Things to do in Langkawi

Langkawi Things To Do

This list of things to do in Langkawi is created for anyone heading to this beautiful island located in the northwestern part of the peninsular.

Langkawi Island is a duty-free island and very popular with local and foreign tourists as there are many things that can be done here.

The island offers a variety of Eco-tourism activities, luxury resorts and hotels, duty-free shopping and world-class attractions which is accessible throughout the year.

In no order, below is the list of things you can do in Langkawi in no particular order;

Things to do in Langkawi

Langkawi Pantai Cenang
Pantai Cenang Beach

1. Visit Pantai Cenang

This is indeed the most popular beach in Langkawi and it is located on the southwestern part of the island where you will find various hotels, resorts, spas, and attractions.

Pantai Cenang Beach stretches for almost two kilometers with all kinds of beach activities which include parasailing, jet skiing and horse riding to name a few. A selection of hotels to suit all kinds of budgets is found here too.

You will find Five Star Hotels, Boutique Hotels, Themed Resorts and even budget hotels or chalets along here.

A number of bars offer great music and drinks while there are travel agents, visa run agencies, Internet cafes and general shopping along the main road that stretches for almost 3 kilometers long. Suitable for everyone.

Cable Car in Langkawi
Langkawi Cable Car

2. Take the Langkawi Cable Car (Panorman Langkawi)

One of the world-class attractions can be found at the Machinchang Mountain and located at the Oriental Village, a themed shopping center with individually designed buildings showcasing Malaysian and Oriental architecture.

The unique Langkawi Cable Car is a must-visit for those who want to experience something different. Excellent views of the island can be seen from the mountain top on a clear day while a futuristic curved hanging sky bridge will surely impress you.

The bridge is suspended from an 82 meters high single pylon and hangs at about 100 meters above the ground. The best time to visit is in the mornings. Suitable for all.

Langkawi Cable Car
Open Daily: 10.00 am to 8.00 pm
Entrance fee: Adult RM30.00 to RM105.00
Private VIP Gondola: RM550.00

Langkawi Underwater World
Underwater World Langkawi

3. Explore Langkawi Underwater World

Underwater World Langkawi is one of the largest marine and freshwater aquariums in South East Asia and has become one of the must-visit tourist destinations in Langkawi which has attracted a large number of foreign as well as local tourists.

The concept and theme of Underwater World Langkawi are geared towards Knowledge, Education, and Entertainment. It is built to raise awareness on the importance of conserving our precious aquatic life forms, thus creating an understanding of the deep and inseparable bond between man and nature.

A gigantic 15-meter long walk-through tunnel consisting of 500,000-liter seawater houses many big fishes and various sea creatures.

Penguins are one of the main highlights here but check with the counter about the show. Suitable for families, kids and those with interest.

Underwater World Langkawi
Open Daily: 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
Entrance fee Malaysian: Adult RM36.00, Child RM26.00 (3-12 yrs)
Entrance fee Foreigners: Adult RM46.00, Child RM36.00 (3-12 yrs)

Hole in the Wall Langkawi
Feeding a stingray at Hole in the Wall

4. Eat at Hole in the Wall Floating Restaurant

This unique attraction is located along the Kilim River in the Langkawi Geopark and Hole in the Wall Floating Restaurant is one of the star attractions here due to the fact that you can see all sorts of marine fish in captivity.

Highlights here are the Stingray Feeding session where guests get to participate in feeding the huge stingrays. While you do your Eco tours here, this is one of the stops for your lunch. Fresh seafood can be ordered and cooked here too.

Lately, they have been getting many bad reviews, but there are other floating fish farm restaurants you can try too.

Hole In The Wall 
Address: Kilim Geopark, Langkawi Island
Hours: 8.00 AM to 5.00 PM

5. Visit Telaga Tujuh Waterfall

The name of this beautiful waterfall means ‘Seven Wells’, referring to a collection of seven intertwined natural pools fed by seven separate waterfalls around Mat Cincang Mountain.

