If you envision the island of Langkawi as a red-backed eagle, then Pantai Cenang beach would most certainly be its heart. Packed with water sport kiosks, ample number of lounge chairs and beach umbrellas, Pantai Cenang beach sets the bar high for tropical island holiday destinations. Also known as the Chenang beach, Pantai Cenang has a long white sandy shore, lined with tall coconut and palm trees. Tourists flock here to swim in the open sea and relax on lounge chair with a drink in their hand. Marine enthusiasts can go off shore for scuba diving and mingle with underwater sea life. Jet skiing or para sailing will give an adrenaline boost to those who crave an adventure. With some luck and a lot of caution it is also possible to walk to the nearby island of Pulao Rebak Kecil during low tide.
Plenty of luxurious and cosy restaurants are situated close by to satisfy the appetite built up from messing around on Cenang beach. A colourful sunset and live music at the beachside bars greets people as the night slowly approaches. The Cenang night market springs up as night falls and offers delicious local food at bargain prices. Shoppers should head to the nearby ZON and Cenang malls to load up on duty free products. Laman Padi Rice Museum and Underwater World Langkawi will provide several hours of entertainment to children and adults alike.
With so much to do, it is not surprising that numerous types of accommodation is available at Pantai Cenang. Five-star beach resorts, budget friendly bed and breakfasts, and backpacker hostels are all there for the choosing. With many options to stay, the heart of Langkawi has a place for everyone.