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
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Pasir Panjang (Long Beach)
Main Beach of Redang Island at the eastern (sun rise) side of the island, most of the resort are located here ... more
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Redang Marine Park Centre Pulau Pinang
The Marine Park on Pulau Pinang, a small island just off Redang Island, offers great snorkeling is part of every Redang Snorkeling package ... more
Hotels in in Pulau Redang
HOSTELS
in Pulau Redang
Redang Lagoon
Moderately priced Malay-style resort located in the middle of Pasir Panjang (Long Beach) on Pulau Redang between the two sea frontages - package prices from RM260
Coral Redang Island Resort
Resort at Pasir Panjang (Long Beach) on Pulau Redang - room rates from RM240, 3D/2N snorkeling packages from RM525
Things to do & see
Pasir Panjang (Long Beach)
Main Beach of Redang Island at the eastern (sun rise) side of the island, most of the resort are located here ... more
Redang Marine Park Centre Pulau Pinang
The Marine Park on Pulau Pinang, a small island just off Redang Island, offers great snorkeling is part of every Redang Snorkeling package ... more