Pangkor Island is located in Perak, which is the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It is about 3 hours drive from Kuala Lumpur. There is only one-tenth (10%) of the island is inhabited, as the rest are forests as well as highland. Pangkor Island is a fishing village, and the main economy activity is fishery industry.
On 1 January 2020, Pangkor Island has been announced as a Duty-Free Island since it is a strongly promoted tourist destination by Malaysian government. Pangkor Island is popular by its fine beaches and many of the low budget to 5-star accommodations.
Feeling interested to the accommodation in Pangkor Island? Or the interesting activities that can be done in Pangkor Island? If yes, then keep reading this article about Pangkor Island, you will know why you should travel to Pangkor Island.
Stay in Pangkor Island
1. Pangkor Sandy Beach Resort
This beachfront resort is near to the island’s main jetty and is nestled among Pangkor’s golden beach as well as captivating sea. It offers total six types of rooms and a charming chalet. Besides, it has also offered a variety of island activities such as the jet skiing, snorkelling, jungle trekking and so on.
Address: Lot 30, Jalan Pasir Bogak, 32300 Pulau PAngkor, Perak.
Contact: 05-685 3027
2. Coral Bay Resort
Coral Bay Resort is a charming resort located on Pantai Pasir Bogak, and it is a resort which is pretty well-priced. No matter friends or families or spouse you are visit with, the resort has offered wide range of water sports activities. The most important thing to mention, the distance from the resort to the beach is only 200 meters, means that you will have more time to spend in outdoor.
Address: Jalan Pasir Bogak, 32300 Pulau Pangkor, Perak
Contact: 05-685 5111
3. AVI Pangkor Beach Resort
AVI Pangkor Beach Resort is a beautiful all white-blue resort that overlooks the Melaka Straits. The modern style of resort not only offers the views of stunning sea yet the surrounding forest. The main concern is these views can be seen from their four different cabin-style of rooms. Since Pantai Pasir Bogak is in front of the resort, take a walk and enjoy the lovely sea breeze in the evening.
Address: Jalan Pasir Bogak, 32300 Pulau Pangkor, Negeri Perak
Contact: 03-2262 0288
4. Anjungan Beach Resort
Anjungan Beach Resort is situated among Nipah Bay and Coral Beach. There are five types of rooms that decorated with contemporary and tropical designs. Besides, the resort also offers a large boat-shaped pool inclusive of jacuzzi at the boat’s bow. Anjungan Beach Resort is actually an affordable and family friendly resorts although it looks luxurious.
Address: 6610 Nipah Bay, 32300 Pangkor Island
Contact : 05-685 1500
5. Puteri Bayu Beach Resort
Puteri Bayu Beach Resort located beside of AVI Pangkor Beach Resort. It offers a combination of solitude and adventurous activities for its guests. At the same time, the beach resort also has three various hotel rooms near the pool. There are various rooms and chalet types that cater to different group sizes.
Address: Pantai Pasir Bogak, 32300 Pulau Pangkor, Perak
Contact: 05-685 1929
Eat in Pangkor Island
1. Daddy’s Café
This café sets a new benchmark for Pangkor Island’s cuisine. Food here is an easy mix of Asian and European delicacies, with generous portions.
Address: Coral Bay, Pangkor, Pulau Pangkor 32300, Malaysia
Business Hours: 11.00am – 11.00pm
Contact: 05-685 1744
2. Nipah Deli, Pangkor
In this restaurant, you have the chances to cook your own food. You can choose your meat, fish, and vegetables to go with the hotpot. For sure, there are dishes on the menu which do not need your own cooking.
Address: No 13 14, 15 & 16 Gerai Penjaja Teluk, Pulau Pangkor 32300 Malaysia.
Business Hours: 11.00am – 9.00pm
Contact: 05-685 1416
3. Uncle Lim’s Kitchen, Pangkor
This restaurant offers Hockchew and Nyonya cuisine which is becoming a rarity. The classics dishes such as duck spring roll, fish maw soup and orange peel chicken are the must try in this restaurant.
Address: 32300 Lumut, Perak
Contact: 05-699 1100
4. No 7 Nipah Beach
This restaurant is right next to the beach, you can have the opportunities to catch the sunset while you are enjoying your meals. The famous dishes that frequent ordered are fresh fruit juices, spicy prawns, crispy squid, stir-fried vegetables and the most must try, oyster omelettes.
Address: Pangkor Island Nipah Beach, Pangkor, Pulau Pangkor 32300, Malaysia
5. Pangkor Kopitiam
Pangkor Kopitiam located at the jetty, and it is a must go for people who enjoy the sound and view of ferries. This is a kopitiam-style restaurant, so do not expect to get a fine dining experience here. But if you enjoy it, this will definitely a good place to enjoy your meals in Pangkor Island.
Address: No. 77 Bawah coralbay resort, Jalan Pasir Bogak, 32300 Pulau Pangkor, Perak
Business Hours: 8.00am – 8.00pm
6. Lot 4004 Cafe
A cafe with mix Western and local cuisine.
Address: 279a, Jalan Pasir Bogak, Pekan Pangkor, 32300 Pulau Pangkor, Perak
Business Hours: 7.00pm – 12.00am
Contact: 011-3954 6212
Activities in Pangkor Island
Snorkelling is a must activities in every island in Malaysia. You can have a clear view of sea creatures and coral reefs when you are snorkelling in the blue waters in Pangkor Island. In addition, the waves in the island is calming to ensure your safety due to the geographical location.
2. Feed the Hornbills
If you are an animal’s lovers, you will have the opportunities to see and feed the hornbills in Sunset View Chalet. You will have the free bananas to be fed to hornbills from the owners. Not to forget, you must arrive at the chalet by 6.30pm because that is the prime time where hornbills will flock around.
3. Enjoy Sunsets
Enjoy sunset is a must when you travel to most of the island in Malaysia, same as Pangkor Island too. You can have the view of the beautiful sunsets together with the seas.
4. Explore the Island from Kayak
If you wish to gain a memorable experience in Pangkor Island, you will be suggested to rent a kayak. You can begin your kayak trip in Nipah Bay, and then move to Coral Beach through the gentle waters. Then head further north towards the steeper hills and discover hidden coves.
5. Rent a Motorcycle/Bicycle to Explore the Island
Apart from kayak, you can rent a motorcycle or a bicycle and explore around the island. You will see the hidden gems like Pangkor Airport and Teluk Dalam if you travel along with a well laid out ring road that runs around the island. Be sure to fill up before you head out as there are only two gas stations on the island if you rent a motorcycle.
6. Shopping at Laris Duty Free Pangkor
Pangkor Island was announced as a duty-free island since January 2020. Therefore, you can shop for imported chocolates, bags, batik and many more at tax-exempted prices at Laris Duty Free Pangkor, which is located next to the jetty.