Langkawi, Malaysia



Beyond the duty-free shopping, the islands of Langkawi are well-known for beaches, which are some of the best in Malaysia. The islands offer golden sandy beaches with clear blue waters, ranging from the long coastlines to sandy bays. The beaches here also have the reputation for being picturesque with backdrops of the mountains and swaying palm trees. Though Langkawi is an archipelago of around 100 islands the main destination for most holidaymakers is Langkawi Island, the largest and most developed of the islands.

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Beach in Langkawi

Beach in Langkawi

Pantai Cenang
A golden sandy beach on Langkawi Island stretching for two km
on the southwestern tip of the island. The beach is the most popular destination for holidaymakers and therefore rather touristy with plenty of hotels, restaurants, bars and shops.

Pantai Tengah
Pantai Tengah (
Middle Beach) is located just south and contiguously with Pantai Cenang. The beach here is relatively quieter and tranquil compared to lively Pantai Cenang and therefore the resorts at Pantai Tengah are more popular with families.

Pantai Kok
This is an isolated and relatively undisturbed stretch of beach in the western part of Langkawi Island, about 12 km north of Pantai Cenang. Telaga Harbour, cable-car ride to the top of Mount Machinchang and the Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls are located here.

Datai Bay
Datai bay is located on the northwestern corner of Langkawi Island and features boulders on both ends of the beach. The five-star Andaman Langkawi and the Datai Langkawi are two
luxurious and expensive resorts located at Datai Bay.

Burau Bay
Burau Bay is located on the western shores of Langkawi Island with a beautiful backdrop of the rainforest and Mount
Machinchang. The beach at Burau Bay is a popular destination for holidaymakers searching for a quiet and peaceful vacation.

Burau Bay, Langkawi

Burau Bay

Tanjung Rhu
This is a sheltered beach (protected by the curve of the bay) located on the northernmost tip of Langkawi Island. Centuries-old limestone caves, mangroves, waterways, limestone crags and sandy beaches make it a nature lover's paradise.

Pantai Pasir Hitam
Pantai Pasir Hitam means ‘Black Sand Beach’ and located in the northern end of the island, about two km west of Tanjung Rhu. The beach is not completely black but a mixture of normal sand and black sand caused by the
rich tin and iron ore deposits.

Pasir Tengkorak
Pasir Tengkorak means 'Skeleton Beach' and located on the north end of Langkawi Island with a view of nearby Tarutao Island in Thailand. This is a small yet beautiful beach and the perfect spot for those searching for a quiet beach in Langkawi.

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