Top things to do

Top Choice Nature Reserve in Pulau Langkawi

Kilim Karst Geoforest Park

The jetty near Tanjung Rhu is the main departure point for boat trips into the extensive mangrove forests with stunning limestone formations that edge much of the northeastern coast of Langkawi. Tours usually includ…
Top Choice Waterfall in Pulau Langkawi

Telaga Tujuh

The series of freshwater rockpools at Telaga Tujuh, located at the top of a waterfall inland from Pantai Kok, makes a refreshing alternative to splashing about in the ocean. To get here follow the road from Pantai K…
Top Choice Cable Car in Pulau Langkawi

Panorama Langkawi

The highlight of this family-friendly amusement park is SkyCab, a cable car that whisks visitors to the top of Gunung Machinchang (708m). For an extra RM5, you can walk along the 100m-high SkyBridge for knee-trembli…
Top Choice Malaysian in Pulau Langkawi

Siti Fatimah

This is possibly Langkawi’s most famous destination for Malay food – and it lives up to its reputation. Come mid-morning, dozens of rich curries, grilled fish, dips, stir-fries and other Malay-style dishes are laid …
Top Choice Middle Eastern in Pulau Langkawi


Langkawi is home to heaps of Middle Eastern restaurants and this Syrian place is one of the best. Expect friendly staff, slightly less fluorescent lighting than its competitors, and a reassuringly short menu that ra…
Top Choice Malaysian in Pulau Langkawi

Selera Akmal

This is where locals go for nasi campur (Malay-style buffet). Serve yourself from trays holding dishes such as rich rendang, fiery sambal, a coconut milk curry with chunks of pineapple, grilled fish, and a generous …
Top Choice French in Pulau Langkawi

La Chocolatine

This sophisticated, air-conditioned snack stop serves excellent French desserts – croissants, tarts and éclairs – as well as light salads, sandwiches, quiches and crêpes. Beverage choices include coffees, teas and h…
Top Choice Bar in Pulau Langkawi

Yellow Café

The best bar on Pantai Cenang has a mellow soundtrack, shaded seating and beanbags on the sand. Cocktails from RM20.
Museum in Kangar

Muzium Kota Kayang

Around 7km southwest of Kangar, the small but impressive Muzium Kota Kayang houses displays on local history, including neolithic tools, royal regalia and ceramics. There are some real treasures here and facilities …
Beach in Pulau Langkawi

Tanjung Rhu

On the north coast, Tanjung Rhu is one of Langkawi’s wider and better beaches, fronted by magnificent limestone stacks that bend the ocean into a pleasant bay. On clear days, the sunsets here give the word ‘stunning…