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Pulau Payar Marine Park

Jetty Point Complex, Langkawi, Malaysia
04-9667318
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Ranked #20 of 44 Attractions in Langkawi
Type: Reefs, Parks, Water sports
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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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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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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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Totally over priced. Fifty minute fast ferry to and from Payar Island from Langkawi. The ferry to the island had windows so dirty and with paint on them that seeing anything outside was near impossible. The return ferry windows were much better. As for the coral, I've seen much better on other snorkling trips. There is very little color in... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

If crystal clear waters and pristine beaches are your thing, don't bother going on one of the snorkelling trips offered by the tour operators. Water is murky from thousands of tourists who have no interest in nature doing who knows what in the water. Beaches littered with plastic bottles, discarded fishing lines and other debris. It is clear that the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

If you are a first time snorkeler or have kids who snorkel than this was a great day out. However if you have snorkeled some beautiful pristine sites before than don't bother. The variety of fish was poor, the coral is dead and the amount of rubbish in the water was disgusting. We went as we had young kids and... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We joined East Marine and not go to Platform and the provider is professional. It is very good to have such snorkeling experience in the beach instead of Platform. It is an amazing experience with swimming around the fish, little sharks. The water is very clear and all the things are fantastic. But there is an improvement that no fresh... More

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