Pulau Payar Marine Park
|| Kuah, Langkawi Kedah, Malaysia,
||+604 9667 789
||+604 9667 889
Pulau Payar Marine Park that is very popular is known as Malaysia's oldest
Marine Park sanctuary. It is located in Kuah, in Langkawi Island, Kedah, Malaysia.
It is situated near to the Straits of Malacca. It is about 30 souths from
the Langkawi Island.
Pulau Payar Marine Park consists of a group of various islands with the names
of Pulau Payar (the largest island), Pulau Kaca, Pulau Lembu and Pulau Segantang.
All these islands are located right between the Pearl of Orient - Penang and
Langkawi's Geopark. Before we proceed to the description of the scenery and
activities offered there, it is important to know that there are quite a few
don'ts we have to follow as it is a Marine Park. We are forbidden to collect
anything on the islands such as seashells and marine organisms. Of course,
fishing is not allowed too.
There are many activities offered by the marine
park including snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, jungle trekking and even
baby shark feeding. You can also organize a barbeque feast and enjoy your
lunch there as the park provides barbecue pits, picnic table and also
public restrooms. This amazing trip to the Pulau Payar Marine Park can
be booked at the Langkawi Coral's office at the Kuah Ferry Terminal. The
respective company will pick up guests to and back to respective hotels.
Food will be handled by the company too. Be sure to check for more company
as prices offered for this trip may be different.
There is no accommodation in this Marine Park and so tourists visit there
as a one day trip. Tourists mostly settled their accommodation in either
Langkawi Island or the heaven of food - Penang Island. Langkawi and Penang Islands
both offered a wide range of accommodation for your selections. There are popular
luxurious 5 stars resorts and hotels that have a beautiful sea view around both
islands. Budget hotels for backpackers are available too.
To get to Pulau Payar Marine Park, you must first go to Langkawi Island. You
can reach the island by air operated by Malaysia Airline and Air Asia daily
from Kuala Lumpur. Once you are there, go to the Kuah Jetty and take a speed
boat or a catamaran to the marine park. The ride will take up around 60 minutes.