Glittering ocean waters, warm white sand slipping through the toes, a sandcastle in the distance, lazy palm trees swaying lightly in the breeze, multi-hued bougainvillea, and scented frangipani and warm golden rays drenching the body as you lounge on the beach, sipping a sweaty cool drink: this is what Pantai Tengah is all about! One of the best places to visit in Malaysia, Pantai Tengah is the longest beach in Langkawi and is considered to be a must-see if you’re wondering where to go in Langkawi or what to do in Langkawi!
A beach of no small proportions, Pantai Tengah is an amazing, relatively quiet white sandy beach that has become one of the hotspot tourist destinations in Malaysia because of its perfect location, calmness and serenity, host of delightfully mouthwatering restaurants, vibrant nightlife and myriad beach and water activities. So if you’re thinking of things to do in Langkawi: wonder no more! Everything you need is right where you need it to be: at the Pantai Tengah in Langkawi!
Where It’s Located!
Nestled over the south bend from Pantai Cenang, Langkawi’s most crowded beach, Pantai Tengah is a more peaceful and serene setting for those who wish to have their privacy and enjoy the calm to the crowds! This strip of beach starts from the Lighthouse Restaurant in Pulau Langkawi and showcases some of the best spots of the Langkawi Coastal strip!
Apart from its neighbor Pantai Cenang, Pantai Tengah is home to some lovely, all-inclusive resorts too, so if you’re looking for a place to stay where you can just take in the sun, the sand and the sea and rejuvenate your body, then Pantai Tengah is the place to be!
What to Do!
While Pantai Tengah is not home to sightseeing attractions such as the Underwater World in Pantai Cenang, it is nonetheless one of the best places to embark on tours of other islands in the Langkawi Archipelago, head to the deep seas for fishing, partake in amazingly adventurous watersports such as jet-skiing, banana boating and windsurfing and hop on to the great unknown for a romantic sunset dinner cruise!
At Pentai Tengah, you’ll be treated to one of the most kaleidoscopic sunsets you’ve ever seen, so make sure you bring your beach lounge, cool drink and camera with you!
Where to Eat!
When you’re done with your adventurous water-sporting activities and in need of a bite to eat, Pantai Tengah offers you a delightful array or restaurants that will get your tastebuds in a flurry and your mouth salivating! Some of the best places to enjoy local, international and continental cuisine are the Boom Boom Corner View Restaurant, the White Sand Seafood Restaurant, the L’Osteria Restaurant and the Sunday Bistro & Restaurant, the Chinese Kung Fu Restaurant, Kantan, the Restaurant British Raj: The Great Taste Of India and SunSutra, to mention a few.
The prices at most of these places are quite average, so you won’t be breaking the bank here! Restaurants on Pantai Cenang tend to be more expensive since that beach is home to bigger crowds, so you’re definitely going to be saving some dough by hanging out and eating at Pantai Tengah instead! Great for the budget, right?
Peace and Serenity at the Pantai Tengah Spas!
Some of the biggest attractions in Pantai Tengah are the spas. Lie back for a glorious bamboo massage in peace and tranquility and let your body relax and your mind rejuvenate! One of the best spas in Pantai Tengah is the Ishaan Spa.
When heading to Pantai Tengah and indulging in any of the activities, please adopt be a responsible tourist demeanor. Langkawi is an eco-tourism destination and is home to thousands of species of flora and fauna, both on land and under the water. Avoid pollution and conserve the environment. Let’s remember the importance of eco-conservation to our planet and leave only footprints on the sands of Pantai Tengah!