Here are some of the things to do in Langkawi and places to visit. Some may be well-trodden paths. But maybe it is time to see it through a different lens, go off the beaten path in Langkawi, reflect a little, and most importantly, do not just stay at your resort and be by the beach!
Langkawi Mangrove Tour
We highly recommend visiting the Geoforest Park. During your trip to the Geoforest Park, you will be able to see gorgeous rock formations and calm waters. Spread over an area of 100 sq. km, the Kilim Nature Park highlights a magnificent mix of well-protected green mangrove forests. The park also has isolated white beaches and blue lagoons.
Drifting down the quiet, winding river, you can learn much about the park’s marine ecosystem. Its flora and fauna are vital to the ecosystem. Many natural inhabitants such as the over-hanging trees, Brown Eagles, Monitor Lizards, and Macaques. It is an enlightening hands-on experience as you end the day with a lovely lunch at a floating restaurant!
Get Spectacular Landscapes Of Gunung Raya
Gunung Raya is known as the tallest mountain in Langkawi, with a height of 881 meters. The drive up to Gunung Raya proved to be scenic and one of the greatest highlights of viewing Langkawi from the top. There are two approaches to see Gunung Raya. You could either drive or go on a trek.
You will spot the great hornbills, eagles, different birds, and monkeys if you go early. If you have more time in your hand and would not mind the suffer-fest, then go ahead and trail through! One of the options is to climb the 4,287 steps up to Gunung Raya, which takes about 4-5 hours.
Seven Wells (Telaga Tujuh)
The Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls are one of the most excellent spots to chill and unwind in Langkawi. Also known as Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, it is at the foot bottom of Gunung Mat Cincang. There are about 367 steps to climb before soaking yourself in the tranquil waters.
What is remarkable about this place is that several slippery rocks act as slides for people to slide through these dipping pools. Go at 8.00 am when there is hardly anyone, and you will have the whole place to yourself!
Sunset Watching At Pantai Tengah
While Pantai Tengah is a continuation of Pantai Cenang, it stills is a way better beach than Cenang. There are fewer tourists and water sports activities. Making it the perfect sunset evening stroll to watch the sunset.
The beach is as clean as Tanjung Rhu. If you want more peaceful moments without driving to the other side, there is nothing like chilling at Pantai Tengah!
Local Sellers At Night Market
The night markets in Langkawi are the perfect way to catch local artisans in action and taste the cuisine. There are various night markets. The most popular ones in Kuah Town and Padang Matsirat.
Most of these night markets take place throughout the week in different parts of Langkawi. And once you are there, you can take a walk and ask a local if one is happening near Cenang or Kuah Town.
Climb Gunung Machincang And Visit The Blue Lagoon
Most people come to Langkawi for beaches and not for hiking. But if you have savoured the best food in Langkawi, it will be worth testing your limits by scaling Gunung Machinchang. Also known as Mat Cincang, this mountain stands at 701 meters. And is the second-highest spot on the island. The trail starts at Seven Wells. The first km is primarily flat and undulating.
But then the terrain changes after that, where you will need to be on all fours to continue climbing to the top while crossing some giant boulders. It will take you about 5-6 hours in total. The more challenging part is obviously on your descent. On the way down to the wells, you will see a path on the left that goes to the blue lagoon. But you will not be able to miss it! There are no signboards here.
Eat Seafood At Pulau Tuba
Pulau Tuba is almost unheard of when people visit Langkawi. It is sometimes seen when island hopping. But there is more to this island than doing just a tour! Tuba Island is a remote island not too far from Kuah Town. Pulau Tuba is known for its traditional village life, rare wildlife and plants and even birdwatching.
The easiest way to get to Pulau Tuba is to take a boat ride from Kuah Jetty. You could rent a motorbike for cheap and zip around the island eating the best seafood. It is also the perfect place to go trekking and do some birdwatching. This will take you 20 minutes.
Parasail In The Langkawi Skies
If you love the thrill of the breeze and rising high above the ocean with a view of Langkawi’s mountains, parasailing in Langkawi is the best way to view the island’s coastline.
You are taken for a ride on a speedboat and belted in your safety harness before you are let go to the heavens above. Do not let go of this opportunity to see the beauty of Langkawi.
Kayaking And Exploring At Tasik Dayang Bunting
The lake of the pregnant maiden is situated on the second-largest island of the Langkawi archipelago called Dayang Bunting. With Dayang Bunting connected via a bridge to Pulau Tuba. You could head over to visit this lake known for its legends, myths.
Also known as Tasik Dayang Bunting, the lake derives its name from the legend of Mambang Sari. An ethereal princess lost her infant child within a week after giving birth. This freshwater lake sits precariously close to the sea and is only separated by a small strip of land.
Soak In The Two Waterfalls in Langkawi – Durian Beringin and Temerun Waterfall
When it is rainy, and it pours, these two waterfalls are a sight to behold. Durian Peringin waterfall has been named after the Durian trees that bear spiny oval tropical fruits in abundance. It is located on the northeastern side of Langkawi and north of Kilim Village. Imagine a 14-tier waterfall where you can view it at different heights. What is remarkable is that the waterfall comes down the northern slope of Gunung Raya.
Temerun waterfall is quite breathtaking, and it is located at the Mat Cincang Nature Park in the Datai Bay area. The best place to take in the cool breeze and picnic by the waterfalls is when it rains the day before.