Langkawi's unspoiled beaches, namely Datai Bay, Pantai Cenang, and Tanjung Rhu, are also some of the best in the world, while the extensive roads provide easy access to vibrant coastal cities.
Due to the size of the island, the best way to see Langkawi's best attractions is by renting a vehicle. There are some must-see attractions before you leave this island,.
As one of the most famous and popular beach destinations in Malaysia, the vast island offers historical attractions, great restaurants, excellent diving, nightlife, and affordable shopping.
Since we are allowed to travel interstate starting from today, check out our full list of Langkawi's most popular attractions.
#1. Take A Stroll Across Pantai Cenang
Pantai Cenang is one of the most popular beaches in Langkawi and a popular tourist destination for anyone visiting the island. Readers and followers of TripAdvisor, the world's largest online travel platform, have named Pantai Cenang in Langkawi among the best beaches in Asia
Surrounded by an abundance of restaurants, bars and places to eat, this stunning beach town is perfect for families looking to spend a lazy afternoon on the island and sunbathe. For those looking for a more adventurous afternoon, the beach is also popular for its water sports such as jet skis, banana rides, kayaking, canoeing and parasailing.
#2. LAngkawi Sky Bridge
Langkawi Sky Bridge is a 125-meter long curved pedestrian bridge that offers exhilarating (and sometimes terrifying) views of the verdant Gunung Mat Cincang, the Telaja Tujuh waterfalls, and various islands around Langkawi.
It is located 700 meters above sea level and can only be reached via the Langkawi cable car terminal, which costs RM 35 for adults and RM 25 for children (2-12 years old). This sturdy bridge can accommodate up to 250 people at a time and is equipped with a double steel railing, closed wire mesh, and two triangular platforms where you can relax and enjoy the cool breeze.
#3. Explore Paradise on Earth
Paradise 101 is a private day resort island, perfect for your long awaiting unwinding trip. It is one of the latest attractions among tourists to relax and enjoy. The eco friendly island offers fun sports activities to enjoy with your family and friends. From banana boat rise to jet ski trip and snorkeling, the place holds unending excitement.
Located at Pantai Kok just near Telaga Harbour, Paradise 101 is easy to reach via boat shuttle in a matter of minutes. You can have all the daytime fun playing sports and enjoying the fantastic water of the island. While on night, you can join the private island party to enjoy your stay to the fullest.
#4. Escape To Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls
One of the most beautiful and majestic spots in Langkawi is the Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls. This stunning natural formation is located in the northwest corner of the Island and is made up of a series of natural pools.
Locals have dubbed the site as the land of the fairies thanks to its mystical and enhancing landscape. Whilst here, you can enjoy the sights from the two viewing points or taking a dip in the waters.
#5. VISIT and take a photo at Dataran Lang
Dataran Lang, also known as Eagle Square, is a striking 12 metre-tall sculpture of an eagle poised to take flight is displayed atop an elevated platform.
Set in Kuah, this prominent landmark is just a five-minute walk from Kuah Jetty, Jetty Point Mall, Taman Lagenda Dalam Langkawi, as well as numerous restaurants and duty-free shops.
#6. Underwater world Langkawi
One of the highlights is a 15-metre walkthrough an underwater tunnel, where you can enjoy close-up views of sharks, giant stingrays, and green turtles.
Accessible via a 15-minute drive from Langkawi International Airport, Underwater World Langkawi is also set next to The Zon Shopping Paradise and Coco Valley where you can shop for an array of duty-free goods.
Set along the vibrant Pantai Cenang beach town, Underwater World Langkawi houses more than 500 species of sea creatures!
#7. Langkawi Wildlife Park & Bird Paradise
Located about 10 minutes from Kuah, the complex has a massive aviary that’s home to 1,500 birds flying freely, with sections that strongly resemble the natural habitats of each different species of birdlife.
Officially launched in 2002, it is a tropical garden with over 2,500 exotic birds from 150 species, such as canaries, owls, eagles, toucans, hornbills and flamingos. The park also features a walk-in aviary with a 15-metre manmade waterfall, a duty-free retail outlet and animal-feeding sessions.
Open daily between 08:30 and 18:00, entrance fees for Langkawi Wildlife Park are priced at RM39 for adults and RM22 for children. For visitors with a valid MyKad (Malaysian identification card), tickets cost RM24 and RM16, respectively.
#8. Explore Black Sand Beach
Another popular destination for both locals and tourists is Black Sand Beach. The beach, despite its name, is actually a mix of black and white sand produced by the trickling of a nearby hot spring.
Some people think it is the result of a centuries-old curse enacted by a mermaid when a fisherman stole her ring. This intriguing beach, located southwest of Tanjung Rhu Beach, provides a calm respite from the island's more congested places.
#9. Pulau Payar Marine Park
Pulau Payar Marine Park, located 30 kilometres south of Langkawi Island, is a popular snorkelling and diving destination. It is around 45 minutes away from Kuah Jetty and may be reached by catamaran or speedboat.
The Coral Garden, a hidden portion packed with colourful corals, is one of the outstanding aspects of Pulau Payar Marine Park. Those interested in exploring the park must first seek permission from the government (fishing is absolutely prohibited) before venturing into the waters; otherwise, you can join a tour group, which normally includes snorkelling equipment, lunch, and drinking water.
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