Some places seem to have a magical ability to stir the spark of romance in a traveller’s heart.
These are the kinds of destinations that make you want to fall in love, not just with the place you’re in, but the person you’re with.
Maybe it’s the sentiment of escaping to a tropical island where time move at a slower place and nature’s beauty is permanently on display. Some are enamoured by the hidden beaches and the wildness of the rainforest, while others are smitten with the carefree luxury of resort life. Either way, there’s no denying that love is always in the air in Langkawi.
So, whether you’re off on the honeymoon adventure of a lifetime or rekindling old flames, here are the best places to go and things to do for a romantic sojourn in Langkawi,
1. Go on a private island-hopping trip
With 99 islands in the archipelago to explore, island hopping is a standard addition to any Langkawi itinerary, but the experience is infinitely more romantic when you step on to a deserted beach with no one but you and your soul mate in sight.
Be whisked away on a private vessel taking you to some of Malaysia’s most idyllic uninhabited islands. Swim in the freshwater lake of Dayang Bunting, snorkel in turquoise waters off the dazzling white sand of Beras Basah Island and watch eagles soar overhead at Singa Besar Island.
2. Watch the sunset at Tengah Beach
Pantai Tengah tends to be less crowded than neighbouring Pantai Cenang, but the sunsets here as just as legendary. A 700m stretch of coconut palm-fringed sand, you can climb the rock formations at the northern end of the beach for a private vantage point over the ocean, bathed in a dreamy glow as the sun sinks below the horizon.
3. Relax in a Natural Saltwater Jacuzzi at Air Hangat Village
Traditional Malay-style buildings add a village-like atmosphere to this cultural complex just north of Kuah. The open air spa features pools filled from the natural saltwater hot springs in the area. In addition to the public pools, 12 private jacuzzi areas are available to rent by the hour. The waters soothe the muscles and are said to have unique therapeutic benefits. Getting a little too hot and steamy? Towel off and pay a visit to the massage studio for a relaxing rub-down. The village also stages cultural performances including dance demonstrations and batik painting.
4. Get Sweaty at Skytrex Adventure Park
Intimacy isn’t always cute and cuddly! Every great romance needs adventure, so why not challenge your loved one to a day out at Skytrex? This adventure park is comprised of three different aerial obstacle courses catering to differing abilities. Get your Tarzan and Jane on flying from tree-to-tree on the zip-lines and put your nerves to the test crossing the swinging rope bridges suspended high above the jungle canopy.
5. Indulge in a Private Dinner on the Beach at the Berjaya Resort
The seaside dinner from the Beach Brasserie at the Berjaya Resort is our pick for the most romantic dining experience in Langkawi. You and your loved one will have your own private table caressed by the sea breezes and soft white sands of Pantai Kok. Prepared to be spoiled with your own personal waiter, sunset drinks, sparkling wine and a sumptuous five-course Western or Indian-inspired feast by candlelight.
6. Lock in your Love at the Sky Bridge
Take in some breath taking scenery by walking the Sky Bridge. Then seal the deal, showing your love for each other by purchasing a love lock, which will remain clasped together at the top of the sky bridge forever.