Since we only had a few days to spend on Langkawi, we opted to stay at the most accessible beach. There are a number of gorgeous beaches dotting the perimeter of the island, but Pantai Cenang is just a short drive from the airport. You hop in a cab and before you know it you’re laying down your towel on perfectly white sand.
There are several access points to the beach along the main road, so first thing in the morning we set off on our bikes from The Gemalai Village and explored the strip. The far right side (right side when you’re facing the water) is quiet and secluded, populated mostly by peaceful resorts and couples that look to be on their honeymoon. We popped our heads in through the palm trees and noticed that hardly any one was out.
Back on our bikes we decided to go left and ride into town. The sides of the street become more populated and the beach accesses become paths to beachfront restaurants and motels. This area is a bit more happening. In town we stopped to peak into a few shops and grab some fresh fruit smoothies.
After getting a good idea of our options we returned our bikes to our hut and walked across the street to the quiet side of the beach.
We had the beach all to ourselves save for a few couples and loads of seashells. It was my perfect beach – the sand didn’t get too hot, there was a light breeze and the waves were gentle. We lounged until the late afternoon before we decided to switch up the scenery.
We head into town and reentered the beach at a busier section to play frisbee while the sun set.
A perfectly relaxing day on our little island.