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Islands of Langkawi


Pulau Beras Basah, located 25 kilometres southwest of Kuah, features expansive sandy beaches, swaying palm trees, and clear blue waters 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 amongst tourists, Pulau Beras Basah remains mostly underdeveloped save for several washrooms and rustic-looking stalls selling drinks and snacks for their convenience. There isn’t any accommodation on the island, so an overnight stay is inadvisable for travellers. Read More...

  • Location: 25km southwest of Kuah
  • Price Range: RM80 – RM100 for half day island-hopping tour, RM600 – RM900 for private speedboat
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Pulau Bumbon


The island is only ten minutes 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 guide in Kuah.

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Its name translates to ‘Isle of the Pregnant Maiden’, and is the second largest island of Langkawi. Draped in verdant rainforest, the flora and fauna found here is amazing. A large lake on the island is believed to have magical properties; the water grants barren women fertility, hence its name. The water is also great for swimming. A cave called Gua Langsir sits here, home to thousands of bats, definitely worth an expedition or two. The island is accessible through a 15 minute boat ride from Kuah but plan your trips for a day as there is no accommodation available.  Read More...

  • Location: 20km southwest of Kuah
  • Price Range: RM80 – RM100 for half day island-hopping tour, RM650 – RM1200 for jet-ski tour
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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. Read More...

  • Address: Langkawi Coral, Lot 1-21, Jetty Point Complex
  • Tel: +604 966 7308
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This lion of an island may lack the size but it certainly makes up in heart. Contrary to its name which means ‘Big Lion’, the island does not house those giant felines. Instead it is a wildlife sanctuary for monkeys, deer, snakes, lizards and birds. The island is also rich in unique rock formations and mangrove plants. A one-day trip can be arranged where a guide will explain about the flora and fauna as you traverse the island. There is no accommodation but you are allowed to camp overnight with permission from the local Government. Read More...

  • Location: 17km southwest of Kuah
  • Price Range: RM80 – RM100 for half day island-hopping tour, RM600 – RM900 for private speedboat
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Pulau Tuba


Pulau Tuba is a beautiful, remote island that is home to a group of traditional fishermen. Though it is relatively undeveloped, there is a sole resort and home stay programmes among the fishermen. The island is a great place to do bird-watching and jungle-trekking.

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There are numerous outlying islets you can visit when you visit Langkawi Island. Rebak Island – measuring approximately 390 acres – is a short boat ride away. Home to the exclusive Vivanta by Taj Rebak Island, part of the Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces international hotel chain, this holiday spot is an incredibly romantic and secluded isle. Playing host to a gorgeous marina, the only fully-equipped marina in the country, there’s not much to see or do on these shores beside lounging in the sun and soaking in the surf. If you’ve got a yen for sightseeing then you’re going to need to take the boat back to the mainland Read More...

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