The catamaran services operated by Langkawi Coral, takes about 45 minutes to get to Pulau Payar while the speed boat takes an hour. It is advisable to book the catamaran service a day before the trip. Pulau Dayang Bunting was named “The Island of the Pregnant Maiden” as inspired by the legends which surround the lake or by the physical appearance of the island itself which resembles the belly of a pregnant woman. The legend is that the lake bestows fertility, although not scientifically proven, only enhances the mystery that surrounds the island. The catamaran services operated by Langkawi Coral, takes about 45minutes to get to Pulau Payar while the speed boat takes an hour. It is advisable to book the catamaran service a day before the trip.
By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of some 45,000, the only other inhabited island being nearby Pulau Tuba. Langkawi is also an administrative district with the town of Kuah as the capital and largest town. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of some 45,000, the only other inhabited island being nearby Pulau Tuba. Langkawi is a duty-free island and is an excellent beach destination as part of your discovery adventure of Malaysia and Borneo!
Costs are around RM35 per person with a minimum of six people to a group and destinations usually include Pulau Dayang Bunting and Pulau Singa Besar. With Pulau Payar you have found at Langkawi your easiest option to dive on the west coast. There are a few other options, see our diving in Langkawi page and more in general our diving in Malaysia page for details . A giant monument of a brown eagle clutching the manganese stone greets all visitors to Pulau Langkawi (Langkawi Island) near the Kuah Jetty. The main tourist attractions of Pulau Langkawi (Langkawi Island) is its virgin white sandy beaches. The beaches have very gentle continental slope and the water is crystal clear.
For the ultimate relaxation take time on one of the many fine beaches. From the main stretch at Pantai Cenang there will be other activities such as jet-skiing and even para-gliding but on all it must be known that there is virtually no pestering of visitors. The Andaman is located directly on the beach, but seems to emerge as a natural extension of the rain forest. In the best ecotourism tradition, it offers educational tours of the rain forest. However, if you’re looking for quieter beaches to park yourself, then grab a taxi and head off to Pantai Cenang, Pantai Kok and the other more secluded areas in the Northern end. A well maintained road runs around the island.
Don’t forget to sip exotic cocktails at the sunken Pool Bar or the Beach Bar outlet. For some live entertainment, head for the Lobby Lounge or let your hair down at the Barau Beat Pub with its discotheque, bar lounge and karaoke. One in particular is the ban on topless bathing on beaches. The Beach and a large shopping mall are 5 minutes drive away. This resort has that great sense of home away from home feeling.
Arguably Pahang ’s most popular beach, Cherating feels a lot like an Asian ‘Hawaii’. Just 47km away from Kuantan, the capital, Cherating is home to a whole range of water sports and one Club Med. Only two of the 104 islands in the archipelago are inhabited so its possible to relax or sail around beautiful forest line-islands dotted with white sandy beaches. An exciting tour of Langkawi may begin with a casual morning swim in a peaceful water then, sun bathe effortlessly in front of your exclusive Langkawi beach resort. Later, join an afternoon Mangrove tour , witness a remarkable Seven Wells fall or opt for a more adventurous choice by renting a boat to the Payar Island Marine Park .