Pangkor Island in Perak is on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, and approximately 240km from Kuala Lumpur. Pangkor Island’s primary economic activity revolves around the fishery industry, and in recent years, the island has been declared a duty-free island and a burgeoning tourist destination. Not to be confused with the nearby privately-owned Pangkor Laut Island, Pangkor Island offers mostly budget-friendly accommodations from two to three-star resorts to hostels and homestays. If you’re looking for a short break away from KL City, take a three-hour drive towards the ferry terminal in Lumut or Marina Island Jetty Complex in Perak, and hop on a ferry and you’ll get here in no time! When it comes to choosing the right accommodations, check out our list of Top 10 Beach Resorts in Pangkor Island!
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Originally the private home of Malaysian artist, Rebecca Duckett-Wilkinson, and her family, Tiger Rock is a charming, laid-back jungle holiday home spread across seven acres of lush jungle and backed by a vast forest reserve. Guests can choose from eight private rooms spread across various houses and enjoy the two saltwater swimming pools here. There is an abundance of bird species here, including the hornbills. Apart from the fantastic local home cooking which is part of the full board package here, you can also opt to get a traditional massage, chill by the pool, hike, or even learn how to tap a rubber tree. Tiger Rock comes highly recommended as a haven for nature lovers, relaxation seekers, and those looking for a unique holiday experience in the heart of the jungle. Rooms are full board, and a minimum of two nights is required.
Tiger Rock, WD2 Pangkor, 32300 Pangkor Island, Perak, Malaysia, +6019 574 7183 (WhatsApp), www.tigerrock.info
Avi Pangkor Beach Resort by Avillion is a hidden gem nestled along the pristine shores of Pasir Bogak Beach, just a mere 10-minute drive from the bustling jetty. As you step into the resort, you'll be welcomed by a chic and modern ambiance, exuding a refreshing nautical-inspired theme. The resort boasts a collection of clean, comfortable, and spacious rooms, each thoughtfully designed to ensure a blissful stay. Whether you're traveling solo, as a couple, or with family, there's a perfect accommodation option to suit your needs. The rooms are tastefully adorned with contemporary decor and equipped with all the essential amenities to make you feel at home. One of the highlights is its strategic location. Situated within a mere 50 meters of Pasir Bogak Beach, you can easily stroll down to the shore and bask in the sun, dig your toes into the soft sands, or take refreshing dips in the azure waters of the sea.
AVI Pangkor Beach Resort, PT1130, Jalan Pasir Bogak (172.20 km) 32300 Pangkor, Perak, Malaysia, +603 2262 0288 (Reservation), firstname.lastname@example.org, https://avillion.com/avipangkor
Step into a unique and unforgettable living experience at Alun Retreat, an enchanting beachfront accommodation tailor-made for small groups seeking an unconventional getaway. While the living quarters in these container homes may be cozy, they offer an authentic and rustic charm that adds to the overall adventure. Embrace the novelty of staying in container homes, where the walls echo with stories of travelers who have come before you. The afternoons here can be quite warm, but fear not, as the sea breeze comes to the rescue. Step outside, and you'll be greeted by the inviting stretch of beach, just a stone's throw away from your container home. The resort is close to various duty-free shops and charming restaurants, allowing you to indulge in local delights and shop for souvenirs without venturing too far.
Alun Retreat, Jalan Pasir Bogak, 32300 Pulau Pangkor, Perak, Malaysia, +605 685 6334/+6019 675 6334, www.alunretreat.com
Nestled in a prime location between the picturesque Nipah Bay and the inviting Coral Beach, this delightful mid-range resort offers the perfect blend of beachfront relaxation and thrilling water adventures. Beyond the resort's boundaries lies a popular snorkeling spot, a haven for marine enthusiasts eager to explore the vibrant underwater world. As you leave your cozy accommodation, you'll be met with a lively beach scene where water sports activities beckon the adventurous at heart. The beachside is lined with an array of enticing food stalls, offering a diverse range of delectable treats. The experience here is more about embracing the laid-back atmosphere and embracing the natural surroundings rather than seeking modern luxury. Non-fussy travelers, who appreciate the unique quirks of nature, will find themselves righr at home here.
