There are a few restaurants and bars in Cenang Beach area. They are spread out so you'll have to do some walking. If you want serious nightlife then Langkawi is not for you. Try Thailand it is more fun. I think this place in the picture was called Chambor Chambor.
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these r cheap food/clothes/shoes/souveniers/watches kinda place ..really cheap and average stuff ..nuthing exotic but can shop till u drop without checking wallet from time to time, for seafood and chicken lovers this can be heaven. It happens all week but in diff places of the island. If you've rented a car out for the whole week shudnt be a problem to travel since the island itself is quite small and can be covered with a few mins of driving. No traffic too. You will get free brochures and maps of langkawi at the airport, check one of those to get an idea of night market happenings & venue for each day
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This is a new building, opened just this month. I spoke to the owner cum designer. He had initially wanted it to open before LIMA'05, but had some logistics problem. Most of the items they used in there is imported. Sutra is a fine dining restaurant, Karma is a nice chillout pub, while Sunba is a pub with a traditional Malay Kampung (village) feel. And Jeffrey actually bought 2 malay houses and converted them into what we see today. So this new building with 3 diffrent concept, is the latest nite spot on Pantai Cenang. With lots of parking space. If you come from the Underwater World, you wont miss it on your left, just after Sunmall. Don't visit the toilet without your camera. It is even more special than the toilet at Sunmall. Be in for a nice surprise.
Dress Code: no dress code
Because most of the other bars were pretty dead and the Raggae bar had closed down, i found Oasis a pretty decent bar with lovely cocktails, good music, friendly people and nice atmosphere right by the beach in Pantai Cenang.
Dress Code: Its a beach bar!...anything more than casual and you'll look overdressed !
The Reggae Bar is located on Pentai Cenang - quite literally! There's no floor, so you're walking on sand, the walls are made from palm leaves and are hung with Bob Marley posters! This was our local haunt during our stay on the island, and we loved it here! The staff were so friendly, and the house band who played every night were fantastic! Don't be put off by the name and the decorations though, it's not just reggae, they play a really good selection of music and do requests too. There's something so special about drinking with newly made friends on a beach, with lightning flashing over the sea and lighting up the other islands while a band plays your fave song. I loved this place!
Dress Code: This certainly isn't the place to show up in stiletto heels - you'll disappear into the floor! No need to dress up at all, whatever you're comfy in, most people just wear casual trousers/shorts and a t-shirt with flip-flops.
Live band and great singers. They serve good cocktails too.
I had my fave Singapore Sling. If you're a foreigner, try some local-made cocktails. Not a bad experience.
Besides, the beer in Langkawi is super cheap, grab as many as you like and drink like nobody's business.
Dress Code: No dress code, wear as you please.
Pasar Malam can be found in any villange of Langkawi. According to VT tips, they shift from one village to another every night. We was there at Kuah Town on saturday and we found it was there. There were nothing much to buy for tourist except those local food. I had tried some, perhaps you will want to try as well.
Cenang beach has a very lively nightlife. I drove myself to Cenang when my fellow family member all fell on sleep. Many shop was still on business, including the souvenir shops. I could find see many convenient stores which open till late or even 24 hours. There were pubs, bars & bistro, many restaurants, and many tourists wandering around for a beer or two.
Best place to go at night (compare to other places in Langkawi)... Music, people, DJ, Life band - everything what you need from asian R&B nightclub! Entrance is free, but first drink required...
Dress Code: No shorts (that's what they say)...
Good plece to eat (specially made home steaks!) and drink. This place is good both for couples, coz it's very cozy and most of tables are surrounded by trees, and for groups, coz there are time for grait fun organized by owners...
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At the beginning of your night trip it is first place to stop. Good place, amazing people, lovely music, cheap drink. Right on the beach, with candles and Bob Marley songs. Best place to relax a bit.
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Since there's nothing much to do at night, you can either have a thick milky teh tarik ( milk tea ) at any make-shift stalls around the island or drink the tax-free beer at any beer garden. Imported German cost about US$1 and local beer cost around US$0.50 !
Lots of restaurants @Pantai Cenang beach have "beer gardens" so you can drink your beer al fresco.
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The Reggae Bar is full of people and is especially good when the band plays. The Band is a band which plays all sorts of UB40 songs and some from Bob Marley, keeping with the Reggae feel of the place. All around the walls you can see the grafity of previous visitors who have left their mark on the place.
Dress Code: Wear what you want, although many wear just a simple sarong with a tshirt...(shoes are not a good idea as you're on the beach)
Uhm, in the evening I went for a sunset-cruise with a cathamaran sailingboat, it was very beautiful, the crew was friendly, they made us some great barbeque and drinks (all included in the price) and during the cruise we were able to swim, meat new friends and just relax in the fromt of the boat with a drink and watching the sun disappearing behind the surrounding islands....
Dress Code: Relaxing and perhaps a little sophisticated, but very casual as everything else on this island :p
Have you tried drinking teh tarik ? It's a fragrant milky tea that is lightly scented with rose syrup. Delicious!
Found lots of makeshift stalls at the beach opp City Bayview Hotel that sells this tea.
They open till late at night so it's ok to go there after a late night drive cruise around Langkawi.
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