Pulau Langkawi Sports & Outdoors

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    Various Beach Activities

    by machomikemd Written Jun 11, 2014

    you can have many things to do at the Beaches of Langkawi besides swimming and sunbathing ang water sports. you can do sun tanning or bathing, read a book while on a beach bed or cabana, play beach voleyball, jog around the beach, make sand castles, take photos and selfies, eat and drink and a lot more.

    'if want to all these activities in a less congested setting, then stay at a hotel in Pantai Tengah.

    Equipment: most are provided by the hotels or beach kiosks.

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Beaches

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    Parasailing

    by machomikemd Written Jun 11, 2014

    Parasailing is actually an illegal activity in Langkawi as the island council has banned them but still there are beach side kiosks that offer 10 minute Parasailing Adventure where you start and land on the beach (skilled parasailing means starting and landing at the speed boat. they charge 100 RM and more for the 10 minute ride at Pantai Cenang and Tengah.

    In Parasailing, you are hoisted above a large parachute and with a guide (who acts as a tail flap) flying to heights about 50 meters and up along the coast and pulled by a speed boat. the ride is a certified adrenaline rush for the adrenaline junkie and the ride is about 10 minutes.

    Equipment: the provide the speed boat and parachute and life vest

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    • Hang Gliding
    • Sky Diving

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    Beach Kiosks for Water Sports Activities

    by machomikemd Written Jun 11, 2014

    along the beach in Pantai Cenang and in Pantai Tengah, you would see several kiosks along the beach offering various water sports options like speed boats, banana boats, island hopping, scuba diving, fishing, water ski adventure, speed boat joyrides and more options.

    a caution though, sone of them are not licensed, have poor quality equipment and do not follow even the basic safety guidelines so better ask locals and the beach resorts fronting the beach on the reputable ones ( like Naam Sports, Mega Water Sports, and Seemans Water Sports to name a few).

    most of the kiosks are open from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm everyday

    Equipment: they have their own equipment.

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    • Adventure Travel
    • Water Sports

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    Solar Powered Paddling boats at Dayang Bunting

    by machomikemd Written Jun 7, 2014

    the general store at the lake in Pulau Dayang Bunting rents out solar powered paddling boats for about 50 malaysian ringgit for 1 hour and 25 ringgit for 30 minutes and you can either paddle around the lake using the boats or use the motor to automatically paddle the boats around the lake as these boats are solar powered with batteries that store the energy that comes from the solar panels at the roof of the boats.

    opens: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday

    Address: Pulau Dayang Bunting, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia

    Equipment: life jackets are provided too as the lake is about 10 meters deep and there is no shallow areas in it.

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    • Sailing and Boating
    • Water Sports

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    Swim at Tasik Dayang Bunting

    by machomikemd Written Jun 7, 2014

    If on the Island Hopping tour and sweating from the 15 minute hike up and down a hill from the boat jetty to the lake itself of Pulau Dayang Bunting, what else to do but swim at the Tasik (Lake) Dayang Bunting!

    there are several enclosed swimming areas on the pontoon barges where you can take a dip at the lake, like a small enclosed children pool, a deep pool with catfishes and for the really adventurous, at the lake itself and there is a floatation barrier near the pontoon barge where you are not allowed to go further to the lake to swim.

    a caution! there is no lifeguard at the lake so swim at your own risk as there are no shallow areas in the lake and the depth is about 10 meters (33 feet).

    Equipment: you have to bring your own and they have no bathroom or changing areas beside the lake, the bathroom and changing area is further away, a 10 minute walk going back to near the Boat Jetty.

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    • Eco-Tourism
    • Hiking and Walking

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    Pulau Beras Basah Swimming and Snorkelling

    by machomikemd Written Jun 3, 2014

    Going to Pulau Beras Besah is included in the half day Island Hopping tour and is usually the last stop.

    since Pulau Beras Basah is a very secluded and private island, you can just stroll around or even lie on the sand and have a tan in the beach (provided that you bought your own beach towel as again there are no beach facilities on the island) or even just sit around one of the few wooden chairs in the island to eat some snacks and drink (not alcohol, as they don't sell beer or liqour at the store). the other option is to swim at the clear green waters around the island (there are no riptides here).

