The fine powdery sand beach at Pantai Cenang fringed by coconut trees and casuarinas, stretches for two kilometres and is lined with a mix of resorts, luxury hotels, chalets and restaurants. Popular during the peak tourist season, it makes a good base for exploring nearby islands like Pulau Rebak Kecil and Pulau Rebak Besar. Located at the south-western tip of Langkawi, about 18 kilometres from Kuah.
The one-kilometre beach about 500 metres south of Pantai Cenang, follows a scenic coastline with a backdrop of lush, tropical vegetation. Secluded with basic chalets, a few restaurants and some recently built resorts, it has a relaxing ambiance. Close to the islands of Pulau Singa Besar and Pulau Dayang Bunting, some of the most attractive and interesting islands in the Langkawi group.
Located on the south-eastern part of the island, Kuah is Langkawi's main town and the transit point for ferries to the neighbouring islands. A former fishing village, the town is developing fast. In the centre visitors will find new luxury hotels, business complexes, banks, duty-free shops, small emporiums and large shopping malls. Kuah has no real beach, but in addition to the shopping there are also some interesting places to visit. Close by in Bass Harbour, home of the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club and yacht charter base for Sunsail charters.