PLACES OF INTEREST

Island and Beaches

Pantai Merdeka

Pantai Merdeka is a 1km stretch of white sandy beach approximately 60km south of Alor Setar. This enchanting beach is shaded by tall saying palms, under which one may spend leisurely hours - picnicking or just lazing the hours away. Water skiing and sailing are also popular along this stretch of coastal water.

Pantai Kok, Pantai Cenang, Pantai Tengah, Datai and Burau Bay

Idyllic beaches such as Pantai Kok, Pantai Cenang, Pantai Tengah, Datai and Burau Bay, offer carefree sun-filled days and quiet evening strolls. First class Accommodation in modern hotels or captiviting chalets is available. A wide range of exciting water-sports provides fun and thrills for the outdoor enthusiasts. Restaurant outlets in the hotels and outdoors serve a variety of appetizing cuisine.

Pantai Pasir Hitam

About 19 km north of kuah is Pantai Pasir Hitam (black sandy beach). The black pigmentation of the sand is the result of the mineral content - thought to be tin or oxide of tin, which have come from the seabed orfrom the earth's crust. The mystery remains unsolved. Nevertheless, it is an unusual beach to visit as the black sand glittering inthe sun provides an unusual sight.

Pulau Beras Basah (Isle of Wet Rice)

To swim in its clear water is really enjoyable. The beach with its tiny and soft clean sand - you have to experience the joy of having a dip in the sea around Pulau Beras Basah.

Pulau Singa Besar (Wildlife Sanctuary)

The animals roaming in the open on this wildlife samctuary such as peacocks, deer, monkeys, squirrels and quails will endear themselves to the visitor.

Pulau Payar Marine Park

Pulau payar is a beautiful, protected marine park which houses schools of tropical fish, coral and marine life. however, those intending to explore the area will first have obtain permission from the fisheries department of Kedah or Perlis. As the coral are fragile, divers are not allowedto anchor their boats as they please. Instead, look out for buoys with red markers. Langkawi coral, lot 1-21, Jetty Point complex, Langkawi, Kedah darul aman. Tel: 04-966 7318 Fax: 04-966 7308

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