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You're excited to set a course in a new direction. Constantly in search of expanding your horizons and imaginative ways to get inspired, you're eager to discover a new locale like a pro. Coming up: Langkawi! It's not difficult to fill an itinerary, because Expedia can hook you up with loads of things to do. Book your activities now, and the only thing you'll have left to do is pack your suitcase and start daydreaming.
You'll need a little planning to really get the most out of Langkawi, particularly when you want to include plenty of food and entertainment. And it's clear that you don't want to hunker down in your hotel room遥ou're ready to get out and play. You cannot wait to cover the top activities around, and an exploration of historic city neighbourhoods is an adventure all its own. Our activities are the ideal way to organise your trip. Book group tours on Expedia, and you'll learn all about the city's history along the way.
Langkawi is a magical archipelago consisting of 99 islands, only one of which, Pulau Langkawi, is populated to any significant degree. Miraculously for a rural idyll that pretty much defines the phrase ‘tropical paradise’, development of the area has been kept to a minimum, and so it’s a favourite with couples and families looking for a soothing getaway from the hustle and bustle of modern life. And whilst Langkawi is also a duty free zone, making alcohol much more affordable than other parts of Malaysia, its respectful, largely Muslim populace ensure a calm, restful and family-friendly atmosphere prevails. A truly restful place to escape to.
Pantai Cenang — Langkawi’s most popular beach, and perhaps closest to what one might expect of a tourist beach, Pantai Cenang offers a range of watersports and activities that include jet-skis, banana boats, and water-skiing. Of course with all that activity you’re likely to work up an appetite, so the plentiful bars and restaurants along this strip will provide welcome relief.
Pantai Tengah — With its nearby all inclusive resorts this beach is particularly popular with families. Somewhat more chilled out than the busier neighbouring beach of Pantai Cenang, its proximity to that stretch means families can still benefit from the activities available there, but can also retreat to the relative calm nearer home.
Pantai Kok — If you’re looking for a more isolated stretch of beach to throw down your towel and while away the hours in sun-struck bliss, then Pantai Kok is the ideal location. What’s more, you’ll also discover the Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls here, as well as cable-car access to the peak of Mat Cincang Mountain.
Tanjung Rhu — This magical stretch of coastline has lots to explore and captivate the imagination. Sandy beaches, limestone caves, mangroves and waterways, not to mention a fine selection of restaurants: truly life in paradise.
Declared a Geopark by UNESCO in 2007, it should come as no surprise that the 99 islands that make up Langkawi are truly something special. Legend tells that the Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls (aka Seven Wells) were a favourite playground for frolicing fairies, with its seven beautiful pools that can be swum, and even slid between. The island’s tallest mountain, Gunung Raya, meanwhile boasts a resort hotel and lookout tower at its summit and affords spectacular views out over the sparkling archipelago. Or, perhaps, the Oriental Village is more your thing? Snake charmers and jugglers, kite flying and fine dining - even the tough choice between a ride on an elephant or a Segway - it’s all almost beyond imagination.
Choosing what to do in Langkawi tends really to boil down to two choices: something, or nothing. The assortment of treks, dives, watersports available is practically limitless for those of you keen to get active. And if not? Then what better place than this island paradise, where kicking back and doing absolutely nothing other than soaking up the sun, sea, and wondrous scenery is practically an artform.