Langkawi is an archipelago made up of 99 islands in North West Malaysia.

If you’re thinking about taking your family there, they will love the gorgeous natural landscapes and awe-inspiring structures.

We’ve looked at all the attractions and activities in this famous city and have come up with the 19 best things to do in Langkawi for families. 

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1. Langkawi Cable Car and SkyBridge

The Sky Bridge is a must-visit attraction in Langkawi for you and your family.

Notably, it is the longest curved and free span bridge in the world.

Built on top of Mount Machinchang, it hangs 100 meters above the ground. 

But first, take a scenic ride on the cable car to the peak of the mountain. 

Enjoy the natural landscape view with your loved ones!

As you proceed along the curved bridge, you’ll see the vast environment of Lankawi. 

Afterwards, the whole family can explore the outdoor activities at the Oriental Village.

Tour Details

  • Duration: 4 hours.
  • Departure Point: Hotel lobby at Langkawi center, cruise ship port or Langkawi airport.
  • Departure Times: Choice of morning (9am) or afternoon (2pm) departure.
  • Inclusions: Round-trip private transportation by minivan/car, professional guide cum driver, hotel pickup & drop off, sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary. 

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2. Oriental Village

The Oriental Village is a sprawling complex filled with retail shops selling clothes and souvenirs.

It is located on the western side of Langkawi, in Pantai Kok. 

Also, this tourist complex is where you will see the ticket booths for the Sky Bridge and Cable Car. 

An impressive lake in the centre is surrounded by animal exhibits.

While you’re there, check out the art gallery with the whole family.

If you need a break from all the walking, dine at one of the various restaurants around the huge lake. 

Tour Details

  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours.
  • Departure Point: Kuah, 07000 Langkawi, and Cenang Beach, Langkawi.
  • Departure Time: 9:30 am.
  • Inclusions: Free hotel pick-up and drop off from hotel within a 1km radius of Kuah Town Centre and Cenang Beach Area, air-conditioned vehicle, English-speaking driver., entry/admission to Oriental Village. 

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3. Underwater World 

Go on an unforgettable adventure with your family in Underwater World Langkawi.

This family-friendly aquarium houses hundreds of fish and marine life from all over the world.

It has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Langkawi. 

Incidentally, it is also Malaysia’s largest aquarium. 

Walk through the jaw-dropping 15-meter long tunnel with your loved ones where you will be surrounded by 600,000 litres of seawater, teaming with fish!

After your visit, adjacent to the aquarium is a duty-free shopping center for your retail therapy.

There are also restaurants where your family can enjoy snacks and refreshments.

Tour Details

  • Duration:1 to 2 hours.
  • Departure Point: Underwater World, Langkawi.
  • Departure Time: 10 am to 6 pm.
  • Inclusions: Entry/admission to Underwater World Langkawi.

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4. Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi

Treat your family to a one-of-a-kind escapade with more than 1,000 crocodiles!

This top Langkawi attraction is home to one of the world’s largest collections of alligator and crocodile species. 

As you explore the zoo, you’ll find newborns to the fully-grown reptiles.

You’ll also learn fascinating facts about crocodiles at specified areas in the farm. 

While you’re there, you see first hand the difference between alligators and crocodiles.

Finally, marvel at the riveting sight of the crocodiles devouring their meals at the feeding pond.

Inclusions for Most Tours

  • Round-trip private transportation.
  • Entry/admission to Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi.
  • Professional guide.

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5. Langkawi Wildlife Park 

Discover the unique beauty of Malaysia’s flora and fauna at the Langkawi Wildlife Park.

This family-friendly attraction is Asia’s first fully covered wildlife park.

Also, it is home to lush vegetation and over 150 animal species. 

This tour is a must for nature and animal lovers!

For kids, they’ll enjoy the up close and personal feeding sessions with the animals. 

With so many animals to see, you may want to take a short break at the cafe during the day. 

After the visit, find souvenirs at the gift shop to remember your time at the park.

Tour Details

  • Duration: 2 hours.
  • Departure Point: Langkawi Wildlife Park.
  • Departure Time: Monday to Sunday, 8:30am – 7:00 pm.
  • Inclusion: Entry/admission to Langkawi Wildlife Park.

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6. Langkawi Nature Park

Langkawi National Park is one of the largest ecotourism centers in the region.

It is situated inside the Kilim Geoforest Park enclave.

Walk with your family through a dense mangrove jungle using a boardwalk 800 meters long.

You can also see the beauty of the Kilim Geoforest Park through an exciting boat ride. 

While you’re exploring, you’ll see animal species from different parts of the world.

The kids will particularly enjoy the fun animal shows presented daily.

