Walk down a beach in Langkawi
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Langkawi is fairly popular for its nice beaches. Pantai Cenang is the most well-known here. It has fine sand and lots of beachfront bars and restaurants. Pantai Tengah, on the other hand, is much quieter than Pantai Cenang. It is also well-liked by families on vacation. Then, Pantai Kok is for tourists who want seclusion. It is relatively isolated and undisturbed. It is also where the Telaga Harbor, the Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, and the cable-cars to Mat Cincang Mountain’s peak are found. Pantai Pasir Hitam is another wonderful beach, as well. Its black sand is very famous. For nature lovers, the Tanjung Rhu with its ancient caves, waterways, and mangroves is ideal. And for those who want to splurge, they can go to the luxurious resorts of Datai Bay.

Nevertheless, tourists can also go island hopping and bird watching in Langkawi. They can even go sailing, snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving, kayaking, and trekking. Moreover, they can drink as much as they want, because alcohol in Langkawi is tax-free. They must never drink before driving and cause havocs in bars, though. In addition, there are many good seafood restaurants around. So, tourists may feast on fish, lobsters, prawns, crabs, and squids. But if they want to have a sample of Malay breakfast, they may go to stalls that serve affordable nasi lemak on banana leaves. This food is usually served with chili squid, chicken, or beef curry. It also goes well with hot local coffee or teh tarik, tea with milk.

Tourists may also check out Red Tomato Garden Café that serves homemade breads, cheeses, pizzas, and pastas. Sunsutra, Jalan Teluk Baru is fine, as well. It serves really good and tender lamb shanks. And Breakfast Station has the best omelet in town. Then, for hotel accommodations, tourists can check in The Datai which is a five-star resort hotel and regarded as one of the nicest in the world. They can also check in Bon Ton, which is among the most elegant resorts in Langkawi. It even lodges the Nam Restaurant which is considered as one of the finest in town.

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