Sure Langkawi is a great place to chill and do some duty-free shopping, but the turquoise sea promises a splashing good time that is too good to ignore. There are many water activities in Langkawi to choose from, from water sports to exploring one of the nearby islands. Check out the list of activities below add some unforgettable adventures to your holiday.
1. Banana Boating
Banana boat is so fun, most will even start laughing the moment they try to climb on the inflatable yellow banana. The more people on one boat, the better, as it’s always fun to see who’s going to be the first one to fall off the boat. Hint: it should always be your boss. You can do banana boating at Langkawi’s famous beaches like Pantai Cenang and Tanjung Rhu.
Parasailing is one of the most popular activities in Langkawi, proven by colourful parasail wings which fill the sky above Pantai Cenang. It’s a chance to see the view from a different angle. It might be a little scary when you start to lift off, but after a while you will forget it as you begin to enjoy the fantastic bird’s eye view from high up in the air.
3. Jet Skiing
With water droplets hitting your face as you make sharp turns and long run, jet skiing has got to be one of the most exhilarating water activities. If you know how to ride a motorcycle, then you won’t have any problems with jet ski. If you don’t, jet skiing is easy to pick up. As long as you don’t expect to reach a professional level in one day! You can find jet skis at the main tourist beach of Pantai Cenang, or you can even arrange to go on a tour to Dayang Bunting Island!
You don’t really see surfers come in droves to Langkawi to catch the waves, but in fact there are several surfing spots around the island. For starters, you can see some surfers at Pantai Cenang and Pantai Tengah. While you still need to consult the surf forecast, the best surfing period for Langkawi is between April and October.
If you’ve always wanted to take that diving course, you can do it in Langkawi. Most of the operators would take you around the areas of Pantai Tengah and Pulau Payar, where you’ll be treated with hard and soft corals, colorful fish and stunning sea creatures, with a chance of spotting bigger fish like Manta Rays. If you’re lucky, you may even spot Bryde’s whales!
If diving is too much a commitment for you, there’s always snorkelling. The waters around Langkawi are warm and ideal for snorkelling, an activity that can be enjoyed by virtually anyone. Pulau Payar makes a great snorkelling spot, along with its neighboring islands Pulau Kaca, Pulau Segantang and Pulau Lembu.
Langkawi is not just about the main island, and it would be a sin not to explore the nearby islands like Dayang Bunting, Singa Besar and Beras Basah islands. Hop on your boat and enjoy the variety of landscapes, including hills, mangroves, rainforests and the famous lake on Dayang Bunting Island.
Wakeboarding is a combination of water skiing, snowboarding and surfing, and it’s three times the fun! Difficulty is moderate as you need to really balance yourself as you get launched off, and Pantai Tengah is a good place to start.
If you don’t feel like going surfing or wakeboarding because, well, you’re not that good at sports, don’t despair. You can always go kayaking instead. A great way to explore Kilim Geopark, it’s even better if you do it with experienced guides who will introduce you to the local flora and fauna.
10. Sunset Cruise
If you’ve had enough excitement from all the water sports, or just want to spend some time relaxing, then a sunset cruise would be a great way of ending your day. All you need to do is enjoy your dinner and sip on your cocktails as your boat glides leisurely across the Andaman Sea.
So what are you waiting for? Book your flight, arrange for your airport transfer, and pack your best beachwear. Langkawi is waiting for you!
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