This was my first visit to Langkawi and was a short trip with my wife. We visited Langkawi on April, being one of the best month to explore the island. Anyway Langkawi is beautiful in all seasons, but the best time is during the months of November to June. It’s the time when skies are reliably blue and the seas good enough for snorkeling. People usually don’t prefer rainy season to visit the island, as water sports like snorkeling and scuba diving cannot be enjoyed at this point of time.
On the same day of arrival, we visited cable car. We had to wait for about 50 minutes in line before boarding the cable car. We bought the tickets for RM15 – (for Malaysian is RM15 and foreigner RM30). The cable car ride is scary, nearing the top, the car was swaying in the wind, anyway the ride is very fast – around 10 minutes. It is a good trip to take.
We stayed at Resort World Langkawi (formerly known as Awana Porto Malai). We was impressed with the beautiful seafront view which enabled us to catch the sunrise and the room looked tired with very basic amenities but comfortable enough for us.
This is Cenang Beach, one of the main beach in Langkawi. The location is nice and it is a long stretch of white sand beach but the sea water isn’t that clean and clear. My wife and my self didn’t swim here at all. I would strongly recommend to look for other options for swimming as there are too many restaurants / resorts / hotels / motels along the beach, hygienic concern. Anyway it is good to have a morning or evening walk here.
We went for half day island hoping from Porto Malai pier. The tour is an inexpensive way to discover the neighboring islands – Dayang Bunting island and Beras Basah island. It cost RM25 for each person.
This is the island of pregnant maiden. In the center of the island, there is a fresh water lake. A beautiful and mysterious place.