Pangkor Laut Island Honeymoon Guide

Pangkor Laut Island is an exclusive, privately owned island offering a tropical island hideaway 8.9km (5mi) off the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, and around 500m southwest of Pangkor Island.

Once the private domain of the Sultan of Perak, this beautiful island offers secluded bays fringed by pristine white-sand beaches and unspoiled rainforest that envelopes 80 per cent of the tiny 1.2km² island – the perfect spot for a secluded honeymoon holiday and romantic getaway.

What to do and see

Sunbathe on gorgeous white-sand beaches flanked by palms and lush vegetation-covered rocky headlands.

Relax on the verandah of an overwater Malay-style chalet, perched atop stilts in the turquoise waters of Royal Bay or enjoy a range of activities including snorkelling, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, sail-boarding, water-skiing and fishing.

Together with the island’s resident naturalist, enjoy a fascinating hike through the jungle and gain an insight into this spectacular virgin rainforest – estimated to be more than two million years old. Look out for crab-eating macaque monkeys, tropical monitor lizards and yellow pied hornbills along the way.

Later enjoy a leisurely sunset cruise around the island – the perfect setting for a romantic evening.

Best beaches on Pangkor Laut Island

The best beaches on Pangkor Laut Island include the following…

Emerald Bay

Located on the west coast and framed by lush, unspoiled forest, this wide crescent-shaped white-sand beach shelves gently into the calm turquoise waters of a sheltered bay.

Here you can sunbathe, swim or snorkel, beach-comb for crab trails, spot turtles in the bay and watch colourful parrots and sea eagles soaring overhead. The Pangkor Laut Resort provides a beachside bar and restaurant for refreshments.

Royal Bay

Dip your toes into the fine white sand of this gorgeous palm-fringed beach that nestles in front of the Pangkor Laut Resort on the east coast of the island, with every creature comfort just a short stroll away.

Go swimming, snorkelling, kayaking or sailing in this sheltered and scenic bay.

Coral Bay

This secluded and palm-fringed white-sand beach is just a short walk through the rainforest from Royal Bay, and faces the nearby larger island of Pangkor.

The beach is perfect for swimming and sunbathing and a beachside bar and restaurant provides refreshments.

Where to stay

Relax on the stunning beach at Emerald Bay, just a short walk from Pangkor Laut’s sole accommodation – the luxury 5-star Pangkor Laut Resort.

Here you can unwind with a range of creature comforts in a fabulous setting that seamlessly blends wooden architecture into virgin rainforest. Of the island's 300 acres, only a fraction has been developed to house the resort.

Pangkor Laut Resort
Location: Pangkor Laut Island
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD330 per room
Description: This luxury resorts sits on a private white-sand beach and offers a choice of sea, spa, hill and garden villas. Spa villas comprise wooden Malay-style chalets perched atop stilts, connected by wooden boardwalks over the sea, while hill and garden villas are set amidst the nearby hills and lush vegetaion. Each villa offers Malaysian arts and textiles with warm wood interiors, contemporary wood furnishings, king-size beds, writing tables and a private sun deck furnished with chaise lounges. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with jetted bathtubs, complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Facilities incl.: 4 restaurants, 2 bars, 2 outdoor pools, TV lounge, health club, spa, room service, 3 floodlet tennis courts, squash court and watersport activities.

Best time to visit Pangkor Laut Island

Anytime, but probably best in January and February, and from May to September. Expect warm sunny days with cool nights; temperatures range from 22°C (71°F) at night up to 30°C (86°F) during the day. Short downpours can happen at any time of the year.

For more climate info: Pangkor Weather Guide

Getting to Pangkor Laut Island

Pangkor Laut Island is located 8.9km (5mi) off the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia and around 500m southwest of Pangkor Island.

It is easily accessible by ferry and speedboat from Pangkor Jetty, taking around 10 minutes, and slightly longer from either Marina Island Jetty or Lumut Jetty.

Pangkor Laut Resort can arrange pick-up by prior arrangement from Kuala Lumpur International Airport or Penang Airport, as well as providing guests with boat transfer from Lumut Ferry Terminal to the island.

Pangkor Island is located 3.5km (2.2mi) off the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia in the Straits of Malacca.

The most convenient route to Pangkor is by air to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) or Penang Airport (PEN), followed by transfer to the island.

Alternatively, you can either drive or catch a bus from Kuala Lumpur (3 hrs 55 mins) or Penang (2 hrs 30 mins) to Lumut, then take the 32-minute ferry ride from Lumut Jetty to Sungai Pinang Ferry Terminal on Pangkor Island. Ferries depart every 45 minutes from Lumut to Pangkor Island.

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Latest update: Pangkor Laut Island: 6 May, 2022