You are visiting Langkawi Island and, for whatever reason, you do not have much time to stay? No worries, that’s why I will share with you all I know about this beautiful island. Because you are lacking time, you do not want to waste any of your precious time, right? This is why I put, so far, my Top Three Places on Langkawi which you definitely should visit. Also see my Google Map Pins at the end of the post, for better orientation. Enjoy.
Let’s start your day tour with a natural shower at …
Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls
Wake up early and head directly to the ‘Seven Wells Waterfalls’ (translated) which is definitely on your list, when you visit the island. A place of pure relaxation which will touch your soul once you climbed up the first 500 steps (guessing) and reached the first level. As soon as you see the huge rocks and the 90 meter gentle water drop, this place will catch you with its magical aura. I am sure you will love it for one or another reason. And arriving early you will have the cascading seven natural pools almost all for yourself.“There is a reason why I mention this attraction within my Top Three Places on Langkawi ;)”
As you want, you can climb further up the stairs and reach the top of Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, where some more ponds of water are awaiting you. As the day proceeds the temperature of the water will rise up there. You will enjoy this place at any daytime.
Friends have climbed even further and told me about a gorgeous view, which is supposed to make the visit of the cable car unnecessary (quoted). In comparison, much better and for free. Two acceptable arguments, when you ask me. And during your ascend and descend you might encounter some wildlife, too.
In the surrounding jungle, with a bit of luck, you are likely to meet two kind of monkeys, the ones with a grey fell and dark ones with orange babies. I come back every year. Once I saw quite a huge lizard and another time a little snake. But you don’t need to be worried. The nature walk is considered as very safe and no incidents known so far.
After this unique refreshing adventure including a nature walk, head to …
Pasir Tengkorak Beach (Skulls Beach)
The reason why you can visit this beach at any time of the day is that you have shadow spending trees which will protect your skin. Even at the hottest time of the day. Sure you could alternatively visit the Oriental Village near the Telagah Tujuh Waterfalls before you probably take a cable car to the top of the second highest mountain (708 meters) which is Mount Machinchang. In that case you could exchange this dreamy beach with Pantai Kok but I wouldn’t recommend.
Pasir Tengkorak Beach is my favourite beach on the island for one reason compared to all others. No bars, no restaurants, no hotels that poor dirt into the sea! And thus the beach has the clearest water around the island. With a white and clean sandy beach it invited me to return here for having a real time out without distractions.
Let your eyes stroll along the surface of the green waters until they reach the free and boasting horizon. Drift away into peaceful daydreams, float on the water or take a nap under the shelter of shadow giving trees.
As it is a bit of a remote place, I recommend to bring your own lunch or visit one of the best restaurants which is close by.
In case you are a fast traveler and don’t want to spend much time relaxing at a dreamy beach, you can add additional waypoints:
- Temurun Waterfalls (ca. 2 km west of Skulls Beach)
- Teluk Yu Park and Shark Bay Beach (ca. 12 km eastern)
- Pantai Tanjung Rhu (18 km eastern, north edge of island)
- Gunung Rajah, highest mountain on Langkawi
Talking about the Top Three Places on Langkawi, I want to mention one last beach within this selection, which is …
Pantai Cenang Beach (my favourite: north edge)
Before all, the term ‘pantai’ means beach. And the entire Cenang area is the most visited place on Langkawi. Therefore it is the most crowded compared with all other spots on the island. Obviously, not my favourite normally, but read on please.
The ‘Jalan Pantai Cenang’, translated the Cenang Beach Road, is 1,2 km long and consists of many restaurants, travel agencies, bike rentals, souvenir shops, massage saloons and the Cenang Mall. When talking about The Top Three Places on Langkawi, I still want to take Cenang Beach (not the area) into account. Why? Because the sandy beach is long and big enough to escape the crowd and the louder part with its fun activity offers of the southern area. So, take a walk along the white sandy beach. Head towards the beautiful palm front in the northern part. Just when the beach is about to make a bow to the right, you arrived at my favourite spot of Cenang Beach. This edge, and also the part around the corner, is pretty quiet. Lay down and enjoy a powdery white and sandy beach.
In front of you the horizon with two limestone islands nearby in sight. The water is clear enough to let yourself float and distress. Take a deep breath and forget about time. Before you know, the sun will set and offer you an incredibly colourful sky. While the sun seems to play in between the two islands before it dips into the sea and disappears until another tomorrow.
Alternatively, people choose ‘Pantai Tengah’ over Cenang Beach, because it is supposed to be quieter. But the water is not as clear there and the sand is not as beautiful as on the top edge of Cenang Beach.
Pinned: Top Three Places on Langkawi …
I’ve pinned the Top Three Places on Langkawi on a map here for a better orientation and planning of your stay on the island: (coming soon …)
Post thoughts …
Your choice, your decision. Please consider this blogpost as an idea with some insights and my own experiences which I made so far and am happy to share with you. In case you should have a correction, any supplementary idea or suggestion, please let me know in the comments.
Not everybody has the same taste and is the same kind of traveler. But we can put our knowledge together and create a healthy exchange for a perfect travel and holiday. Enjoy your time and yourself.
EFETACK is a dreamer, an ambassador of good feelings, a freedom fighter. Following the voice of my heart I am traveling Southeast Asia at the moment. I am always ready to explore new places and connect to people around the globe. Earth is a playground, let’s LIVE, SHARE and ENJOY it.