Which beach to choose in Langkawi: Pantai Chenang or Pantai Tengah

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Langkawi does not have many developed tourist areas and beaches, or rather only two: Pantai Cenang (Pantai Cenang) and Pantai Tengah (Pantai Tengah). Only here there are many inexpensive budget hotels, you can rent a house or a room for a long time. Only here there is at least some fun, and there is where to sit or where to go in the evening outside the hotel. That is why most tourists, especially with a limited budget, are faced with the question of which of these beaches to choose for recreation. Let's try to help you with this.

  • Pantai Chenang

    Pantai Chenang Beach

    This is the most developed tourist area of Langkawi (Pantai Chenang on the map). There are many hotels and budget accommodation, along the main street there are many cafes and restaurants, there are even bars with music. In addition to relaxing on the beach, in the afternoon you can go to the Shopping Center Cenang Mall. Also along the main street there are many travel agencies where you can buy excursions around the island. Entertainment is not much, and almost all of them are concentrated on the beach. In the evening you can sit in a bar with music, but there are no nightclubs.

    Chenang Beach itself has a length of about two kilometers and a very wide beach strip. On the beach there is a wide range of Water-Beach Entertainment: bananas, jet ski rental, parachute, etc. Sun loungers and parasols are available for rent for 10 ringgit. But the minus of this beach, a large number of tourists. However, if you go a little further from the center of the area to the north, people on the beach becomes less. Learn more

  • Pantai Tengah

    Pantai Tengah Beach

    Pantai Tengah adjoins the Cenang, practically continues after it, but you can't get along the beach from one to the other, because they are separated by a stone Cape (Pantai Tengah on the map). In the Tengakhe area it is much quieter and calmer, and in the evening it is generally quiet on the street. There are also cafes and restaurants along the main road, but they all close early, there are no late-night establishments. There are no shops and shopping centers either, only stalls with street fast food and fresh fruit. In the southern part of Tengakh there are several hotels with their own territory and access directly to the sea.

    The beach itself is almost 2 kilometers long and also wide, but not as wide as Chenang. But there are much fewer people here. Entertainment on the beach is also available, but there are very few of them,and in the low season a lot is closed. Learn more


In general, if it is more important for you to be in the thick of events and fun, as far as this can be applied to a holiday in Langkawi, then you are on Chenang. If you need low-cost accommodation for the long term, or just low-cost accommodation, then too on Chenang.

If you are more important than tranquility, a spacious sparsely populated beach, and it is not very important to have nearby shops and inexpensive cafes, then you are on the Tengah. If you are with small children, then you are also on the Tengs.

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