Located at the southwestern tip of the island, Pantai Cenang is Langkawi’s main and most popular beach. Known for its fairly white sands and blue waters surrounded by palm trees, Pantai Cenang is the most accessible beach for most visitors.
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Numerous hotels and shops are located along the beach, mostly budget to mid-tier hotels. Also along this beach, you can find shops selling duty-free goods, nightclubs and bars, restaurants and a host of other activities to do.
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Located on the western part of the island, about 12km away from Pantai Cenang, Pantai Kok offers a balance between the peace and quiet and recreational attractions. The clean sands and clear waters of the beach at Pantai Kok faces a bay surrounded by limestone cliffs and a thick tropical jungle, ideal for nature-lovers.
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Pantai Kok’s coastline is home to luxury resorts by the Sheraton and Tanjung Sanctuary. Also on Pantai Kok is Telaga Harbour Park, a once fishing village that is now a modern marina that caters to the many yachts and boats cruising around the region. The harbour is famous for its Perdana Quay, a boardwalk popular for the many restaurants and pubs frequented by many of Langkawi’s tourists.
The Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls and Langkawi’s Cable Car and Sky Bridge, accessible via Burau Bay’s Oriental Village, are also situated in Pantai Kok. The many attractions of Pantai Kok, ranging from the quiet isolation to family-fun activities, makes it perfect for tourists of any kind.
Just around the southern bend of Pantai Cenang, Pantai Tengah is really a continuation of Pantai Cenang, and is the longest stretch of beach in Langkawi. Several resorts and chalets, mostly ranging from budget to mid-tier, take up residency along this beach along with many other restaurants and nightlife spots.
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Scenic sights may be rare around Pantai Tengah but the long stretch of sand where you can laze around on comes with its own charm. Tour guides offering island-hopping tours can be found throughout the entire stretch of the beach and you may even stumble upon a handful of luxurious spas that provide ease and comfort for body and mind.
The white sands and clear blue waters of this bay are exclusive to guests of Langkawi’s most up-scale and swankiest resorts; The Datai and The Andaman. The Ibrahim Hussein Foundation Museum and Langkawi Crocodile Farm are most closely accessible from this part of Langkawi, but the attractions of this beach are really the luxury and the pampering provided by The Datai and The Andaman for its guests.
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One of the finest beaches in Langkawi, the sands of Tanjung Rhu are white and fine and its waters are crystal clear. Reaching the beach requires you to drive through thick jungle as the beach is completely secluded. The view from Tanjung Rhu beach is breath-taking. Tanjung Rhu is home to several high-end resorts, including the five-star Four Seasons Resort Langkawi. Activities are hard to find but if relaxing and self-pampering is what you’re looking for, Tanjung Rhu’s numerous spas are where should be.
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