Nestled in the shimmering waters of the Andaman Sea, just off of the Malaysian mainland, is 104 beautiful islands which make up Langkawi. The largest island in the archipelago is Pulau Langkawi, an idyllic tropical paradise which is 25km by 40km in size. Langkawi is also home to many uninhabited islands, forested hills, national parks, mangrove swaps and scuba diving hotspots. With so much to see and do in Langkawi it can be really tough to know what to include in your itinerary. We reveal four of the top things to do on your vacation to lovely Langkawi.
Langkawi Cable Car
For some of the most stunning postcard-perfect views of Pulau Langkawi and the surrounding islands you can take a trip in a cable car. Langkawi Skycab base is located at the Oriental Village which is a large themed shopping and entertainment complex that is a 15-minute drive away from the airport. At the top of the cable car you can wander across the breathtaking Skybridge which hangs 100m above ground. A ride on the SkyCab currently costs RM 30 for adults and RM 20 for children, and the journey time is 15 minutes.
Kilim Karst Geoforest Park
Nature-lovers will adore Kilim Karst Geofroest. Set within the stunning surroundings of limestone cliffs, this area of natural beauty is sure to wow visitors with its natural mangrove swamps, bat-filled caves and rich wildlife (so make sure you have some annual travel insurance)! The best way to explore the area is to book a guided tour of the park.
Pasir Tengorak Beach
Said by many to be the most beautiful beach on the main island, Pasir Tengorak is located on the northern coastline in the Datai region. Here you can relax and unwind on the white powdered sand beach, take a dip in the azure waters or enjoy a hike through the forested parkland. Lucky visitors may also spot some monkeys hanging out on the rocks! Entry to the beach is free of charge for all the family.
Berad Basar Island
Berad Basar Island literally translates as ‘the island of wet rice’. It can be found off of the western coast of Pulau Langkawi. The island is uninhabited, but groups of dolphins can regularly be spotted playing just off of the sandy shores of this magical island. Other attractions include some water sports such as parasailing, snorkeling and banana boat rides. The best way to see the island is to either hire a private boat or to sign up to a group island tour. One of the most popular tours travels to Berad Basar as well as other nearby islands like Singa Besar and Dayang Bunting.
As well as these top four places to visit there are also a wealth of other fun things to do including shopping, being pampered at the spa or checking out Art in Paradise. Include one of more of the above things into your trip and you will be sure to have a magical and memorable getaway. Have fun!
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