Pulau Lang Tengah
The name Lang Tengah means "eagle in the middle" in Malay and refers to the Location of the island sandwhiches between Perhentian Islands and Redang.
Boats to Lang Tengah leave from the jetty in Merang, about 45min drive north of Kuala Terengganu. The small and open speed boats take about 45min to reach the island from Merang.
Pulau Lang Tengah is not necessarily a destination for backpackers on a budget. The 3 resorts are somewhere in the medium to upper price range. However, for volunteers who want to help at Lang Tengah Turtle Watch project at turtle bay, discounted open air beds and experiences are available. Besides that Lang Tengah can't compete with the beaches and snorkel spots of it's neighbours Redang and Perhentian island, but it makes up in privacy and seclusion and some truly gorgeous views.
(malay: cat rock), beautiful lookout rock past Turtle bay with this wonderful view of the bay and across to Pulau Redang
view from beach at Summer Bay Resort
in the distant you can see the Perhentian Islands
Excellent alternative online resources:
Beaches on Pulau Lang TengahAll beaches Pulau Lang Tengah are in the south and west part of the island (facing the mainland and Pulau Perhentian). ... more
Accommodation on Pulau Lang TengahThe small island only has 3 operating resorts: Summer Bay, Sari Pacifica and D'Coconut. Another resorts currently abandoned. ... more
Resort with own beach and 2 wings. The West wing is more luxurious and has a swimming pool. Room Rates RM200 - RM600... more
Resort on Pulau Lang Tengah with large swimming pool and bar. Room Rates RM500 - RM1000... more
The east wing is the slightly more affordable option of D'Coconut Lagoon Resort... more
Resort with own beach and 2 wings. The West wing is more luxurious and has a swimming pool. Room Rates RM200 - RM600
Resort on Pulau Lang Tengah with large swimming pool and bar. Room Rates RM500 - RM1000