Pulau Payar Marine Park


A very clean beach.

The Pulau Payar Marine Park is situated in the northern part of the Straits of Malacca, near Kuala Kedah and thirty kilometers south of Pulau Langkawi. It is a very popular tourist destination.

The Pulau Payar Marine Park covers two nautical miles off four little islands – Pulau Payar (the largest), Pulau Kaca, Pulau Lembu and Pulau Segantang. 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. There is no accommodation on the islands. However, for the more adventurous tourist who would like to rough it out with nature, camping is allowed with permission from the Fisheries Department at Alor Setar, the capital of Kedah state.

A day trip to the Pulau Payar Marine Park is the only option for most tourists. This tourist spot can be accessed from three major points-Kuah, on Langkawi Island, Kuala Kedah on the mainland, and Penang Island. From Kuah or Kuala Kedah the boat ride takes about 45 minutes, whereas from Penang, it may take slightly more than an hour.

You can book your trip at the office of the Langkawi Coral at the Kuah Ferry Terminal, which cost around RM220 per day. For this price, the company will pick guests up from their respective hotels, provide lunch and the use of their reef-viewing platform. All their snorkeling equipment is also at the guests’ disposal.

written by jingseng on 2009-03-09 in #world #locations #pulau-payar #swimming #beach #sunbath #kedah


  1. rater
    rater ·

    Great shots... especialy 6, 10 and 12!

  2. rater
    rater ·

    Great shots... especialy 6, 10 and 12!

  3. sumlom
    sumlom ·

    nice gallery! i love #11!

  4. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    # 8 is my favorite....

  5. stouf
    stouf ·

    Yeah, I'm with eyecon, 8 is the best !!!

  6. jingseng
    jingseng ·

    thnks u all~
    i m a tourguide, i enjoy the trip with the guests~ i love the island so much,,..
    Malaysia always welcome u all~

  7. hewzay
    hewzay ·

    got to agree with jinseng...went for a dive there yesterday and it is truely an amazing group of islands. Very nice pics.

  8. ripsta
    ripsta ·

    very nice senggg..

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