5 Things Muslim Travellers Must Do in Langkawi

Langkawi is made up of 99 islands that form the archipelago surrounded by a sea of turquoise. From amazing beaches aplenty to jungle-clad hills, it’s easily Malaysia’s favourite family-friendly island paradise.

This tropical gem offers its visitors a myriad of fun activities for the whole family. Whether it is diving or trekking, you’ll never have a dull moment on this Malaysian archipelago. Here are five things to check out when you find yourself in Langkawi!

1. Langkawi Sky Bridge and Cable Car

Langkawi sky bridge
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Any trip to Langkawi will not be complete unless you ride up the cable car and walk across the sky bridge. It is located at the peak of Gunung Mat Chinchang. Spanning over 125m, the curved bridge is one of the longest bridges in the world and offers the best picturesque views of the untouched areas of the island. The sky bridge is easily accessible via cable car. During your journey up on the cable car, you’ll be able to spot the Telaga Tujuh Waterfall and the surrounding rainforests.

Opening hours: Monday & Tuesday: 10am – 7pm, Wednesday: 12pm – 7pm, Thursday: 10am – 7pm, Friday & Saturday: 9.30am – 7pm

Address: Jalan Telaga Tujuh Teluk Burau, Langkawi

Price: RM35 (adults), RM25 (child, 2 – 12 years old)

2. Island hopping

Langkawi island hopping
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There is no better way to enjoy your beach holiday than by renting a boat to spend the day island hopping! It is by far the most popular activity to do in Langkawi. Depending on your budget, you may choose to get your own private boat or get a shared one with other tour operators. Boats usually depart from Teluk Bary Jetty, located on Pantai Tengah, before embarking on a four-hour tour.

#HZtip: Since you’ll be outdoors throughout your island hopping tour, be sure to keep yourself hydrated. You may purchase refreshments on some islands, but they’re usually more expensive. Be sure to bring your own bottle of water along!

Also read: 9 Muslim-Friendly Beach Getaways in Malaysia

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You’ll be able to visit nearby islets. Your first stop would usually be Pulau Dayang Bunting, which resembles the silhouette of a reclined pregnant lady. Other stunning islets to visit include Pulau Beras Basah, perfect for swimming or picnics, and Pulau Singa Besar, where you’ll be able to spot some of Langkawi’s native eagles.

3. Mangrove tour of Kilim Geoforest Park

Kilim Geoforest Park
Image credit: Kilim Geoforest Park

Get ready to explore the ancient geological heritage of Langkawi! Book yourself a guided tour to the Kilim Geopark to appreciate all that nature has to offer. You can expect to see some wetland mangroves, limestone cliffs and other countless natural wonders. Maybe even head over to Fossil Island or Pulau Anak Tikus, where you’ll be able to discover 480 million-year-old fossils.

During the migrational season, nature lovers should look out for various kinds of wildlife, such as eagles, otters and even dolphins. You could visit the Floating Fish Farm where you’ll be able to feed some stingrays or archerfish. Alternatively, you could feed some eagles at the Eagle Feeding area, where you’ll be able to witness these majestic birds swooping in to catch their feed mid-air.

4. Pantai Cenang

Pantai Cenang Langkawi Malaysia
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Though there aren’t many sightseeing spots at Pantai Cenang, this beach boasts stunning views and crystal clear waters. Families with young children might consider heading to the Langkawi Underwater World, where you’ll spot the giant mammoth statue at the edge of Pantai Cenang. Otherwise, there are a variety of restaurants, spas and even duty-free stores lined along the beach for you to treat yourself. Also, pop on over to the Rice Garden Museum where you’ll be able to learn about rice cultivation. Be sure to get your photo taken at the floating rice garden as a unique photo souvenir!

5. Gunung Kaya

Gunung Kaya Langkawi Malaysia
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If you’re looking for a change of scenery, head up Gunung Kaya, perfect for nature enthusiasts. Hailed as the highest peak in Langkawi, Gunung Kaya offers Muslim travellers gorgeous unobstructed views of the surrounding islets and the Andaman Sea. Your 30-minute scenic drive up would allow you to spot many of its local wildlife, such as the leaf monkeys and flying foxes in the surrounding dense forests. There are many forest trails around that would allow you to see a different side of Langkawi.

This Jewel of Kedah boasts a plethora of exhilarating activities and endless beauty. From its picturesque beaches to acres of dense forests, it surely caters to every kind of Muslim traveller. Whether you’re travelling with family or friends, Langkawi ensures fun in the sun for everyone. This coastal gem of Malaysia is just waiting to be explored.

Also read: 10 Hidden Gems of Sabah, Malaysia

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