Langkawi

 

I stayed in Telaga Terrace Boutique Resort for 3 nights in a deluxe king room, priced at approximately £55.00 per night with breakfast.

The hotel is a 10 minute walk from Cenang Beach which has a variety of different restaurants and bars.

 

I came to Langkawi to relax after a full on week and a half in Singapore, along the Kinabatangan River and Penang. As soon as I arrived at Telaga Terrace Boutique Resort, I headed down to Cenang Beach for some pizza and nachos at an Italian/Mexican restaurant. After lunch, I spent the rest of the afternoon chilling around the hotel swimming pool.

Dinner was at Telaga Walk which was located just beside the hotel. Telaga Walk had different vendors selling local foods which all looked very appealing. After food, I checked out Thirstday Bar along Cenang Beach for some cocktails.

After spending just half a day chilling around the hotel pool, I decided that I wouldn’t be able to do that for a whole day; I’m an explorer, not a relaxer! So I booked a half day boat trip through the hotel, priced at RM 35.00 each. I was picked up from the hotel just after 9am and begun my 4 hour island hopping tour.

The first stop was at Pregnant Maiden Lake, located on Dayang Bunting Island. The large fresh water lake is part of the Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest Park which cost RM 6.00 each to enter. We had to walk through lots of thieving monkeys to get to the lake. Apparently there is a myth behind the Pregnant Maiden Lake that all women having difficulty in conceiving a child would become fertile once they take a dip in the water of the lake. We had an hour to spend here which allowed enough time to take a swim.

The next stop was at “Big Lion Island” also known as Pulau Singa Besar Island. Pulau Singa Besar Island is a massive wildlife sanctuary, and although you won’t find any lions as the name suggests, you will find lots of eagles and monkeys. We got to watch eagles being fed from our boat.

The last stop was at “Wet Rice Island” also known as Pulau Beras Basah Island. We got to spent an hour here too, and the beach was stunning; white sand and crystal clear water. We shared the beach with monkeys that were playing amongst the trees.

We then returned back to our hotel, and I headed down to Cenang Beach for some chicken satay for lunch. I spent the afternoon chilling around the hotel pool.

After TripAdvisoring somewhere a little nicer for dinner, I ate at The Cliff restaurant and the food was amazing. I had the beef rendang curry, and Lloyd had the lamb shank. Both meals were presented really well, and tasted delicious.

After dinner, I had a few cocktails at a bar along the seafront called Yellow Cafe. Sat in a hammock looking out onto the beach, I sipped my ‘sand in the crack’ cocktail which tasted surprisingly very nice.

The next day, I took a taxi from my hotel to Langkawi Sky Bridge. The taxi ride took approximately 30 minutes and cost RM 30.00. I purchased my ticket for the cable car to the top of the Machinchang mountain, where I’d visit the Sky Bridge, at a cost of RM 55.00. This ticket also included entrance to Skydome, Skyre and a 3D Art Museum. The views from the cable car was amazing. Once at the top, I purchased my ticket to access the Sky Bridge at a cost of RM 5.00.

The Sky Bridge hangs about 100 metres above ground, and is one of the world’s longest curve suspension bridges.

After spending some time taking in the amazing views, I took the cable car back down to the Oriental Village where I went on Skyrex which was a dinosaur simulator ride, and Skydome which was some weird virtual roller coaster ride, both included with my entrance ticket.

I also checked out the 3D Art Museum and enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would! I spent an hour or so here looking around and posing for crazy photos.

I had some lunch at one of the restaurants in the Oriental Village before heading back to Telaga Terrace for RM 30.00 in a taxi.

Dinner was at Telaga Walk again, and afterwards I had a few cocktails at Kalut Bar on the beach where I sat on bean bags watching a fire show.

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