Malaysia Travel Guide
THE ISLANDS OF LANGKAWI
• Pulau Dayang Bunting • Pulau Beras Basah • Pulau Singa Besar •
South of Langkawi, are islands close enough to take a day trip.
Some also have accommodation. Spend the day fishing,
snorkelling or simply island hopping.
You can charter a boat, or join a half - day island-hopping tour which will
visit Pulau Dayang Bunting, Pulau Beras Basah and Pulau Singa Besar
Pulau Singa Besar name means "Island of the Bid Lion" although physically
there's no resemblance. Located 17km from Kuah, Pulau Singa Besar is
nestled between the smaller island of Pulau Beras Basah to the west
and Pulau Dayang Bunting to the east.
Pulau Dayang Bunting (Island of the Pregnant Maiden)
Pulau Dayang Bunting, or the Isle of the Pregnant Maiden, is the second largest island in the archipelago. Located 17.6km from Kuah, Its about fifteen minutes'
boat ride from Langkawi main island and definitely worth a day trip.
The cave is very heavily forested and sits on top of a limestone hill towering 91 metres above sea level, on the island's west coast.
Dayang Bunting has impressive limestone hills and most of the island is still covered by dense forest. A jetty has been constructed near the lake to enable
the boat to drop its visitors off and tourists normally alight here before heading
off to the cave, which is about eight kilometres to the north.
Pulau Beras Basah (Island of the Wet Rice)
Pulau Beras Basah literally means Island of Wet Rice. It features lush,
mysterious jungle with mountains looming in the background.
You can expect to see spectacular sights like the breathtakingly beautiful beach with its white powdery sand and blue-green waters. Do some snorkelling or swimming--or simply relax in the sun. Watch out for monkeys at the beach.
It is a designated stop for the island-hopping boat.
The sedimentary rocks on this island are reputed to be among the oldest in Malaysia going back 500 million years.
The flora and fauna here differ greatly form that on the mainland, with lush abundance of the Diptherocarp, kelubi and cycas.
A wildlife sanctuary for many species of animals have been released on the island. If you're lucky you may be able to catch a glimpse of monkeys, mouse deer, various reptiles and birds - possibly peacock displays.
Mangrove swamps dominate the perimeter of the island, while rainforests reign supreme inland. The bird and insect population are high, width over 90 species
of birds including the hornbill, kingfisher, drongo, woodpecker and kite.
for nature lovers and a trek around the island takes about 8 hours.
their own tents and camping equipment
due to choppy seas when the weather can make day trips unpleasant
ISLANDS OF LANGKAWI