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Langkawi ~ Pulau Payar


• An Introduction • Getting There • Legends • Sights & Visits • Beaches • Islands •

• Stay-in Langkawi • Travel-in Langkawi • Langkawi Map •

• Pulau Payar Marine Park • Pulau Payar •



Pulau Payar



Pulau Payar or Payar Island is covered in tropical forest with mangroves and sandy beaches around the coast. On the island itself there are four small sandy beaches complete with picnic benches and hiking trails so that visitors can explore the island's tropical forests.


On the island itself there are four small sandy beaches which combine to provide a total length of about 200 meters.

This island has the friendliest fish you’d ever see. Feeding fishes and baby sharks that come up to the beaches is a popular attraction here.


Snorkelling
Would you like to meet a 1m long barracuda called Mustafa? He lives just under the jetty at Palau Payar. He's nice, big, friendly and a little old. He'll give you a big toothy grin. Other than Mustafa, you can see lots of his other buddies, black tipped sharks, banner fish, frolicking brown groupers, clown fish and schools and schools of greedy rabbit fish.

Hikes
Two tracking trails have also been made available for visitors to explore the flora and fauna of the island. These tracks appear to be underutilized as few visitors are even aware of their existence.  Other amenities and facilities provided include picnic tables, barbecue pits, gazebos, and restrooms at strategic points

Pulau Payar Day Trip
Day tours and trips can be booked through us and it provides for transfers, equipment and lunch. A trip from Kuah takes around 45 minutes. You can also reach the islands from Kuala Kedah on the mainland, which takes about 45 minutes by boat, and from Penang Island which takes just over an hour.

A day trip to the Pulau Payar Marine Park is the only option for most tourists as there is no accommodation on the islands.

We offer both options where visitors can do a day trip with the Coral Langkawi or Pulau Payar Beach. Both offers excellent snorkelling and fish feeding




The Pulau Payar Marine Park
The Pulau Payar Marine Park is the first marine park to be established off the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Gazetted in 1985, it includes the islands of Pulau Payar, Pulau Lembu, Pulau Segantang and Pulau Kaca which are surrounded by coral reefs.



Amongst the islands, Pulau Payar is the most popular as its sheltered waters are ideal for snorkelling, diving and swimming. Named after Pulau Payar, the biggest island of the group, the marine park teems with a fascinating diversity of marine life and vegetation. None of the island is inhabited, except by on-duty officers of the Fisheries Department, who enforce the law. Fishing, either for hobby or commercial, is strictly prohibited around the islands.

For Diving, the average visibility is between 9 to 15 meters, or 30 - 50 feet and best time is from the month of February until November.

Scuba divers and and those who snorkel will enjoy the sight of colourful fishes darting playfully in and out of the corals. You'll revel in the company of shoals and shoals of fishes as they go about their busy way.

There are various seashells, shellfishes and slugs that
are scattered all over the seabed.
Diving at Pulau Payar


Floating Platform

If you don't dive or snorkel, you can still see the spectacular sights below
the water from a large floating platform moored off Pulau Payar. The Coral Langkawi, is a large 49 m x 15 m floating platform that is used for the day boats to moor up at, and as a base for divers and snorkeller's alike.


Built with a tunnel-like chamber located at the bottom of the platform at about 10 feet below the sea, it allows visitors can get a good look at the reef. It has a restaurant and a sundeck to sunbathe on the deck and there are glass bottomed boats that explore the nearby reefs.

 

 


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