Located between Pantai Cenang and Pantai Tengah, the Langkawi Underwater World is a popular attraction among young families and animal lovers. It is an excellent place to take a break from the beach or to escape a rainy or hot day. Underwater World Langkawi spans across almost six football fields, and is one of the biggest aquariums in Malaysia. Thriving under its roof is a diverse collection of aquatic animals and plants. Going way beyond just displaying these beautiful creatures, the Underwater World also educates its visitors on the value of vulnerable sea life that remains hidden from us. Several species of tropical birds and small wild animals are also a part of this park.
The largest species of freshwater fish, the Arapaima from Amazonian rainforest, greets the visitors as they enter the building. The aquarium is divided into the Freshwater zone, Sub-Antarctic zone, Tropical Rainforest zone and the Temperate zone. The Penguinarium, in the Sub-Antarctic section is the highlight of the Underwater World. It is the leading facility in Malaysia for breeding jumpy Rockhopper penguins in captivity. Marmosets, the smallest species of monkeys in the world, play hide and seek in the rainforest section. Another key attraction is a long see-through tunnel under a large tank of water with various species of sharks, spotted moray eel, flaunty sea horses, and the endangered sea turtles. You can even get up-close and handfeed turtles and koi fish in the pond area. Time your excursions inside the aquarium to coincide with shows and feeding sessions to get the most out of your trip. The facility also has a café to relax and a souvenir shop to buy precious keepsakes.