This is the most popular beach on Langkawi. It is situated about 15 miles from Kuah Town and has the best nightlife on the island. Combine this with the built-up resort beaches and ample facilities, and it's easy to see why tourists regularly spend most of their time in Pantai Cenang.
Padang Matsira is a quiet alternative to busier beaches communities. It is conveniently close to the airport, but most people venture here for the historical sites, especially the burnt rice fields. Accommodation exists in Padang Matsira, but tourists are better off heading to a community with more facilities.
Essentially an extension of Pantai Cenang, this is Langkawi's second beach. The two combined stretch to cover two miles of coastline. This is a nice getaway beach, as it dodges the commotion of Pantai Cenang without giving up access to its facilities. Resorts and al fresco restaurants line the coast.
Small and secluded, this beach sits to the north of the island's main districts. It's within short distance of Seven Wells Waterfalls as well as cable car to the Sky Bridge. For a quieter holiday with greater access to nature, Pantai Kok is an excellent choice.