Faces of
Malaysia
Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

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Pulau Redang, Malaysia

Pasir Panjang (Long Beach)

address: Pulau Redang, Terengganu
Pasir-Panjang-Long-Beach-Pulau-Redang-Island.jpg, Main Beach of Redang Island at the eastern (sun rise) side of the island, most of the resort are located here
view from the northern end of the beach
Main Beach of Redang Island at the eastern (sun rise) side of the island, most of the resort are located here

Pasir Panjang (Long Beach) is a wide fine sand beach with snorkel opportunities right of the beach along the rocks at the northern and southern end and the peninsula in the middle. Even though the beach is flocked by plenty of resorts, it is quiet during the day as most tourists are on snorkel or dive trips. The southern part of the beach is more lively than the northern part.


Resorts on Long Beach (from north to south):

Long Beach commuter boat
boat bringing tourists from the beach to the jetty (boat in the background) as the beach doesn't have an dedicated jetty


Laguna Redang Island Resort
southern part of the beach with Laguna Redang Island Resort


Redang Beach Resort
chilling in front of Redang Beach Resort which is the most happening resort at night along the beach


fine sand beach
view towards outlying islands of Pulau Paku Besar and Pulau Lima


Long Beach
the wide fine sand beach (view in front of Redang Bay Resort towards the northern end)



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Hotels in in Pulau Redang
HOSTELS
in Pulau Redang
Redang Kalong Resort
Quiet and laid-back resort, being the only resort on Kalong Beach, about 20min walk south of Long Beach - prices from RM380 (3D/2N package)
Laguna Redang Island Resort
biggest and most up-market resort at Pasir Panjang (Long Beach) on Pulau Redang with swimming pool and hotel-style lobby with bars, restaurants and live bands
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