4 Outdoor Activities in Langkawi for Adrenaline Junkies
Dear adrenaline junkies: are you ready for what Langkawi has in store for you? Yes, you read right, Langkawi isn’t only about duty-free products. It’s actually full of thrilling outdoor attractions too! This means that adrenaline junkies will never run out of choices when it comes to extreme (YES, EXTREME!!!) outdoor activities when they’re in the beautiful Langkawi island. From skydiving to watersports and even sky-trekking, this beautiful archipelago has it all. We’ve taken the liberty of researching the and compiling it all into this thorough guide. Read on to find out!
Tandem skydiving is the epitome of extreme activities! For those who do not know, tandem skydiving is basically skydiving with a Tandem instructor that’s responsible for the entire skydiving process. This includes directing freefall, and the opening and steering of the parachute. However, skydiving is not only for the thrills. It’s also for the magnificent view that comes with it, which is why skydiving in Langkawi is all the better, because you’ll be able to enjoy the stunning view of its beaches and coastlines as you skydive from over 10,000 feet!
If you ask the locals where to skydive in Langkawi, they will definitely recommend Skydive Langkawi, because the organisation owns the record of Asia’s highest skydive, taking you up to 14,000 feet, as opposed to the usual 10,000 feet. Furthermore, all their tandem instructors are Australian Parachute Federation certified, and have made over 35,000 jumps. Most importantly, the organisation view safety as their main priority: operating strictly to Australian Parachuting Safety Standards, always using the latest equipment available, and they have 20 years of experience and an excellent safety record.
How to get to Skydive Langkawi?
Should you charter a car, driving there will take less than 5 minutes, as it is only 1.2 km away from The Smith House. Transportation can be arranged by Skydive Langkawi upon request.
Address: Office 7 Lot 35 Komplek ABZ Jalan Airport, 07100 Padang Matsirat, Kedah
Opening Hours: 9.30am – 5.30pm, everyday
Price starts from RM1595 only. Go skydiving in Langkawi now!
Outdoor Watersports Activities
You’re in a beautiful archipelago made up of 99 islands, so what will be the activity you look forward to the most? Those that involve water, of course! There’s an abundance of outdoor water activities in Langkawi, and we’re not exaggerating!
Jet Ski Rides and Tours
Nothing beats the thrill of riding on a speeding jet ski in open waters! A single jet ski can carry up to two people, which makes it perfect for couples. If your child would like to give it a try, they can do so, as long as an adult is handling the jet ski.
There are also jet ski tours available, where experienced jet ski riders will be your chaperone on an island hopping tour. The tours are usually customised – a tour for one, for two, and even a private tour.
When it comes to this outdoor water activity in Langkawi, it’s usually by the beach or in mangrove forests. Mangrove kayaking is usually offered by water sports companies, packaged in a tour with a guide and light refreshments. It all depends on what you prefer – relaxing while kayaking by the beach with your friends, or going on an eye-opening and educational tour in the mangroves.
If skydiving is a little too much for you, this one just might do the trick. This is how parasailing works: a person that’s attached to a parachute-resembling parasail wing is towed behind a boat. This vehicle will move at high speed, bringing you up to the skies where you’ll enjoy a magnificent bird’s eye view of the island.
Sea Rodeo (Banana Boats & More)
This is arguably the watersports activity that most families look forward to in Langkawi. A sea rodeo ride is similar to parasailing, except that it’s on water. A banana boat (6 people), crazy donut (6 people), or sofa float (4 people), is towed behind a boat that moves at high speed. Families love this as they can scream, shout and laugh out loud together.
Snorkeling and Diving
Swim alongside beautiful marine life when you’re in Langkawi. Payar Marine Park is the go-to island for snorkeling or diving, as it has a beautiful beach with clear waters, big restaurants, and a beautiful underwater observatory.
Ask the locals and they will tell you that Toro Watersports is the company you should go to for such activities! They offer everything mentioned on top and more, such as fishing trips and sunset cruises! All of their packages also include the option of adding food & beverage, return transfers, and even a GoPro, inclusive of a memory card!
How to get to Toro Watersports?
Toro Watersports is 8.5 km away from The Smith House. We definitely recommend driving there.
Address: CDM 1, Burger Smith Outlet, Chenang Mall, Jalan Pantai Chenang, Langkawi.
Opening Hours: 9.30am – 7pm, everyday
Umgawa Legendary Adventures Langkawi
Love the rich history and beautiful rainforests of Malaysia? Then you’ll definitely fall head over heels with Umgawa Legendary Adventures Langkawi, Malaysia’s very own word class zipline eco-canopy tour! Over here, everyone will be able to experience the thrill of a lifetime as they zipline across the treetops of one of Mother Earth’s oldest rainforests and the glorious Seven Wells waterfall. The entire course features 12 ziplines of various lengths, one double zipline, three sky-bridges suspended in the trees, and a breathtaking descent from towering trees – which will take you no longer than a few hours to complete.
You’ll be glad to know that Umgawa Legendary Adventures puts the security of the people above all. Firstly, the fee is insurance-inclusive. Secondly, the group of people that will be embarking on its EN-certified course will be moderated by trained and certified safety rangers and guides. They will also educate you about the diverse rainforest wildlife that consists of over 220 species of birds, flora and fauna.
How to get to Umgawa Legendary Adventures Langkawi?
From The Smith House, you will need to drive for approximately 20 minutes (12.5 km).
Address: Jalan Telaga Tujuh, 07100 Langkawi, Kedah
Opening Hours: 8.30am – 4.30pm, everyday
Skytrex Adventure Langkawi
If you’re a true adrenaline junkie, you must have heard of sky-trekking! Skytrex Adventure Park Langkawi is one of the few adventure parks in Malaysia that brings you the ultimate sky-trekking experience. For the uninitiated, sky-trekking is where fly, swing, glide from tree to tree, and even dangle on various aerial obstacles suspended above. Unlike getting on a zipline and letting it do all the work, Skytrex Adventure Park Langkawi is for those who prefer a more challenging obstacle course.
There are three obstacle courses, namely Little Legend, Eagle Thrill and Island Extreme. Each of them come with different difficulties and weight and height requirements. Children are able to participate, but they must be accompanied by an adult.
To ensure that the challengers stay safe, Skytrex Adventure Langkawi conducts frequent checks on all the cables, harnesses and platforms. If they are damaged, rest assured that it will be replaced or repaired as soon as possible. Furthermore, there are always instructors on the ground that are prepared to rescue the challengers if required.
How to get to Skytrex Adventure Langkawi?
This adventure park is approximately 9.6km from The Smith House. We highly recommend getting a taxi there, as you might be too tired to drive after you’ve completed the obstacle course.
Address: Jalan Teluk Yu, Kampung Kok, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Opening Hours: 9am – 6pm, everyday
For more information on ticket prices and more, click here.
Plan for your adrenaline-fueled adventure now!
As a person who does more extreme outdoor activities than others, you should know that adequate rest is required, especially if you are aiming to try out more than just one. It’s better to plan early and get a comfortable stay that’s located not too far from the attractions, such as The Smith House. With ultimate comfort, a good location, and well-maintained amenities and facilities, you’ll definitely enjoy your time in Langkawi. Book a room at The Smith House now.