    Equipment: if you plan to swim and snorkel, then you have to bring your own equipment like sunblock lotion, towels, change of clothes, waterproof cameras and smartphones, food and drinks, swim goggles or snorkelling gear.

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    • Water Sports
    • Diving and Snorkeling

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    The Golf Club, Datai Bay

    by chiabh Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Golf Club Datai Bay is nestle between the mountain and the sea. Set at the foothills of Gunung Mat Chinchang, the 5,994m 18-holes par-72 course is surrounded by a millions of years old rain forest with the Andaman Sea to the east. The fairways are set into between the forest with many variety of trees lining them... It is cool and pleasant round of golf...

    The 1st Nine plays to 2,997m from the blue tees... while the 2nd Nine plays to 2,997m as well... For those who cannot settle their betting scores after the regular 18 holes, there is the dead heat hole#19 to settle the score... hole#19 is a par 3 scenic hole by the sea and is the club's signature hole...

    The green fees of RM350 per golfer (inclusive of buggy) is rather stiff for a Malaysian course... Senior citizens above 50 years are charged RM200 for a round of 18-holes golf... The same charges are applicable for weekdays and weekends play...

    Equipment: The clubhouse is a basic single storey free-standing building that blends into the forest setup... There are both men and ladies changing rooms, a golfers terrance and a pro shop run by Pan West...

    the starting holes of datai golf club with diana.. hole#8, playing away from the clubhouse...
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    Scuba diving at Pulau Payar Marine Park

    by phil_uk_net Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I went diving for a day in Langkawi but it was a bit disappointing. No photos I'm afraid as my digital camera had gone wrong. The location was Pulau Payar Marine Park situated in the northern part of the Straits of Malacca, 19 nautical miles south of Langkawi and which encompasses the islands of Pulau Payar, Pulau Lembu, Pulau Segantang and Pulau Kaca.

    Considering its location, and the fact that just a little further north in Thailand there is a some great diving, the diving here did not meet expectations. That will teach me to have expectations in the first place!

    The first dive was on an artificial reef that looked quite new. The Goodyear Reef, as its name implies, is just a load of tyres that have been sunk for corals to grow on. The coral growth has started but has a way to go yet before the tyres are covered. I saw some large box fish and some carpet-patterned wrasse or groupers among other stuff.

    Probably the highlight of the day was lunch. This was on the small island of Pulau Payar where shark feeding on the beach is a daily ritual. Food is taking into the shallows where several small, blacktip reef sharks come in to feed.

    The second dive was at Pulau Kaca. This was a real reef at least. I saw pipefish, tuna, barracuda, boxfish and a blue-spotted stingray.

    An entry fee of RM5.00 for adults and RM2.50 for children is charged for admission into the marine park which will normally be included in the price of your diving package.

    The advertised price for the trip, including transfers and lunch, was 220 Ringgits but I was given a discount of 40 Ringgits straight away without asking. They are so desperate for business after the bombing that everything is on offer.

    Equipment: Equipment was provided but it was awful. This was the first time I had not been 'measured up' before the trip for gear. I arrived at the dive site where they looked me up and down and handed over the necessary equipment. It was adequate but I can't say any more than that. Foolishly I did not take my own mask and the one they gave me leaked like hell. It rather spoils the dive when you are clearing your mask every 3 minutes.

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    Diving in Pulau Payar

    by bpacker Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Honestly speaking, diving is not top-notch over here. Viz and coral life can be better. But this is a good place to dive if you love lobsters, barracudas, sharks and bannerfish. There's lots of these little fellas out here. Check out the giant barracuda and the giant grouper if you happen to be at the house reef.

    Equipment: Arranged my dive trip with EastMarines at Royal Langkawi Yacht Club.
    A two tank dive cost me about RM220.
    The staff were very friendly, professional and re-assuring.

