If you are on a Langkawi yacht charter, then you might want to spend some time ashore enjoying the sights and sounds of this beautiful island, the locals are unfailingly friendly and the best way to enjoy and experience Langkawi is to join in on one of the numerous things to do, so here is our round up of the top 5 things to do ashore whilst on your Langkawi yacht charter.
This stunning trip takes you on a gondola style cable car ride to the top of Gunung Mat Cin Cang, on the way to the top you can enjoy a fabulous view of the island as well as the many islands surrounding Langkawi in the crystal clear blue sea.
The cable car starts its ascent from Oriental Village, which is actually a mini town situated at the base of the mountain range, with attractions too. You will also encounter an amazing view of the SkyBrige which is around 700 meters above sea level at the peak of Gunung Mat Cin cang.
Dataran Lang, also known as Eagle Square, is one of Langkawi’s most well known man made attractions and is probably one of the most recognizable monuments of the island. It is a 12 metre-tall sculpture of an eagle displayed on top of an elevated platform and offers amazing views of Kuah Bay. It is said that the eagle was built as an emblem of the island, and according to traditional folklore the name of ‘Langkawi’ came from ‘helang’ for eagle and ‘kawi’ for reddish brown, which is the colour that the eagle has been painted.
Eagle Square can be found in the southeast corner of Pulau Langkawi, and not only is it a fabulous spot for appreciating the beauty of this island, it also has some amazing miniature fountains, terraces and bridges to enjoy whilst you are taking in the scenery.
For one of Langkawi’s most beautiful natural attractions then a visit to Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls is a must as part of your Langkawi yacht charter.
The waterfalls are found down on the western headlands of Langkawi and consist of a series of seven connected natural pools which are fed by seven separate waterfalls on Mount Mat Cincang – the name does actually mean ‘Seven Wells Waterfalls’
Whilst you are there enjoy a refreshing dip in the cool waters or if you are feeling more adventurous then why not attempt the climb up to the top of the waterfalls for a fantastic vista. The plant life surrounding the waterfalls is abundant and rich and includes unique lime plants and climbing foliage, and you may spot many wildlife such as macaques, hornbills and giant squirrels.
Langkawi Bird Paradise or Langkawi Wildlife Park is located in the foothills of Gunung Raya and is a five-acre park and is home to around 2,500 exotic birds from over 150 species. You will see many birds to admire here that fly freely around sections of the park that have been made to resemble the natural habitats of the different species including, owls, eagles, canaries, hornbills, toucans and flamingos. There is also a walk-in aviary with a waterfall. The whole park is fully covered, so does become a popular spot on rainy days, and there is also a brilliant gift shop selling all manner of bird-themed gifts and knick-knacks, as well as an amazing display of rare crafted crystal ornaments.
So from the air to under the sea, another great place to go onshore if you are taking a break from your Langkawi yacht charter, then why not visit Malaysia’s biggest aquarium.
There is masses to see here, with more than 500 species of animals and sea creatures residing here including harbour seals, sharks, rockhopper penguins, as well as mandarin ducks and flamingos.
You will find Underwater World at the southern end of Pantai Cenang and is definitely worth a visit, especially if you have children with you, whilst on your Langkawi yacht charter. One of the highlights is the large walk through underwater tunnel tank, where you can see close up; sharks, giant stingrays and green turtles amongst others.
So as you can see, if you do venture ashore whilst on your Langkawi yacht charter, there is plenty to do on land on this fabulous island.