Things To Do In Langkawi, Malaysia

Things To Do In Langkawi, Malaysia

The Jewel of Kedah, Langkawi, with an archipelago of 99 islands, Langkawi is a tropical heaven surrounded by white beaches, rain-forests, waterfalls, bizarre rock formations and jungles with a wide variety of wildlife.

Also Langkawi is a duty-free island, which means tobacco and booze are ridiculously cheap there.

The best time to visit the island is between December and March, it’s dry season and temperatures are around 30°C or more. It may get quite humid, but nice breeze in Langkawi make the climate moderate.

How To Get To Langkawi 

Easiest is by plane. From Kuala Lumpur it’s an hour flight. There are many airlines for this route like Malindo Air, Air Asia, Air, Firefly, Malaysian Airlines and chartered planes as well. If you’re visiting Penang, the island south of Langkawi, you can also fly over to Langkawi with Air Asia or Firefly.

1) Skydiving in Langkawi
Package & Price
  • Base Package – RM1350
  • Gold Package – RM1495
  • VIP Package – RM1795

Location Take off point : Aircraft takes off from the international airport.

Skydive and Landing Zone : Skydive over and land on Tanjung Rhu Beach

2) Skytrex Adventure
Skytrex is a newly opened outdoor adventure park where you can climb, swing, crawl or glide through the jungle. It’s a lot of fun and excitement and physically challenging aswell.

Entrance fee starts from MYR45 – Book online, it’s cheaper!

3) Parasailing in Langkawi

Parasailing and enjoying the beautiful view of Tanjung Rhu, one of the best beaches in Langkawi. The fun starts from MYR200.

4) Langkawi SkyCab
Ride with Langkawi’s popular cable car and enjoy the scenic view over the island. But be aware: the ride is not for the faint hearted, this is one of steepest cable car ropes in the world but it’s completely safe! Once you reach the top of Machincang mountain, you can enjoy a 360 degree view of the islands and the flora around, stunning experience.

Tickets for the SkyCab cost MYR35 for adults and RM25 for children. Avoid weekends, it can get quite crowded.

5) Scuba Diving in Langkawi

Snorkeling and scuba diving are activities everybody, young or old, experienced or amateur, can do and enjoy. With minimum equipment and preparation requirements, snorkeling especially can be enjoyed as a family since all you need are fins and a mask to get a glimpse at the amazing undersea world. While it is possible to snorkel and scuba dive around the main island of Pulau Langkawi, these activities are best done at the reefs around the Pulau Payar Marine Park, 19 nautical miles off Langkawi Island. A fantastic place some consider on par with Tioman and Redang’s offerings, the simplicity of the setup and arrangement for snorkelling and diving activities here make it incredibly popular for amateur and advanced enthusiasts.

6) Jet Ski Island Hopping
The ride is breathtaking, bizarre rock formations paired with white beaches. You can have multiple stops for exploring the islands, jungle trekking and having a swim in a fresh water lake and exploring the archipelago of Langkawi.

Price for the jetski island hopping starts from MYR500 – It may sounds a lot but the fun to ride a jetski and get crazy in the open sea is amazing.

7) Beaches in Langkawi
Langkawi offers some pretty lovely beaches with white sand and emerald waters. The beaches are definitely good enough for a relaxed picnic, some beach bumming or just watching the sunset.
Tanjung Rhu at the northern tip of Langkawi is probably the most picturesque beach on the island, surrounded by bizarre limestones.
Pantai Cenang is the most popular beach in the touristic center of the island, at the south-western tip of Langkawi. If you walk towards west, you’ll find some grass to lay on. The area in front of Meritus Pelangi Resort is a nice spot to catch the sunset.

Tengah Beach further south is a relaxed alternative to Pantai Cenang. A quiet beach without the crowds. The beach is 15-20 minutes walk from Pantai Cenang.

8) Street Food at the Night Markets
You’ll get addicted to the night markets in Langkawi. The food is super delicious and relatively cheap! There is no better place to try local foods, and it won’t hurt your budget even.

Grilled Chicken, Prawns or Seafood, Kebabs, Fresh Juices, Homemade Ice Tea, Fresh Fruits, Salads, Satay, Samosas and many different sweets such as Cookies, Pancakes.

The night bazar happens daily from 7-10PM, also it changes location every night.

The weekly locations are as following:

  • Monday at Ulu Melaka
  • Tuesday at Kedawang
  • Wednesday at Kuah Town
  • Thursday in Pantai Cenang
  • Friday at Air Hangat
  • Saturday again at Kuah Town
  • Sunday at Padang Matsirat.
9) Kilim Karst Geoforest Park
Explore the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park by boat, an area of more than 100 km², that features a breathtaking landscape of limestone formations, mangrove forests, caves and beaches.

The Kilim Karst Geoforest Park is ranked as Langkawi’s #01 Attraction on TripAdvisor, you can’t leave the island without seeing this natural wonder!

10) Langkawi’s Seafood

In Langkawi, you can get a wide range of seafoods, prawns, lobsters, crabs, squid, sea bass, red snapper.

11) The Rice Paddies

If you’re a solo traveler or a city person, you’ll probably be amazed by this. Wandering along the rice fields in Pantai Cenang, taking amazing images of the picturesque scenery.

There is a rice museum, too (and it’s free)! It’s more like an outdoor museum, a great place to learn about rice cultivation and all. If you get tired, have a rest at the little restaurant next to the museum, and enjoy the stunning surroundings.

12) 3D Museum Art in Paradise

If you love art and selfies, you will lose yourself in this place. Although it’s hard to capture the giant 3D paintings while taking selfies, make sure to bring your selfie-stick.

The museum features places such as the gondolas in Venice, the pyramids in Egypt, safaris and rainforests, surf spots and loads of fantasy landscapes. A great place for a fun afternoon!

Entrance fee is MYR38. If you plan to visit the Skycab, they sell cheaper combination tickets.

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