12 Fun Activities To Do In Langkawi If You Wanna Do More Than Take A Swim
1. Join a Tanjung Rhu mangrove tour where you can explore caves and the mangrove forest
There are two- to four-hour mangrove tour options, where you will be taken on a river cruise, to a floating fish farm restaurant, bat cave, crocodile cave, and to do several other cool activities.
You can choose between riding in a shared speedboat or taking a kayak, which you can navigate through the mangrove forest.
2. Chill and watch the sunset with dinner on a yacht cruise
Live it up on this yacht cruise that can be enjoyed with your family or group of friends. Watch the sunset while having dinner aboard the yacht as it sails over the Andaman Sea.
You can also go for a dip, as a trawling net attached to the boat's side serves as a safety harness.
3. Hike Gunung Raya or Gunung Machingchang
If you're the active type who's up for a sweat, check out Gunung Raya or Gunung Machingchang — two mountains that you can hike, offering stunning views of Langkawi.
Gunung Raya is around a 7.8km hike, while Gunung Machingchang is about a 5.6km hike.
4. Visit Langkawi Wildlife Park and interact with some cuties up close
Langkawi Wildlife Park has over 150 animal species, and has a fully covered walkway so you can visit whether rain or shine. You can enjoy feeding or patting some of the animals at various times of the day too!
8.30am – 5.30pm (Daily)
5. Get your adrenaline pumping at Skytrex Adventure Langkawi
Skytrex Adventure is a high ropes and ziplines obstacle course in the jungle with different levels of difficulty. You'll get to enjoy nature from a different perspective, among the treetops, while going through 30 different obstacles, such as rope ladders, plank bridges, flying foxes, and swings, among others.
9am – 5.30pm (Daily)
Book or find out more here.
6. Admire over 200 marine and freshwater species and see mermaids at Underwater World
Underwater World in Langkawi is one place to visit, especially if you're on a family holiday or with young kids. It has a 15m-long walk-through tunnel which houses sea creatures and many large fish. There are also other animals like penguins and otters.
On certain days, you can catch a mermaid show too.
10am – 6pm (Daily)
Book or find out more here.
7. Swim in Seven Wells waterfall (Telaga Tujuh)
Around 2km from Pantai Kok is Seven Wells Waterfall, a picturesque waterfall with several natural pools on different levels from which it derives its name. Definitely worth adding to the itinerary while in Langkawi!
8. Island hop on a speedboat
9. Paraglide on Pantai Cenang
For the thrill-seekers, try paragliding to enjoy a bird's eye view of Langkawi and the ocean. You'll be whisked away in the sky, while strapped to a seat, as a guide will sit behind you while you glide hundreds of feet above the ground.
10. Take a glass-bottom cable car and walk along Langkawi Sky Bridge to enjoy a panoramic view of the island
Langkawi Sky Bridge is a 410ft-long bridge that's accessible by a scenic cable car ride. Go for the glass bottom gondola for the full 360º experience if you dare!
The bridge itself sits at 2,300ft above sea level, offering breathtaking views of Langkawi's lush jungle and ocean. Being that high up makes the weather pretty breezy and cooling too.
10am – 6pm (Mondays to Thursdays)
9.30am – 6pm (Fridays to Sundays)
11. Add to the 'Gram by snapping photos at the 3D Art Museum
This 3D Art Museum in Langkawi features over 200 artworks hand-painted by Korean and local artists, making it the second largest 3D art museum in the world.
Have fun snapping photos with the different optical illusion and other interactive paintings, many of which are in 3D style, appearing to spill out from the canvases.
9am – 6pm (Daily)