Black Sand Beach is the English translation for Pantai Pasir Hitam. The beach is famous for its blackish sand and it is surely not from the volcanic eruption. There are so many myths spread about the colour of the sand but the most popular one is about a giant eagle named Garuda. Garuda was once seeking for some favours from the China Princess. But, her fiancé envied Garuda thus lodged a war. The beach sand reflects the remains of the fierce war and that was why it looks black. Some people say that the black sand is the effect of pigmentation by the iron oxide buried in the sand. However, the truth is, there exists huge amount of minerals called Tourmaline and Ilmenite in the granites of Gunung Raya. These minerals are run down by the spring water from the mountain and cause the color of sand to turn black.
Located on Jalan Makam Mahsuri, Kampung Mawar, 07000 Langkawi, Mahsuri’ Tomb is one of the main attraction points visited by the tourists. This is because, Mahsuri is a well-known name in this entire island and there is a sad and unbelievable history behind this name. Whether is it a myth, legend or a real story, there is a tomb where it reveals the story of a girl named Mahsuri. Mahsuri’s Tomb is opened daily to the public starting from 8am to 6pm.
Sited at Lot 2220 Jalan Makam Mahsuri, at the foot of the tallest mountain in Langkawi, Gunung Raya, Sunset Valley Holiday Houses is a collection of peaceful traditional Malay houses. It offers the guests a beautiful and tranquil view of paddy field, mountain and green landscaped garden. The houses were all bought from their owners and were renovated by a team of talented craftsmen. The main uniqueness of these houses is about the natural ventilation that is remarkably cool not only at night, but also during the day. No air-conditioning is needed. There are six different types of houses for the guests to choose from. They are; Gate, Paddy, Forest, Field, Farmers and Garden houses. The biggest is Forest house type that has maximum occupancy of six persons at a time. Whereas, the smallest is Paddy house type that can be occupied up to only 2 persons at a time. However, the cheapest rate goes to Gate house type for RM360 per night. For additional information, the guests must be staying here for at least 3 nights. The rate is considered reasonable for it provides swimming pool, WIFI, barbeque are, and many more. The guests will totally enjoy their stay here.
Located on Jalan Tanjung Rhu, Four Season is an international hotel and resort brand. Four Season is a luxury hotel and resort, surrounded by the beautiful beach with silvery sands, lavish rainforests, mountain landscapes and clear waters. The best thing is where the pavilions and villas are scattered throughout the exquisite landscaped gardens, in the style of a native village. Both pavilions and villas are exceptionally spacious, featured with expensive and sophisticated interior. For the pavilions and villas with open verandas, the guests can feel the Andaman Sea breeze during the day and at night. Visitors may also choose to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Andaman sea or sunset and resort of tropical garden. For pavilions and villas, the visitors are provided with four and five types of rooms respectively depending on the guests’ need. For the guests who would like to explore Langkawi Island, they can inform the receptionist for Four Seasons will provide them the memorable tour. The rate starts from RM4000 at Traveloka.com.