The best activities in Langkawi celebrate the island’s picturesque landscape of sprawling beaches and crystal blue waters, dense rainforests, and pristine waterfalls. There are plenty of Langkawi activities for nature lovers and adventure-seekers, ranging from thrilling water-based adventures such as snorkeling and diving in Pulau Payar Marine Park, as well as island-hopping and eagle-feeding excursions in Pulau Dayang Bunting. Horseback riding is also very popular in Langkawi where you can enjoy horseback riding along the beaches and jungle trails of Burau Bay. If you’re looking to unwind after a day of exploring and shopping, Langkawi offers plenty of luxurious spa centers, where you can enjoy with a wide range of traditional Malay, Chinese, Indian Ayurveda body massages, treatments, and facials.
Traveling in Malaysia is quite convenient since it has some major bus terminals and express buses are the preferred mode of transport here. Tickets for which can be booked online from redbus.my
Pulau Payar Scuba Diving
Pulau Payar scuba diving excursions let you get up close and personal with Langkawi’s colourful corals and marine life at Pulau Payar Marine Park. Priced at RM390 onwards, the tour is inclusive of hotel and roundtrip boat transfers, entrance fee, diving equipment, meals, and insurance. The island is about 45 minutes away from Kuah Jetty and you can take either a catamaran or a speedboat to get there. Professional dive masters also provide a one-on-one guide for inexperienced divers. Pulau Payar scuba diving tours are about two hours long, where you can see schools of large fish that are absent from shallow waters, including mantel rays, barracuda, cod and snapper.
Go Island Hopping
An island hopping tour is a must-do for any first time visitor to Langkawi as you can visit three prominent islets surrounding the main island. Available in the morning and afternoon, this half-day tour is priced between RM35 and RM50 per person (inclusive of hotel transfers). The Tasik Dayang Bunting (Pregnant Maiden Lake) and Pulau Beras Basah (Wet Rice Island) islets allows for plenty of activities such as swimming in scenic fresh water lake, paddle boating, snorkeling, and sunbathing.