Popular as one of the best West Coach beach destinations of Malaysia, Langkawi is a breathtaking archipelago in the Indian Ocean where thousands of tourists come every year to have an unforgettable beach holiday. Comprising 99 islands off the Malaysian coast, Langkawi has some of the most beautiful beaches, sandy bays and attractive corals. Read on to know about some of the best beaches of Langkawi.


Tanjung Rhu

With one of the best shorelines of Langkawi, Tanjung Rhu is an ideal and quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. The crystal clear waters, powder-fine sands and beautiful casuarinas trees make this place a picturesque retreat to spend some relaxing and peaceful times. Most tourists visit here to experience the best of swimming in Malaysia. One major thing one cannot miss here is to try mee gulung, Langkawi’s favourite local dish served at a few roadside stalls across the beach.

Datai Bay

If you wish to experience world-class beach luxury in Malaysia, Datai Bay is the place to be. This crescent shaped beach is a picturesque setup of crystal clear ocean waters, beautiful white sands and beautiful corals. You can enjoy some amazing water sports activities here including swimming, surfing and snorkelling due to the shallow waters and low currents of the sea. Besides, there are some of the most expensive and swanky resorts of Langkawi across the beach where visitors can have a truly luxurious stay.

Black Sand Beach

Also known as “Pantai Pasir Hitam”, Black Sand Beach is a popular hang-out spot among locals as well as tourists. The beach is renowned for the appearance of its black granules that are found nowhere else on the islands and make it an ideal spot for photographs. You can have some wonderful fishing experiences here and can enjoy shopping some local dress materials, clothes and accessories at various small stalls and shops across the beach.

Burau Bay

Situated on the western end of Langkawi, Burau Bay is among the hidden treasures of the island. It is an ideal place for those who look for a quiet beachside holiday away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The beach is flanked by two huge resorts at its two ends where you can have an ideal, luxury stay. Besides, you can experience a rich and varied wildlife in various untouched coastal rainforests in the surroundings of the beach.

Pantai Cenang

A long, curved stretch of sand and a very popular beach, Patai Cenang is the main hub of Langkawi overlooking the turquoise blue waters of Andaman Sea and the many islands a little offshore. It is the busiest beach town in the island where most of the tourists are found enjoying swimming, surfing, snorkelling and underwater diving. If you wish to take a break from lounging on the sandy beach and enjoying spa treatments and massages, you can discover many local and international eateries and duty-free shopping complexes all across the beach.

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