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Best Things To Do In Langkawi- Explore the Jewel of Malaysia

By Farheen - September 7, 2020
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Langkawi a group of 104 little islands but most of them are left deserted barring Pulau Langkawi. Pulau Langkawi is a beautiful island with exotic scenery and exciting activities to offer. Hence, Langkawi is on everyone’s bucket list while visiting Malaysia. The destination is also known as Jewel of Kedah. Keep reading to know more about the top things to do in Langkawi. The range of things to do goes from fun water sports to dreamy sunset cruises. The island has so many other attractions that keep the essence of this island thriving.

Things To Do In Langkawi

1.Ride the Sky Cab Ride at Sky Bridge

Things To Do In Langkawi
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Sky Cab or Cable Car ride is one of the top things to do in Langkawi that you must do while in the country. The sky bridge is set at an elevation of 2300 feet. The bridge is 1245 meter long, large, and allows tantalising views from the top. This is a fun ride that lasts 15 minutes that goes up to Mount Mat Cincang giving amazing panoramic views from the top of the island, valleys, and sea.

The sky bridge has been granted as ‘World’s Most Magnificent Pedestrian Bridge’ so it is definitely one of the best things to do in Langkawi. This arched bridge can only be reached through sky cab top station and can solely hold 250 people at a time as the maximum capacity. Find yourself mesmerised by panoramic views of Telaga Tujuh Waterfall, Malaysian rainforest, and Gunung Mat Cincang.

Functioning hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 12:00 Noon to 7:00 pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 9:30 am to 7:00 pm

Entry charge:

INR 450 per person for ordinary entry and INR 1337 per person for express entry.

2. Ride across the sea in a jet ski and enjoy hopping from one island to another

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Riding around stunning islands and rich green limestone outcrops on the sea while on a jet ski is one of most fun best things to do in Langkawi. You can do other activities such as swimming, kayaking, etc. Go tanning under the sun on several beautiful islands such as Pulau Beras Basah, Pulau Dayang Bunting, and Pulau Singa Besar. Given the number of islands to explore, this is a fun activity to try out. The highlight of island hopping is going around the UNESCO World Heritage Geoparks on the islands, travelling in a solar boat. Moreover, you can also feed some eagles if you are brave-hearted. Jet skiing costs around INR 5,250 per person

Opening hours

Begins at 9:00 am in the morning.

3. Take a Mangrove forest tour in Kilim Karst Geoforest Park

 Mangrove forest tour in Kilim Karst Geoforest Park
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Kilim Karst Geoforest Park runs across 100 square km. The Geoforest Park is a beautiful natural habitat inhabited with rich mangrove trees, unique to endangered fauna, and interesting limestone developments. Several tour operators in Langkawi organize marvellous mangrove tours in this biosphere area.

You can catch a ferry or motorboat from Kilim Jetty or the Tanjung Rhu bay which takes you to the forest via Kilim River allowing an amazing view of limestone caves, pillars, and wild like crocodiles, mud crabs, monitor lizards etc. Once the trip is done, you must not miss out on eating the lip-smacking seafood meal at one of the floating restaurants. Additionally, there is a floating Fish Farm to feed some stingrays, Fossil Island to locate several different fossils and Gua Langsir or Hidden cave.

Opening hours

Begins at 9:00 am in the morning.

Tour cost: 

The average cost is INR 1700 per person

4. Try out some parasailing at Tanjung Rhu Beach

You can enjoy amazing parasailing experience at Tanjung Rhu Beach. the beach is situated at the northern portion of the island. This excellent 10-minute experience is filled with unmatched enjoyment and fun that attracts all thrill loving beings. Parasailing is among the most thrilling and amusing things to do in Langkawi for watersports’ fans.

Opening hours

Functions from 8:00 am in the morning.

Cost of activity: 

The average price is INR 3930 per person for 10 minutes.

5. Go Deep Sea Diving in Pulau Payar Marine Park

Deep-sea diving at Palau Payar Marine Park is one of the greatest things to do in Langkawi for adventure enthusiasts. Made up of islands of Payar, Lembu, Kaca, and Segantang—this aquatic biodiversity reserve is a diving and snorkelling centre also. One can enter the park on a speedboat or a catamaran which you can catch from Kuah jetty in 30-45 minutes. Furthermore, camping and day picnics are also permitted here. BBq pits, picnic tables, and gazebos are open for hire.

Opening hours: 

Round the clock

Entry charge: 

INR 5800 per person

6. Enjoy a romantic dinner for two on Sunset Dinner Cruise

Sunset Dinner Cruise langkawi
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Questioning what the things to do in Langkawi during the night are? Plan for an enthralling cruise in the clear blue Andaman Sea and make the most of the scenic sunset with a glass of champagne and some dinner. The tour starts post afternoon from Porto Malai Jetty in a luxurious yacht, cruising by the aquatic limestone cliffs and beautiful islands. Relax in a lounge chair on the deck of a yacht and take in the gorgeous sunset is one of the best things to do in Langkawi to spend away an evening. For the ultimate experience relax in seawater Jacuzzi net by the side of the boat.

Opening hours: 

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Entry charge:

The cruise is composed by many tour operators. Costs range from INR 1700 per person to INR 4200 per person

In conclusion, there are loads of things to do in Langkawi that you must check out. The island destination is sought after by tourists for its adventures and scenic beauty that is incomparable. Time to start packing and book your holiday to Malaysia with Pickyourtrail. Check out the Malaysia Packages to choose from a plethora of options. You can customize your very own itinerary on our website or drop us an inquiry on Whatsapp and we will reach out to you. Also, download the Pickyourtrail App which has the answer to all your questions while travelling.

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