Best Things to Do in Langkawi, Malaysia

There are plenty of activities and sights to explore when you’re in Langkawi. This region is immensely beautiful – a perfect spot for a relaxing getaway or to discover lesser known pristine islands. When we speak about Langkawi, beaches and islands instantly spring to mind. However, this small island has so much more to offer. Here are some of the best things you can do in Langkawi, Malaysia!

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Best Things to Do in Langkawi, Malaysia
Best Things to Do in Langkawi, Malaysia

Best Things to Do in Langkawi, Malaysia

Kampung Kubang Badak

The village of Kubang Badak is home to a unique tidal river estuary ecosystem. It is packed with geological diversity, pristine mangroves and a rich cultural history of the early Thai settlements. The main attraction here is the BioGeoTrail, a project which is the result of a strategic partnership between the Langkawi Development Authority, the Langkawi Research Centre, and Sungai Kubang Badak Langkawi Limited. It is a new sustainable geo-tourism product created for both local and foreign visitors.

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Explore Kampung Kubang Badak while traveling in Langkawi

Sightseeing at MAHA Tower

The spanking new MAHA Tower or Menara MAHA is the next biggest attraction in Kuah, Langkawi. It stands at 138 meters tall with a robust steel structure. Tourists will have the opportunity to climb to the viewing deck located about 102 meters above sea level to see the city, even as far as the beautiful Tasik Dayang Bunting. It is named after Malaysia's former prime minister, Tun Mahathir, who officiated the launch. This prestigious tower is expected to launch in 2022.

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The brand new Menara MAHA in Langkawi | Source: Langkawi Viral

Mee Ketam at Crab Farm Langkawi

Crab Farm Langkawi is a restaurant serving the freshest giant mud crabs which are grown on-site. Other than the signature Mee Ketam, you can also find delicious Mee Udang (prawn noodles) and Ketam Kukus (steamed crabs). Don’t forget to give it a try to taste the unique sweetness of the local giant mud crabs!

Address: 56a, Jalan Teluk Yu, Kampung Kelubi, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah.
Contact number: +6019-401 2957
Opening hours: 12pm – 8pm (Closed on Thursday)

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Mee Ketam at Crab Farm Langkawi, Kampung Kubang Badak

Panorama Langkawi Cable Car Ride

Located in the oldest part of Southeast Asia, Panorama Langkawi is the first to offer a panoramic view of the ancient sea and estuary in the region. This cable car trip is an exciting experience for everyone. From the towering height of 2200 meters, your journey will be blessed with beautiful sightings of the surrounding flora and fauna. There is a capacity of 6 passengers per cabin, so feel free to bring along your family and friends to share this memorable trip together!

Visit the official website to purchase the ticket.

Address: Jalan Telaga Tujuh, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah.
Opening hours: 10am – 6pm (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday), 9:30am – 6pm (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday).
Contact number: +604-959 4225

Panorama Langkawi Cable Car
Panorama Langkawi Cable Car
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Take the SkyCab in Langkawi to enjoy the breathtaking view of the surrounding islands

Langkawi Jet Ski Tour

Here's a fun and exciting activity for thrill-seekers! You will be led by a professional guide to visit various islands such as Intan Kecil Island, Lake of Pregnant Maiden, Beras Basah Island, Pulau Singa Besar, among others. There are many travels agencies in Langkawi offering different kinds of jet ski packages to choose from. Additionally, you can also select from two types of jet skis, which are the Single Rider Jet Ski and Tandem Rider Jet Ski. Please be noted to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a water bottle to stay hydrated!

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Going on a jet ski tour in Langkawi is a must-do activity!

Day Trip to Pulau Tuba

Pulau Tuba is one of the 99 islands in Langkawi. It is located approximately 20 minutes away from Kuah via a boat ride. At this traditional fishing village, you will get to immerse yourself in the authentic Malay culture and way of life while escaping the bustling crowd of Langkawi.

Langkawi City Tour at Kuah

If you’re looking forward to a relaxing trip, sightseeing and exploring the city’s top attractions is the way to go. You can take on a day-long city tour to explore Kuah in the heart of Langkawi. We recommend that you visit Taman Lagenda which is a beautifully landscaped park, Dataran Lang to take a few photos to help you capture the moment, and Al-Hana Mosque to seek blessings.

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Tired of the beaches? Go on a Langkawi City Tour at Kuah

Stroll Along Pantai Cenang 

Indulge in the ultimate seaside retreat with a leisurely evening stroll on the beach! Pantai Cenang, one of Langkawi's top tourist attractions, is a serene and tranquil haven that promises to soothe your soul. Adorned with a plethora of local restaurants and cafes, this picturesque beachfront is the perfect place for families to unwind and create memories that will last a lifetime. So, take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and embrace the calming ambiance of Pantai Cenang.

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Stroll across Pantai Cenang to find amazing dining spots

Teow Soon Huat Duty Free Shopping

Langkawi is a paradise for duty-free stores and delicious, imported chocolates. In fact, many Malaysians travel to Langkawi just to buy a whole bunch of chocolates to bring back home. At Teow Soon Huat Duty Free, you will not only get to purchase chocolates and snacks at a cheaper price, but they also have a grocery where you can get your hands on fresh meat and seafood selections as well!

Address: A-14, Pokok Asam, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah.
Opening hours: 10.00am – 9.30pm
Contact number: +604-966 5018

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Duty Free Shopping at Teow Soon Huat, Langkawi

Island Hopping in Langkawi

When in Langkawi, an activity that you must squeeze into your schedule is island-hopping! Prepare to be mesmerised by the beauty of the Lake of Pregnant Maiden and Pulau Singa Besar, with countless stunning Brahmi eagles flying freely in the sky. You can choose either to go by a private boat or via jet ski. Either way, we promise you that it will be an unforgettable memory for you!

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Go island-hopping in Langkawi to witness the beauty of the surrounding islands

Langkawi's breathtaking landscape, one-of-a-kind activities, and awe-inspiring vistas have been known to draw in over 3 million visitors annually. We're confident that you'll have an unforgettable holiday here on this sunny tropical island. From the lush rainforests to the crystal-clear waters, Langkawi has something for everyone. So, whether you're lounging on the beach, exploring the island's hidden gems, or indulging in local cuisine, be sure to capture and share your moments with us on Instagram by tagging @rollinggrace or using #RollingGrace. Happy travels!


  1. Masa bulan Mac ada pergi ke Langkawi tapi short vacation ajer. Pergi ke makam mahsuri, panorama Langkawi naik kereta kabel dan sky glide yang baru tu. Try makan kat Hafiz laksa berdekatan dengan Panorama Langkawi tu. Tepi pantai ajer dan makan roti canai sarang burung kat Warung Roti Canai Penarak. So sedap!!!

  2. I have done all except for the new MAHA tower la. Macam kena pergi la nie hehe.

  3. After reading this, I realise there are still plenty to be done at Langkawi even though I have been there twice recently....The Maha Tower though looks mighty similar to another landmark in another place. Ha :D


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