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Pulau Payar Marine Park

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm saddened to make this post. This is the first time I've ever been bored and eager to leave while on an excursions. I was shocked how small the area was to snorkel, glad we went at low tourist season. There's no beach really to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ehmee222
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

If this is truly a Marine Park, then the authority are sleeping. This place is horrendously managed!! Totally waste of time and not worth, even if it's a free trip!! Please avoid at all cost!! It's overcrowded and they totally ignored your safety!! All they...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank SSharlene
Reviewed July 25, 2018

It's supposed to be a marine sanctuary, but I have doubts about its management. Too many tourists being allowed to visit, there's plastic in the sea which none of the crew/staff seem bothered about, and safety hazards. Barely any information provided about reefs, conservation, etc...More

Date of experience: June 2018
10  Thank Audrey63
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

The island is so clean ,I love the place and my go-pro slipped into the sea , rescuer help me & take my go-pro from the sea. Recommended for all tourists ,buy bread and feed the fishes, all fishes will come to your side. Please...More

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank prabagarank
Reviewed July 14, 2018

Pulao Payar is associated with Langkawi but it is really nearer to Alor Sehtar. It is a nice place to visit if you want to experience snorkeling in a safe environment and yet somewhat open sea. Before enlisting think about the time the full tour...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank fernandosT6407ES
Reviewed June 12, 2018

1. boat quality super poor, poor ventilation when we went there, and when back, boat aircon spoilt. Lots of people vomitting due to sea sick, they didn't even provide plastic bag when we went. Boat trip to was super fast approx 45 mins we reached,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
5  Thank AL1084
Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

Was there recently with my family. First time snorklers for my teenage boys. It was a good experience for them. The fishes (from big to small) will swim to you and at you!! They are probably so used to tourists feeding them, and hence when...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank helenw0ng
Reviewed April 23, 2018

wow. we were treated like sheep from the time we were picked up to drop off. the boat over is crowded and horrible. they don't tell you much and get upset if you ask questions. the snorkelling is ok but nothing great. good place to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
10  Thank dave w
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful view, place, experienced and baby shark🤗🤗 The only activities that covers insurance. Its safe and beautiful place. A must place to visit. I will definitely come again if we back in Langkawi in future.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank جمال ش
Reviewed March 30, 2018

We booked a quite expensive trip to go by catamaran, stay on the floating platform, have a buffet lunch and a trip on a glass-bottom boat. When we arrived at the pier we were given a packed lunch ticket and told it would be okay...More

Date of experience: February 2018
9  Thank Annechad
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lohb2015
October 3, 2018|
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Response from fernandosT6407ES | Reviewed this property |
November to March is the best. But expect to be crowded. June to September the worst In general all the year is ok Some months get affected by heavy rains. temperature does not vary much through out the year. The... More
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dminimurakami
May 29, 2018|
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Response from kiang long A | Reviewed this property |
There is no photographer there to take underwater photo for you. If you looking for professional, try ask help for scuba divers at the platform. If you offer a good price, maybe they will help. I will help if you found me... More
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جمال ش
March 29, 2018|
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Response from Jasmin J | Reviewed this property |
The platform experience may be better but it is double the price for a deeper water .. My view i have the satisfaction of the beach snorkelling. shallow, just floating on the corals you could see so many colourful fishes
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zhiyun08
Singapore
Snokerling besides Pulau Payar Marine Park (2 Replies)
hi, we wish to do snorkeling in langkawi but Pulau Payar Tour Package seems to expensive for 4 of us. Any other place which we can have snorkeling too?
June 23, 2011|
Response fromSteady|
Hi You can try snorkelling from your hotel beach. Sometimes the sea can be quite clear and other times not. Although you will not see very many exciting fish, I'm afraid. Lesley
maggie t
Toowoomba, Australia
Pulau Payar Marine Park (3 Replies)
just wondering if you need to go on a tour to get to Pulau Payar Marine Park (ive found these to be 299rm) or if you can just catch a ferry over?? if you are able to catch a ferry over how much do these cost?? if there somewhere to buy food over there?? ill be staying in cenang
January 11, 2012|
Response fromCaptainEva|
Dear Maggie, yes, you can go via ferry. It is the one that goes to Penang. But I don't know the timing. Give me a day - I will figure it out. Eva
luka_lai
HK
Luggage storage on Pulau Payar ? (2 Replies)
I am planning a trip to Penang and Langkawi next month. Two of us would like to do some snorkeling in Pulau Payar. From the website of Langkwai Coral, there is a tour to Pulau Payar Marine Park, which depart from Penang and then transit to Langkawi after staying in Pulau Payar. My question is, are there any places for luggage storage on the Pulau Payar Platform ? Will it be quite troublesome if we are carrying large luggages ? Anyone joined this tour before ? Please help!! Thanks in...More
September 02, 2013|
Response fromTravellingMitch|
Hi are there any places for luggage storage on the Pulau Payar Platform ? A] No places for luggage storage. Bearly enough to store the day bags the travellers bring. Will it be quite troublesome if we are carrying large luggages ? A] yes Anyone joined this tour before ? A] have been on it . . . nothing special. I