Langkawi Island, Kedah. I used to think of it as a boring place, thanks to my childhood experience; I went there twice with my primary school trip and it was BORING. The teachers(female, especially) just use that as their shopping escapade(think all the duty free cooking utensils, household items) at Pekan Kuah and we the students had no choice but to wait for them and did nothing.
Maybe that’s the reason why I was quite reluctant to go when my friends asked me to join them for a vacation there last semester break, but then I gave it a shot when they said we were going there; backpackers style.
It was really an eye opener this time!
We stayed at Daddy’s Guest House at Pantai Cenang. It sure is one very unique place as every room has their own character and colors, complete with a hammock for every rooms. The owner, Mr. Jai is also very friendly and helped us with almost everything during our stay there.
One of the many activities we did there is island hopping where we went on a boat, rm25 per pax, and go to three places; the famous Tasik Dayang Bunting, Pulau Singa Besar and lastly Pulau Beras Basah. The whole journey will took around three hours. When we reached at the lake, I was very excited to see with my own eyes the island appearance that looks like a pregnant lady lying on her back for the first time. One can go on a peddle boat and solar powered peddle boat or you can just swim there. Here’s a fun fact, even though stated there that the lake is 30 feet deep, it’s actually has no bottom! Then we headed to Pulau Singa Besar to see eagle feeding. To see almost 40 eagles up on our head was a new experience for me and we got all ‘jakun’ when the eagles went down to get the food thrown in the water by us. Last but not least, we went to Pulau Beras Basah. The spectacular view; white sand, clear seawater and the sun took our breath away. It was certainly an unforgettable experience for me.
Dayang Bunting Island; can you see the shape of a pregnant lady? Taken by Aeti.
Beras Basah, a truly beautiful place.
Taken by Aeti
You can also go to the waterfalls there. There are a few; Temurun, Durian Perangin and Telaga Tujuh waterfall. We picked the last one. It’s more like a family place as when we went there, there were a few families enjoying themselves and had picnics there. The water is very clear you can even see the fishes and also ice cold but it was a bless since the weather was so hot that day. To dive into the cold water was very refreshing. The only low for this place was we had to walk around 5 kilometres to reach there. For some people it may sound fun but to lazy bums like us, it was torturing.
Telaga Tujuh; You can see the clear water up from above. Taken by Aeti.
Of course, one can enjoy the vibrant nightlife there as there are many clubs and bars. We went to Sunba near Cenang area as it’s close to our place. It was fun as they offer everything for everyone, there are live band performance(which take turns with in-house dj every hours), dance floor for those who want to loosen up and get wild, bar if you wants to enjoy the drinks(it is way cheaper as Langkawi is a duty free island), snooker and darts for people who just want to chill with their friends. Or if you’re not the one who loves loud music and crowded places, you can try Babylon Mat Lounge, it’s more or less like a reggae bar. Situated on the Cenang Beach itself, it’s a great place as you can have a good time with your friends, listening to music by the live band and the waves from the beach. It’s very relaxing, I can even sleep there anytime, with the beach breeze running through my hair.
Not forgetting, all the exciting and fun beach activities we can do there at the Cenang Beach. There are banana boat, jet ski and para-sailing to try! But if you are the one who loves to just sit and do nothing, there’s always the beautiful sunset to indulge in.
Parasailing; Something that every Superman wannabes has to experience. Taken by Aeti.
Beatiful sunset at Cenang Beach. Taken by Aeti.
So those were the activities I did there and boy, it was really an eye opener for me. Langkawi now for me is a paradise, no longer the place where only ‘makciks’ have great time shopping correlle, visions or pyrex.
You should go there and experience those yourself!
Daddy’s Guest House
Contact no: 0175856686 (Ms. Ita)
Jalan Teluk Baru, Pantai Tengah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.
Contact no: +604-9531802