Out of the many beautiful islands in Malaysia, Langkawi ranks high as one of the top family-friendly destinations in the country. Besides being home to the popular Pantai Cenang, there are many amazing things to do in Langkawi that are perfect for any kind of traveller.
From scenic cable car rides to splashing water parks, we've rounded up a list of the best things to do in Langkawi (besides the famous Pantai Cenang)!
1. Langkawi Cable Car & Skybridge
Undoubtedly one of the most popular Langkawi attractions, the Langkawi SkyCab is a must-visit! Take this cable car up to admire the beautiful views of Mount Mat Cinchang.
Once you reach the viewing platforms, you can't miss the opportunity to walk across the SkyBridge, the longest free-span and curved suspension bridge in the world! There are also other attractions at Oriental Village, where the base terminal of the SkyCab is located, including a 3D museum, shops and eateries.
Admission fees: Starts at RM28 per person (view the full price list)
Opening hours: Thu-Tue; 9.30AM-7PM, Wed; 12PM-7PM
Address: Cable Car Station, Oriental Village, Burau Bay, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Contact: +604 959 4225
2. Underwater World LangkawiCredit: Underwater World Langkawi on Facebook
Opened in 1995, Underwater World Langkawi has been a much-loved attraction in Langkawi. Home to a collection of aquatic life, it aims to educate guests about underwater creatures and other inhabitants.Credit: Underwater World Langkawi on Facebook
Since it's a family-friendly attraction in Langkawi, get your kids to spot the Rockhopper penguins, seals and fascinating corals. Don't forget to swing by the tropical rainforest section that's home to birds like cockatoo and macaws.
Admission fees: Starts at RM27 per person (view full price list)
Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM - 6PM (school holiday & public holidays; 9.30AM-6.30PM)
Address: Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Contact: +604 955 6100
3. Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls
Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls (also known as Seven Wells Waterfalls) is one of the most popular waterfalls in Langkawi. Named after the seven natural pools formed by the waterfall and streams that cascade down from Machinchang Mountain, it requires physical effort to climb up several flights of stairs to reach the top!
During the rainy season, more water flows down compared to the dry season. If you want to see the full effect, it's best to visit outside the dry season months between January and March. At the very top, you'll find a viewing platform where you can soak in the scenic landscape.
Admission fees: Free (there's a parking fee of RM2)
Opening hours: Open daily; 8.30AM-7.30PM
Address:Telaga Harbour Park, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
4. Kilim Geoforest Park
Kilim Geoforest Park (also known as Kilim Karst Geoforest Park) is a UNESCO-recognised area comprising a mangrove forest and limestone formations on the east side of the main Langkawi island.
Filled with tiny islands, caves as well as flora and fauna, it's famous for its mangrove boat tours. The tours comprise visits to a number of attractions including a floating fish farm, eagle watching, bat cave and more - longer tours are also offered which include more places in the park.
It's worth noting that there is a divided opinion on the activity of eagle feeding, which is a key highlight of most tours. Some parties stated that this may be harmful to the ecosystem, with eagles becoming over-reliant on the food given.
There has been no official government ruling on this matter, but if preferred, opt for tour operators where eagle feeding is not part of the tour and is replaced with eagle watching. The tour operated by the official park manager for Kilim Geoforest Park is one of them!
Admission fees: Depends on the tour operator
Opening hours: Open daily; 9AM - 5PM
Address: Kampung Kilim, Mukim Ayer Hangat, 07000 Kilim, Langkawi, Kedah
5. Skytrex Langkawi
Ready to walk along the treetops? At Skytrex Langkawi, you'll be facing your fear of heights while tip-toeing through the green canopy. This attraction offers a 'sky-trekking' experience where guests walk across carefully built obstacle courses strung up between trees.
Choose from the three levels of difficulty: Little Legend (Beginner), Eagle Thrill (Intermediate) or Island Extreme (Advance). The courses involve everything from ropeways to swinging obstacles to super fun flying fox sections so you're bound to have an exhilarating time!
#HHWT Tip: Do note that there are height and weight limits for the course. You can see the requirements here!
Admission fees: Starts at RM60 per person (view full price list)
Opening hours: Open daily; 9AM - 3PM
Address: Jalan Teluk Yu, Kampung Kok, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Contact: +6019 280 5679
6. Langkawi Wildlife ParkCredit: Langkawi Wildlife Park on Facebook
Get up close with beautiful birds, monkeys, raccoons and other cute creatures at Langkawi Wildlife Park. Besides learning more about the animals, there are also feeding sessions and other interactive activities at this petting zoo that guarantee a lot of cuteness and fun!Credit: Langkawi Wildlife Park on Facebook
Per RMCO guidelines, the park has new SOPs in place for guests, including temperature checks before entering, available hand sanitiser throughout the park (to also be used before and after all interactions with animals) and regular sanitization on surfaces like door handles and counters.
Admission fees: Starts at RM22 per person (view full price list)
Opening hours: Open daily; 8.30AM - 6PM
Address: Lot 1485, Jalan Ayer Hangat, Kampung Belanga Pecah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Contact: +604 966 5855
7. Pantai Cenang
Your trip would be incomplete without spending a relaxing evening in Pantai Cenang, also known as Langkawi's most popular beach. With restaurants and souvenir stalls lining the fringe of Pantai Cenang, you'll find many locals enjoying a relaxing stroll, participating in a round of watersports and going on a refreshing swim on a hot afternoon.
Address: Pantai Cenang, Langkawi, Kedah
8. Splash Out Langkawi
If you're planning a family holiday to Langkawi, make your beach getaway even more awesome by adding Langkawi's first-ever water theme park to your itinerary! Yes, we're talking about Splash Out Langkawi which opened its doors last year.
Adrenaline junkies can head straight to the Perfect Storm, one of the park's most thrilling attractions which are 6-storeys high! In case you're visiting with young kids or with friends who are afraid of heights, don't worry! There are plenty of family-friendly attractions at Splash Out including Sprinkler Island and Big Splash Kingdom. You can read more about Splash Out Langkawi here!
Admission fees: Starts at RM20 per person (view full price list)
Opening hours: Thu-Sat; 10AM-6PM (school holidays; 10AM-6PM)
Address: 79, Persiaran Mutiara 2, Pusat Perdagangan Kelana Mas, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Contact: +604 961 1520
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