Water Sports

No adventure is complete without a good splash of water, and the island of Langkawi ensures plenty of big splashes for the adventurous. Water sports is one of the main attractions of Langkawi and tourist flock to the beaches to strap on their life vests and jump in the sea for hair raising and stomach-churning rides. The tropical climate of Langkawi never gets too cold to stay away from getting wet. If rain dampens your outdoor enthusiasm, then avoid the rainy season from September to November.


Jet skis for hire are available on Pentai Cenang, Tanjung Rhu beach and the Burau bay beach. Hourly Jet Ski hires are good for heading into the sea for an adrenalin fueled adventure of your own choosing. Alternatively, use them as a means to go on a water safari tour, including Island hopping. For a more peaceful approach, rent kayaks and go for a four-hour mangrove tour, navigating through the Kilim river.


If you want pure old-fashioned fun, gather your friends and jump on a banana boat and go for a roller coaster ride on the waves of the open sea. Once you have accumulated enough courage, soar above the waters and choose the parasailing adventure to get high and just slightly dry. Another newly introduced water sport in Langkawi is Wake boarding. Moderate skill is required to stay on top of the board as a motor boat pulls you across the sea. Make sure to choose a licensed water sports operator to avoid nasty surprises.


The water of the Andaman Sea is sure to seduce everyone in trying at least one water sport during their stay in Langkawi.