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Pulau Pangkor

Pulau Pangkor (Malaysia)

Practical information about Pulau Pangkor

  • Beach / Seaside Resort
  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Island
  • Viewpoint
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Port
  • River
  • Water Sports
  • Essential
  • Off the beaten track
5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
30mins by boat from Lumut
When to go
From January to October
Minimum stay
2 to 3 days

Reviews of Pulau Pangkor

Travel writer
49 travel articles

A small island off the west coast, at a stone's throw from the mainland, Pangkor is enchanting and calm. It's home to white, sandy beaches, bordered by a lush jungle.

My suggestion:
I suggest you stay at Coral Bay, a little beach to the northwest of the island that remains relatively untouched.

Situated on the west coast, three hours from Kuala Lumpur, Pangkor is the perfect stopover for travellers exploring the coastline. I found myself on a peaceful island with stunning beaches, some of which were near-deserted and only accessible by foot. The landscape is magnificent, particularly to the north of the island.

There's something for everyone here and those of you on a family holiday will love the lively Nipah and Bogak Beaches. If you fancy a bit of luxury then head to Pangkor Laut, a relaxing resort island. What I really liked about this island was its small size and the opportunity to enjoy a host of different activities. You can go snorkelling, hiking, fishing and explore villages on stilts. I recommend you sample a roti (or pancake) at the harbour for breakfast, where you can admire the colourful, little fishing boats and watch fishermen noisily sell their catch.

Pangkor harbour