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Pantai Cenang, Langkawi Overview

Situated on Langkawi Island, Pantai Cenang is one of the busiest beach towns only 10-15 minutes away from Langkawi International Airport. With its clear water and white sand, it is an awe-inspiring spot for watching sunsets, swimming, sunbathing and glancing at the Andaman Sea.

Located on the western shoreline of Langkawi, Pantai Cenang offers a vibrant nightlife with its splendid beachfront bars and classy lounges. Pantai Cenang is a popular family tourist destination offering various children – friendly attractions such as Underwater World and Kiki Club. With duty-free outlets and souvenir shops offering a wide range of imported goods, one can also enjoy strolling along the Pantai Cenang road.

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Top Things to Do

Water Sports
If looking for an adrenaline rush during your stay in Pantai Cenang, Jet Ski Island Tour is a must. Visitors can go for swimming in the clean water lake, kayaking, trekking through the surrounding mountains and paddle boating. 

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Pantai Cenang is known for its water sports (Source)
Experience go-karting in Pantai Cenang at the Morac Adventure Park. One can also learn go-karting and get to know about the safety rules.

Pantai Cenang offers a wide range of spas to choose from. Natural in-house ingredients are used to provide traditional massages. Each spa offers a variety of massages out of which the best can be chosen with the help of the therapists. 
Alun-Alun Spa, Nawa Sari Spa, and Teratai Spa by The Apsara are some of the most common and renowned spas.

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Pantai Cenang Beach at sunset (Source)

Places to Visit in Pantai Cenang

Underwater World
Located at the southern end of Pantai Cenang is Malaysia’s biggest aquarium and one of the Island’s best known attractions. The Underwater World houses more than 200 species of marine and freshwater fishes and is built to create awareness about the need to conserve the aquatic life forms. Walk through a 15 meter long tunnel which is full of different fishes and look at the different marine creatures.

Rice Garden and Museum (Laman padi)
Laman Padi stands for rice field and is a vast complex which explains the process and evolution of rice cultivation and harvesting and consists of rice fields, herb gardens and galleries. The museum showcases different tools used in rice farming. The other attractions include a floating rice garden and cottages built in traditional themes.

Night Market
Temoyong Night Market is a weekly market which takes place every Thursday in Pantai Cenang. The market offers a variety of clothes, accessories, bags, etc and street food such as fried bananas and fish crackers at decent prices. The prices are negotiable and the goods sold are often imitated goods.


Pantai Cenang offers a great opportunity for shoppers to purchase inexpensive goods of all kinds ranging from jewelry, handicrafts, souvenirs to beach apparels.
  • There is a duty-free shopping complex named as The Zon Duty Free which provides some of the cheapest goods.
  • For the best souvenirs and batik apparels, go to Cinnamon’s Gift and Aishah Bt. Husin.
  • Some intricate hand-made materials and dresses can be looked for at Amitabha Primitive Art.
  • For a satisfying collection of wine, champagnes, whiskies and chocolates, Coco Valley can be explored.
  • Thursday Temoyong Night Market can be visited to be able to survey a street market.
  • Cenang Mall, Exodus Zone, Langkah Tuah Enterprise and Total Shoppe can also be inspected for Malay handicrafts. 

Food and Restaurants

Pantai Cenang has at its disposal a wide array of cafes, restaurants, bars and cuisines. The food at the restaurants is mostly complemented with breathtaking views at the beachfront.
  • The Cliff, Chin Chin Lounge and Bar, La Sal Restaurant, Yellow Café, Red Sky Restaurant and Bar are some well known restaurants that can be visited to savour the delicacies.
  • Tempting seafood such as mantis prawns, lobsters, omelette with crabmeat and stir fried vegetables with prawns can be found at Langkawi Fish Farm Restaurant, Kapal Layar Restaurant, Orkid Ria Restaurant, Shin Mi Seafood Village and Happy-Happy Cenang Seafood Restaurant. 

How to Reach Pantai Cenang

Pantai Cenang is a 10 - 15 minutes drive away from the Langkawi International Airport. Bus service can also be availed to reach Pantai Cenang.

One can take a taxi to reach the beach from anywhere in Pantai Cenang.


  • Do not go swimming too deep into the water and stay close to the beach. Accidents can be caused by Jet Ski riders.
  • Don’t forget to book water rides and resort beforehand.

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