Photo: Last afternoon parasailing at Cenang beach.

Two days in Langkawi

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For just two days in Langkawi, Pantai Cenang or Pantai Tengah are the base camps of choice, with white sandy beaches, an abundance of shops, restaurants and cafes along plus plenty of transport rental options.





Where to stay? For backpackers, Rumours Guesthouse has dorm rooms starting at 20 ringgit per night per bed and private rooms from 70 ringgit. Midrange travellers can opt for Langkapuri Inn which starts at 140 ringgit per night for a beachfront room, complete with sea breeze and sunset spot. Also, check out Langkawi Cactus Inn in Pantai Tengah. Seaside splurges can be had at Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort and Spa or neighbour Casa Del Mar, with the sandy white beach at your doorstep.

Getting ready for sunset on Cenang Beach. Photo taken in or around Two days in Langkawi, Langkawi, Malaysia by Stuart McDonald.

Getting ready for sunset on Cenang Beach. Photo: Stuart McDonald

Start your lightning visit with a dip in the sea and a sundowner, with several spots that double as great spots to eat as well. Sugars offers an array of drinks and Asian fusion fare with the added bonus of a view of newbies launching parasails on the beach.  At the north end of Pantai Cenang is Cba at the Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort, with cosy outdoor couches set against the backdrop of the Andaman Sea. They have a daily happy hour from 17:00 until 19:00 as well as waterfront dining under ... please log in to read the rest of this story.


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