Cenang Beach , Langkawi
Pantai Cenang is the main hub of Langkawi and is the most developed western coastal area in the Langkawi .However everything here around the beautiful long curved stretch of white sands known as the Pantai Cenang Beach that overlooks the turquoise blue waters of Andaman sea and the many islands little offshore. The beach is fringed with coconut and casuarina trees that further add to its beauty .
Although Pantai Cenang area has the largest concentration of hotels, this is the first area to get filled up during the high season .
The demand here is the highest, albeit for the lovely beach and view of the ocean, and many water activities . There are many tour operators along the road and also on the beach offering all kinds of water sport activities as well as island and boat tours.
You will find kiosks every 50-yards or so on the beach offering Jet Ski, Banana Boating, parasailing and Island Hopping Boat Tours all through the day time. They generally close by 7pm .
It takes only about 15 minutes to reach Pantai Cenang area from the Langkawi International Airport.
As you walk along the road, you will see numerous shops of all kinds and restaurants lined up on both sides. The road comes alive after dark when tourists and residents all flock to this place for shopping, eating and drinking. There is also a duty free shopping center here called Zon at the southern end of Pantai Cenang .
The restaurants here generally open at noon and operate till late night .
There are all kinds of restaurants offering wide choice of food including Malay cuisine, Asian & Indian, Chinese, Italian and Continental. However, Seafood seems to be the most popular here , many display fresh fish & seafood that you can choose
The nightlife continues until late hours in Pantai Cenang area. Other than many restaurants and bars on the road, there are several beach bars on the Pantai Cenang beach , The area is also full of Spas including Fish Spas with offerings at reasonable rates. Most of them are lined up along the Jalan Pantai Cenang Road. However, there are not too many tourist attractions or sightseeing places in this area . The road is also full of juice bars, travel agencies offering rental cars and tourist information, as well as fruit stalls. Most shops here also sell beer at a cheap rate .