Langkawi is known for a lot of things – beautiful islands, pristine beaches, stunning sunsets. Let’s add bars, cafes and restaurants with amazing sunset views to that list, and best of all, they’re all Muslim-friendly!
Whether you’re looking for a bit of fun or just to chill with friends and family as the sun goes down, here are 13 of our top picks to get you started.
1. Hidden Langkawi
Tucked away in a quiet corner of Pantai Tengah, Hidden Langkawi is a picturesque beach bar that’s been making waves on social media. Featuring chic decor and bright colours, get front row seats to gorgeous sunsets as you savour delicious western fare, ranging from tacos and burgers, to pastas and pizzas.
2. Yellow Cafe Langkawi
Situated along a busy stretch of Pantai Cenang, it’ll be hard to miss Yellow Cafe, as it stands out from the rest with its trendy and vibrant decor. Everything from its walls and chairs to the hammocks and swings are in varying shades of its signature yellow colour. The sunsets here are mesmerizing, take it all in as you sip a mocktail and slink back in the comforts of your hammock.
3. OMG Restaurant & Bar at Paradise 101 Langkawi
OMG Restaurant & Bar at Paradise 101 is unique, as it’s located on its own private island. To get here, you need to take a boat from the Paradise 101 jetty at Pantai Kok. Pamper yourself with a meal here against the backdrop of the ocean, palm trees and a beautiful beach. Indulge in an excellent selection of meals and drinks that’s certain to delight your taste buds and make your vacation to Langkawi even more memorable.
4. Bamboo Cenang
Sitting just next to Yellow Cafe, Bamboo Cenang is the ideal choice if you aren’t much of a partygoer and is looking for something more relaxed and family oriented. Serving up a delicious selection of grilled seafood and local cuisine, this establishment lets you dine right on the beach, surrounded by leafy foliage. Dig your feet into the sand as you savour a meal whilst taking in a beautiful sunset.
5. D’Lima Rooftop Cafe at Royal Agate Beach Resort
Located on the rooftop of the Royal Agate Beach Resort, D’Lima Rooftop Cafe serves up not only good food but some of the best views of Cenang beach. Formerly known as Nest Rooftop Cafe, the establishment features a large open-air terrace with 360 degree views of Cenang, complete with swing chairs, picnic tables and bean bags set on an artificial lawn. Drinks are good, expect variations of iced teas and mocktails but you’re really here for the views.
6. Kalut Cafe & Bar
Consistently rated among the best bars in Langkawi, the laid-back and casual atmosphere here provides the perfect reason why you should consider spending your evenings at Kalut Bar. The sunset views here are sublime, best enjoyed whilst relaxing on a plush beanbag with a cold drink in hand. The excitement doesn’t stop there as regular fire shows and parties keep you entertained after sundown.
7. The Cliff Langkawi
Overlooking the Andaman Sea, The Cliff is rated by couples as the most romantic spot in Pantai Cenang, especially for sunsets. Near Underwater World Langkawi, this establishment tickles taste buds with its outstanding menu and dazzles the senses with its ingenious contemporary design, beautiful views and charming ambience.
8. Horizon Bar at The Ritz-Carlton Langkawi
Horizon at The Ritz-Carlton Langkawi offers the ideal destination for sunset lovers, whether you are in the mood for a relaxing drink by the pool, or savouring a meal beneath the stunning Langkawi sunset. Designed for adults only, this restaurant and bar rests atop a rocky outcropping, offering unparalleled sunset views over the Andaman Sea. Retreat to this open-air sanctuary and savour Asian-inspired cuisine and handcrafted drinks amid an intimate ambience.
9. Scarborough Fish & Chips at Tanjung Rhu
Situated along the main road to Tanjung Rhu, this hidden gem of a restaurant by the beach serves what many claim to be the best fish and chips in Langkawi. With the beach just steps away, the atmosphere here is intimate and perfect for families. Prices are a bit on the high side, however their signature dishes and drinks (especially the lemonade) are worth every penny.
10. Restoran Kapal Layar Langkawi
The offbeat Kapal Layar restaurant is every bit as eccentric as its decor. Its name roughly translates to “sailboat” in Malay, which explains why there’s a life-sized replica of a sailboat perched on its roof. A great spot for sunsets, this modest restaurant is one of Pantai Kok’s best eateries for its extensive and mouth-watering seafood offerings
11. Rimba Sky at Ambong Pool Villas
With views facing Pulau Tepor surrounded by verdant rainforest, Rimba Sky offers front row seats to stunning sunsets. Part of Ambong Pool Villas, this exquisite establishment offers a delectable menu that focuses on Malay, Nyonya and Thai influences with bestsellers like Rimba Nasi Campur Istimewa, Udang Masak Lemak Pineapple, Ambong Signature Skewers and more.
12. Breakfast, Burger & Pizza Cenang
Located at Dataran Cenang, Breakfast Burger & Pizza is just one of many family-friendly alfresco restaurants that line the beach. Focusing on western and local fare like chicken chop, burgers and pizzas, this is the perfect place to hang out with friends and family over dinner or supper.
13. Fisherman’s Wharf Langkawi
Located a short distance from Kuah Jetty, there’s something for just about everyone at Fisherman’s Wharf Langkawi. Featuring a postcard-worthy marina that’s even more breathtaking during sunsets, it houses many F&B outlets that serve fresh-from-the-ocean seafood, particularly the famous Charlie’s Bar & Grill, Jake’s Charbroil Steaks and also a chapter of Scarborough Fish & Chips.