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    • Diving and Snorkeling

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    Beautiful Scenery at Mount RAYA

    by kenari Written Feb 6, 2008

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    this time our in Langkawi , i decide to play golf with my daugther Sabrina..as now she is 24 h/cap for 12 years old girl.hm not bad haH ...Overal The course is frindly with big green and fairway ..the scenery is beautiful but the green need to be maintained .Play in the morning so you can breath fresh air and cool climate

    Equipment: Rental club is varies from rm 50 to 100 depend whats club you want to rent.green fees is around rm 100

    My daugther at 1st tee My daugther at 15th tee The beuatiful scenery The mount raya background
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    Gunung Raya Golf Resort

    by chiabh Updated Jan 18, 2008

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    The 18-holes par-72 course is designed by Max Wexler and is located on the foothills of the Gunung Raya...the rather short course measures 5,879m from the blue tees... with the 1st Nine at 2,828m and the 2nd Nine at 3,015m... The 1st Nine is rather flat while is 2nd Nine is more undulating with water coming into play at many holes...

    The green fees at RM200 per golfer and RM30 per shared buggy is a bit expensive... Charges are applicable on both weekdays and weekends... The course is open 7-days a week...

    Equipment: The club has a rather well equipped pro shop... There are also the upgraded male and lady changing room...

    gunung raya at the background... lookin down at hole#4 tee-box... hole#12 teebox...
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    pantai tengkorak

    by call_me_rhia Updated Feb 4, 2007

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    Pantai Tengkorak is the only beach worth such name in Langkawi - waterwise. The water is actually clear and with a blue-turquoise colour. The beach itself is small but lovely. What sets this place apart, water quality aside, is that it is largely tourist-free. The beach is visited almost only by local families - and it is a very friendly place.

    There's nothing there, except the beach: no bar, no restaurat... just a toilet. On Christmas Day there was a woman selling some water and some fruits, but I don't believe she goes there very day, when everyone is at work.

    Equipment: A swimsuit. Because local people bathe fully dressed, maybe it's not such a bad idea to swim in a t-shirt.

    a beautiful beach

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    pantai cenang

    by call_me_rhia Updated Jan 27, 2007

    Pantai Cenang is the most popular beach on the island: a 2 kilometres long stretch of sand, coconut and casuarina trees, and a long row of vars, restaurants, hotels, bungalows and discos to keep people entertained.

    This is the place (honestly) where you can find a pizzeria run by a briton who thinks that pizzas do come with bolognese sauce on top, just to give you an example. I found it overcrowded and depressing... the worst beach on the island, with the nurkiest water.

    Equipment: A swimsuit and not much else.

    pantai cenang early in the morning
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    pantai tanjung rhu

    by call_me_rhia Updated Jan 27, 2007

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    Tanjung Rhu is regarded as one of Langkawi's best beaches, and I surely agree with it. The beach is wide, white, sloping and fringed by many casuarina trees and few palm trees. Most of it is a public beach.

    Out in the middle of the sea there are some interesting limestone formations that remind vaguely of Phi Phi Islands - however the water quality here isn't quite the same. It's possible to walk out to the formations at low tide, while swimming there is not recommended due to strong currents.

    Tanjung Rhu is also the starting point for trips along the Kilim river (for the infamous eagle feeding), limestone caves and mangrove swamps.

    Equipment: You just need a swimsuit.

    tanjung rhu
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    pantai teluk burau

    by call_me_rhia Updated Jan 27, 2007

    I am fond of Pantai Teluk Burau, not only because it's where we stayed but also because the scenery is breathtaking... scenery-wise it's the most beautiful place I saw in Langkawi. The coastline, especially at low tide (when you can walk out to nearby Burau island), is at times rugged - then it opens up to an amazing bay and a long white sandy beach fringed by lush tropical vegetation. The rainforest is only a few yeards away.

    As for the water: not really excellent (yet better than panntai kok and pantai cenang) - it's quite dark in colour, not because it's murky but because it's rich in plancton (I think). Generally speaking it's not very transparent, making snorkeling impossible

    Equipment: A swimsuit is all you need.

    teluk pantai burau
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