We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pulau Payar Marine Park

Jetty Point Complex, Langkawi, Malaysia
04-9667318
Update attraction details
Ranked #20 of 42 attractions in Langkawi
Type: Reefs, Parks, Water sports
228 visitor photos
Write a Review

343 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    101
    104
    62
    39
    37
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Riga, Latvia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Highly enjoyable, if the funds allow, hire a boat just for yourself abd 300 or 250 ringits. Again, take extra bottle of water, because swimming in the saltwater drains you fast.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
sheffield
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We spent a day here in March and had already read some previous reviews so we were not expecting too much but the prospect of snorkelling with black tip reef sharps was a big pull. The boat trip is about an hour from the harbour in Kuah Town and we were told that in busy periods such as weekends and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Petaling Jaya
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I have not been to Pulau Payar for the last 17 years and had expected the visibility to have plummeted but found that it is still good despite the many snorkelers and divers to the area. Went via Langkawi Coral and onto the pontoon at Pulau Payar. Service was good; ferry/boat was packed with holiday makers. Great selection of food... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Orillia, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This was very good value. They provided a good lunch and the snorkeling was great. Black fin sharks were plentiful and the coral was amazing. A Barracuda was a cool surprise and had to be 2 meters long!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Houston, TX
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Snorkeling area is very small and cramped with a lot of people and far from the main island. Not worth the money or time at all!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Been to this Marine Park 2times. I think the amount of tourists kill the coral. Checked around for the best price as I think the resort we stayed in published RM245(?) per pax but there are agency outside that arrange at a fraction of the price. We got ours at RM90 and apparently there were some that get even lesser.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

1. Average place for snorkeling. 2. Crowded 3. Bad food 4. Worst Toilets Do you want to really visit it? please think twice. Trust me it the worst place to spend your time. You will be heavily charged and you can't expect the quality. They promised that they will provide food, water and fruits. Few reasons to avoid this place:... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Dalian, China
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Snorkling near the beach might be even more interesting than diving as waters can be blur. Very crowded, better the arrive in the morning and enjoy the place before tourists arrive at noon.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

really not worth as all the coral is dead and its like 3 big ferries will send all the visitors abt 300 to 400 to the same location and . food catered is the worst in langkawi

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We booked from Penang and took the langkawi ferry. The snorkelling platform was big and good. The number of fish was fantastic and we were swimming with at least 6 reef sharks which are quite impressive but harmless. We were also swimming with barracudas and who knows how many other fish. We loved the whole day but would have preferred... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Pulau Payar Marine Park also viewed

Langkawi, Langkawi District
Langkawi, Langkawi District
 
Langkawi, Langkawi District
Langkawi, Langkawi District
 

Been to Pulau Payar Marine Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Pulau Payar Marine Park, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing