Things You Can Do in Langkawi Island During Christmas & New Year’s Eve
Most people in Malaysia will think of going to the city when it comes to Christmas and New Year’s Eve. This is why Malaysia’s major highway is always with bumper-to-bumper traffic during this merry season. Craving for a different kind of Christmas this year? How about Langkawi island? Little did you know, Langkawi has many wonderful places you can go to with your family and friends, making sure you’ll never run out of things to do during Christmas and New Year’s Eve!
Snorkeling at Pulau Payar
This Christmas, enjoy the company of gorgeous fishes and colourful corals. Payar Island, Langkawi has been a safe haven for various aquatic species since 1985. Those who go snorkeling there will get to not only experience beautiful clear waters, but also true-to-life props like sunken boats and various objects that form an artificial reef. For those looking to go scuba diving instead, the reef system that skirts the south, east, and west area of Pulau Payar is the best spot. If some of your family members are uncomfortable with water activities, they can always visit the underwater observation chamber and covered deck.
Christmas Dinner by the Beach
Nothing beats feasting on delicious food by the beach, and it gets even better when it’s with family and friends! Langkawi island is never short of great restaurants, with most of them located at Kuah, Pantai Cenang and Pantai Tengah. Dining at Langkawi means chowing down on delicious, fresh seafood such as crabs, prawns, lobsters & squids. There are also bars on the island, perfect for those who fancy a little alcohol after dinner. Needless to say, dining with your family and friends on an island during Christmas will be the most unique thing ever.
Exciting and Thrilling Beach Activities
2019 is coming to an end soon, so it’s time to try out the things you’ve always wanted to do! Some of the more exciting things you can do with your family during Christmas in Langkawi, Malaysia are parasailing and getting on a banana boat together!
One of the most thrilling things to do in Langkawi is parasailing. When you get towed up into the sky, you’ll get a bird’s eye view of Langkawi – experiencing the island from a whole new perspective. Parasailing has been around for awhile now, which is why there are many safety precautions taken. Proper briefings will be made too, so don’t worry about trying it out with your family and friends.
This one’s more suitable for larger groups, as a standard banana boat can support up to seven people, so bring the entire gang with you to try out this thrilling ride! As it is catered for families, the speedboat operator will not travel to deep waters. If you’d like some more excitement, you can always ask the guide to drop everyone into the waters! As you’ll be required to put on life jackets, staying afloat will not be an issue. All that’s left to do is scream and shout as you splash water at your family and friends!
A Beachside New Year’s Eve Celebration
Time for a different kind of New Year’s Eve! Since you’ll be celebrating New Year’s Eve in Langkawi, celebrating by the beaches is a sure thing!
After sundown at Pantai Cenang, you’ll see many beautiful sky lanterns in the sky, particularly during New Year’s Eve. That’s because Pantai Cenang is the beach where most people in Langkawi will release sky lanterns at. For those who do not know, the reasons people release sky lanterns into the skies is because it symbolises good luck, and also to finally let go of their worries and fears as they usher in 2020.
Fireworks by the beach
We’ve watched plenty of videos and perhaps, experienced for ourselves, beautiful fireworks fill the skies in the city. How about fireworks by the beach? It will definitely be a one-of-a-kind experience, especially in a place like Pantai Cenang with crystal-clear waters and a beautiful white sand beach. This year, fireworks will light up the sky of Pantai Cenang as their sky lantern event concludes at midnight, so join the crowd and count down to a new decade.
Start planning for an unforgettable Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebration!
If you want an amazing and memorable Christmas and New Year’s Eve this year in Malaysia, start planning for your trip to Langkawi island today. Since it’s Langkawi, you should strongly consider booking for a stay at The Smith House Hotel. It’s located in a commercial area that’s just 2km from the Langkawi International Airport, and it’s not too far away from the beautiful Pantai Cenang where most of the fun activities are.
What are you waiting for?! Book a stay and start planning now!