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Langkawi Island- Malaysia

an island to relax and cool off from the city life!

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Langkawi's beaches are the main attraction on these islands. It is not glittering gold sands that you see but perpetually stretches after stretches of soft white beaches, which is most alluring.

Note : Pantai [pun - thai] = beach

Pantai Batu Hampar - Laying Stones Beach
Fronting the Sheraton Langkawi Beach Resort, this little stretch of beach is bounded by rocky outcrops on both ends. Coconut and mangrove trees preserve the beach's natural environment, providing welcome shade. Back to Top

Pantai Teluk Burau - Burau Bay Beach
Once the haunt of the Piped Hornbill, the rugged coastline here is broken by lush tropical vegetation. On the west coast of Langkawi Island, this stretch of coastline features the Kuala Teriang fishing village, Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls and Padang Matsirat. Facing the beach is Burau Island, a roosting place for migratory birds. So bring your binoculars and do a bit of bird watching as well as it is also a haven for the hornbills. Back to Top

Pantai Kok - Kok Beach

This stretch of beach 24.8 km away from Kuah boasts white sand and swaying palms, ideal for lazing about while you view the yachts and sailboats drifting gently against the azure backdrop of the Andaman Sea. Resorts are dotted along the shore, offering the most pleasant accommodation. This beach was the Summer Palace location of the movie "Anna and the King". Back to Top

Pantai Pasir Hitam - Black Sand Beach

During the wet season, the sands here are more black than white, due to the tin and mineral ore deposits which wash up on the shore. An ancient fishing jetty lends it a sense of history, making a very picturesque scene that's popular among locals conscious tourist. The black coloration comes from ilmenite, tourmaline, zircon deposits. However, the waters here are not conducive for swimming. Back to Top

Pantai Cenang - Cenang Beach

About 18.4 km from Kuah, this beach is the liveliest stretch on the island, with restaurants and bars offering a range of local, Western and fusion cuisine to those who prefer a more lively pace of beach life. There are also many quaint resorts with chalets that cater to the more budget-conscious tourist. Back to Top

Pantai Datai - Datai Beach

Characterized by boulders at both ends of the beach and dense forest in the background, Pantai Datai slopes gently into clear blue waters. Facing the beach directly is the delightful little island of Pulau Anak Datai. Back to Top

Pantai Teluk Yu - Shark Bay Beach
Its name literally means "Bay of Sharks" but the waters are completely tranquil. Its wide, sandy beach is actually a continuation of Pantai Pasir Hitam but is free from the black pigmentation. On this beach also is the Teluk Ewa Jetty which serves large ship.Back to Top

Pantai Tanjung Rhu - Casuarina Cape Beach pantai kok1.jpg (68529 bytes)
Located on the northernmost tip of Langkawi island, this wide sloping beach is fringed by the casuarina trees from which Pantai Tanjung Rhu gets its name - Tanjung means cape while rhu is casuarina. During low tide, it is possible to walk across a sandy stretch to the rocky outcrop of Pulau Chabang. Nearby are a number of caves as well as mangrove swamps. Back to Top

Pantai Teluk Baru - New Bay Beach
The small bay of this stretch of beach forms a natural shelter for fishing boats, and you may even persuade a fishing boat to let you accompany them on a trip. Back to Top

Pantai Tengah - Middle Beach

Located just next to Pantai Cenang, it offers calmer and quieter tourist spots than Pantai Cenang. .Back to Top

Pantai Pasir Tengkorak - Sandy Skull Beach

Literally translated as Sandy Skull Beach, it is suggested that once upon a time there was a bloody battle between the local and the invaders (Thais) for the possession of this part of Langkawi.

The waters here just like at Pantai Datai can be crystal clear but this really depends on the calmness of the sea.Back to Top

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Pantai Beringin - Banyan Beach

Situated near the town of Kuah, one will notice mangrove stumps at one end that tell story of bygone days and at the other end, a calm and serene beach, fringed by swaying coconut palms. Back to Top

Posted by zackry 00:21 Archived in Malaysia Tagged backpacking Comments (0)

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