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15 Fun Things to Do in Langkawi for A Stress-Free Vacation in 2024

By Danish Fikri Last updated April 12, 2024
Your Guide to 15 Fun Things to do in Langkawi

From 1 January to 20 December 2023, there were 2.63 million visitors to Langkawi.

As Langkawi continues attracting visitors seeking a taste of this Malaysian paradise, the dilemma is wondering which experiences are worth your time, money and effort.

I have explored the nooks and crannies of Langkawi along with my fellow travel buddies. I understand how challenging it is to distinguish between the exceptional and the mundane.

So, with my firsthand experiences, this guide is a reliable compass that guides you to the 15 most entertaining things to do in Langkawi.

1. Walk in the clouds at Langkawi SkyBridge

Things to do in Langkawi

Visiting the Langkawi SkyBridge is one of the greatest things to do in Langkawi. I had an incredible experience at this World’s Longest Free Span and Curved Bridge.

I stood at a breathtaking height of around 661 meters between two majestic mountains. The bridge stretches up to 125 meters, with some see-through sections that got my heart racing as I saw the world below me.

To get here, I took a Grab to avoid parking issues. Then I hopped on the Langkawi SkyCab, which was the only way to get to the SkyBridge.

When I arrived at the Sky Bridge, I was treated to breathtaking views of the rainforest, the panoramic sea, and the stunning Telaga Tujuh waterfalls. You will be genuinely amazed by what you see.

This place is ideal for nature lovers, photographers, and adventurers like me.

If you want to take beautiful photos, come around noon when there isn’t much fog or clouds. However, come in the morning if you’d like to get some cool and fresh morning air.

The fun doesn’t end there; you can shop at the stalls for souvenirs, toys, drinks, and snacks.

This bridge is definitely one of the best places to visit in Langkawi.

Entrance fees

SkyBridge entrance SkyCab
RM6.00 for adults and RM4.00 for children Some SkyCab packages already include SkyBridge. 

Buy your ticket here.

Operating hours

Daily: 9:30 am – 7 pm


07000 Langkawi, Kedah

Tips: The SkyBridge can only hold 200 people at a time. So, early morning is the ideal time to visit this bridge because mornings are usually less crowded, while evenings normally are.

2. Get surrounded by sharks at Underwater World Langkawi

Things to do in Langkawi

Visiting Underwater World Langkawi (UWL) is another one of the best things to do in Langkawi. The place is massive and considered one of Southeast Asia’s largest marine and freshwater aquariums.

It is also the ‘Largest Aquarium in Malaysia,’ according to the Malaysian Book of Records. Personally, this is one of the best places to visit in Langkawi, and I can see why it attracts so many visitors.

I noticed that there are themed sections. Among them are the Tropical Rainforest, Temperate World, and Sub-Antarctic Climate to fit in over 4000 fascinating animals and aquatic life forms.

My favourite sections are the Venomous & Poisonous Section, the Tunnel Tank, the Hexagonal Tank, the Temperate Section, and the Sub-Antarctic Section.

  • Venomous & Poisonous Section: I watched the deadly side of seemingly peaceful Moray Eels and Lionfish.
  • Tunnel Tank: I was inside a 15-meter tunnel while being surrounded by giant stingrays, giant trevally, and other creatures.
  • Hexagonal Tank: I explored a “Sunken Ship”-themed tank with Black Tip and White Tip Sharks.
  • Temperate Section: I was inside an 8-meter tunnel and I saw the South American Fur Seals and African Penguins in their native-like habitat.
  • Sub-Antarctic Section: I saw Rockhopper Penguins jumping from rock to rock here. So adorable!

Entrance fees

  Adult Child (3 to 12 years old)
Malaysian RM47/person RM35/person
Non-Malaysian RM59/person RM47/person

Buy your ticket here.

Operating hours

Daily: 10 am – 6 pm

School Holidays / Public Holidays: 9:30 am – 6:30 pm

Feeding Times
Seals 2:30 pm (Saturday – Thursday)

4:00 pm (Friday only)

African Penguins 11:00 am and 2:45 PM
Rockhopper Penguins 11:15 am and 3 pm
Tunnel Tank 3:30 pm
Ray Arena 12 pm
Otter 11:45 am and 4:15 pm


Jalan Pantai Chenang, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah

3. Pet cute otters at Langkawi Wildlife Park

Things to do in Langkawi

If you like animals, especially cute ones, going to the Langkawi Wildlife Park is one of the most exciting things to do in Langkawi. It is Asia’s first fully covered wildlife park to protect you from hot and rainy weather.

