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Things To Look Forward To When Travelling To Langkawi – 5 Convincing Reasons

Langkawi is an island paradise, complete with tropical rainforests and idyllic beaches make it one of the best places to plan your vacation to. Here are a few things you can look forward to!


Island Hopping

With around 104 islands located off mainland Malaysia, there are many islands which you can tour around and explore; a majority of which are uninhabited. For those interested in island hopping and exploring the beauty of these islands, find a day tour and hop on a speed boat or catamaran. Some hotels and resorts on Langkawi such as Berjaya Langkawi Resort, offer options for island hopping and island day tours which guests can take advantage of. You can even arrange a private picnic and watch the sun set over the horizon while on your cruise.


Tanjung Rhu Beach

This is unlike any other beach you would ever see! Located at the northern end of the island, the picturesque beach with golden soft sands is ideal for sunbathing and long strolls. The beach overlooks a line of smaller islands that are surrounded by limestone rocks and rainforests. Generally, it is less crowded than other beaches in Malaysia, so head over here for some rest and relaxation as you work on your summer tan.


Mangrove safari

The lush mangroves of Langkawi are rich in wildlife and flourishing with flora. The mangroves of Langkawi are complete with wetlands and caves that beg to be explored. Some of the popular inhabitants of the mangrove areas include fish, eagles, monitor lizards, otters, bats, crabs and much more. As you begin to explore the wonders of the mangrove, you will learn about the ecology of the area and how it plays a significant role in the ecosystem.



Don't let the sun go down on you while you're in Langkawi. Chasing sunsets is a favourite pastime for many tourists while they're on holiday and with good reason! Pantai Cenang, a popular beach front lined with hotels and restaurants makes it a good place to watch the sunset from. Grab a drink or enjoy a romantic dinner as you watch nature's canvas come alive with different colours that are sure to make even Van Gogh jealous! If you're looking for a hotel in Langkawi to stay in, it's best to book one by the beach, so you'll get an unhindered and breathtaking view of the sunset.


The Rainforest

The rainforest in Langkawi is said to be over 1 million years old and can easily be classified into one of the oldest in the world. Visitors can choose to trek through the lush rainforest by foot or on the bike, while discovering exotic flora and fauna like lime plants, butterflies, giant flying squirrels etc. Telaga Tujuh Waterfall, according to legend, is supposed to be home to mountain fairies. Shower under the cool cascading waters of the waterfalls or simply lounge in the natural pools at the base of these waterfalls. Pack a picnic if you're planning to spend a couple of hours here.