Island Hopping in Langkawi: Where It Covers and All You Need to Know

Island Hopping in Langkawi: Where It Covers and All You Need to Know
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We can all agree that the islands in Langkawi are among the best ones in Malaysia. Both locals and tourists enjoy visiting the islands during the holidays. Hence, island hopping is known to be one of the most popular activities on the islands. Some might be familiar about it; some might not. Worry not; we’ll be guiding you about it in today’s article!

For those who do not know; island hopping is a boat tour which lasts for about a day. It usually starts as early as 9 a.m., and you’ll get a chance to visit all the different islands in Langkawi. Sounds interesting, doesn’t it?

For today, we’ll keep you informed on where is covered during the island hopping; and also everything else you need to know about island hopping. Let’s get started, shall we?

Where Does It Cover?

Pulau Dayang Bunting

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No matter which operator you buy the island hopping tour from, the first stop is usually the Pulau Dayang Bunting. This island gets its name from the silhouette of a pregnant lady that you can see from afar. From the jetty, it takes only 20 minutes to reach this island. 

Then, it requires another 10-15 minutes to hike up a long flight of stairs to reach the Lake of the Pregnant Woman. The long hike is totally worth it because you’ll get to see the lake’s beautiful scenery upon reaching. Also, there are other small stalls nearby which sell drinks, snacks and souvenirs. You can also rent the paddleboats and life jackets from the stalls!

Pulau Singa Besar

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The next island which you’ll visit is the Pulau Singa Besar. Although the name of the island literally translates to “Island of Big Lions”; worry not because there are no lions here. Instead, this island is the sanctuary for monkeys, eagles, hornbills, mousedeer, peacocks and lizards.

For this part of the tour, you won’t be able to get off the boat and explore the island. However, you will be able to watch an Eagle Feeding session. Considering how it’s a rare opportunity, this is when you take out your phones and cameras to snap some pictures! The session goes on for about 20 minutes, so make sure to enjoy the show while it lasts.

Pulau Beras Basah

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Finally, the last stop of the island hopping tour is the Pulau Beras Basah. This is one of Langkawi’s most pristine beaches, so we’re sure you’ll like it here. Take the time to relax and perhaps have a swim in the water. Additionally, snorkelling is also allowed here. Be ready to see a variety of fish and marine life!

It doesn’t stop there – there are also stalls nearby which sell drinks and snacks. Rental of jet skis, banana boats and parasailing equipment can also be done at the stalls. You’ll only get an hour on this island so make sure to make full use of the time. It’s time to get out of your comfort zones and try out the activities you’ve never done before!

What You Should Wear & Bring During the Tour

Considering how the tour takes about 4 hours, we suggest wearing something comfortable such as sports attire. Make sure to wear proper sports shoes as well; don’t forget to pack along a pair of slippers to wear at the beach!

Meanwhile, before going on the tour, we recommend bringing your own drinks. It’s going to be a long journey so you’ll always have to stay hydrated. Other than that, bring some food and snacks too, in case you get hungry on the boat. Also, not to forget, it’s essential to bring sunscreen too!

Well, that wraps up all about island hopping in Langkawi. We hope this article is beneficial for those who will be trying it for the first time. Remember to have fun!

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