Anjungan Beach Resort, No. 6610 Nipah Bay, 32300 Pangkor Island, Perak, Malaysia, +605 685 1500, email@example.com, https://anjunganresortpangkor.com
Casuarina is an idyllic retreat that boasts simplicity and serenity. With 11 basic yet comfortable, air-conditioned rooms, the resort welcomes you with a peaceful atmosphere and breathtaking views of the picturesque fishing village nearby. While Casuarina embraces a tranquil setting, it's also mindful of ensuring convenience for its guests. The resort provides a shuttle service, allowing you to access nearby shops and markets easily. This beachfront accommodation caters to those who appreciate the essence of a frills-free vacation. Here, it's not about lavish extravagance but about embracing the simplicity of life and reconnecting with the elements that truly matter. The resort's unpretentious charm allows you to focus on the meaningful experiences and cherished moments that arise from embracing the peacefulness of the setting.
Casuarina @ Pangkor, Jalan Rpa Pangkor 3, Taman Desa Pangkor, 32300 Pulau Pangkor, Perak, Malaysia, +6016 529 9738,
Vagary Pangkor consists of a charming cluster of chalets along the sandy shores of Teluk Nipah Beach. These 18 beach huts may be considered basic, but their true allure lies in the artistic and quirky decor that immediately sets the tone for a memorable stay. Each hut is equipped with basic amenities, including air-conditioning, and a water heater. With just a few steps away from the shoreline, guests can enjoy the luxury of having the beach as their backyard. For those eager to explore the beautiful island of Pangkor, bicycles and Beam scooters are readily available for rent. Vagary Pangkor also boasts a warm and attentive staff who cater to the guests' every need, ensuring a truly memorable stay.
Vagary Pangkor, Lot 4464, Teluk Nipah, 32 300 Pulau Pangkor, Perak, Malaysia. +6019 371 3362, www.facebook.com/letsvagary
A modern, clean, and comfortable homestay located about 350 meters from Teluk Nipah beach, the Pangkor Nature View House consists of 20 basic villas with all the essential amenities including air-conditioning or fan, water heater, hair dryer, and more. Close by are restaurants and shops so you won't have any trouble filling hungry tummies. Take a dip in the swimming pool here or head out to explore the island.
Pangkor Nature View House, Lot 4391, Teluk Nipah, 32300 Pulau Pangkor, Perak, Malaysia, +6017 503 9090, www.booking.com/hotel/my/pangkor-nature-view-house.ms.html
For a quiet hideaway, Utan Teluk Nipah is the perfect choice as it's located on a secluded hillside surrounded by the rainforest. Be prepared to climb some steps to get to your timber chalets, where you're surrounded by the natural sights and sounds of mother nature, and you're likely to stumble upon an animal, bird, or insect. There's a small swimming pool, a terrace, and a garden for a relaxing stay, or head to the beach for some water sports.
Utan Teluk Nipah, Lot 4481, Kampung Teluk Nipah, 32300 Pangkor Island,
Perak, Malaysia, +6016 429 7704, www.facebook.com/utanteluknipah.pangkor
Discover the expansive retreat of Coral Bay Resort Pangkor, boasting a resort complex with a generous count of 197 rooms. This establishment caters perfectly to larger groups seeking resort-style service and amenities. Beyond the inviting swimming pool, guests can enjoy an array of conveniences that enhance the overall experience. From attentive concierge services to delectable on-site restaurants, every need is meticulously met. The resort also offers convenient laundry services, ensuring a hassle-free stay for every guest. For those seeking the perfect venue for gatherings and events, Coral Bay Resort Pangkor offers meeting and banquet facilities. This feature makes it an optimal choice for groups of holidaymakers looking to create lasting memories together or for companies desiring an ideal getaway to reward and rejuvenate their employees.
Coral Bay Resort Pangkor, Jalan Pasir Bogak, Pulau Pangkor, Perak, Malaysia, +605 685 5111, www.pangkorcoralbay.com.my
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