Do Your Own Tour (DYOT): Half Day in Langkawi, Malaysia

November 16, 2016

Langkawi is a small tropical island, northwest off mainland Malaysia. There’s no public transport around here, where little less than 95,000 people live, but there’s not much trouble going around either. Motorbikes and taxis are everywhere. Attractions are also plenty: from cable cars to the top of the mountain to parasailing on the beach all the way through jet ski rides and much more.
We hired a little scooter on our only sunny day and enjoyed a few beautiful things to do in Langkawi.

Here’s what we discovered in Half Day in Langkawi:

Pantai Cenang & Pantai Tengah:
These 2 beaches are the most popular with tourists and there’s no denying its beauty. We found Tengah Beach to be a lot less crowded than Cenang, which is the largest and packed with several more restaurants and resorts. We enjoyed the peaceful and almost empty beach in the early morning and walked all the way to the right, over the stones to have a view of the more famous neighbouring beach, Cenang. There’s parasailing and jet-ski hire available here too.

Seven Well Waterfall:
This was our favourite around Langkawi! We rode for about 20 minutes in a scooter until we reached the road towards Telaga Tujuh. As we got to the car park before the National Park area, we were welcomed by monkeys that inhabit the whole island. We made our way up using the stairs on the side road as the walk up was really steep. Taking the first turn to the left, we went down the stairs and quickly we spot the first wells. The area is scattered with little pools of pristine waters. The main waterfall goes up about 50 metres and falls on giant rocks which then, fall into the first well. A couple of meters down, the water keeps flowing and fall into the several other smaller pools. The water is cold but perfect for the warm temperatures there. We didn’t want to leave.


Tanjung Rhu Beach:
After riding another 20 minutes or so, we continued to the right on the roundabout at the north road and kept going until the very end of the road. You’ll enter the resort area, but there’s public access to the beach. There’s a few stalls selling local food and souvenirs and after the ‘car park’, just walk a few meters and ta-da! Calm waters and an exceptional view of the Andaman Sea.


There’s more to the island than we shared here, but all those showed here are free and were perfect for anyone who loves water and to relax.

Just kick back and enjoy the views.

See you around,

Larissa & Jean

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