Lazing in Langkawi Best Beaches

Langkawi is a perfect paradise for your beach-vacation. This lovely mystical island is warm and sunny all-year-round with stretches of stunning white (and black) sandy beaches (pantai). It has plenty of sun-soaked sands for everyone.

By the way, as you walk along the beautiful beaches - keep your eyes open for another little thing that makes Langkawi beaches unique ... the beach cats! That's a new experience for cat lovers.

Pantai Tanjung Rhu - Tanjung Rhu Beach

Tanjung Rhu is one of Langkawi best beaches. This beautiful beach fringed with tall casuarina trees is located 22 km away from Kuah - on the northernmost tip of Langkawi island. During low tide, you can actually walk across a sandy stretch to the rocky outcrop of Pulau Chabang. There are also a number of caves as well as mangrove swamp that you can explore nearby.

Tanjung Rhu is safely sheltered by the curve of the bay. The water is shallow and calmly blue. This beautiful secluded bay of white sand is constantly caressed by the gentle breeze blowing in from the vast Indian Ocean.

Tanjung Rhu

You can hire a boat to cruise around the islands. There is also the Tanjung Rhu Riding Centre which offers equestrian sports. The exclusive Tanjung Rhu Resort, set on its edge is one of the resorts on this bay.

Pantai Cenang - Cenang Beach

Pantai Cenang is the liveliest beach of all Langkawi best beaches. It is about 18.4 km from Kuah and the most popular beach destinations among tourists and locals. Pantai Cenang is popular for its delightful sunsets and also for its long and sandy beach.

Pantai Cenang

There are many restaurants and beach bars offering a wide range of delicious local and Western cuisine. The beach is a home to a number of beautiful resorts, luxury class hotels and budget chalets.

Pantai Cenang

Pantai Cenang is a good choice if you're looking for a relaxing time at the beach as well as a little bit of modern entertainment. You can enjoy yourself with all kinds of water sports or go "island hopping" to the nearby islands such as Pulau Rebak Kecil and Pulau Rebak Besar.

During low tide, you can actually walk across to Pulau Rebak Kecil but please remember that the tide will only stay low for about two hours. Boats are available for hire to visit some of the other nearby islands.

You can also explore some of the local attractions:

Underwater World

Featuring a 15-metre walk-through a tempered glass tunnel, Underwater World has more than 5,000 species of fish and marine creatures. It is part of a complex which has a duty free shop, a restaurant, Rice Museum and mini golf-course.

Laman PADI (Rice Garden)

The Laman Padi is an ideal place to learn more about one of Asia's staple foods. Visit the Rice Museum, Rice Farm, Rice Restaurant and Rice Garden where rice is cultivated right on the roof of the building.

Pantai Kok - Kok Beach

This pretty stretch of beach is 24.8 km away from Kuah- on the western side of Langkawi Island. It has streches of white sand and swaying palms - an ideal place for you to spend hours lazing while enjoying the view of the yachts and sailboats drifting gently against the azure backdrop of the Andaman Sea. Resorts are dotted along the shore, offering the most pleasant accommodation.

Pantai Kok

Pantai Kok
Pantai Kok was the Summer Palace location of the movie "Anna and the King" - a set that is now a popular attraction.

The area is naturally quieter and more secluded than Cenang Beach and makes an ideal romantic getaway or a tranquil honeymoon place. You can also travel a further two kilometres to the north to see the breath-taking Telaga Tujuh or "seven wells".

If you get hungry after a walk along the beach, there is a hamburger joint in Pantai Kok called Inapan Mama's. This place is also comfortable enough for hanging out way into the night.

Pantai Tengah - Tengah Beach

Pantai Tengah is about 500 metres south of Cenang Beach. This lovely beach is a great place for you to relax and unwind.

Pantai Tengah

The water is clear blue most of the time except for the rainy season. It might get murky a little bit. Pantai Tengah is not really suitable for swimming unless you're immune to jellyfishes.

You can choose your type of place to stay - from low key chalets to luxury resorts as the beachfront is chock-full with hotels, resorts and a variety of restaurants. One particular place to go for some good Mediterranean and Malaysian food is The Lighthouse Restaurant & Beach Bar. A semi open-air concept restaurant, The Lighthouse is ideal for evening drinks and sunset dining. What's more interesting though is an old kampung house right next door which offers an experience to learn a few tips on how to cook Malaysian dishes with Chef Shuk.

Pantai Batu Hampar - Batu Hampar Beach

Fronting the Sheraton Langkawi Beach Resort - this bewitching little stretch of beach is bounded by rocky outcrops on both ends. Coconut and mangrove trees preserve the beach's natural environment, providing welcome shade.

Pantai Teluk Burau - Burau Bay Beach

Pantai Teluk Burau is on the west coast of Langkawi Island. This stunning stretch of beach features the Kuala Teriang fishing village, Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls and Padang Matsirat.

It is one of the gorgeous beach of all Langkawi best beaches. Facing the beach is Burau Island - a roosting place for migratory birds.

Pantai Teluk Datai - Datai Bay Beach

Pantai Teluk Datai sits on a secluded area at the Northern tip of Langkawi. Characterised by boulders at both ends of the beach and dense forest in the background, Pantai Datai slopes gently into the clear turquiose waters.

Datai Bay

Facing the beach directly is the delightful little island of Pulau Anak Datai. The bay is home to some of the island's most exclusive resorts and the stunning Datai Golf Course.

Pantai Pasir Hitam - Black Sand Beach

The sands on Pantai Pasir Hitam are pigmented black due to the tin and mineral ore deposits which washed up on the shore.

Pantai Pasir Hitam

There is an ancient fishing jetty with its sense of history nearby.

Pantai Pasir Tengkorak - Sandy Skulls Beach

Pantai Pasir Tengkorak is a favourite picnic spots during the weekends. This divine beach awaken the images of pirates and their adventures. It does indeed resemble a pirates' hideout with its stretch of beach flanked by boulders at both ends.

Shaded by giant trees right up to the shoreline, it offers lovely seclusion amidst the lush green jungles of the Pasir Tengkorak Forest Reserve. Not far from the beach is the Ibrahim Hussein Museum.

Pantai Teluk Yu - Sharks Bay Beach

This wide, sandy beach with tranquil water is actually a continuation of Pantai Pasir Hitam but is free from the black pigmentation.

Pantai Teluk Baru - Baru Bay Beach

The small bay of this stretch of beach forms a natural shelter for fishing boats.


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