Pangkor Island, Malaysia

Rate this Adventure Malaysia Pulau Nipah Beach

  • Activities:

    Chillin, Photography, Bodysurfing, Swimming

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

Beach
Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Groups
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildlife

Beautiful, laid back island. Only 3 hours from Kuala Lumpur. Awesome day trip/overnighter. Beautiful beaches and wildlife.

To get here from Kuala Lumpur, you will have to buy a bus ticket to Lumut and then take a short ferry ride from there to the Island. It is just about a 2.5-3hr bus ride to the ferries and then another 30-45min to the island. I'm convinced that if you set up a tent or hammock here and find a hidden spot to crash overnight, no one will care, bug you, or even find you. However, if you don't want to risk it, you can find hostels and hotels for reasonable prices on the island. Not as cheap as the mainland though.

The island is super laid back and not crowded at all. This is considered a place where Malaysian residents will go for their weekend getaways and vacations - not so much a tourist destination. I would recommend heading to Pulau Nipah once you get to the Island. It is a beautiful beach (pictured above) with hotels/hostels and a store/restaurants right by it.

Pack List

  • Hammock
  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Sandals
  • Swimsuit
Read More

Reviews

Overall rating:  Rate this Adventure

Leave a Review

Have you done this adventure? Leave a review!

Eric BennettExplorer

Instagram: @bennettfilm Videographer, Photographer from San Diego, CA currently living in Provo, UT

Are we missing something? Suggest an edit

Nearby Adventures

Visit the Kek Lok Si Temple

Malaysia / Kek Lok Si Temple

Kek Lok Si is about a 3 kilometer (1.9 mi) walk from the Penang Hill Station, but I recommend calling an Uber, or renting a scooter.

5 Saves

Rock Climb at Bukit Keteri

Malaysia / Bukit Keteri, Perlis

Drive through a large parking lot to access a dirt road leading right up to the mountains. Walk toward the mountains, and you're faced with two trails, one heading left and one heading right.

6 Saves

Explore ABC Beach on Pulau Tioman

Malaysia / ABC Beach Port

If you're traveling along the East coast of Malaysia this is a destination you don't want to miss. Pulau Tioman is an island off the coast and has several areas for travelers to stay on it.

28 Saves