Locals claim that fairies and genies reside in the area but tourists are more likely to find the flora around the water more magically appealing.

Intrepid travelers can climb to the top of the falls in 45 minutes to an hour, hopefully spotting some macaque monkeys or hornbill birds.

The climb up the 638 steps to the top level can be very tiring. Suitable for nature lovers, trekkers, and hikers.

Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls 
Location: Gunung Mat Cincang Area
Tel: +6 04 966 7789

Langkawi Duty Free Shop
A duty-free shop in Langkawi

6. Do Some Duty-Free Shopping in Langkawi

Definitely a must for those who are after chocolates, cigarettes, and liquor. Currently, one of the best duty-free areas in Malaysia, the majority of locals and foreigners come here for the impressive Langkawi Duty-Free Shopping.

You also get cooking ware from Corning, Vision, Corelle and many other branded cooking utensils. Sports equipment is also sold while cameras are also available.

Most of these duty-free outlets can be found around Kuah town and there are a few located at Pantai Cenang. Overall, it would be better to visit the ones in town. Suitable for all.

Langkawi Duty-Free Shops
All over Kuah town and Pantai Cenang Road

Langkawi Batik 

7. Experience Doing Langkawi Batik

Just two kilometers from the airport lies an art village called Atma Alam which is popular among local and foreign tourists showcasing the best of Langkawi Batik.

A building which is based on traditional Malay architecture offers a homely interior that cleverly showcases products for comfortable shopping. Here, friendly staff will guide you to explore the unique batik workshop, batik showrooms, batik gallery, art gallery and the ceramic handicraft collections.

There is a wide range of exclusive silk and cotton garments, elegant to casual and beachwear designed by Sada.

Batik and songket materials are transformed into wall scrolls, cushion covers, handbags, purses and many other smaller gifts manufactured by the in house tailors. Suitable for art lovers, families, couples, kids.

Atma Alam Batik Art Village
Address: Kampung Padang Mat Sirat, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Hours: 10.00 AM to 6.00 PM
Phone: +6 04-955 1227

Crocodile Farm in Langkawi
Langkawi Crocodile Farm

8. Visit Langkawi Crocodile Farm

The farm itself has one of the largest numbers of crocodile and alligator species in the world. You will witness a unique boxing match between man and crocodile, or you can take a ride in a rickshaw drawn by a crocodile.

Make friends with Bujang Kawi, the oldest inmate weighing over 1,000 pounds. Langkawi Crocodile Farm is also situated at Datai Bay - which is just 32 km north of Kuah Town.

It also takes about 30 minutes to get there by road. The attraction is also known as Taman Buaya Langkawi in Malay. Suitable for all.

Langkawi Crocodile Farm
Open Daily: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
Entrance fee: From RM12.00 to RM25.00
Show Time: Daily at 11.15 am & 2.45 pm

Langkawi Bon Ton Resort
Bon Ton Resort in Langkawi

9. Stay At Bon Ton Resort

One of the most unique resort villas in Malaysia is here at Bon Ton Resort in Langkawi. A detailed and fine collection of traditional Malay homes have been converted into individual villas for those wanting to experience staying in a kampung house.

Live the way locals used to live. This is also located at the beginning of Pantai Cenang and very near the Langkawi International Airport.

A well known traditional Nyonya Restaurant serves authentic Baba Peranakan food and is open to everyone and recommended. Suitable for those seeking something different.

Bon Ton Resort
Address: Jalan Pantai Cenang Lot 1047 Langkawi, Pantai Cenang, Langkawi Island
Phone: +6 04-955 1688


There you have it, a list on what to do in Langkawi if you are heading here anytime in the future. The peak period here is usually from July till September and November to January.

There is no monsoon here but there is the rainy season and you can be assured that there are no typhoons or hurricanes here. The best way to see the island is to rent a car and drive it around.

Roads here are easy to drive but you need to watch out for the motorcycles and bicycles. There at many other attractions but this is just the basic list of things to do in Langkawi.

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