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About Langkawi

Magnificent beaches, mystical folklore and majestic jungle covered hills make Langkawi one of Malaysia's most popular tropical destinations.

Made up of a cluster of around 99 islands separated from the mainland by the Straits of Malacca this attractive archipelago was once a sanctuary for pirates. Today its hidden coves and deserted beaches remain beautifully unspoilt.

Pulau Langkawi is the largest island and is home to craggy mountain peaks, cascading waterfalls, ancient caves and crystal clear lakes. Kuah, the main town, is great for a spot of duty free shopping and nearby you can make your way to Mahsuris Mausoleum - a shine erected in honour of Mahsuri, a beautiful maiden who was unjustly accused of adultery.

 

Shore excursions in Langkawi

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

Beach Resort Getaway

Activity lowMeal included

Duration: 5½ hours

Enjoy a day of pure relaxation at the Holiday Villa Beach & Spa Resort, with use of its pool, a white-sand beach and buffet lunch.

Sometimes, the perfect thing to do is… nothing at all! So, why not treat yourself to a leisurely day of relaxation at the beautiful Holiday Villa Beach & Spa Resort in western Langkawi?

You’ll be whisked away from the port by coach and just 10 minutes later you’ll arrive at this paradise beach resort, nestled in the cool shade of rustling coconut trees. Feel the soft white sand between your toes as you stroll along the 1km-long bay, lapped gently by the warm aquamarine waters of the Andaman Sea. Take a refreshing dip here, or in the hotel’s swimming pool, which you’re free to use along with towels, changing facilities and sun loungers.

A delicious buffet lunch is provided at the resort’s restaurant along with a complimentary drink; beer, wine or a soft drink. Then at the end of the day you’ll be driven back to your ship feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach. The journey to the Holiday Villa Beach Resort is approximately 10-15 minutes each way. Passengers are reminded to take swimwear and sunscreen with them. A sun lounger and towel will be provided at the pool. Sun loungers are available at the beach, however these are subject to availability. Jelly Fish are common in this area; therefore only swim in the area protected by netting. Please refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages prior to swimming. There may be independent suppliers on the beach that offer water sports, these are provided by parties unconnected to P&O Cruises.

Eco Adventure Cruise

Activity mediumMeal included

Duration: 6 hours

Enjoy a wonderful eco adventure cruise and free time at Chawi Bay beach.

Take a short walk to the Awana Porto Jetty, to board your catamaran, then once afloat sit back, and soak up the sun, whilst capturing views of the beautiful scenery. Keep your eyes peeled for sea eagles, and you may also be lucky enough to encounter dolphins and flying fish.

Your Captain will slow down the boat, to allow the more adventurous amongst you to cool off in the salt water ‘net jacuzzi’, where you’ll travel alongside the boat, with the ripple of the soft waves against your skin.

Dropping anchor off the island of ‘Chawi Bay’ you’ll be transferred ashore by speed boat, to enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch, on the beach. Afterwards, relax on the beach or take a dip in the sea.

Throughout your cruise you’ll be offered soft drink refreshments, and alcoholic beverages will be available on the return cruise.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by Catamaran and on foot. Pregnant women and children are not permitted on this tour. The journey to Chawi Bay is approximately 1¾ hours each way. The sighting of wildlife is not guaranteed. In the event of inclement weather, lunch will be served onboard the boat. Activities offered are subject to change. Please remember your swimwear, sunscreen and a towel. Please refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages prior to any swimming activities. The Jacuzzi activity is dependent on favourable sea conditions, if partaking in this activity you must be in good physical condition and a competent swimmer. There is limited availability on this tour, therefore booking early is recommended.

Geopark Nature Experience

Activity high

Duration: 4 hours

Get close to nature with this adventure through the natural world and mangrove swamps of Langkawi.

After an hour-long coach transfer, board your boat and glide into the mangrove forest to begin your adventure. Visit a Fish Farm where you can walk along the platforms to see a variety of marine life separated by nets in the sea, including Moray eels, Horse Shoe Crabs, Mantis Prawns and Sting Rays.

