Pulau Pangkor is located off the coast of Malaysia within the state of Perak. The name of the island was derived from Thai word ‘Pang Ko‘, meaning Beautiful Island. Indeed, the lesser-known Pulau Pangkor is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Let’s discover what the island has to offer.
Pulau Pangkor used to be the center for piracy and in 1670, the Dutch built a fort for storage and protection of tin trade in Perak. The ruins of the Dutch Fort was gazetted as an ancient monument and historical site in 1978. Meters away from the fort, you will find Batu Bersurat (known as Tiger Rock), a huge boulder with historical inscriptions of the initials ‘VOC’ which refers to the Dutch East India Company.
Some of the best beaches among locals and tourists can be found at Pangkor Island; Pantai Teluk Nipah, Pantai Pasir Bogak and Coral Bay. There are also plenty of water activities available at the beach. For instance, the waters at Pantai Teluk Nipah is perfect for a decent snorkeling. You can also expect Banana-boat rides and Jet Ski too.
You will encounter many wildlife at the island but Hornbills are Pulau Pangkor’s wildlife residents. You will get to see them everywhere on the beach.
Private Beach Accommodation – Pangkor Laut Resort
Pulau Pangkor is actually the main island and just next to it is the smaller island of Pangkor Laut, home to one of the most luxurious resorts in Malaysia. If you looking for a romantic gateway or simply a hideaway from the bustling city, Pangkor Laut Resort is worth to be mentioned. The resort is listed as “Top 10 Best Hotels & Resorts in Malaysia” by Destinasian Readers’ Choice Awards 2017. The private island housed 140 villas and eight Estates that sits on a 300-acre private island surrounded with ‘Instagram-worthy’ beaches and rainforest.
Sumptuously Appointed Villas
The resort stays true to traditional Malay design, with rich timber structures and peaked vernacular roofs, but maintains a contemporary feel with elegant yet simple interiors. Each villa at Pangkor Laut Resort is well-appointed. The signature Sea and Spa Villas stand above gently lapping waves, while the Hill, Garden and Beach Villas allow guests to contemplate verdant flora and landscaped gardens as tropical birds take flight. There are plenty of activities to do at the island. From exploring the island’s rainforest, ultimate spa experience, sunset cruise, snorkeling and many more. Even your meals are well taken care of with 7 dining options to choose from to satisfy your taste buds.
Breathtaking Infinity Pool
One of the best feature is the amazing pool! Enjoy the breeze and take a dip in a pool facing the pristine beach.
Getting to Pangkor Laut Resort
There are several ways to get to the Pulau Pangkor but the nearest airport is Sultan Azlan Shah Airport in Ipoh. Car transfer to Pangkor Laut Resort’s office at Marina Island Pangkor will be provided, followed by a speedboat transfer to the 5-star resort.
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Pangkor Laut Resort
Pangkor Laut Island, 32200 Lumut, Perak, Malaysia
Check In: 3.00 PM | Check Out: 11.00 AM
Rooms start from USD250 per night
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Another idea for short getaway from Ipoh. Thanks for share it :-)
I think is a great escape from the bustling city. At least not that touristy compared to Langkawi or Penang.
Indeed. Btw, is it possible to go there independently?
Yes you can! Pulau Pangkor is accessible via ferry at Marina Island Jetty.
Noted, thank you for the information 😊
Despite my father in-law’s Lumut origin, I personally have never been to Pangkor. It looks nice though. Maybe I should visit Pangkor someday!
No reason not to go! Just 3 hr from KL :)