Langkawi’s irresistible natural beauty, wonderful beaches, ancient forests and waterfalls make It more scenic. Langkawi’ s beaches are rated amongst best in the world. Cenang beach is one such pristine beach with clean sand and small islands around it. Seating for hours on a beach and playing beach toys with my daughter is my favorite pastime and i could do it most of the time here.We enjoyed our visit to this beach as it was having number of rides and water sports available on beach side.It was pleasant evening and weather was perfect for playing beach sports.I never tried any beach sports before coming here. I learned new thing and that’s jet ski. Yeah it was pretty new thing for me as i never heard about it before coming here. I don’t know swimming and i’m afraid of water. Leave ocean I didn’t even dared to enter in swimming pool. So when I saw these water motor bikes and people taking rides on them it was goose bumps in my stomach.
After roaming around beach for around an hour alone I got bored ,as my hubby was busy in enjoying the jet ski too much. He asked me to join it many times but I didn’t dare. After every 10-15 minutes he narrated me how wonderful ride it is and the joy of riding faster than the waves in sea. It sound interesting and I thought of giving try to jet ski finally. I instructed the trainer that I am scared of water and I ll try riding it by beach side only. He suggested not to go for jet ski ride as it is for sea and not for beach side as other people may hurt if I ride on beach side. My first ride on the water bike started , initially I was very scared in sea but somehow I continued it for another half hour. The trainers are skilled and they teach you riding with confidence. This small training session convinced me and after practice i could do it with ease. Believe me it was the best ride I ever done and could do it again and again. I enjoyed the splashes of water when the jet ski runs in water most.We all continued taking jet ski rides for rest of the time on beach.
Eagle Square(Dataran lang)
Its statue of an eagle which is very huge of height 12 meters and its poised to take a flight. It has wonderful garden around with fountains in it .Its one more beautiful place in langkawi.We visited this place in the morning as our trip organizer wanted to cover many places till afternoon.And as it was morning place was not more crowded ,we enjoyed clocking lots of photos near eagle and came to know its very popular spot amongst visitors and locals.As its close to sea people enjoy outing and food in the nearby restaurants .There are shops also nearby where many local things can be availed.
Another must visit attraction in Langkawi is the Langkawi is Sky cab. It is the world’s steepest cable car, with the top station at 708 meters above sea level. This sky car goes from green forests .It travels to cliff of mountain and and the view from car is breath taking .I felt as if I m in another world while travelling in the sky car. As I never been to so high mountains and ridden in cable cars.
My little one was enthralled and according to her she has become bird who can fly in mountains. Being bird and flying was her fantasy and its turned in reality because of sky car. The ride up is lots of fun and there is a stop to take in the views on the way. The top mountain cliff has great views over Langkawi ‘s rain forests , islets and waterfalls. Cable car experience was enthralling for us and we could seat in it for hours.
This underwater world houses many different types of sea creatures including colourful tropical fishes , penguins, sea horses and flamingos. This aquarium is divided into multiple sections . We liked the penguin section most which has different types of penguins. There are nearby duty free shopping malls where variety of things are available.
Kilim geoforst park
Kilim geoforest park is also known as kilim nature park. And it is comprised of the blue lagoons, mangrove forests and white beaches.Again this was totally new for us .Mangrove forests about which i always read in books , but never thought it must be this beautiful.Totally nature every where no lights ,no crowd ,no pollution ,no artificial decorations and more important no noise at all.It was so peaceful that anyone could hear own breathing sound.The bogak tree and tree crabs add more beauty to this place.The view of limestone rocks , elephant stones are truly amazing.
Things to do in langkawi
There are so many activities to do in Langkawi for kids as well as adults .I enjoyed learning jet ski the most. But people have lots of options for doing advetorous activities .I could see people diving and getting ready for snorkelling. It must be definitely fun to explore sea.I wish I could do many things but there was time constraint and thus I couldn’t go for many other things. Outdoor activities like following are available :
- Jungle trekking
- Kayak tours
- Snorkeling and diving
- Island hopping tours
- Eagle watching
Shoppingin langkawi local markets
Langkawi with its natural beauty is wonderful place for shopping as well as its duty free zone.
The whole island is a duty free zone. There are bargains on perfume, chocolates and other wares to be had, especially in the jetty area and on the shopping strip at Pantai Cenang.i did lots of shopping as its very cheap. Many super markets have wonderful variety of kitchen ware ,bags ,clothes ,chocolates and handmade things what’s not. Langkawi night market is market where vendors seat on a street with many delicacies and handmade goods. Its crowded and people enjoy hot and delicious food by standing on the road. I purchased handmade hair accessories and purses in the market.
We enjoyed our 4 days trip in the fantastic dreamland and didn’t realize its already time to go back. We fell in love with this beautiful ,greenish sunny island. Langkawi is the perfect destination for a family. Everyone praises its serene beauty and mind-blowing attractions of this island.We have got unforgatable sights and experiences along with us from the dreamland. We fell in love with langkawi and would definitely like to visit it again. It was a trip for lifetime and we collected loads of memories back with us. I have shared some of the pictures of Langkawi in this post. Please drop a comments if you have any queries about langkawi.