With an archipelago of ninety nine islands, Langkawi Island is a tropical island that is surrounded by white sandy beaches, rainforests, waterfalls, weird rock formations, and jungles filled with a wide variety of wildlife.
Besides that, Langkawi is also a duty-free island. That means the alcohol and tobacco products are significantly cheaper on the island when compared to other places.
As for the best time to pay a visit to Langkawi, it is ideal to visit between December and March. This period is the dry season and the temperatures hover around 30 Celsius or more. While the weather on the island can get quite hot, you will be pleased to know that there is always a nice and cooling breeze within the Langkawi Island.
The easiest way to get Langkawi is by plane and it is about 1 hour of flight time if you are flying from Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. There are also several airlines including the Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, Malindo Air, and Firefly. On top of that, the flight tickets offered by these airlines are relatively cheap.
Without further ado, let’s get started on the things you can do in Langkawi.
Take A Ride On The Langkawi SkyCab
If you want to enjoy the scenic view over the Langkawi Island, take a ride on this Langkawi SkyCab, Langkawi’s most popular cable car. However, know that this may not be suitable for the faint hearted and people who are afraid of heights. While this is considered one of the steepest cable car ropes in the entire world, it is absolutely safe to ride on it. The Langkawi SkyCab will stop on the peak of the Machincang Mountain where you can enjoy stunning a 360 degrees view of the Langkawi Island. The ticket prices for the Langkawi SkyCab are USD 10 or RM35 for adults and USD 7.50 or RM25 for children. I would advise you to avoid the weekends as it can get really crowded. You can find out more information on this on Panorama Langkawi Skycab official website.
Sample Plenty Of Different Street Food At The Night Markets
The food at the night markets on the Langkawi Island are delicious and affordable. If you would like to try local food that does not hurt your budget, look no further than these night markets. In these night markets, you can find grilled chicken, grilled seafood, satay, fresh juices, fresh fruits, salads, samosa, cookies, pancakes, and many other tasty food. The night market opens daily from 7 to 10 PM including Saturdays and Sundays and they change its location every night. Check out below for the list of locations throughout the week:
Monday – Ulu Melaka
Tuesday – Kedawang
Wednesday – Kuah Town
Thursday – Pantai Cenang
Friday – Air Hangat
Saturday – Kuah Town
Sunday – Padang Matsirat
Ride On The Jet Ski For Some Island Hopping
One of the most popular things to do on the Langkawi Island is to go for island hopping. With an archipelago of 99 islands, there are plenty of things for you to explore. So, hop on a breath-taking ride on a jet ski and start exploring. You can also stop at different islands for exploration, jungle trekking, and swimming. However, be prepared to allocate at least a day for this activity because it will take a minimum of 4 hours. It is not exactly cheap either because the price for the jet ski to do island hopping starts from USD 150 or RM500 per person. You can find out more details on Mega Water Sports official website.
Experience Latest The Skytrex Adventure Park
Once again, the Langkawi Island is a paradise for nature lovers. If you are an active outdoor person, you will love the Skytrex Adventure, the latest outdoor adventure park on the island. In this park, you can climb, crawl, swing, and glide through the natural jungle. It offers a lot of fun and excitement but it is also physically challenging so be prepared. The favourite activity to do here is to take the zipline down the hill. The entrance fee for the Skytrex Adventure is USD 13 or RM45. I advise you to do your booking online because it is cheaper and you will save more money from it. The staffs at the SkyTrex Adventure are friendly and helpful too. You can find out more on this on Skytrex Adventure official website.
Explore the Natural Wonder Of Kilim Karst GeoForest Park
As the other attraction for nature lovers, the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park is an area of more than 100 square kilometre with a stunning landscape of limestone formations, mangrove forests, beaches, and caves. In addition, the TripAdvisor also ranked the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park as the number 1 attraction in Langkawi and you must not leave the Langkawi Island without paying a visit to this natural wonder. You can find out more details on this in Langkawi Geopark official website.
Enjoy the Beautiful View By Parasailing
Parasailing is another thing that most people love to do on the island. You can enjoy the stunning and beautiful view of the island and the Tanjung Rhu beach while you are high up in the air. Unfortunately, you are only allowed 10 minutes on air before they ask you to come down. This favourite activity does not come cheap either as the prices for the parasailing starts from USD 70 or RM245. You can find out more details on Naam Adventure official website.
Walk Along the Rice Paddy Fields
If you come from the city or a city person, this is a must do thing on the Langkawi Island. You will be amazed and shocked by this new experience. It will be a complete different experience as you walk along the rice fields in Pantai Cenang and see how the farmers grow rice. There is also a rice museum that can you can enter for free. Basically, it is something like an outdoor museum but it is a great place that you can learn more about how to cultivate rice. Once you are done walking, you can take a rest at the little restaurant located next to the rice museum and immerse yourself in the stunning surroundings while enjoying a drink.
Visit Different Beaches
Langkawi Island is well-known for their lovely beaches with white powdery sand and blue waters. While the sea may not be crystal clear, the beaches are the still good enough for some afternoon picnic and sunset watching. Some of the top beaches found on the Langkawi Island include Tanjung Rhu, Pantai Cenang, and Tengah Beach.
Take Selfies At The 3D Art Museum
You will enjoy this 3D art museum tremendously if you are into arts and taking selfies. As it is difficult to capture these gigantic 3D art paintings while taking selfies, make sure you invite a friend along or at least bring a tripod to make your task easier. Some of the 3D Museum highlights are the gondolas in Venice, the pyramids in Egypt, rainforests, safaris, surf spots and other fantasy landscapes. It is a fun place to spend your afternoon when you don’t want to be under the sun. The entrance fee for the 3D Museum Art starts is USD 11 or RM38. If you plan to take a ride on the Langkawi Skycab, you can purchase both tickets with a cheaper and bundled price. To find out more information on this bundle pricing, check out the Art In Paradise official website.