What sets this place apart from normal zoos is that most animals roam freely and are not stuck in cages. This park is designed to allow you to get up close to the animals.

This park also has four sections for different types of animals.

Some of the animals I found in the park are blue and gold macaws, pink flamingos, raccoons, meerkats, monkeys, Fennec foxes and more, as there are more than 150 animal species.

The best part of my trip was that I managed to pet and feed the small-clawed otters and rabbits. They are really cute!

Besides getting up close to the animals, Langkawi Wildlife Park also has programs that introduce you to the animals, such as a hilarious animal talk show.

After all the fun, I went to their cafe to rest. I also bought some souvenirs for my friends and family in KL.

I really recommend bringing your kids here. It is one of the best places to visit in Langkawi.

Entrance fees

  Adult Child (2 – 12 years old) & Senior Citizen (60 years old and above)
Malaysian RM42.75/person RM30/person
Non-Malaysian RM57/person RM40/person

Buy your ticket here.

Operating hours

Daily: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Feeding times: 10 am – 11:30 pm, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm


Lot 1485, Jalan Ayer Hangat, Kampung Belanga Pechah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah

4. Play a Wipeout-style obstacle race at Paradise 101

Things to do in Langkawi

Paradise 101 is a private island day resort offering exciting outdoor water activities.

Unfortunately, you cannot stay here overnight, but you can explore the ocean on a jet ski or ride banana boats.

You can also sail the waters in a kayak or fly through the sky with a parasailing adventure.

I went there with my friends, and before we set foot on the island, we took a roundtrip boat from Telaga Harbour. It took around 5 minutes to arrive.

We decided to play a Wipeout-style obstacle race at Aqua Park because the jet ski and parasailing are out of our budget. It was exhausting — mostly from laughing — but also incredibly enjoyable.

Then, we spent the day on the cruise boat, catching glimpses of spinner dolphins and flying fish before relaxing at a nearby restaurant.

I can confidently say Paradise 101 is one of the best places to visit in Langkawi.

Activities fees

  Jet Ski Parasailing Cruise
  15 minutes 30 minutes 30 minutes (Sunset) Single flyer Double flyer Triple flyer Day Cruise
Price RM215 RM290 RM299 RM318 RM516 RM774 RM79.50
  • Free return boat transfer to Paradise 101
  • Free entry to Paradise 101
  • Jet Ski ride (up to 2 people per jet ski)
  • Safety marshall on standby
  • Lifejackets are provided
  • Refreshing cool towels and welcome drinks
  • Free entry to Paradise 101
  • Full safety briefing
  • Lifejackets for your safety
  • Free-flow complimentary drinks and light bites
  • Free return boat transfer to Paradise 101
  • Saltwater jacuzzi (depends on sea conditions)


  Zipline Aqua Park Kayak Banana Boat
        10 minutes (2 – 6 person)
Price 39/person RM42/person RM35/person RM 47/person
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Free entry to Paradise 101
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Free entry to Paradise 101 Aqua Park
  • Life jackets are provided
  • Full-safety briefing
  • Safety marshall on standby at all times
  • Free entry to Paradise 101

Package deals are also available. Check here for more information.

Operating hours

Daily: 10 am – 11 pm


Jalan, Lot 57, Seksyen (HSM) 10DR744, MUKIM, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah

5. Satisfy your need for speed at Morac Adventure Park

Things to do in Langkawi

If you’re looking for a high-speed adventure, you can enjoy go-karting at Morac Adventure Park. It is one of the best things you can do in Langkawi to satisfy your need for speed.

The track is open till night, so you can choose to race at day or night.

The track is also built to meet international standards and has been approved by MAM (Motorsport Association of Malaysia).

I am not a go-kart pro, but I know little about it. The kart that I drove was a Sodi SR4.

It is a modern kart that is suitable for casual use in both indoor and outdoor racing. The kart is lightweight but still easy to handle.

The gears are also automatic, with no complex skills to learn. You just sit and drive like you usually drive your car.

Entrance fees

  Single Seater Double Seater Kids
Price RM85/person (10 minutes) RM150 for 2 people (10 minutes) RM35/person + free ice cream

They have bundle and group packages, too. Check here for more information.

