IT ISN'T HARD TO PLAN YOUR DAY EXPLORING THIS ISLAND
1. Langkawi Diving
Snorkeling and scuba diving are activities everybody, young or old, experienced or amateur, can do and enjoy. With minimum equipment and preparation requirements, snorkeling especially can be enjoyed as a family since all you need are fins and a mask to get a glimpse at the amazing undersea world. While it is possible to snorkel and scuba dive around the main island of Pulau Langkawi, these activities are best done at the reefs around the Pulau Payar Marine Park, 19 nautical miles off Langkawi Island. A fantastic place some consider on par with Tioman and Redang’s offerings, the simplicity of the setup and arrangement for snorkeling and diving activities here make it incredibly popular for amateur and advance enthusiasts.
2. Langkawi Golf
When you tee off in Langkawi, you really cannot get a better view: after all what could be more beautiful than the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea in the distant horizon. Langkawi’s exclusive golf courses, rivalling some of the best in Asia, are amazing putting greens that provide you with world class facilities, in addition to the gorgeous vistas. The island has three courses, all in great locations: Golf Club Datai Bay is where the elite tee of at, Gunung Raya Golf Resort is situated at the base of mythical Raya Mountain and 99 East Golf Club, the first golf club to be built on the island, has a moderately-challenging course, making it perfect for newbies.
3. Langkawi Sailing
The Langkawi group, with its 104 islands offers great sailing and plenty of protected anchorages. Over the last few years the area has become an established sailing destination with events like the annual Langkawi Regatta, attracting boats from all over the world. Langkawi now has four marinas and several bases offering facilities for yachts around the islands. Some of the marinas are part of resort developments offering all the amenities of first class resort hotels in addition to yacht services
4. Langkawi Spa
The perfect blend of relaxation and exciting activity await you in Langkawi: the island’s sandy coves and gorgeous underwater action make diving and snorkelling favourite activities for the adventurous. Meanwhile those looking to sample the country’s rich heritage can check out Langkawi’s cultural sightseeing spots ranging from traditional mosques like Al-Hana to the legendary tomb of Mahsuri at Kota Mahsuri. However those looking to simply enjoy the island’s beautiful landscape while resting on a comfortable bed under the hands of an experienced masseur can take comfort in the fact that most major hotels offer spa treatments with attractive packages.
5. Langkawi Sport & Recreation
Langkawi's white sand beaches, sandy coves, crystal clear waters and mountainous interior with lush jungles makes it the ideal place for a variety of sporting and recreational events. The most popular activity here is diving, with Pulau Payar Marine Park hosting an exclusive line-up of diving classes to suit any level, from beginners to advanced enthusiasts. Golfing at one of Langkawi’s high end resorts is also a not-to-be-missed experience for serious putters: after all what could be better than taking a swing with the mountains at your back and the cool sea breezes to keep you company. Besides that horse back riding, sailing, fishing and more are available to keep you occupied during your stay on this west coast jewel.