Top 10 Must Do in Langkawi Experiences

The Langkawi archipelago is full of natural beauty comprising of mountains, forests, beaches and wildlife. Langkawi’s simple and fun-loving residents offer a wonderful experience for all visitors. Nature-related adventures are essential for every visitor’s itinerary on Langkawi. However, the island also offers plenty of other delights for both first-time and returning visitors. Attractions include interesting museums, iconic structures, and mouth-watering food at the night markets. Additionally, the island’s duty-free shopping status provides great deals on a variety of items. To ease your planning woes, here is our list of the top ten must do in Langkawi experiences.

1. Water sports and snorkelling:

A trip to Langkawi will be incomplete without enjoying some water sports in the blue Andaman Sea. Pantai Cenang and Pantai Tengah are the most popular beaches in Langkawi for water adventures. Here, visitors can enjoy activities like jet skiing, parasailing, and banana boat rides. Snorkelling and diving are popular at the Pulau Payar Marine Park, Malaysia’s oldest marine park sanctuary. This park is teeming with diverse fish species and vibrant corals.

2. Delicious food at Night markets

The Langkawi night markets or Pasar Malam in Malay, offer a unique culinary experience of Malaysia. The markets operate at various locations across the island every night of the week. They open from dusk and stay busy until late at night. At these local bazaars, tiny and colourful stalls crowd together, offering traditional Malaysian dishes at low prices. Vendors also sell souvenirs and small trinkets.

3. Get high at Langkawi Skycab and bridge

The Langkawi Sky Bridge, one of the biggest engineering marvels of the world, is a 410-metre-long curved bridge hanging up high on Mount Mat Cincang. The Langkawi Skycab, a cable car will take you to this bridge situated 2300 meters above sea level. On your way to the top, you will see a panoramic view of Pulau Langkawi, along with nearby islands of the archipelago.

Langkawi Cable Car to the peak of Gunung Machinchang.
Langkawi Cable Car to the peak of Gunung Machinchang.

4. Mangrove tours

Mangrove tours should be on the list of all first-time visitors to Langkawi. Surrounding the Kilim Karst Geopark is a vast network of mangroves and estuaries which are filled with hundreds of species of flora and fauna. Tour services offering both private and group tours of the mangroves are available throughout the island.

5. Dataran Lang

Also known as the Eagle Square, Dataran Lang is an iconic statue representing the soul of Langkawi. It features a 12-metre sculpture of a red-backed eagle standing tall and proud on the Kuah Jetty. This landmark is surrounded by nature on all sides and is a great place to take pictures. Even during the nighttime, the area remains vibrant due to the abundance of nearby shops and restaurants.

Eagle Square Kuah Town
Eagle Square – Dataran Lang

6. Rainforest trekking and waterfalls

A treat for trekkers and hikers, Langkawi has a vast expanse of rainforests spread across the mountains of Gunung Raya and Mat Cincang. This entire ecosystem is built up of indigenous plants, fungi and old trees sheltering a diverse species of wildlife and birds. A hike to Gunung Raya and Mat Cincang will also take you through some of the most beautiful waterfalls on this island.

7. Cheap discount shopping

Langkawi is a popular shopping destination in the South East of Asia due to its duty-free status. Shopping malls offer huge discounts on perfumes, cosmetics, alcohol, and chocolates. A good number of these malls and discount stores are in Kuah Town, however you will find places to shop across the island.

8. Arts in Paradise museum

The Arts in Paradise 3D museum has hundreds of three dimensional artworks, which will challenge your perception of what is true and not. Divided into various zones such as interactive, aquarium and optical illusion, this museum will give you a fun-filled outing with your friends and family along with tonnes of humorous pictures.

9. Underwater World and Langkawi Wildlife Park

When travelling with kids, the Underwater World and the Langkawi Wildlife Park should be a must on your itinerary. The Underwater World is one of the biggest aquariums in Malaysia and has hundreds of species of marine plants and animals. Langkawi Wildlife Park is a zoo housing several species of animals and birds. Visitors can experience guided tours and also participate in feeding sessions.

10. Island Hopping and Sunset dinner cruise

The archipelago of Langkawi is made up of 99 islets with hidden jungles and caves full of wildlife. Island hopping tours are a great way to explore these islands in peace and at your own pace. Sunset dinner cruises is also an option to explore the archipelago in a beautiful setting with some good food and drinks. Inexpensive group tours and private boat rentals are available on demand and can be easily booked throughout the island.

Mowgli Venture Exotic Langawi Tour
Mowgli Venture Exotic Langawi Tour – Must do in Langkawi

For a guided 4-day tour around Langkawi, try Mowgli Venture. Explore majestic waterfalls, swim in natural blue pools, and go on a private boat excursion. Discover hidden beaches, sea caves, and enjoy cliff jumps. Hike up Bukit Kilim for a sunrise view, visit local night markets, and relax at a villa with a swimming pool. Transportation and sunset views are included.