Leisure travelers can take a stroll down the beautiful and idyllic beaches such as Pantai Cenang, Pantai Tengah, Datai, Pantai Kok and Burau Bay. Or perhaps, indulge in exciting water sports and bask under the sun.
Travelers can choose to stay at world class accommodation modern hotels or chalets located along these beaches. Therefore, you can witness panoramic view of sunset with your loved ones.
There will never be a shortage of food when you choose stay nearby the beaches as plenty of restaurants are located in the hotels and outdoors serving sumptuous local delicacies and international cuisines.
There are plenty exciting activities await you at this tropical paradise island of Langkawi. First things first, head down to Pantai Cenang as this is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the island.
Sprawled on 2 kilometres along the shoreline, Pantai Cenang is located about 25 minutes drive from the district of Kuah. Hence, holidaymakers and vacationers staying in nearby hotels and resorts can get to the beach easily without much hassle.
The pristine beaches, crystal clear water, swaying palm trees and soothing sounds of birds chirping will definitely mesmerize you. What makes Pantai Cenang a popular tourist spot is the availability of shopping opportunities and exhilarating attractions located within the vicinity.
For first time visitors, do not miss the opportunity to visit the Rice Garden or also commonly known as ‘Laman Padi’ among the locals. You can learn everything about rice, the staple food for Asian here.
A museum and paddy field here is an educational spot for children and adults. Before you leave, remember to try out the dishes available here using rice. For those who longed for an unforgettable nightlife experience on Langkawi, drop by the beach-side road of Pantai Cenang from evening until midnight for rows of pubs, cafes and bistros with live band will entertain you until the wee hours.
Other than the famous Pantai Cenang, another highly recommended stunning beach is Pantai Tengah. In fact, this is a sister beach to Pantai Cenang for it is located next to one another.
While Pantai Cenang stretched on 2 kilometres of shoreline, Pantai Tengah is slightly shorter – only 1 kilometre. Unlike Pantai Cenang (crowded with foreigners), one can enjoy a tranquil and serene weekend relaxing on Pantai Tengah.
For families with small kids, this is a must visit spot as it features the educational Underwater World Langkawi.
Abundant of marine life greet you once you reach the walkway/tunnel. So take your sweet time to see the exotic tropical and aquatic creatures here. Some of the more popular creatures among the children are trigger fish, sting rays, moray eels, clown fish and leopard sharks.
Do not be fooled by the ‘Underwater World’ as most visitors assume that they get to see only sea creatures here. Instead, they’ll be surprised to find birds, snakes and other mammals at the dry section.
There’s always something for everyone particularly for shopaholics. Remember to drop by the Duty-Free Zone Shopping Complex situated nearby the Underwater World.
Purchase and get all the items and souvenirs here at a bargain price! Do not worry if you missed out the opportunity to shop here for you can also visit Sunflower Handicrafts Shop located beside Sun Café for other souvenirs to bring back home!
Bask and snooze under the sun at this spectacular Pantai Kok. Perhaps, you’ll notice that this beach is slightly more isolated and quiet compared to Pantai Cenang and Pantai Tengah but no worries, you can still have fun here.
If you happen to spend your time here at Pantai Kok, remember to bring along your camera as you get a chance to snap pictures at a scenic marina known as Telaga Harbour Park.
It was built years ago in conjunction with government’s effort to promote Langkawi as a major sailing and yachting spot. This beautifully designed marina resembles French Riviera. So why travel out of the country when you can spend less but still enjoy scenic views here?
Vacationers and honeymooners tend to spend time to dine here during night time at the cafes and bistros stretched along the dock. They get to enjoy great food accompanied by great live music with stunning view of marina. Another must visit tourist spot in Pantai Kok is the Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls.
To make it to the top of the waterfalls, one must climb more than 600 steep steps. It is called Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls since there are seven rocks sitting atop amidst the lush green forest.
Located at the northern part of Langkawi, Tanjung Rhu or also commonly known as ‘Casuarina Beach’ among the foreigners, those who choose to stay at Tanjung Rhu Resort opt for tranquil and serene surroundings.
Even though Tanjung Rhu is slightly further away from Kuah town, one can easily reach other destinations such as Pulau Gudang and Pulau Pasir. Nature lovers tend to stay here either at Four Seasons Resort or Tanjung Rhu Resort as they prefer the sight of waterways, mangroves and limestone crags surrounding this beach.