On The Water

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On The Water

ISLAND HOPPING - Swim, ride a paddle boat, or enjoy the natural catfish spa

1.Pulau Dayang Bunting

Every beautiful place seems to have a legend behind, which makes it more interesting and memorable. Literally, the name of the island means “Island of the Pregnant Maiden”. It has a touching and fairy-tale-like legend, making the island seems to be more mystical and amazing at the same time.

The story of this island began when a beautiful fairy princess – Mambang Sari and Mat Teja, a man who fell in love with the princess from the moment he saw her. Mat Teja met Mambang Sari at the lake and he was attracted by her beauty. Getting advises from a wise old man, Mat Teja finally managed to win the heart of Mambang Sari.

Living happily on earth, Mambang Sari bore Mat Teja a son. However, their happy moment did not last any longer as their baby died after a short while. Undergoing such a traumatic and tremendous pain, Mambang Sari decided to lay her child to rest in peace in the lake. At the same time, she blessed all the childless and infertile women to be conceivable after bathing themselves in the lake.

ISLAND HOPPING - Banana boat rides to parasailing, as well as snorkeling

2.Pulau Beras Basah

Pulau Beras Basah, located 25 km southwest of Kuah, features expansive sandy beaches, swaying palm trees, and clear blue water against a verdant mountain backdrop. Therefore, we highly recommend bringing along a change of clothes, blankets, and beach essentials during this trip.

Despite its popularity among tourists, Pulau Beras Basah remains mostly underdeveloped save for several washrooms and rustic-looking stalls selling drinks and snacks for their convenience. Accommodation is unavailable on the island.


3.Pulau Singa Besar

Pulau Singa Besar may lack the size but it certainly makes up in heart. Contrary to its name (‘Big Lion’), the island does not house giant felines. Instead, it’s a wildlife sanctuary for monkeys, deer, snakes, lizards and birds. The island is also rich in unique rock formations and mangrove plants. 

You can arrange for a day trip to Pulau Singa Besar. 

ISLAND HOPPING - Snorkeling & Diving

4.Pulau Payar Marine Park

Pulau Payar Marine Park is a popular site for snorkelling and diving enthusiasts keen on exploring Langkawi’s undersea action. Just 30km south of the main island, it is about 45 minutes away from the Kuah jetty point and you can take either a catamaran or a speedboat to get here.

Comprising four islands, the largest of which is Pulau Payar, and three smaller isles (Pulau Kaca, Pulau Lembu and Pulau Segantang) this marine park is spread over two nautical miles. None of these islands are inhabited and are strictly regulated by the Fisheries Department of Kedah to maintain their pristine condition.

One of Pulau Payar Marine Park’s best features is its Coral Garden, a secluded section of the ‘park’ with colourful coral beautifully protected and preserved due to its sheltered waters. Those eager to explore the park will have to obtain permission from the authorities (fishing is strictly prohibited) before venturing into the waters: alternatively you can join a tour group.

The park caters well to tourists with an extensive array of facilities ranging from picnic tables, barbecue pits, gazebos and restrooms set at strategic points throughout the park.

Pulau Tuba is a beautiful and remote island that’s home to a group of traditional fishermen. While it’s relatively undeveloped, you can stay on the island. You can opt for a room at a small resort or a homestay programme in the village. Pulau Tuba is also a great place for bird-watching and jungle-trekking in Langkawi.

The earlier you depart to Pulau Tuba the better because you will want to maximize your Pulau Tuba time, especially if you are only doing a day trip. And the boat ride is lovely! Sit in the front or back for a few scenic photos along the way as they make great Instagram shots.

Activities On The Island: Bird Watching Jungle Trekking Kayaking Cycling Fishing Excursion Cave-exploring

5.Pulau Tuba

Activities On The Island: Sunbathe Swim Picnic

6.Pulau Bumbon

Pulau Bumbon is accessible within a 10-minute boat ride from the Kuah jetty. Its beaches are pleasant and peaceful. Those who seek a truly secluded place should come here. You can get to the island by booking a day trip through a tour operator on Langkawi Island.

Explore the island by private speedboats or you can sunbathe, swim here.
Have a mini picnic here and you must bring some food of your own because it doesn’t have many stalls or shops around.

Situated on Langkawi Island, Pantai Cenang is one of the busiest beach towns only 10-15 minutes away from Langkawi International Airport. With its clear water and white sand, it is an awe-inspiring spot for watching sunsets, swimming, sunbathing and glancing at the Andaman Sea.

Located on the western shoreline of Langkawi, Pantai Cenang offers a vibrant nightlife with its splendid beachfront bars and classy lounges. Pantai Cenang is a popular family tourist destination offering various children – friendly attractions such as Underwater World and Kiki Club. With duty-free outlets and souvenir shops offering a wide range of imported goods, one can also enjoy strolling along the Pantai Cenang road.


Watersports - On The Island: Parasailing Jet skiing

7.Pantai Cenang