Pantai Cenang in Langkawi - Plane View

Pantai Cenang in Langkawi - Plane view is my best aerial photography till date. I always try to photograph through an airplane window but 9 out of 10 times, the window is dirty, the wing is in my way or I am simply seated in the wrong side of the plane. This time around, I choose the back seat of the plane so I could try an capture some island pictures and these are the results of my areal view of Pantai Cenang. In the picture above, you will see the entire Cenang Beach starting from the curve all the way to the Underwater World. The entire stretch here is the most popular area for sun seekers, holiday makers, budget travelers and even the luxury travelers as resorts and hotels here cater to all walks of life.


Pantai Cenang view from the air

This next picture shows the entire length of Pantai Cenang in Langkawi. In the foreground, you see a small parachute doing para sailing which is a popular sport at the main beach. At any one time during a busy weekend, there must be about 10 or so para sailing parachutes zooming around the beach area. Not something I like to see as motorised sports does not work well in my books. I would prefer Eco-friendly activities instead of jet-skies, banana boat rides and ATVs buzzing around the beach.

Holiday Villa Langkawi

This view above is the inner part of Pantai Cenang where some of the popular resorts like the prominent one in the picture which is Holiday Villa Langkawi, Frangipani and all the way to the end which is Awana Porto Malai Resort. Along this main road, there are many restaurants, bars and clubs which come alive at night. So if you are seeking some entertainment in Langkawi after the sun goes down, you should head to this area. The road name is called Jalan Pantai Tengah or translated as Middle Beach Road.


Moonlight Bay Resort

The above picture is of the Moonlight Bay Resort along Jalan Pantai Cenang. This resort is located towards the end of the main street after the Underwater World heading to Jalan Pantai Tengah. The beach here is pretty quiet, clean and relaxing compared to the main beach. For those seeking some privacy, this is a much secluded area with not much traffic. Overall, there must be about 50 resorts, hotels and guest houses along this popular stretch of beach. For those visiting the island, you should also not miss out on the excellent Langkawi Duty Free Shopping. All the pictures here were taken using a Nikon D60 with standard lens from a turboprop plane while flying over Pantai Cenang in Langkawi.
Pantai Cenang in Langkawi - Plane View Pantai Cenang in Langkawi - Plane View Reviewed by David Jr on Thursday, May 12, 2011 Rating: 5

13 comments:

Christy @ Technosyncratic said...

These are some great plane photos! Mine never turn out well at all. :)

Sophie said...

I like take pictures from planes, too :)

Really like the red roofs against the blue of the ocean.

aladyinlondon said...

Great areal photos! You really captured the beaches and forested areas well. I was just in Langkawi a few months ago, and it was beautiful there!

Lifecruiser Travel Blog said...

REally nice shot! I agree with you there, I seldom get any great opportunities to shoot from the plane either. Once or twice, that's all.

David Jr said...

Thanks Lifecruiser. Always nice to see great views out from a plane window.

Note: For some strange reason during bloggers outage for almost 48 hours, all the previous comments got deleted. There were at least 6 other comments here.

Sicily Apartment said...

I hadn't even heard about the place but reading from your blog, it seems as if Pantai Cenang is an amazing place to visit and has lot many things to explore during your visit.

Uli said...

I've been to Langkawi, it is nice but in the end, not really my thing, apart from duty free booze

David Jr said...

Sicily - It's actually quite well balanced but not your regular Phuket. More laid back here.

Uli, I assume you enjoyed Kuah Town then. The selection of booze is awesome! Especially the prices.

Aurora said...

Great pictures! Would you know more about Moonlight Bay Resort? Planning to go to Langkawi in a few weeks time. But I can't seem to find much info on this Resort.

David Jr said...

Aurora, I have seen the place before but have not been there. Maybe someone here can help? Or I would just 'google' it.

Aurora said...

Thanks for your reply, David. I did try googl-ing it. But nothing much. Thanks again.

bm said...

Hi Aurora, were u able to find anything (contacts, email etc) on the moonlight resort in langkawi. when googling it directs us to another resort by the same name in krabi, thailand.

cik iMo said...

hi,
really nice capture of view!
may i know which side of your seat, left or right? and was this takeoff or landing? thanks :)

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