Eating it out @ Langkawi

Some great places to eat @Langkawi. Sharing this post from ‘Mouthfuls from Jhakal’ with whom I shared my recent trip to the island and got to try all the places below. Cheers!

Mouthfuls from Jhakal

I visited Langkawi, Malaysia this May for a 4 day trip. It was a much needed break which I thoroughly enjoyed; and as always accompanied with a lot of ‘trying new restaurants’.

Here is a round-up of the places I most enjoyed eating at, in the Pantai Cenang Area.

  1. Little Mexican

This is a pleasant “little” place serving delicious Mexican and a good selection of liquors. The place opens up slightly late for lunch but comes alive at night with free flow of music, food and drinks. We had good vegetarian options here and tried cheesy nachos, burritos, enchiladas with Mexican rice and couldn’t complain about any of it! Read Reviews

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  1. Red Tomato

This is a cozy place which serves great Italian. It has the best dips which were served with black bread. The bread tasted especially good with this olive based dip. One of their pastas was simply amazing…

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Island Hopping on Jetskis – Langkawi

JetSki Island Hopping_LangkawiGenerally, when I travel, I try to do something different as much as possible. And the trip to Langkawi was no different. We decided to go for an Island Hopping Jetski trip. This is something which I’d never come across at any of the beach destinations in south east asia and it sounded fun. Basically, instead of the usual island hopping where you ride on a motor boat; on this one you go on self-driven jetski along with a guide.

It was 3.5 hours trip, with stops at 3 different tiny islands, close to the main island. Though the islands halts didn’t offer much, I really enjoyed driving around on the jetskis. After a while, when we were comfortable in handling them, the guide urged us to speed up and it was quite a thrill. At places, there were some rock formations that cropped up in the water while limestone caves loomed up elsewhere making the landscape really picturesque. Read my Tripadvisor review here.

Although, at the end of the day, we were badly tanned and physically spent, we thoroughly enjoyed this adventure. Would recommend it to all the gutsy folks out there.

Here are a couple of spectacular captures:

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Related Posts: Langkawi Cable Car; Langkawi Food

Langkawi Cable Car aka SkyCab

Despite knowing the SkyBridge was shut due to maintenance work, we still decided to go for the cable car ride at Langkawi and we weren’t disappointed! See reviews.

We were staying in the Pantai Cenang area and it’s a pleasant taxi ride to the cable car station with views of the open fields and the sea. The cable car aka SkyCab is located at the foothill of Machincang mountain and takes one to the top of the mountain through an impressive 2.2 km cable ride. See operating hours and ticketing here. I won’t suggest paying extra for the express ticket unless you are in a hurry.

The ride has two stops where visitors can enjoy the panorama. As far as possible, choose a clear sky day to take full advantage. It took us about 3 hours for the whole outing. Overall, it was a fun and relaxed to-do at Langkawi.

Here are a few lovely captures to give you a feel of the place:

At the base of Machincang mountain

 

Riding into the clouds

Steep for a cable car!

Lovely view from the top