagang Pak Malau. Nasi Dagang; is a very popular dish in Terengganu and Kelantan.

This flavorful and fragrant dish of steamed rice in coconut milk normally served with fish or chicken gulai (a spicy curry-like gravy) and pickled cucumber and carrot on the side.

Not only you can indulge the delicious food, you can also enjoy the view of paddy field and Gunung Raya which is the tallest peak of the island.

10.00 A.M

(This require planning - need to be booked beforehand)

Join a two-and-a-half-hour of Langkawi UNESCO Geopark Mangrove Cruise which will take you along three rivers : Tanjung Rhu, Kisap and Kilim.

Fun Fact : Langkawi was awarded the UNESCO Global Geopark status in 2017 and the first in South-east Asia 

Navigate an extraordinary maze of tree roots and mangrove forest created over millennia in the unique Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark formed on 99 islands that make up the legendary Langkawi Archipelago and encounter abundant wildlife, including land-walking fish, vivid kingfishers, eagles, otters, and dolphins.

This delicately balanced ecosystem is responsible for the wide variety of species in the Andaman Sea. Depart the mangrove forest and marvel at the majestic limestone rock formations that rise dramatically from the ocean.

It is recommended you wear a T-shirt, shorts or trousers, and sandals or walking shoes. Bring sunscreen and sun protection too!

The tour will start at the Tanjung Rhu Jetty ( 28km or 40 minutes drive from Cenang Beach).

1.00 P.M