Situated off the coast of Penang in Malaysia, Langkawi is a beautiful holiday destination to experience true island living. Dominating an archipelago of over 100 islands and islets, it appeals with its laid-back atmosphere, pretty beaches and natural scenery. Take a look at some of the best experiences you can have while holidaying in Langkawi:
Head to Eagle Square
Located in Kuah – the main town on the island, Eagle Square is one of the most iconic spots in Langkawi visited by many tourists all throughout the year. The major draw of this place is a huge statue of eagle about to take flight and standing at a height of some 12 metres. It is one of Langkawi’s best known manmade attractions welcoming visitors to the island via ferry. You can combine a visit here with several other points of interest including Taman Lagenda Langkawi, and various other scenic bridges and pretty fountains.
Discover Underwater World Langkawi
Those who love to discover marine life must make a visit to Underwater World Langkawi, a family-friendly aquarium located in Jalan Pantai Chenang. There are hundreds of marine animals including sea shores, seals and rock hopper penguins, and fish to spot here. The main highlight of the aquarium is a fascinating glass tunnel walkway through a salt water tank that stretches for some 15 metres and allows you to observe the aquatic life up close from every angle. You may also get a chance to spot here turtles, stingrays and sharks.
Take a mangrove tour of Kilim Geopark
One must take a mangrove tour of Kilim Geopark to discover the true beauty of Langkawi. Also called the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, this nature reserve is full of breathtaking flora and fauna, and amazing geological formations like mammoth limestone rocks, caves, beaches, fossils, lagoons and seascapes. The best way to explore the reserve is to take a scenic boat tour that takes you through the rugged caves, limpid pools, and areas of forest lands in almost 2-3 hours. You can also get off at certain spots in the mangrove swamps to walk around and explore the beauty on foot.
Take the Langkawi cable car ride
If adventure is your thing, do not miss to take the Langkawi cable car ride that takes you to the top of Mat Cincang Mountain. This 15-minute ride will take you through the stunning views as you sweep over lush rainforests and past tumbling waterfalls. Standing at a height of 708 metres, the peak offers breathtaking views of the island. The journey starts from the Oriental Village which you can discover before or after your ride.
Explore the beauty of Air Hangat Village
Lying just north of Kuah on Jalan Ayer Hangat, Ayer Hangat Village makes for an interesting place to relax in Langkawi. It is home to therapeutic hot springs that are just perfect to unwind at. These hot springs are natural salt water springs that are known to heal all kinds of aches and pains. You can choose a private open-air Jacuzzi or a larger communal pool to soak in and spend an ideal relaxing time. There are also a range of other spa treatments including soothing massages offered for visitors.