Photo: Sunset on Cenang beach.

A week in Langkawi

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Langkawi offers such a diverse range of things to do that many travellers here end up wishing they had allotted themselves a bit more time. For those who fancy taking in a few sights between sand-between-the-toes days, here are our suggestions for rounding out a week's worth of exploration on the beautiful island.

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Day 1: Explore the island A drive around the island via motorbike or car is an opportunity to see some beautiful landscapes, including rainforest, paddy, waterfalls and beaches. On the northern side of the island enjoy some down time at less developed Tanjung Rhu beach.  For lunch, Scarborough’s Fish and Chips not only has some of the best fish and chips on the island, but they are smack dab on the glorious beach. While in the neighbourhood, stop into Kompleks Kraf Langkawi for a fix of local culture and perhaps get some hands-on batik experience.

Peak hour on Tanjung Rhu. Photo taken in or around A week in Langkawi, Langkawi, Malaysia by Stuart McDonald.

Peak hour on Tanjung Rhu. Photo: Stuart McDonald

Next take a drive up to Gunung Mat Raya, the highest peak on the island, and take in the breathtaking view of the surrounding archipelago. Finish the day with a stop at one of the many night markets to get an inexpensive taste of local cuisine -- they usually start hopping at around 17:00 for several lively hours.

Day 2: Explore the islands An island-hopping tour is one of the biggest bangs for your ringgit in Langkawi. The standard (non-private) three-hour tour will usually visit three Langkawi islands. Booking the day before is usually required and often includes pick up and return service, with prices starting at 25-30 ringgit. You will be back in time to clean up and hit ... Travelfish members only (Around 700 more words) ... please log in to read the rest of this story.

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