Your Ultimate Guide To Langkawi: What To See, Do & Halal Food To Eat


Ili •  Sep 19, 2021

Is Langkawi open for tourists?

Have you been dreaming of an island getaway? Good news, Malaysians! Langkawi has officially reopened as of 16 September, 2021 ?

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In conjunction with Malaysia Day, several airport staff sported multi-ethnic traditional garbs to welcome passengers boarding at the gate. It was definitely an eventful day seeing as how this is the first domestic travel bubble launched in the country! Other popular Malaysian islands will follow suit depending on whether the vaccination target is met.

But for now, you can begin planning that long-awaited trip for a dose of sun, sand and sea. If you're not sure where to start, this ultimate guide of what to eat, do and see in Langkawi will come in super handy!

Things to do in Langkawi

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.

1. Langkawi Cable Car & Skybridge

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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.

Address: Cable Car Station, Oriental Village, Burau Bay, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah

Contact: +604-959 4225

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2. Splash Out Langkawi

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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 the Sprinkler Island and Big Splash Kingdom.

You can read more about Splash Out Langkawi here!

Address: 79, Persiaran Mutiara 2, Pusat Perdagangan Kelana Mas, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah

Contact: +604-961 1520

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Find out all the other exciting things you can enjoy with family and friends in Langkawi here! Of course, there's no forgetting all the duty-free shops where you can unleash your inner shopaholic ?

Hotels and resorts in Langkawi with private pool

Searching for the best private pool villa in Langkawi is easy, thanks to the growing number of resorts and private villas that are accommodating to the need for privacy among Muslim travellers.

1.Adagaya Villa Langkawi

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Just a 10-minute drive from Pantai Cenang, make your way to Adagaya Villa Langkawi, a trendy and unique cluster of villas with a private pool! It consists of three types of one-bedroom accommodations named Villa Ryana, Villa Camy, and Villa Trisyia.

With a super king-size bed that sits in the heart of the room, these contemporary villas are perfect for married couples who are seeking comfort and privacy during their holiday. It also has a living area that comes complete with a dining area and a kitchenette.

Address: Lot 91, Kampung Bohor Darat Benta, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah

Contact: +6019 387 2737

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2. Ambong-Ambong Pool Villas

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It doesn't matter if you wake up to the sunrise of Teluk Baru or unwind with the sunset view of Pulau Tepor, a weekend spent at Ambong-Ambong Pool Villas sea view villas will be a treat for beach lovers. What truly seals the deal is the 12-meter pool that's available in every villa. Besides that, they have a kitchenette, an outdoor dining space, a king-size bed and a lounge bed to make everything complete.

Address: Jalan Teluk Baru, Pantai Tengah 07000 Langkawi, Malaysia

Contact: +604-955 8428

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Halal restaurants and cafes in Langkawi

With amazing bays of sandy white beaches, beautiful resorts and exciting activities, Langkawi also has plenty of delicious halal and Muslim-friendly eateries to offer!

1. Santai @ Kuza & Luke Cafe

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Santai Cafe is located in a small village between Cenang Beach and Padang Matsirat town, making it a convenient location to visit if you're exploring any of those areas. Savour a variety of dishes that range from Asian and Western such as a delightful bowl of beef hotpot, pasta and  mee kari. And don't forget to pair it up with one of their refreshing drinks such as a cooling mango juice or a bandung with cincau!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: 132, Jalan Pantai Kok, Kg Batu Ara, Kampung Batu Ara, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah

Contact: +604-955 2702

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2. Arang BBQ & Grill

Chomp down on some amazing BBQ grill delights with a mixture of Malaysian and Middle Eastern flavours at Arang BBQ & Grill. Try a variety of seafood and meat grills such as chicken, fish, lamb, prawns, squid, and even satay! Enjoy each and every bite as the grill brings out the flavour of the meats for a delicious-tasting meal. And once you're done with your mains, finish up with a hot brownie with vanilla ice cream!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: Jl. Teluk Baru, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah

Contact: +604-955 3928

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For those who are planning to visit Langkawi when it reopens, enjoy your vacation and make sure to stay safe while adhering to social distancing measures at all times ?