Langkawi Beaches and Cruising

PANTAI KOK, CENANG, TENGAH, DATAI AND BURAU BAY are among Langkawi's idyllic beaches that offer carefree sun0filled days and quiet evening strolls. First-class accommodation in modern hotels or comfortable chalets is available. A wide range of exciting watersports provide fun and thrills for the energetic. Restaurant outlets in the hotels and outdoors serve a variety of appetising cuisine with live music and an explosive atmosphere.

Pantai Kok (Kok Beach), Langkawi

Pantai Kok
On the western side of Langkawi Island, about twelve kilometres north of Pantai Cenang, lies Pantai Kok, a beautiful powdery sand bay fringed by limestone hills and forest. Quieter and more secluded than Pantai Cenang, the area makes an ideal romantic getaway or a tranquil honeymoon place. Four new resorts, a new golf course and a replica of the Thai palace used in the film "Anna and the King" are among the other attractions. If you're feeling energetic you can go jungle trekking or explore the local caves. Pantai Kok has a few bars and restaurants but it's mainly a place to simply relax in the natural beauty of the beach and bay.

Pantai Cenang, Langkawi

Pantai Cenang
Only 3 km from the Langkawi International Airport and about 25 km south-west of Kuah is the famous beach of Pantai Cenang where most of the beach chalets and resorts are located. It is a lively beach with a number of restaurants and bars offering good food and drinks. There are facilities for sailing, canoeing, snorkeling and fishing. You can also hire boats for island-hopping there. Opposite Pantai Cenang is the island of Pulau Rebak. At low tide, a sandbar allows visitors to walk to Pulau Rebak and view marine life caught in the tidal pools. Not far off is another island worth exploring called Pulau Tepor, which can be reached by a hired boat from Cenang Beach.

Pantai Tengah, Langkawi

Pantai Tengah
At the southern end of Pantai Cenang is another stretch of quieter beach known as Pantai Tengah which curves past a rocky point. There is less development here, but like Pantai Cenang, there are sailboats, catamarans and canoes for hire. Nearby is the Langkawi Golf Club, an 18-hole golf course which fronts the beach.

Teluk Datai (Datay Bay), Langkawi

Teluk Datai
Teluk Datai to the north-west of the island is way off the main road, but it has the most exclusive golf course on the island. There is a beach near the resort meant mainly for resort guests. There are several jungle trails that take you down to the sea. There is a crocodile farm on the way to Teluk Datai where visitors can view the crocodiles and be entertained by shows in the mornings and afternoons.

Tanjung Rhu, Langkawi

Tanjung Rhu lies on the northern cape of Langkawi. Aptly named for its abundance of casuarinas, its enchanting beach affords magnificent views of nearby islands, which can be reached at low tide on foot. Tanjung Rhu has one of Langkawi’s best beaches. The shallow water makes it fine for swimming, and a sandbank links it to a nearby rocky outcrop. The Gua Cerita, or Cave of Legends, is just around a promontory and can be reached by boats that are hired on the beach.

Pantai Pasir Hitam, Langkawi

Pantai Pasir Hitam (Black sand beach)
Some 2 km west of Tanjung Rhu is Pantai Pasir Hitam, a beach streaked with black sand. The black streaks are caused by the deposits of mineral oxides from a nearby spring. The sea in the area is dotted with large boulders. Along the beach is a jetty where fishing boats moor. Attractions include food and souvenir stalls that sell local crafts and trinkets.

Sunset Cruise, Langkawi

ISLAND CRUISES are a great way to relax and take in the breathtaking scenery of Langkawi. As your boat weaves through the watery passageways between the islands, enjoy the cool breez and warm rays of the sun. A round trip around Dayang Bunting and Beras Basah Island takes about four hours. Alternatively charter a boat and enjoy a fantastic sunset cruise with cocktails. Special itineraries with a barbecue meal, snorkelling or trips to other islands can also be arranged.


ROYAL LANGKAWI YACHT CLUB (RLYC), situated within walking distance from Kuah Jetty, is an exclusive establishment with a beautiful clubhouse. There is also a fully equipped marina comprising 51 berths that can accommodate a variety of vessels including sailing keels, deep hull boats and even 60-metre mega yachts. The Club offers impressive facilities such as a waterfront swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna, deep-sea fishing, sailing, scuba diving, jet-skiing and speedboats, and yacht chartering service. You can hire the Club's luxury motor yacht, Putri Maimunah, for a discovery or sunset tour of the beautiful Langkawi islands. For diners, RLYC is the perfect place to enjoy a long cool drink and a delightful meal in relaxing surroundings. Breathtaking views of Langkawi's beautiful islands and sunset can be enjoyed from its beachfront restaurant called Charlie's Place or from the Captain's Deck, its fine dinng restaurant. The above facilities are open to the public. RLYC is also the organiser of the annual Royal Langkawi International Regatta.
Phone: 04 966 4078

REBAK MARINA RESORT is the only development on a small private island located just off Langkawi's main beachfront of Cenang Beach. This development includes a safe and proteced modern marina, a luxury resort and facilities for servicing boats.
Phone: 04 966 9960

TALAGA HARBOUR PARK has an array of facilities such as the Petronas and Perdana quay, customs house, harbour office and the headland watchtower. There is also a bank and business center with internet access. A basin area of 27 acres was created and designed for public berthing of crafts of various sizes. A number of berths are allocated for term lease or tenancy.
Phone: 04 959 2202

AWANA PORTO MALAI LANGKAWI, noted for its Mediterranean architecture and as a terminal for ocean-going cruise ships, features a hotel, restaurants and shops lining the waterfront as well as a small marina. Several sailing and boating charters operate from the marina and sunset cruises around nearby islands are particularly popular.
Phone: 04 955 5111

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