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Pantai Cenang vs. Apollo Bay/Great Ocean Road beaches

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Pantai Cenang vs. Apollo Bay/Great Ocean Road beaches

My family will be in Malaysia for 16 days Dec-Jan and one of our planned destinations is Langkawi (along with Kuala Lumpur and Singapore). We've narrowed our hotel search down to a couple hotels in Pantai Cenang, but we're starting to wonder if the beach is worth it compared to beaches along the Great Ocean Road that we have in Australia, especially because the prices for a decent hotel seem quite expensive.

Should we perhaps stick to Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Malacca and Singapore instead of Langkawi? Thank you for your advice! :)

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1. Re: Pantai Cenang vs. Apollo Bay/Great Ocean Road beaches

Hi

For decent accommodation Langkawi is quite expensive and you will definitely find the beach at Cenang disappointing after your Australian beaches.

Lesley

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2. Re: Pantai Cenang vs. Apollo Bay/Great Ocean Road beaches

Thank you very much for your reply, Lesley!

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3. Re: Pantai Cenang vs. Apollo Bay/Great Ocean Road beaches

The beach is lovely, however it doesnt really compare to some of our more gorgeous aussie beaches.

Also, if you are wanting to surf, there are no waves - these arent surfing beaches. Not even for the kids.

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4. Re: Pantai Cenang vs. Apollo Bay/Great Ocean Road beaches

The water is warmer though...! It's the noise from the jetskis etc. that's the worst. it's almost like sitting on port melb beach (which I actually don't mind!)

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5. Re: Pantai Cenang vs. Apollo Bay/Great Ocean Road beaches

I'd go for either penang or langkawi. As said except for warmer water, no comparison to the beaches you know. Also sea pollution, especially penang could be an issue. Langkawi rural and laid back. Better tropical feel. Also duty free alcohol. Penang more to offer history and food wise plus a bit more hectic. If it's mainly beaches langkawi . I have found that Spain/Bali do'ers tend to Langkawi,whereas older folk prefer Penang.Enjoy your holiday plus a merry X'Mas and HNY.

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6. Re: Pantai Cenang vs. Apollo Bay/Great Ocean Road beaches

Thanks for your advice, we've decided to go to Penang instead and save Langkawi for a future beach fix. There seems to be a lot of unique Malaysian culture to see around the Georgetown area!

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7. Re: Pantai Cenang vs. Apollo Bay/Great Ocean Road beaches

I suggest if you really want to find a nice beaches, go to east malaysia especially on Sabah side :)

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8. Re: Pantai Cenang vs. Apollo Bay/Great Ocean Road beaches

GOR has some real crystal-clear beaches. Beautiful. The only thing going with Pantai Cenang is warm water throughout the year.

But if you compare with Penang beaches, Cenang wins. Although not by much :-)

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9. Re: Pantai Cenang vs. Apollo Bay/Great Ocean Road beaches

if u want a good beach to swim in catch the speed boat langkwi to ko lipe and stay a while wont regreat

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