The archipelago of Langkawi sits in the Andaman Sea, close to theMalaysian-Thai border. Pulau Langkawi is the largest island of the archipelagoand has some of the most beautiful beaches in Malaysia. The island’s famedaquatic life and its idyllic isolated location mean it is a perfect place torelax in the peace and quiet and enjoy life under the Malaysian sun.
Avoid an expensive taxi fare by renting a car ormotorbike from the ferry terminal in Kuah, on the south coast, to exploreLangkawi’s many beautiful tropical beaches. Most of the beaches are situatedalong the northern and western coasts of the island.
Choose between developed and isolated beaches.Pantai Centang offers amenities including restaurants, pubs and beergardens, while Pantai Kok is sheltered by mountains and forests. If you want toexperience the best of both worlds, visit DataiBeach to experience an age-old forest surrounding five-star resorts, spas and of course the white-sand beach. Explore the azure waters with paddleboatsand snorkels, which are available for rent.
Langkawi also offers many magnificent divingopportunities. Join a dive tour and visit underwater coral reefs teeming with wildlifesuch as lobsters, barracudas and black-tip reef sharks. Just an hour away fromLangkawi Island, Pulau Payar Marine Park is one of the more popular dive sites,but many of the beaches are often completely isolated. Rent a sailing boat andexplore one of these untouched beaches at your own pace.
The island is also famous for its duty-freeshopping and fine dining. Langkawi’s ethnic diversity means that there is awide variety of foods to choose from. The main settlement of Kuah offerscuisine from all over Asia, including Indian, Thai and Chinese. You can alsotry a local Malay restaurant or sample some of the delicious local seafood.
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As twilight falls over Langkawi, nocturnal animals begin to stir and the rainforest comes alive with amazing sights and sounds. On this evening trek, a naturalist guide leads you deep into the Gunung Raya Forest Reserve to catch the sunset and then seek out wildlife in the darkening landscape.
Discover the urban and rural areas of the Langkawi islands, a beautiful archipelago off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. This tour takes you to charming rural villages and lush untouched scenery as you learn the unique history and legends behind the sights.
Admire the countless beautiful landscapes and islands around the main Langkawi Island. Immerse yourself in the splendors of nature and dive in with the signature marine life of Langkawi.
Island Hopping is probably the most popular boat tour in Langkawi and the standard sharing tour starts at 9.00am in the morning and lasts for 3.5 to 4 hours including hotel transfers (Selected Hotel).
Escape in the wonders of serene surroundings unique to this corner of the world on a visit to Langkawi's coastal mangrove forest. This journey takes you from a charming fishing village through a wealth of natural beauty as you explore the best sights of the islands.
Ride a bicycle through river banks, paddy fields, and forest on a half-day cycling trip that allows you to cover a lot of ground while still seeing Langkawi up-close. You may be surprised by the many friendly people you might along your journey, getting a glimpse of daily village life.