10 Adventures in Langkawi

An archipelago of 99 islands, Pulau Langkawi is situated off the western coast of Malaysia and is surrounded by the pristine waters of the Andaman Sea. It is a collection of adventurous wonder for every kind of traveller and here are some of the things you can do there.

1. Langkawi Skybridge
At 660 meters above sea level, this is the best place to get unhindered panoramas of Langkawi. It can be easily accessed from any of the Langkawi resorts so be sure to ask at your front desk.

2. Kilim Karst Geoforest Park
One of the most enjoyable things to do in Langkawi and highly encouraged by resorts such as Berjaya Langkawi Resort, the Geopark is a unique mangrove forest which is also home to the most magical-looking limestone formations.

3. Payar Island Marine Park
Consisting of 4 uninhabited islands, the Marine park is surrounded by a lush coral reef and is great for snorkelling.

4. Hiking in Langkawi
Take a jungle walk through the rainforests of Langkawi and get up close and personal with the wildlife.
5. Island Hopping
There are 99 islands and if you’re not island hopping around at least 10 of them, you’re not doing it right.

5. Telaga Tujuh Waterfall
The Seven Wells waterfall is a sight to behold, with seven natural pools formed by the cascading water. It’s okay to bathe in too.

Explore the highest peak in Langkawi

If you’re looking to explore destinations in Langkawi, make sure you add Gunung Raya to your list! Here’s some more information for those interested.

The legend

The locals believe that Langkawi was once home to a band of giants and that certain peaks were formed as a result of a fight between two giants, who turned to stone as lightning struck from heaven. A brawl broke out between Mat Cincang and Mat Raya at their kids’ wedding – and another third and peaceful giant Mat Sawar tried to stop them. The highest mountain; Gunung Raya, represents Mat Gunung.

The mountain

Gunung Raya has an altitude of 881 meters, making it the highest mountain in the whole of Langkawi. Located in central Langkawi, the entire mountain is covered with a dense rainforest that is full of flora and fauna. The forest area covers over 5000 hectares.

Getting there

You can reach the top either through a car or trek all the way up. If you opt for the latter, you’ll have to climb up 4287 stairs. Remember, the weather in Langkawi is extremely humid so as you leave Berjaya Langkawi Resort or any of the other Langkawi resorts you’re based at, make sure you pack plenty of water and wear suitable clothing.


Explore the Highest Peak in Langkawi: Gunung Raya

Found in the northern coast of the country, Langkawi is home to the tallest peak in the area, the Gunung Raya.


About Langkawi

Once you are done chilling at one of the Langkawi resorts the likes of Berjaya Langkawi Resort and are ready for some adventure, you can keep aside a day and get yourself to the Gunung Raya. Being about 880 metres above the sea level, the highest point of this mountain will give you a mind-boggling view.

The hike

Many people tend to go on the hike by themselves, but if you want to know about the things you pass and the plants you see, you might want to get yourself a guide to walk with you. The hiking trails are marked pretty clearly and don’t need much help with.

During the climb

During the climb, you will spot many wild monkeys who will try to grab your stuff. Also, carry insect repellent since you will see insects here that you have not ever heard of or seen before in your life!

Once you get to the top

After you climb about 4200 stairs and more, you will reach the top and be rewarded with the greatest view of them all. Misty hills, the ocean and endless skies await.


Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+