Pulau payar is about one hour by ferry from kuah. Tour operators offered two types of packages - beach and platform. The beach package is cheaper. We paid rm 90/ pax. The fee includes ferry return ticket, packed lunch that is distributed at pulau payar, life jacket, and snorkeling kit. Fin is not supplied. We were picked up at our hotel by a bus that goes around all hotels picking up those going to pulau payar. The ferry left at about 9 am. On arrival, a smaller boat took to the jetty. Looking down to the sea from the jetty we can see many different species of fishes as the water is crystal clear. The white sandy beach lining this part of the island really is beautiful. Once in the water we don't have to snorkel far to see the fish including several baby sharks. The sea floor however has no colorful corals. We arrived back at our hotel by about 4 pm. We noticed that no garbage is left on the island, all are ferried back to langkawi. There is also no chalet or motel for overnight stay. Pulau payar is for day trippers only. It makes the island remain beautiful. We really enjoyed it - getting close to nature and in the process appreciates the need to respect the environment. It was a day well-spent; we highly recommended others to try.
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