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Pulau Payar Marine Park

Jetty Point Complex, Langkawi, Malaysia
04-9667318
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Ranked #19 of 44 Attractions in Langkawi
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Type: Reefs, Parks, Water sports
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Hong Kong, China
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18 reviews 18 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Travelled to Langkawi in early September 2014 and spent one day in Pulau Payar Marine Park. FYI: Pulau means Island in Malay so local people will mention "Payar Island" to you. Cost: It varies. I got a very good deal from the travel agency in my hotel and it is just RM 230 per head (cash price) for the platform... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We went there for Scuba Diving and Snorkeling. Crystal clear water and colourful fish all around. One cannot feed baby sharks anymore but at the end of end you may see tour managers feeding after making sure everyones out of the water. Must visit when in langkawi.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I'm still surprised with myself why I chose to go to Pulau Payar for my ninth visit to Langkawi. Everything went wrong during the trip. The not-so-good day started with heavy rain in the morning, we were rushing to pack our things as we have to check out on that morning as the trip ends around 5ish. The bus came... More

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Byron Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had a super day out with kids here - saw lots of fish (esp once sun came out and vis improved significantly). One bit of advice though - pay the extra $20 or whatever and go with the more expensive company. We went with the cheaper one and the boat trip was horrendous. Almost everyone was sick!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My 7-year old daughter was trying snorkeling for the first time at Palau Payar. There were plenty of fish, coral and a few sharks to see which was great. The not so great part was the debris that you had to dodge floating in the water. This island is flooded with tourists each day and sadly the garbage is a... More

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Astana, Kazakhstan
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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Welll, as many reviewers wrote here, mixed feelings. I will tell you mine. First of all, the real price is 120 for adult and 100 for kid. Do not pay more. These prices can be obtained at the beach road along Pantai Chenang. The schedule, you judge by yourself, whether it is worth it or not. We were told the... More

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Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I feel sorry for the sea cause it was filled with rubbish both on the surface and underwater. Many visitors but they didn't make much effort on protecting the corals and many of them were dead. The beach was dirty and toilets were filthy. Lunch was okay and staff was nice.

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

there are a couple of day trips to Pulau Payar ranging in price. We paid for the cheaper of the 2 options at 180 MR each. We were told to be ready at 8am sharp to be picked up. The bus arrived at 8am and since one couple were still having breakfast the bus waited until 820 for them to... More

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Plano, TX
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I've heard a lot about this place but have never taken time to just spend a day doing snorkeling here. I snorkeled at Pulau Tioman 20 yrs ago and it was beautiful there, compared to here. I have to admit that there wasn't much coral to see and shout about. And that makes the price of the trip somewhat pricey.... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The most important point : Go here only if you have planned for Scuba or Snorkelling . One of my friend visited here for Scuba diving . It costed him around 500 RM (350 RM for 1 DIVE + 150 RM for the pictures/Videos) . There are better places for Scuba diving in the world like Thailand etc , So... More

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