Operating hours

Daily: 1 pm – 9 pm


Lot 67, Pantai Cenang, Mukim, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah

6. Escape reality at VR Universal

Things to do in Langkawi

Another of the greatest things to do in Langkawi is escape into a fantasy world at VR Universal. It’s an epic VR park with 12 different interactive attractions organised into four themes.

You can test your racing skills at the Speed Zone and feel the chills down your spine at the Thrill Zone.

You can also become a warrior at the Beat Zone and become a fruit-slicing ninja at the Hype Zone.

I enjoy Fruit Ninja VR and the Kuda Kingdom game. Both gave me a sense of what it was like to be a ninja and a warrior on the battlefield.

I don’t like the So Scary VR because I hate jumpscares.

Remember to bring a tissue or a towel in case you sweat.

Entrance fees

  Xtreme Park Unlock Kit
  Entitle for all attractions in all zone One attraction for each zone
MyKad rate RM150 RM60
Non-MyKad rate RM215 RM80

Buy your ticket here.

Operating hours

Daily: 10 am – 7 pm


E01-E04, Oriental Village, Jalan, Kampung Teluk Burau, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah

7. See Langkawi from above with a helicopter tour

Things to do in Langkawi

After booking several years prior for this helicopter tour, my recent experience touring above Langkawi was amazing

Once airborne, the views were absolutely stunning, revealing the vibrant greens, clear waters, and sandy beaches that make Langkawi a tropical paradise.

The pilot, knowledgeable and passionate, provided exciting insights into the island’s history and landmarks as we soared above. The pilot’s skilful manoeuvres also ensured we got great photo opportunities.

We covered must-see spots like Pregnant Maiden Island, Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, and the famous Langkawi Sky Bridge. Seeing these iconic locations from above added a whole new level of appreciation.

The feeling of flying above the landscapes, with the wind in my hair, was exhilarating and unforgettable. The tour ended with a smooth landing, leaving me grateful for this extraordinary way to experience Langkawi’s natural beauty.

Entrance fees

  Chenang Joyride Eagle Express Eagle Heliexperience Semi Langkawi Heliexperience Datai Bay Helijoyride 99 Magic Islands
Distance and duration 12km of flying within six minutes 30km of flying within 15 minutes 45km of flying within 20 minutes 60km of flying within 30 minutes 90km of flying within 45 minutes 120km of flying within 60 minutes
Price/person RM498 RM998 RM1,498 RM1,998 RM3,498 RM3,998

Book your spot here.

Operating hours

Flying timeslot: 10 am – 7 pm


Jalan Kuala Muda, 07100 Langkawi, Kedah

8. Hike, swim and picnic at Durian Perangin Waterfall

Things to do in Langkawi

Durian Perangin Waterfall is a multi-tiered waterfall. Just to tell you, the water doesn’t smell or taste like Durian at all.

The name comes from the tall durian trees growing in the waterfall’s forests. Durian Perangin Waterfall consists of 14 shallow tiers that are reachable through footpaths and bridges.

The highest level is reachable by a 200-meter-long steep staircase. I climbed it, and it was worth the effort.

I saw a gushing vertical stream and a huge flat rock surface to sit on. I took my time there to enjoy the fresh air and the serenity.

On my way down, a trail led me to a destination I never expected to find at the base of a mountain: the Malaysia Book Village. There are collections of new and used books, and I grabbed one to read during the picnic later.

You’d probably think it’s strange to find a small library in the middle of the mountains. So do I!

That alone makes me think that going to this waterfall is one of the best things to do in Langkawi.

Tips: Visit during the monsoon season, especially between September and October, when the water flow is at its highest. During the dry season, the water flow may not be satisfying.

Entrance fees


Operating hours



07000 Langkawi, Kedah

9. Watch eagles catching their prey with Langkawi Island Hopping

Things to do in Langkawi

Island hopping is also one of the most popular things to do in Langkawi.

You will hop From Pulau Langkawi to Pulau Dayang Bunting, Pulau Beras Basah and Pulau Singa Besar by boat.

The islands surrounding the main Langkawi island are known for their lush jungles, limestone formations and caves, and diverse wildlife that roams freely.

I can assure you that these 3 islands are among Langkawi’s best places to visit.

At Pulau Dayang Bunting, I swam in the cool freshwater lake.

When I was speaking with the tour guide, I discovered that there is a myth that if a woman is unable to conceive, swimming in the lake will bless her with fertility.

Even if you’re not looking for myths, the cool, clear waters provide a welcome escapade from the tropical heat.

