Hello everyone! Following up with my previous posts on Langkawi, I present to you some of the activities we did, something you too can do when in Langkawi. For more information on the island, how you can plan your itinerary for Langkawi and what you must plan before you travel read the previous posts linked. In this post, I will list out what we did during our two visits to this beautiful tropical island. There are some we missed, some that we repeated, some that we tried out for the first time, I leave you with some beautiful images of the island.
SkyCab and SkyBridge
The SkyCab or Panorama Langkawi is one of the most popular tourists spots in Langkawi. It is one of the steepest cable car rides in the world that also offers beautiful views from the top. For an adult wanting to board a normal gondola, it costs RM 45 (tourist, whether or not you live/work here) To avoid the long queues, you can choose the VIP pass. The SkyCab pass comes with entry to the SkyDome also.
To reach this Skybridge, you have 2 options – either use the easier way out, the Sky Glide for which you have to pay RM 15 each for adults and RM 7 for kids or climb down the trail (it is not advisable to choose this option if you are pregnant, are a heart patient, or if you have arthritis and have problem climbing/walking on rugged paths) – to climb down you need to pay an entry fee for the skybridge (around RM 5 per person cant remember now though)
Two Indian movies that I know, Don 2 and Billa were shot at this location so even more excitement to reach there asap. The drive is very scenic, you can see the sky cab from far below… you will also find rowdy monkeys on your way – they can snatch your snack items, drinks so be careful.
Off-peak season – the waiting queue is short, you will reach the sky cab sooner than you think
Peak season – the wait to get into the cab can take anywhere from 30 mins to 2 hrs. It can get very humid so keep a stock of drinks/water, a fan.
The second time we went (in feb 2016), it was quite cool at the top, something we didnt experience the previous time (in september 2013). The cable car ride is about 15 minutes and has 2 stops. There is also a viewing deck at each of the stops and do spend time taking in the view.
This is another beach on the way to the Panorama Langkawi. You will cross this beach each time you drive up to the Panorama Langkawi or Telaga Tujuh. The Danna Langkawi has a private beach here, and right next to it is the Public beach also referred to as “Pantai Awam”
Tanjung Rhu is on another end of the island. The drive took us about half an hour from the hotel, as you near the beach you will be stopped by a guard who will ask you to sign a paper that says that the beach is private property and if I am asked to move out, I will do so. Tanjung Rhu beach comes under Tanjung Rhu resort I presume.
The mangrove forest is on the parallel side, so make it a point to go there as well (we didn’t) – SRK’s Don movie was shot in this mangrove, said the Nepali guard. And once you reach the white sandy beach, you will be astounded. People in India who have watched the movie Kaho Na Pyar Hai will recollect that the title song was shot here in this beach, on one of those islands you can see from this beach is my guess. So the beach comes right at the end and the road that leads to the beach is simply beautiful, trees on both sides, beautifully giving shade!
What you see will leave you speechless, the public beach was literally empty and the water was so darn inviting! There were tiny fishes right upto the shore that was filled with sea shells.
We weren’t allowed to go deep inside because the current was a bit too much the guard there said. So we stayed close to the shore and enjoyed thoroughly.
There is a park called Taman Lagenda right next to the Eagle Square. A little distance from the Eagle Square is the Kuah Jetty Point where all the ferry from different parts of the country and outside arrive at.
Flight take-off/landing and Sunset
Since we stayed close to the airport, we had the opportunity to see back-to-back flight take-off and landing, along with the beautiful sunset.
You can read a second part of the list of activities you can do in Langkawi, do check it out here!