Tour Details

  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours.
  • Departure Point: Kg Belanga Pecah, Jln Ayer Hangat, Langkawi.
  • Opening Hours: 10 am to 9 pm.
  • Inclusions: Boat ride services to Kilim Geoforest Park, admission ticket to Langkawi Nature Park.

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7. Mangrove Forest and Eagle Watching

See the stunning beauty of nature in Langkawi by going on this mangrove forest tour.

Your guide will take you on an exciting boat tour through a dense natural forest.

During the tour, you’ll witness awe-inspiring limestone cliffs. 

Your guide will share details about the environment and how it was formed.

This is also a great opportunity to snap plenty of photos with your family with the natural scenery in the background.

Afterwards, enjoy a seafood lunch at the Langkawi Fish Farm Restaurant.

Tour Details

  • Duration: 5 hours.
  • Departure Point: Selected Langkawi hotels.
  • Departure Time: 9 am.
  • Inclusions: All entrance fees, free hotel pickup and drop off, professional and friendly guide, close encounter with wildlife.

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8. Island Hopping Tour

If you can’t decide where to go, try this fun island hopping tour. 

It’s the best way to see Langkawi’s vast environment in one day with your family!

You will have an informative and friendly guide to point out the best spots during the tour.

During the trip, you’ll see unique rock formations on the islands as you go along their coastlines.

Keep an eye out for eagles as they dive into the water for their prey. 

Finally, enjoy the uninhabited white sandy beach of Pulau Beras Basah with your family. 

Tour Details

  • Duration: 4 hours.
  • Departure Point: Selected Langkawi hotels.
  • Departure Time: 9 am.
  • Inclusions: Free hotel pickup and drop off, professional and friendly guide, boat ride for sightseeing.

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9. Pulau Payar Marine Park Snorkeling

Pulau Payar Marine Park is a popular Langkawi spot for diving and snorkeling. 

It is the only marine park in West Malaysia, situated to the south of Langkawi island. 

Visitors come here to see the diverse coral and marine life. 

To get there, you will need to join a ferry boat tour from Langkawi to Pulau Payar.

The tour includes the use of snorkelling equipment. 

Tour Details

  • Duration: 8 hours.
  • Departure Point: Selected Langkawi hotels.
  • Departure Time: 9 am.
  • Inclusions: Hotel pickup and drop off, entry/admission to Pulau Payar Marine Park, use of snorkeling equipment, buffet lunch.

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10. Explore Local Village and Farms in Kampung

Get a glimpse of how the locals in Langkawi live by going on an electric bicycle tour.

This is one of the more relaxing ways for the family to see the “kampungs” or villages. 

During the trip, there’ll be plenty of photo opportunities with the natural landscape in the background. 

You’ll also come across rice fields, coconut farms and maybe wildlife like native birds and buffalos.

Seeing the slower-paced life that the kampungs offer is what makes this family tour enjoyable. 

Tour Details

  • Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes.
  • Departure Point: Telaga Walk, Jalan Pantai Chenang, Langkawi.
  • Departure Time: Monday to Sunday, 9 am – 6 pm.
  • Inclusions: bike, helmet, tour guide.

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11. Time Travel Imaginarium

Time Travel Imaginarium is an interactive theme park in Langkawi.

If you have young kids in the family, they will love this place!

This attraction uses state-of-the-art technology to create engaging games.

It is split into different zones including the Jurassic Age, 1980s, 2020, 3300, and finally into the far future year X.

Each zone will present a different set of interactive games suitable for all ages.

Tour Details

  • Duration: 1 to 12 hours.
  • Departure Point: Imaginarium Langkawi.
  • Inclusions: Admission ticket to Time Travel Imaginarium Langkawi.

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12. Art in Paradise

Enter a world where your family can be part of various paintings and murals.

Art in Paradise is an interactive 3D museum that features optical illusion-based artwork from international artists

It is situated in the vicinity of the Oriental Village.

Here, you will have 2,000 square meters of exhibition space to explore.

You can enjoy the paintings as is, by looking at them and appreciating their beauty.

However, the best way to see them is to immerse yourself within the artwork.

This is a great chance to take some crazy photos with your whole family!

Tour Details

  • Duration: 1 to 2 hours.
  • Opening Hours: 9:30 am to 7 pm.
  • Inclusion: Admission ticket to Art in Paradise.

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13. Langkawi Sunset Cruise

See the beauty of a Langkawi with this sunset dinner cruise.

It is an ideal trip for families who want to just relax and eat!

At sunset, the temperature drops to ease the topical heat.

You’ll feel the gentle breeze coming from the Andaman Sea as darkness sets in.

For dinner, your family will be feasting on a delicious barbecue dinner!

Tour Details

  • Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes.
  • Departure Time: 4:30 pm.
  • Inclusions: Sightseeing by boat, BBQ dinner, beverages & snacks, saltwater spa, return transfers by shared vehicle.

