Langkawi is a tropical island in Malaysia and one of many attractions in Langkawi are the picturesque beaches which offer a unique experience to the tourists. In this guide, we will cover some of the best and must-visit beaches in Langkawi Island.
Langkawi has a brilliant collection of public and private beaches. Langkawi beaches offer not only scenic locations but a perfect natural environment to encounter your life’s best water sports. No matter if you are located in North, South, East, or West, you will enjoy the best aquatic experiences of your life. Visit to Langkawi beaches is also among best things to do in Langkawi.
Pantai is a Malay word which means “beach” in English. You will also use Pantai to refer “beaches.
Here are the Langkawi beaches. Select one, grab a map and rush to the waters!!
Pantai Teluk Datai
If you are ready to lose some extra money from your wallet then Pantai Teluk Datai is the ideal place to go. This is a private Langkawi beach located in the Eastern side. It has 2 resorts with exclusively luxurious facilities. You can swim or snorkel with the tropical fish schools and dine out at the silver beach sand.
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Pantai Pasir Hitam – Black Sand Beach
Although Black Sandy beach is not very large in area, but its natural mineral Jacuzzi is definitely a must-try. This neat Langkawi beach has grayish sand due to mineral quantity in the water and air. Simply sink your body into the beach and absorb the natural minerals in your skin. You will truly find a new glow in your skin the nest day!
If you want astounding beach activities and sports, then visit Beringin beach located on the West of Kuah Town. Surrounded by rocky cliffs and palm trees, this is an ideal place for sports excursions. This Langkawi beach is often deserted and you will have the best time with your friends and family here. Don’t worry if you are a solo traveler. You can still go here.
Pantai Tengah is the first beach you will reach if you are located in Southern Langkawi. Among all the Langkawi beaches, this one is most-loved for its water sports. Banana boating and jet skiing are some other activities offered here. The water is very clean and the sand is golden. You can also rest on the benches and enjoy a nice reading session.
Most Westwards from Pantai Tengah and you will see Pantai Cenang. If you are interested in meeting foreign tourists, Malaysian people or enjoy crowds, then you must not miss a visit to Pantai Cenang beach. With a background surrounding of green cliffs and coconut trees, you will also meet hundreds of people resting in the huts or under the trees. Water sports are not very common here but people arrange swimming competitions on their own.
For natural beauty and some more natural beauty, visit Pantai Kok beach. In daylight, the sunshine falling on the sand makes it glow like pearls. In night time, the beach fun with lots of music makes a heaven out of just a beach. Sit on the rocks and act like the movie Anna and the King, which was shot here.
Among all the Langkawi beaches, Pebble beach holds a totally different position. The pebbles spread on the shore and the surrounding mountains make it rocky beach. Generally, Pebble beach is not the first priority but you surely can go for camping in the nearby jungle and enjoy some time on the beach as well.
Pantai Pasir Tengkorak – Sandy Skull Beach
Sandy Skull beach is a totally romantic beach. If you are on honeymoon, then don’t miss a trip to Sandy Skull beach. It has purely golden sand, blue water and blossoms of flowery mountains. Generally the beach is not very crowded so you can spend a nice time together here.
Tanjung Rhu Beach
If your stay is at Four Seasons Resort, then you wouldn’t miss a visit to Tanjung Rhu beach. It is an extra ordinary Malaysian beach with lots of palm trees, silver sand and a broad shoreline. From this beach, several boat tours are also organized. It has some nice and lucrative shops and eateries.
Please share your experience of Langkawi beaches and let us know which one you will recommend for others. If you’re traveling in Malaysia and want to know best beaches across Malaysia in other destinations, please refer to the below beaches guide: