Jump into a boat and use nature’s power to travel. What better way to reconnect than spending time outside in the natural environment! Quality time away from noisy buses and trains and high-rise buildings is a perfect way to unwind. Langkawi Island Hopping Package includes boat trips to:
Pulau Dayang Bunting (Lake of Pregnant Maiden)
Herein lies the mythical lake on the island of Dayang Bunting that’s popular with its own tales. Its name literally translates to ‘Lake of the Pregnant Maiden’ as it resembles the silhouette of a reclined pregnant lady from afar. It is also believed by the locals that barren women will become fertile after taking a dip in this freshwater lake.
An hour is given for you to soak in the environment here, and that includes a 10 – 12 minutes one-way walk up a long flight of stairs up to the mountain to reach the lake. It gets a little hot too so do bring your water bottles along, wear a sunblock or a hat, anything that works for you! Once you’ve reached the lake, you’ll be blown away by the scenic freshwater lake surrounded by mountains. Interestingly, the lake was formed when a large underwater cave collapsed many years back so you are bound to experience an amazing sight of limestone cliffs that all fall under Pulau Dayang Bunting; the second largest in the 99-island cluster that makes up the Langkawi archipelago.
Here you can indulge in several activities to enrich your experience. Think of what you’d like to explore best. Perhaps you’d like to swim in the cool waters of the lake, or maybe even go solar paddle boating, feel the wind in your hair and cruise in the open water. Perhaps you can unwind and relax with a natural catfish spa, of course they’d nibble and you feel a funny sensation – takes a while to get used to but compelling, nonetheless! Walk through the forest and capture sights of the Miracle Border where a thin rocky bridge separates the lake from the sea, or just lounge on the wooden planks by the lake. See if you can catch sight of some mudskippers! If you’re looking for some refreshments, take a walk around the small shops nearby offering drinks and snacks. Then get a souvenir or two before heading to the next island.
Pulau Singa (Big Lion Island)
Along the waters of the island, the boat takes you to Pulau Singa Besar. Despite the literal translation of its name “Big Lion Island”, Mufasa and Simba are not in sight! In fact, there are no lions around. A fantastic activity of eagle feeding show awaits you and the great part is, you don’t even have to get off the boat! Stopped a distance away from shore and in the midst of the boat rocking with the waves, you will hear the shrills from up above. Raise your head and gaze upon at least a dozen of the magnificent golden-brown eagles soaring freely against the backdrop of cloudy sky! The sight of these birds flying around is rather spectacular. Now although you don’t really partake in feeding the eagles directly, it’s still worth an experience to see how it’s done. The delivery of foods makes them fly in a frenzy. In no time, you will see many of them hovering around and diving for the treats.
Pulau Beras Basah (Wet Rice Island)
The last island of Langkawi Island Hopping Package, where the Pulau Beras Basah offers a relaxing getaway with its pristine beaches and lush green forest. Simply a picturesque island with far reaching views of the sea and wonderful soft white sands, the perfect atmosphere for Instagram-worthy pictures. Cool off from the heat with an invigorating drink and munch on some tasty snacks. If you just want to loosen up, find a shady spot, relax and have the gentle breeze flow your way. Though it’s tempting to do nothing else than eating and losing yourself on an island, there is a plethora of activities you can partake in such as swimming, and snorkeling. Snorkeling, yes! Put on your snorkeling gears and dive into the waters, see the radiance of the sun permeating the ocean floor, it will be an underwater paradise for you as you come across sea creatures surviving in harmony, a pure aesthetic scenery that promises you an unforgettable moment.