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Top Choice Malaysian in Pulau Langkawi

Siti Fatimah

Possibly Langkawi’s most famous destination for Malay food – and it lives up to the rep. Come mid-morning, dozens of rich curries, grilled fish, dips, stir-fries and other Malay-style dishes are laid out in a self-s…
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…
Bar in Pulau Langkawi


Perched on a wave-lashed rocky outcrop between Pantai Cenang and Pantai Tengah, the Cliff is an exhilarating spot for a sundowner. Expect a full bar, a good wine selection, and cocktails a class above those mixed on…
Cafe in Pulau Langkawi

Smiling Buffalo

Superb coffee and freshly pressed juices are served in shady grounds at this idyllic, friendly cafe.
Bar in Pulau Langkawi

Yellow Café

The best bar on Pantai Cenang has a mellow soundtrack, shaded seating and swinging yellow hammocks (don't spill your margarita). Come between 4pm and 6pm when beers are buy one get one free. Cocktails from RM20.
Cable Car in Pulau Langkawi

Panorama Langkawi

The highlight of this family-friendly amusement park is the 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-tre…
Beach in Pulau Langkawi

Pantai Cenang

The busiest and most developed beach is the 2km-long strip of sand at Pantai Cenang. The beach is gorgeous: white sand, teal water and green palms. There are water sports on hand and the water is good for swimming, …
Beach in Pulau Langkawi

Pantai Tengah

Head south and Langkawi gets a little more polished; the road loops around a rocky headland, taking you to upscale Pantai Tengah. It’s a slightly smaller, narrower beach, with less noisy water-sports activity than o…
Malaysian in Pulau Langkawi


The comfortable dining room, pleasant outdoor seating area and efficient service here belie the reasonable prices. A good place to go for authentic Malaysian food in the evening, since most of the island’s local res…
Bar in Pulau Langkawi

Kalut Bar

Sink into an umbrella-shaded bean bag on this beach bar in the middle of Pantai Cenang. A bassy soundtrack of house and pop animates the place by day, while events from live music to fire dancing take place some nig…