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Location  : Pulau Beras Basah, Kedah, Malaysia, Langkawi Island

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Pulau Beras Basah, Langkawi Overview

Located on the western part of Langkawi, the pristine Pulau Beras Basah Island is just 25km southwest of Kuah, offering a crystal clear sea and an amazing sea-diving experience. One of the most popular tourist spots of Langkawi, Pulau Beras Basah is covered by lush greenery, giving a panoramic view of the island amidst the sparkling water. With monkeys wandering all around, travellers can reach the destination by speedboats, boat, or car.

An attractive place for all adventure lovers, visitors can go snorkelling, diving, parasail, and jet-skiing without any hassle. Also, the adjacent islands of Pulau Dayang Bunting Island, Palau Singha, and Pantai Cenang filled with busy cafes, souvenir shops, and adventure sports are good places to spend some quality time as well. Washroom facilities and small food carts are available in the island area. Away from the hustle and bustle of commercialism, the Pulau Beras Basah island is the hub of serenity, offering travellers exotic mangrove tours, glittery white sand walks, a relaxing salt room, and the Cenang Mall for an exotic shopping experience.

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Best Time to Visit

The winters of November and December in Pulau Beras Basah island become too cold with chilly winds gusting over. Summer is convenient and tolerable, often preferred by travelers. However, the best time to relax in the white sand is from January to April, in the middle of the summer-winter transition. Monsoon is not preferable due to the rainfall, making Pulau Beras Basah a bit shabbier and less fun.

Legend of Pulau Beras Basah

It is believed that a ship sailing towards the Straits of Makassar was carrying food and rice toppled in the sea, spilling off all the carried food. In the shallow water, the food, especially the rice, did not sink into the water but stayed afloat, forming a large rice mound. It is said that with time, this white mound got transferred into the white sand of the island which always remains due to water on all sides. In the local Indonesian folklore, the word Beras means rice and Basah implies wet. Thus from here, the name of Pulau Beras Basah comes into existence in Malaysia.

Things to Do in Pulau Beras Basah

An island like Pulau Beras Basah is full of activities to indulge in for an entire day. 
  • The unending sea and the vast white sand sea beach stand out as the primary attraction of Pulau Beras Basah Island with wild monkeys hovering around, befriending you and sometimes teasing the travelers as well. 
  • A walk in the mangroves will be a joyful ride to nature. 
  • You can enjoy a refreshing massage session at the 5 Elements center.
  • A full-body detoxification procedure along with some peaceful music and meditation at the Salt Room in Pulau Beras Basah is a must. 
  • To collect some souvenirs the Cenang mall is always there to help you in Pulau Beras Basah.

How to Reach

Arriving at Pulau Beras Basah in Malaysia is an easy task and is commutable via rental car services, speed boats, or boat services, easily. From Langkawi, it is only 15 KMS via car consuming 20-30  minutes of the time. From Pantai Cenang, visitors can easily access boats up to Pulau Beras Basah.

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