Moving on to Pulau Beras Basah, a lovely location for taking photographs.

The island’s sand is soft and white, and the water is turquoise and clear. The clearness of the water allows you to see the aquatic creatures that live in it.

The next stop is Pulau Singa Besar. This is where you can get up close to eagles during a live eagle-watching and feeding session.

As we sailed through the open waters, eagles were flying over us. And, on occasion, they dove down to catch their prey, leaving us all in awe of the spectacular moment.

Entrance fees

  Sharing Private (8 seater private boat)
Price RM40 RM350
Time and duration 9.00 am or 2.00 pm daily (4 hours trip) 4 hours trip, time depends on the customer
Refund Full refund if the trip is cancelled due to bad weather

Book your spot here.

10. Become a tarzan at Skytrex Adventure Langkawi

Things to do in Langkawi

SkyTrex Adventure Langkawi is another one of the best places to visit in Langkawi. Skytrex Adventure offers a tree-to-tree ‘sky-trekking’ experience.

Here, you can fly, swing, glide, and dangle over various aerial obstacles suspended across the forest.

There are three levels of difficulty, but only two are currently open: Little Legend for the beginner level and Island Extreme for the advanced level.

Little Legend focuses on easy and fun family activities, whereas Island Extreme is more of an intense physical test.

As far as I can tell, The Little Legend is all about having fun. So, it has shorter zip lines, fewer obstacles, and requires a low physical demand.

The Island Extreme focuses more on pushing one’s limits and overcoming fears. So, the courses are more difficult, with longer zip lines that demand a higher level of fitness.

Entrance fees

  Little Legend (Beginner) Island Extreme (Advance)
Published rate RM79 RM99
Malaysian rate RM60 RM80

Buy your ticket here.

Operating hours

Daily: 9 am – 5:30 pm


Jalan Teluk Yu, Kampung Kok, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah

11. End your day with a Langkawi Sunset Cruise

Things to do in Langkawi

Langkawi Sunset Cruise should be on everyone’s to-do list of fun things to do in Langkawi.

During my recent trip, my friends and I had a movie-like three hours at the sea after a long day. We watched the evening change from bright orange to blue and black.

The breathtaking views of the sunset are undoubtedly the highlight of the cruise. Not just that, we get to enjoy a warm saltwater jacuzzi too.

After that, our stomachs are spoiled with a delicious dinner of fish, shrimp, chicken, beef, salads, and other dishes freshly prepared by the crew.

The dinner was a nice touch.

If you drink alcohol, a free-flowing bar with cocktails and mocktails is available. Please remember to drink responsibly as other groups are also on the cruise.

Entrance fees

  Adult Children Toddler (below age 4)
Price RM220 RM110 Free

Book your spot here.

Operating hours

Departs daily at 5 pm sharp and return by 8 pm.

12. Explore Langkawi’s undersea at Pulau Payar Marine Park

Things to do in Langkawi

Pulau Payar is one of the popular places to visit in Langkawi for snorkelling and scuba diving. You can get there by catamaran or speedboat.

I chose the Introductory Dive + Unlimited Snorkeling package, and the sight of the gorgeous turquoise-green water brightened my day.

During snorkelling, I saw coral, starfish, small whales, and colourful fish. Also, I saw a baby shark during the dive!

Don’t worry, an experienced diver will guide you, and they will always stay near you. So, it is safe.

Personally, it was worth the money and snorkelling and diving here is one of the best things to do in Langkawi.

I 100% recommend.

Entrance fees

  Introductory Dive + Unlimited Snorkelling Unlimited Snorkelling Fun Dive
Price Malaysian





RM288 (Adults)

RM238 (Children)


RM318 (Adults)

RM268 (Children)





Details It is an opportunity for people to experience diving.

Experience the beautiful underwater world with corals and marine life.

Snorkeling Guide

Marine Park Fee

Full Snorkeling Equipment

Packed Lunch & Mineral Water

Life Jacket

Boat transfer from Langkawi to Pulau Payar (round trip)

Two (2) leisure dives with our experienced underwater guides

It is only limited to 100 slots weekly to maintain its pristine condition. Book your spot early here.

Operating hours

Thursday to Monday (Closed on Tuesday & Wednesday)

9 am – 3 pm

Closed to tourists from March to May each year for preservation purposes


Kompleks EB Adina peksn Baru Baron Kuah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah

13. Transport yourself to fantasy land at Dream Forest Langkawi

Things to do in Langkawi

Dream Forest is a one-of-a-kind night walk attraction that takes you through a rainforest fantasy land.

