Pangkor Island Beaches In Malaysia | Rahhala |
Lying off Perak on the west coast of Peninsular, Malaysia, this tranquil island with its white sandy beaches and charming fishing villages will enthrall you.
Pangkor Island means Beautiful Island
According to legend, the name Pangkor originates from the Thai word Pang Ko meaning ‘beautiful island’. However others believe it may have beena memorial to Pang Kui, a legendary Chinese adventurer said to have lent his skills in seamanship to the bands of pirates this island once sheltered.
Pangkor Island Beaches In Malaysia are the Island main attractions
The main attractions of Pangkor Island Beaches in Malaysia are undoubtedly the wonderful offerings of its pristine beaches on the western coastline.
Pantai Puteri Dewi beach
Named after a legendary lovelorn princess, Golden Sands Beach or Pantai Puteri Dewi is one of the most popular beaches on the Pangkor island. Located on the northwest of Pangkor, this 1.2 km stretch boasts warm turquoise waters fringed with tall swaying coconut trees. The beach here is ideal for sunbathing and recreational activities such as bird watching. Look out for horn-bills said to roam
Pasir Bogak Beach
Pasir Bogak Beach, a snorkeling site with an extensive reef and shallow waters, faces the channel between Pangkor and Pangkor Laut. Located near Pangkor town, this popular destination is a favorite haunt for picnickers due to its shady trees. Here, visitors can enjoy a kayak run or the simple pleasure of beach-combing.
Teluk Nipah and Giam Island
Teluk Nipah is where tourists can enjoy both solitude and excitement by the beach. Take in the soothing lush greenery or browse the open-air stalls by the beach. A walk across to Giam Island at low tide will reward you with a treasure trove of marine life.
The Pulau Sembilan group of islands at Pangkor Island
Head to the Pulau Sembilan group of islands, 27 km south of Pangkor for a superb diving experience. The nine islands (sembilan means ‘nine’ in Malay) are uninhabited with an abundance of colourful marine life. Visitors must obtain a permit prior to their trip.
Eating out in Pangkor is a delight as there are restaurants serving both local and international cuisine. Alternatively, head to Pangkor town to enjoy fresh seafood.
Pangkor Laut at Pangkor Island Beaches
Pangkor Laut is a world-renowned tropical island destination. The privately-owned island resort boasts one of the finest beaches in theStraits of Malacca. Sunset cruises can be specially arranged upon request. Couples can choose to have dinner by the Emerald Bay which affords scenic views for a truly romantic experience.
Pangkor Laut houses an exclusive resort named after the island. For those seeking complete rejuvenation, pamper yourself at the luxurious Spa Village. Lumut is the staging point to Pangkor if arriving by road or rail. Located 83 km from Ipoh, the state capital, Lumut is home to the country’s principal naval base and a commercial port. Teluk Batik in the south of Lumut is popular for camping, boating and windsurfing. Nearby is Marina Island, a man-made island housing the luxury Marina Island Resort.
Lumut is a 4-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur via the North-South Highway. It can be reached by taxi or bus from Ipoh, Kuala Lumpuror Butterworth.
Getting to Pangkor Island Beaches By Sea
Pangkor can be accessed via a 30 minute boat ride from Lumut
Jetty. There are departures every half an hour. It is also accessible
via a 10-minute ferry ride from Marina Island Jetty Complex, which
offers four daily departures.
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