Pangkor Island is a unspoiled tropical island between Kuala Lumpur and Penang in Malaysia. With gorgeous sandy beaches and emerald sea, Pangkor Island promises a relaxing holiday under the tropical sun of Malaysia.
The name Pangkor may have originated from the Thai word Pang Ko meaning ‘beautiful island’. However others believe it may have been a memorial to Pang Kui, a legendary Chinese adventurer said to have lent his skills in seamanship to the bands of pirates this island once sheltered.
Pangkor Island’s main attraction are undoubtedly the pristine beaches.
Golden Sands Beach or Pantai Puteri Dewi is one of the most appreciated in Pangkor Island, probably thanks to its golden beach, sparkling waters and captivating serenity.
Pasir Bogak Beach is famous for its snorkeling site with an extensive reef and shallow crystal clear waters. It’s also great for kayaking or just relax and unwind.
At Teluk Nipah Beach you may find many stalls selling food, fresh coconuts and souvenirs. There are also watersport operators offering all kinds of water based activities.
A walk across to Giam Island at low tide will reward you with a treasure trove of marine life.
Head to Pulau Sembilan group of islands, 27 km south of Pangkor Island for a superb diving experience. The nine islands are home to a rich colourful marine life.