This is where Langkawi’s mythical tales come to life with captivating lights, music, projection mapping, art installations, interactive activities, and narration.

The stories will be told: The Legend of Tasik Dayang Bunting, The Tale of Merong Mahawangsa, and The Giants of Langkawi.

To be honest, I didn’t have high expectations, but I was blown away from the moment the show began. The stories are well-narrated, and the decorations improve my understanding of them.

It was one of the fun things to do in Langkawi for both kids and adults to spend time together.

Aside from hearing stories, there’s a campfire in the middle of the forest. You can grill marshmallows and sausages there, which you can purchase nearby.

Entrance fees

  Adult Kid (3 – 15 years old) Senior citizen (60 years old and above)
Non-MyKad RM98/person RM78/person RM48/person
MyKad RM68/person RM48/person RM38/person

Packages are also available. Buy your ticket here.

Operating hours

Daily: 7 pm – 12 am (Closed on Wednesday)


Lubuk Semilang, Mukim, Jalan Padang Gaong, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah

14. Spend a luxurious day at Tanjung Rhu Resort

Things to do in Langkawi

If you want to experience living in a 5-star hotel without spending a lot of money, a day pass to Tanjung Rhu Resort is the answer. It is one of the best things to do in Langkawi.

I recently spent the day there. It was a very peaceful and beautiful location.

The private beach was quiet since I came during the off-peak season, so I took advantage by reading a book there.

Pools were also open. The water had a fresher taste and less chlorine.

The day pass also included food and beverage vouchers, so you wouldn’t have to leave the resort to find food. There are several restaurants and bars that serve Italian and Asian cuisine, as well as snacks and other items.

Entrance fees

  Day Pass + Sea Kayak Day Pass + ATV Ride
Price RM200 RM260
Details Admission to Sea Kayak (1 hour)


Access to the pools


RM100 credit for Food

RM40 credit for Beverage

Admission to Sea Kayak (1 hour)

Admission to ATV Ride (1 hour)


Access to the pools


RM100 credit for Food

RM40 credit for Beverage

Buy your day pass here.

Operating hours

Daily: 11 am – 8 pm


Mukim, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah

15. Feel at the top of the world at Gunung Raya

Things to do in Langkawi

With a peak of 881 metres, Gunung Raya is Langkawi’s highest mountain. The drive up to the summit was scenic, and it is truly one of the most memorable things to do in Langkawi.

There are two ways to climb Gunung Raya: drive or trek.

We were trying to catch the sunset, so we drove instead. The drive was scenic and took only about 20-30 minutes.

It was a treat to feel the cool evening breeze on our faces. We saw many animals during our journey, such as eagles, great hornbills, monkeys, and birds.

Another option is to climb the 4,287 steps known as Tangga Helang Seribu Kenangan, or Thousand Memories Eagle Stairs.

If you have extra time and need a bit of exercise, go ahead and trail through; the stairs will take about 4-5 hours.

In either case, the reward is an endless panoramic view of Langkawi and the surrounding islands in the Andaman Sea.

Entrance fees


Operating hours



07000 Langkawi, Kedah

Embark on Your Adventure with These 15 Things to Do in Langkawi Now!

I hope this guide has been helpful in showing you the best things to do in Langkawi.

If you want to visit all 15 of the places on this list during your vacation, you’ll need to stay there quite long.

So, I advise you to go wherever piques your interest first. Then you can start visiting other places.

This way, you won’t feel rushed and can fully enjoy each location without worrying about checking off a list.

Take your time, enjoy the scenery, and embrace Langkawi’s laid-back atmosphere.

Sometimes the best adventures happen when you let go of your plans and simply go with the flow.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is there a Grab service in Langkawi?

Yes, Grab is widely available on the island. So, don’t worry if you need a quick ride!

What is the best way to spend a day in Langkawi?

It depends on your interest.

If you want to relax, you can buy the Tanjung Rhu Resort’s day pass. If you crave adventure, you can go to Skytrex Park, hike at Durian Perangin Waterfall, go scuba diving at Pulau Payar, and much more.

How many days is enough to experience Langkawi fully?

Even if you were to stay on the main island for a week and visit a different beach every day, there would still be a lot of beaches to explore. However, two to three days should be enough to explore Langkawi’s main attractions.

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