Pantai Cenang is Langkawi’s most popular area where the majority of local and international eateries, duty-free shopping complexes, and luxury resorts are located along its gorgeous beach. With countless visitors lounging on the sandy beach and enjoying spa treatments and massages, Pantai Cenang is the best place for sunbathing and exciting water sports such as jet skiing and parasailing.
For families with children, Pantai Cenang also houses two of Langkawi’s most popular attractions, namely Underwater World Langkawi and Rice Garden Museum. Explore the best of Pantai Cenang by checking out our Top 10 places to visit in this tourist-friendly beachside, where rest and relaxation reign supreme all day long.
- Grand Island Tour
- Mangrove Forest & Eagle Watching Tour
- Sunset Cocktail Cruise
- Private Half-Day Island Hopping Experience
- Half-Day Island Hopping
- Mangrove Forest & Eagle Watching
- Scenic Cruise with Lunch
- Private Cable Car & Oriental Village Visit
- Helicopter Experience Over Dayang Bunting Lake
- Half-Day Langkawi Island Tour
Spread across nearly six acres, Underwater World Langkawi is one of the island’s best-known attractions. Located at the southern end of Pantai Cenang (almost at the border of Pantai Tengah), beside the Zon duty-free shopping centre, it is Malaysia’s largest aquarium. The huge white-washed structure houses more than 200 different species of marine and freshwater fish including harbour seals, rockhopper penguins, sharks, giant rays and the enormous Amazonian arapaima – the biggest freshwater fish in the world. Some of the many highlights of the tourist-friendly Underwater World include an Educational Resource Centre, a cafeteria and a three-dimensional (3D) theatre – be sure to watch the short movie about Michael, a little prehistoric fish and his life before becoming a fossil. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 09:30 – 18:30, Friday – Sunday 09:30 – 22:30
- Address: Zon Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang
- Tel: +604 955 6100
The Rice Garden Museum is a gallery in Laman Padi with a collection of artefacts, photos, charts and tools on the history of rice cultivation in Langkawi. Set in Pantai Cenang, opposite Bon Ton Resort, it is divided into the Heritage Gallery, Paddy Gallery, Herb Garden and Garden of Variety. Opened in June 1999, the Rice Garden Museum is a good place to spend an afternoon. The Heritage Gallery has a series of displays on the sequence of activities pertaining to rice planting; meanwhile the Paddy Gallery is a viewing deck with breathtaking views of a multi-tiered rooftop rice garden. The Herb Garden and Garden of Variety sections are places where visitors can actually have a go at traditional rice farming. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 18:00
- Address: Laman Padi, Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang
- Tel: +604 955 4312
Castaway Picnic is a premiere service offered by Casa del Mar where guests are treated to a short cruise before enjoying a gourmet dining experience on a picturesque deserted island. While the service is available to both guests and non-guests, it is limited to only one session per day, so interested participants are required to make a booking at Casa del Mar well in advance. The Castaway Picnic package is priced at RM600 which includes a private boat and crew, picnic basket, and tent set up by the beach. Guests depart Casa del Mar and cruise through several islands in Langkawi before arriving on a beach of a remote island. There, a picturesque tent with flowing nets and comfortable cushions, gourmet picnic, and mini bar are set up for a private dining experience with loved ones.
- Address: Casa del Mar, Jalan Pantai Cenang
- Tel: +604 955 2388
Mega Water Sports offers reasonably priced jet ski island tours for visitors who are looking for an adrenaline rush during their stay in Langkawi. Located in Pantai Cenang, its island tours allows guests to visit several tiny islands scattered around Langkawi such as Pulau Dayang Bunting and Pulau Beras Basah. Along the way, there are numerous natural attractions including lakes, lagoons, limestone cliffs, caves, and mangroves. Visitors can also go for a swim at the fresh water lake, go paddle boating, kayaking, and go trekking through the surrounding mountain forests. Mega Water Sports also rents out jet skis, parasailing, banana boats, and wakeboards for those who want to enjoy a splashing good time at Pantai Cenang.
- Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 & 14:00
- Address: Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang
Held at different locations in Langkawi Island for each day of the week, the Temoyong Night Market is one of the island’s most popular street bazaars. It takes place on Thursday evening where local vendors set up makeshift stalls and sell all kinds of local items including food and snacks, fresh produce, clothes, trinkets, watches, sunglasses, wallets and handbags, paintings, pirated DVDs and many other knick-knacks. It is also a great place for trying out various types of local food at relatively cheap prices, such as grilled seafood, chicken or beef satay, murtabak, green mango salad, and lemongrass chicken on sticks. Well-frequented by countless visitors, both foreigners and locals, the Temoyong Night Market has been hailed as one of Langkawi Island’s most popular shopping paradises for the past decade. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Thursday 17:00 – 20:00
- Address: Kampung Temoyong, Mukim Kedawang, Pantai Cenang (located at the estuary of Sungai Temoyong)
Morac International Karting offers go-kart and track rental services for walk-in customers who want to experience a good dose of adrenaline during their stay on Langkawi Island. It is strategically situated beside Langkawi International Airport, approximately ten minutes away from Pantai Cenang. For inexperienced go-kart drivers, Morac International Karting also provides other services including go-karting classes and courses on go-karting skills and safety rules. Track rental is priced at RM70 per driver and an additional surcharge for kart rental. Visitors can opt for the Fun Kart, where drivers can get behind the wheel of a kart for six to eight laps in ten minutes on a one-kilometre track length for RM35.00 or the YamahaKart KT100, which consists of 10 to 15 laps in 15 minutes for RM100.
- Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 19:00
- Address: 67, Jalan Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang
- Tel: +604 955 5827 or +604 955 5792
Alun-Alun Spa, located in Pantai Cenang, offers more than 30 holistic Asian healing spa treatments including traditional massages, body treatments, facials, and nail services. Staff at the Alun-Alun Spa are ever-friendly and go out of their way to make guests feel welcome and cater to their every need. While treatments are slightly pricier than most spas, Alun-Alun Spa has professionally trained therapists with years of practise and experience to ensure their guests enjoy the best spa experiences. Highly recommended treatments include the one-hour Shirodara massage (RM160) for reducing stress and fatigue and the 45-minute Secret Balance body scrub (RM95), where guests are treated to a foot bath and scrub with Tongkat Ali, which is an invigorating Asian root traditionally consumed to increase male vitality.
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 23:00
- Address: 48, Jalan Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang
Nawa Sari Spa provides a wide array of body and hair treatments for visitors of the Rice Garden Musuem (Laman Padi). Guests can watch buffaloes graze and rice paddies sway in the breeze while getting pampered with massages and aromatherapy oils in cosy treatment cabins. A small garden house is also available for couples or individuals who prefer more privacy during their sessions. Nawa Sari Spa utilises freshly harvested rice, as well as herbs, spices and flowers from the neighbouring herbal garden. The menu includes unique Malay treatments such as ritual hair smoking, which are all hard to find anywhere else. We highly recommend the Traditional Herbal Hair Treatment – a hair-and-head massage using a plethora of herbs such as kaffir lime, shikakai, coconut milk henna and aloe vera.
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 20:00
- Location: Laman Padi, Pantai Cenang
- Tel: +604 955 4168 or +6012 429 6476 or +6014 253 4489
Teratai Spa by the Aspara at Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort offers a wide range of traditional Malay spa treatments including exfoliating body scrubs, moisturising body wraps, facials, relaxing baths and therapeutic body massages. Guests can also enjoy special spa drinks concocted by professionally trained therapists. We recommend the luxurious Frangipani Kelembapan body wrap and the Kelapa Scrub or the 60-minute Urut Melayu which help soothe fatigued muscles. For a complete rejuvenation from head-to-toe, guests can also enjoy a number of modern beauty treatments at Teratai Spa by the Aspara at Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort, such as manicures and hairstyling services.
- Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 21:00
- Location: Meritus Pelangi Resort & Spa
- Tel: +604 952 8888
Kiki Club at Meritus Pelangi Resort & Spa offers arts and crafts activities, mini-golfing, fishing and swimming lessons for children aged four to twelve years old. As most kids tend to eventually tire of the surf and since there are only so many times one can visit Underwater World Langkawi, Meritus Pelangi Resort & Spa has come up with this exclusive kid’s club which also houses an animal farm. Open exclusively for all resort guests, non-guests can purchase an access pass for their little ones. All activities hosted at Kiki Club are free of charge except for tee shirt and batik painting.
- Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 21:00
- Location: Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa
- Tel: +604 952 8888 (ext. 5)