Hana Travels: Island Hopping @ Langkawi

10:30 AM

Salam and hello!

I have so many things to write about on my trips with le husband recently! I guess I shall start the adventure with this topic first - Island Hopping @ Langkawi!

We made a booking with a local agent (The per person rate for the Island Hopping tour varies from RM35 to RM50 depending on the season and also the tour operator - we only paid for RM35 per person!) and was told to wait for the mini van driver to fetch us from our hotel around 9.20am; of which he came at about 9.30-9.40am lol. We are then brought to the Teluk Baru Jetty located at the southern part of Pantai Tengah and before Resorts World or Star Cruise Jetty. Got onto a boat with 12 other people and off to our first island.

Start: 10 AM
Fin: 1PM

Pulau Dayang Bunting

If you can see the silhoutte of a pregnant lady laying on her back with her belly sticking out.

It takes about 20 minutes to reach this fascinating island from Teluk Baru jetty. A total of 1 hour is given to spend here. This includes 10 to 12 minutes one-way walk up the long flight of stairs to go up the mountain and down from the other side to reach the wonderful Lake of the Pregnant Woman, and same way back.

Here you can indulge into several activities like swimming at the lake, solar paddle boating (at extra charge), natural catfish spa at designated areas to clean up dead cells from your feet, walk through the forest and see the Miracle Border where the lake is separated from the sea by a thin rocky ridge, or just lounge on the wooden planks next to the lake.

Walking through the forest is a must if you want to go to the Lake of the Pregnant Woman so that's one activity checked haha. Then we went paddle boating as I could not go into the water to swim 🚩 Then after spending a good 20 minutes we head back to the jetty.
Fish Pond

(per ticket: Adult RM10 // Child Free)
This spot is rather new and not that far-off from Pulau Dayang Bunting. Spent around 30 minutes there looking at some aquatic wildlife. Held a sea cucumber and sea urchin, husband held the poor sea turtle, and we fed some tidbits to the fishes there. Those fishes are huuuuugeeee. Lol.

Pulau Singa Besar

The next spot for our island hopping - the water area here is surrounded by lush forests. You actually do not get off and remain seated at the boat while watching this spectacle. Around this island's abandoned jetty you will see eagles diving down just next to you and clawing up the chicken pieces and eating them as they soar into the sky. We saw some 50 to 60 eagles hovering around and diving for food from the other boats; we didn't have any foods to give during the time haha. You will see the sight for about 20 minutes before proceeding to the next stop, which is Pulau Beras Basah. 

Pulau Beras Basah

This island is the last stop in the tour. This is a picture perfect island with far reaching views of the sea and wonderful soft white sands. It's a great place for the beach lovers and swimmers. There are stalls that offers banana boating, jet skis, parasailing as well as some snacks.

So we went there and was given 1 hour to kill. What did we do? Literally doing nothing. Haha. It was already noon when we reached. Wanted to snorkel there but was not recommended by our boat man due to the murky water. Wanted to play the banana boat but need a minimum of 4 person on it when there's only two of us hahahahaha. We ended up buying some snacks and sat under the tree whilst feeling the afternoon breeze. And just a side note, there's no toilet for you to wash off unless you're a guest of the private property there.

Once done, we head back to the Teluk Baru Jetty, bought the souvenir and back to our hotel.

Overall, I half-regretted going island hopping. Haha. First timers. Planning to go to Pulau Payar or Mangrove tour the next time we're going there. At least I should be able to go snorkelling then.

Stay tuned for the next topic! Til then blurbers~

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