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5 Best Activities in Langkawi

Most Popular Things to Do in Langkawi

The best activities in Langkawi celebrate the island’s picturesque landscape of sprawling beaches and crystal blue waters, dense rainforests, and pristine waterfalls. There are plenty of Langkawi activities for nature lovers and adventure-seekers, ranging from thrilling water-based adventures such as snorkelling and diving in Pulau Payar Marine Park, as well as island-hopping and eagle-feeding excursions in Pulau Dayang Bunting. Horseback riding is also very popular in Langkawi where you can enjoy horseback riding along the beaches and jungle trails of Burau Bay.
 
If you’re looking to unwind after a day of exploring and shopping, Langkawi offers plenty of luxurious spa centres, where you can enjoy with a wide range of traditional Malay, Chinese, Indian Ayurvedic body massages, treatments, and facials. Great for visitors of any age, preference, and personality, check out our list of the most popular things to do in Langkawi.

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Pulau Payar scuba diving excursions let you get up close and personal with Langkawi’s colourful corals and marine life at Pulau Payar Marine Park. Priced at RM390 onwards, the tour is inclusive of hotel and roundtrip boat transfers, entrance fee, diving equipment, meals, and insurance. The island is about 45 minutes away from Kuah Jetty and you can take either a catamaran or a speedboat to get there. Professional dive masters also provide a one-on-one guide for inexperienced divers. Pulau Payar scuba diving tours are about two hours long, where you can see schools of large fish that are absent from shallow waters, including mantel rays, barracuda, cod and snapper. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily 09:30 – 16:00
  • Address: Pulau Payar Marine Park, Langkawi
  • Tel: +604 966 3966
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Island Hopping

An island hopping tour is a must-do for any first time visitor to Langkawi as you can visit three prominent islets surrounding the main island. Available in the morning and afternoon, this half-day tour is priced between RM35 and RM50 per person (inclusive of hotel transfers). The Tasik Dayang Bunting (Pregnant Maiden Lake) and Pulau Beras Basah (Wet Rice Island) islets allows for plenty of activities such as swimming in scenic fresh water lake, paddle boating, snorkelling, and sunbathing. You can also enjoy watching eagle feeding sessions at Singa Besar Island, with numerous eagles swooping down from the sky to catch their prey on the water.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 09:30 – 13:00 & 14:30 – 18:00
  • Address: Teluk Baru Jetty, Pantai Tengah, Langkawi
  • Tel: +6012 578 5408
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The Langkawi sunset dinner cruise by Crystal Yacht Holidays is a mid-afternoon daytrip that takes you sailing to some of Langkawi’s deserted islets whilst savouring delicious barbecue cuisine on a 46ft catamaran or 76ft Schoone yacht. After departing from Awana Porto Malai jetty at 17:00, guests can enjoy chilled soda, fruit juice, wine, and beer at the open bar and take a dip in the ‘saltwater Jacuzzi’. The trawling net attached to the side of the boat serves as a safety harness that you can laze about in as the boat sets out. Lastly, enjoy breath-taking sunset views of Langkawi as well as the extensive dinner buffet before the yacht returns to the main island. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily 17:00 – 20:00
  • Address: No. 4, Rumah Kedai, Jalan Padang Matsirat, Langkawi
  • Tel: +604 955 6545
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Heavenly Spa by Westin is a stunning all-white retreat that’s set along a pristine beach within The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa. The spa centre has an extensive list of head-to-toe treatments such as anti-aging facials, body scrubs, foot bathing rituals and an extensive choice of Malay, Ayurveda, Chinese, Turkish, Swedish and Indonesian massages. Upon arrival, guests are treated to a face, neck, ears and scalp massage using aromatic oils before indulging in their choice of therapeutic sessions. Couples and newlyweds can also opt for the Spa by Night, where they can enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner by the beach after a signature Heavenly Spa by Westin treatment. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily 21:00 – 00:00
  • Address: The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa
  • Tel: +604 960 8888
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Horseback riding is a great alternative if you’re looking to explore Langkawi’s verdant mountains and waterfalls. Priced at RM240 for a two hour session, riders are provided with quality riding gear such as saddles, safety hats and tacks while an experienced guide leads the way to the Seven Wells Waterfall in Gunung Mat Cincang. The leisurely ride then continues to Pantai Kok Beach and Telaga Harbour, where guests can enjoy a great view of the beach and yachts docked along the massive marina. Inexperienced riders can also opt for the 30-minute fun horseback ride (RM12o), where horses are led by staff on foot. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 07:00 – 11:00 & 15:00 - 18:00
  • Address: The Perdana Stables, Seven Wells Waterfalls, Langkawi
  • Tel: +604 959 4753
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