Pangkor Island, Malaysia

Rate this Adventure Malaysia Pulau Nipah Beach

Added by Eric Bennett

  • 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
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Activities:

Bodysurfing, Chillin, Photography, Swimming

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Features:

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

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Added by Eric Bennett

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

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