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14. Sunset Party Yacht Cruise

This sunset party yacht cruise is a fun way to spend the evening with your family. 

While on board, enjoy a few drinks at the bar.

Once you’ve eased into cruise mode, have a singing showdown on the karaoke machine. 

There’s also a large saltwater spa on board for you to relax in after a dip in the ocean. 

Finally, sit down with the whole family for a lovely gourmet bento dinner!

Tour Details

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Departure Point: Royal Langkawi Yacht Club, Langkawi
  • Inclusions: Sightseeing onboard a yacht, gourmet bento dinner, alcoholic beverages (premium brands), largest saltwater spa, live music & karaoke.

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15. Full-Day Sailing and Geopark Adventure

Spend an entire day sailing with the family onboard a well-appointed yacht. 

This Geopark adventure cruise will take you to the outlying islands of Langkawi.

As you make your way to different islands, your family can try handling the yacht while guided by professional staff. 

You’ll make your way to a popular beach spot where you can swim and enjoy a barbecue lunch.

In the afternoon, your guide will look for sightings of eagles diving into the water for their prey. 

Likewise, you can try fishing to see if you can land a big catch!

Tour Details

  • Duration: 6 hours.
  • Departure Point: Your hotel in Langkawi.
  • Departure Time: 8:30 am.
  • Inclusions: Free hotel transfers, sightseeing onboard a yacht, BBQ lunch on the beach or onboard, saltwater spa, unlimited drinks.

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16. Visit Mahsuri Tomb

This half-day tour will take your family to the rural and urban treasures of Langkawi. 

First stop is the Dataran Lang (or the Eagle Square), one of the most popular manmade attractions in Langkawi.

This is a 12-meter sculpture of a large eagle.

Next, you will visit the site where princess Mahsuri died tragically.

Afterwards, you can check out the Batik Art Village as well as duty-free shopping on Cenang Street.

Tour Details

  • Duration: 4 hours.
  • Departure Time: 9:30 am.
  • Departure Point: 07000 Kuah, Kedah, and Cenang Beach, Langkawi.
  • Inclusions: Free hotel transfers from hotels within a 1 km radius from: Kuah Town Centre, Kok Beach, and Tengah Beach area.

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17. Agro Techonology Park

Take your family to Langkawi’s Mardi Agro Technology Park, an eco-tourism spot for visitors.

Don’t miss the flower nursery where’ll you see an array of different colourful flowers.

While there’s a lot of greenery to explore, you’ll get the best value by joining a guided tour.

You’ll be able to see the horticultural activities of onsite workers.

Alternatively, follow one of the walking trails and take in the natural scenery of the nearby jungle.

Tour Details

  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
  • Departure Point: Kuah Town Centre and Cenang Beach in Langkawi
  • Departure Time: 9:30 am
  • Inclusions: Free hotel pickup and drop off from hotels within a 1 km radius from Kuah Town Centre, Cenang Beach area, Langkawi city tour, English speaking driver, air-conditioned vehicle, entry to MARDI Langkawi Agro Technology Park.

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18. Go Jungle Trekking

This is one of the best ways to see the natural wonders of Langkawi. 

Go on an fun jungle trekking tour with the whole family!

An experienced guide will lead you through the jungle, sharing insights of Langkawi’s environment.

If you choose this tour, wear comfortable shoes, clothes and a hat.

Some level of fitness will be needed of course, but it’ll be an enjoyable walk for your family.

Tour Details

  • Duration: 3 hours.
  • Departure Point: Berjaya Langkawi Resort, Langkawi.
  • Inclusions: Return transfers, bottled water, friendly and professional guides for the jungle trek.

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19. Langkawi Fishing and Island Hopping

Your family will enjoy this fun fishing tour around the islands of Langkawi.

Once you’re on-board the boat, your guide will give you tips on how to catch fish.

However, keep in mind that anything you catch will be released back into the water. 

If you need a break from fishing, you can always take a break from the tropical heat and jump in the cool lake water of Tasik Dayang Bunting. 

Afterwards, you will head to Pulau Beras Basah to enjoy the white sand beach.

This is also where you will have a barbecue picnic with your family. 

Tour Details

  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours.
  • Departure Point: Kuah Town Centre and Cenang Beach, Langkawi.
  • Departure Time: 8:30 am.
  • Inclusions: Free hotel pickup and drop off from hotels within a 1 km radius from Kuah Town Centre, Kok Beach, and Tengah Beach area.

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Langkawi has a lot of man-made and natural attractions you can explore with the whole family. 

Each activity and tour gives you a chance to share a wonderful experience.

As you go around the island, you will discover what makes Langkawi a gem – truly, the “Jewel of Kedah”. 

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