Enjoy a moment of eagle spotting as you watch the airborne predators hover over the mangrove trees, and swoop to catch their prey. The eagle population in Kilim has grown from an estimated 15 pairs to over 400 in 30 years.

At the Bat Cave, witness hundreds of bats clinging upside down from the ceiling. The cave was formed millions of years ago and you can marvel at the formation of stalagmites and stalactites inside. Take a walk on the wooden boardwalk which runs right through the 196 foot-long cave.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach, boat and on foot. There is approximately 30 minutes of walking during this tour including uneven paths at the Bat Cave and Fish Farm. Paths can be slippery and involve climbing some steps. Comfortable non-slip shoes, a hat, sun protection and insect repellent are recommended. You may wish to bring a pair of binoculars and a flashlight. There is no toilet on the boat however there are facilities at Kilim Jetty. During the boat ride there will be 1 guide responsible for 2 boats, commentary will be provided to both boats during regular stops.

Handicrafts and Underwater World

Activity mediumShopping

Duration: 5½ hours

Explore Langkawi’s Cultural Craft Complex, combined with a visit to Underwater World.

The Langkawi Cultural Craft Complex is dedicated to Malaysia’s cultural heritage and showcases a variety of Malaysian handicrafts. It’s a great place to browse and shop for local hand-made authentic items which include ceramics, colourful batik clothing and costume jewellery. The modern complex also houses several workshops and a heritage museum to explore.

A short photo stop at Eagle’s Square will show you the monumental sculpture embracing the seafront of Kuah. This huge monument costing over 2 million Ringgit is a tribute to this island, which is named after the Brown Eagle.

Continue to Underwater World, showcasing colourful marine life and over 5000 tropical fish that are held in more than 100 specially designed tanks. The most impressive and unique interior architectural concept of this magnificent aquarium is the gigantic hexagonal tank and walk through tunnel tank. View the shoals of exotic fish and see sharks, turtles, and stingrays to name but a few. The sub-Antarctic ecosystem display includes a spectacular penguinarium with an underwater tunnel for visitors to view swimming penguins.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. This tour requires around 1-1½ hours of walking over mostly flat surfaces, the majority of which is at passengers’ discretion. The time spent at the Craft Complex and Underwater World is at passengers’ leisure. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. Refreshments are not included in this tour; however there will be an opportunity to purchase them if required, at Underwater World. Malaysian Ringgits are required for purchases, major credit cards are also accepted.

Island Explorer

Activity medium

Duration: 4½ hours

Unwind with a spot of swimming and sunbathing at 2 picturesque islands surrounding Langkawi.

There are a total of 99 islands scattered around the main island Langkawi, and this tour offers you the opportunity to escape to 2 of them for some rest and relaxation.

Your first stop is at Pregnant Maiden Island where a large fresh water lake nestles in the centre. This lake is a fascinating geological feature, separated from the sea by a border of natural rock and limestone, and surrounded by ancient rainforest. According to legend, any childless woman who drinks from it will be able to conceive. A climb up some steep steps (820 feet high) will bring you to the beautiful lake where you can enjoy a swim or simply admire the serene scenery around you.

Afterwards, enjoy further rest and relaxation at Pulau Beras Basah, literally translated as Wet Rice Island. The island is blessed with stunning white sandy beaches set below lush rainforest and looming mountains. Sit back and relax or take a swim, but look out for the monkeys on the beach.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by boat and on foot. There is approximately 45 minutes of walking during this tour including some inclines and over 100 steps. Passengers are required to walk 250 yards along the jetty to reach the boat. Passengers are reminded to wear swimwear, take a towel and sunscreen and a hat as there are few shaded areas. There is a small stall selling soft drinks on Pregnant Maiden Island and a charge to use the public toilets. There are no facilities at Wet Rice Island. There may be independent suppliers on the beach that may offer water sports; these are provided by parties unconnected to P&O Cruises.

 

A selection of cruises to Langkawi

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