As known worldwide, Langkawi is a beautiful archipelago of as many as 104 islands. For sure, many of these islands are accessible and boast of amazing natural beauty. Pulau Langkawi, which measures about 478.5 sq km, is the largest of these islands, while Pulau Dayang Bunting is the second largest one. When viewed from the air, many other islands appear to be sheer dots in the azure waters of the Andaman Sea. A majority of the islands comprises unique rock formations with impressive stalactites and stalagmites, limestone outcrops, lush forests, mesmerizing waterfalls and mystifying caves. These islands offer a range of water sports, recreation facilities and a delightful world of marine life to the visitors. Scroll down to know more about the islands of Langkawi, Malaysia.
Pulau Dayang Bunting
The Pulau Dayang Bunting is known to be the second largest island of
the Langkawi archipelago. The island, about 18 kms from Kuah Town, is
located on the southwest of Langkawi Island, next to Pulau Tuba. It is
easily accessible from Kuah Jetty or Pantai Cenang. The island owes its
name to Tasik Dayang Bunting (literally means Lake of the Pregnant
Pulau Singa Besar
The Pulau Singa Besar, literally the Island of Big Lion, is a beautiful
island and a constituent of the Langkawi archipelago. Located 17km north
of Kuah, the island extends 6.5km from north to south and 2.5km from
east to west. Pulau Singa Besar is to be found between Pulau Beras Basah
to the west and Pulau Dayang Bunting to the east, in the southwest of
Pulau Langkawi. More
Pulau Tuba is a strikingly beautiful island which is 5km south of
Langkawi Island. It is one of the only two inhabited islands of Langkawi
archipelago. Tuba Island owes it name to tuba roots, which are
abundantly found on the island. In geographical terms, Pulau Tuba is a
mountainous island with very little plains. It boasts of picturesque
beaches and serene locale. More
Pulau Payar is a striking island that together with three other small
islands makes a marine park, called Pulau Payar Marine Park. This park
is operated by the Fisheries Department of Malaysia. Here, one can enjoy
the fun activities like water sports, hiking and get pleasure from the
breathtaking views of the surrounding sea.
Pulau Rebak Kecil
Pulau Rebak Kecil is another picturesque island equidistant of Pantai
Cenang and Pulau Rebak Besar. Its sandy beaches and forested trails make
the island popular amongst day trippers. On the island, there are a few
chalets for travelers who wish to stay overnight. Like most of the other
islands, this one too, is easily accessible from the Langkawi Island.
Pulau Rebak Besar
Resplendent with natural beauty, Pulau Rebak Besar is developed as a
marina for the adventure-seekers. It, still, boasts of pristine natural
state, and has several spectacular beaches with leafy foliage and
turquoise waters. Being easily reachable from the Langkawi, the island
is a preferred destination in the excursion itinerary of tourists.
Pulau Intan Besar
Pulau Intan Besar is a typical island where one would love to hideout.
It is absolutely covered with forests and is totally inhabited. The
central part of the island is cloaked in massive ancient trees, while
coconut palms dot the beaches. This quiet and serene island is a lovely
retreat for bird-loving naturalists and people looking for solace.
Pulau Tiloi, also called Pulau Bunga (Island of Flowers), is an island
known for its tropical flowers. It is managed by the Malaysian
Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), which has
transformed the island into an amazing floral paradise. The island is
marked by beautiful gardens which are dotted with lofty trees displaying
ethereal scents and colors.
Pulau Intan Kecil
Pulau Intan Kecil is an uninhabited island that boasts of serene sandy
beaches and turquoise waters. For sure, it's a great place to spend a
day at. Moreover, it makes a perfect destination to enjoy solitude.
Intan Kecil Island is just 50 minutes by boat from Kuah Jetty.