Pantai Cenang is undoubtedly the main hub of Langkawi and is the most developed western coastal area in the whole of Malaysia. However everything here revolves around the beautiful long curved stretch of white sands known as the Pantai Cenang Beach that overlooks the turquoise blue waters of Andaman sea and the many islands little offshore. The beach is fringed with coconut and casuarina trees that further add to its beauty.
There are number of home stays and guesthouses that too have come up in the area but a little in the interior (although walkable from the beach). These are mainly meant for back packers. These accommodations are usually on the opposite side of Jalan Pantai Cenang Road that runs parallel to the beach. As you walk along the road, you will see numerous shops of all kinds and restaurants lined up on both sides. The road comes alive after dark when tourists and residents all flock to this place for shopping, eating and drinking. There is also a duty free shopping center here called Zon at the southern end of Pantai Cenang.