The last time we went out on the Andaman Sea, we faced extremely rough waters off the coast of Thailand and Kieron was violently seasick, resulting in an expensive day trip that was essentially ruined.
So when we had another opportunity to hit the seas off Langkawi, it took some convincing but since we rarely say no to a challenge we were looking forward to a sunset dinner cruise with Tropical Charters.
We were transported from the Berjaya Langkawi Resort to a Marina on the other side of the main island and were warmly greeted by the crew on our arrival. It was great being among the first to arrive as we secured a spot on the front of the boat and relaxed as other passengers began to arrive.
The sunset cruises come with free-flow drinks all evening and it wasn’t long before we were asked what we wanted to drink. We browsed over the menu of non-alcoholic beverages, spirits, beer, white whine and cocktails before opting for a couple of Pina Coladas to get us started.
We then made the switch to beer and wine, perfect to relax us even more as the boat continued to make its way out through the 99 islands of Langkawi.
Much like Thailand, many of the outer islands of Langkawi are untouched limestone and marble formations which offer stunning scenery and plenty of excellent photos.
Now that the boat was out in open water, the captain announced that it was time for the Salt-Water Jacuzzi – a net attached to the back of the catamaran that lets the warm Langkawi waters wash over you as you’re dragged along against the current.
This was definitely one of the highlights of the journey and we made a couple of new friends while spending nearly an hour out in the net.
We could have happily stayed in the Salt-Water Jacuzzi all evening, but the call came over that a delicious barbecue feast was ready for our consumption and you know that we don’t say no to good food. There was chicken, there was beef, there was seafood and there were plenty of sides to ensure that we were full by the end of our meals.
And of course, there were plenty more drinks to come as we returned to our spot at the front of the boat and sat back as the sun began to set in what can only be described as an idyllic setting.
All that was left to do was sit back and enjoy the sunset!
Spectacular! Much better than the last time we were out on the Andaman Sea.
Tropical Charters Sunset Dinner Cruise
Frequency: 5:00PM – 8:00PM Daily
Included: Free Flow Bars and BBQ Dinner, Transfer (surcharge applies from some hotels)
Price: 260 RM per person (approximately $85 USD)
Don’t forget your swimming gear, towel and a camera!
For bookings phone (+6)04-955 3407, email: [email protected] or ask your hotel concierge for assistance.
A big thank you to Shumin from the Berjaya Langkawi Resort who organized our trip with Tropical Charters. As always, all thoughts and opinions are our own.