Pangkor Laut is a privately owned and secluded island that lies off the South West coast of the Malaysian Peninsular and is home to the unique resort of the same name.
As it is a privately owned island, it is no surprise that Pangkor Laut is often seen as the ultimate place to relax and let the stresses of modern life melt away. In fact, world famous opera singer Pavarotti visited Pangkor Laut in 1994 and called it a ‘paradise’. You will not find any other resorts on this island, just barely touched white beaches and a serene, tranquil atmosphere.
As a resort, Pangkor Laut offers a variety of activities to keep its guests entertained including private cruises, yoga and water activities. The stunning sunset cruise sets sail at dusk so that guests can admire the island at sunset from the sea, casting the island into the perfect red and orange shade.
Pangkor Laut offers the perfect opportunity for travellers to feel at one with nature, with traditional wooden buildings on stilts stretching into the turquoise waters and a stunning backdrop of luscious greenery to set the tone for your holiday.
Once you have arrived at the island, you will probably want to get yourself something delicious to eat – at Pangkor Laut you will not be disappointed! The Fisherman’s Cove restaurant is situated next to the stunning Spa Village and specialises in tantalising seafood dishes made from the freshest ingredients. If you would like to go for something even more exotic, then Uncle Lim’s Kitchen, which was named after a chef that has been with the resort since it opened, sources all of its ingredients locally, and offers authentic and traditional Eastern dishes.
Like the rest of Malaysia, Pangkor Laut enjoys a sub tropical climate – meaning that the temperature is consistently warm to hot throughout the year. The average temperature is in the high twenties all year round. Pangkor Laut is not affected as strongly by the rainy season, but being a tropical island means that certain times of year carry a higher risk of rainfall. The best time to visit the island is December through to April as this is the dryer season. It is worth noting that, although there is much less rain during this part of the year, it can get very humid.
…You want a relaxing holiday with white beaches and warm weather that is away from the hustle and bustle of city life.