3 Least Known Facts about Lang Tengah Island
Perfect Destination for An Island Trip
The beach on the East side is rocky with strong waves hence there is no resort built on this side of the island. West side on the other hand, has calm waves and a beautiful, long stretch of white sandy beach.
Lang Tengah Island is surrounded by a coral reef, making it a popular spot for snorkelling and scuba diving. Guests are encouraged to go fishing, kayaking, and even sailing to explore the island. Nevertheless, the island is a great place to relax and soak up the sun, or explore the underwater world and see a variety of colourful tropical fish and other marine life.
Lang Tengah Island is relatively undeveloped, with only a few small resorts and no major cities or towns. This means that the island is relatively quiet and peaceful, making it a great place to unwind and escape the crowds. There are a few restaurants and shops on the island, but most of the amenities are provided by the resorts.
There is neither roads nor cars available on the island. Other than sound of boat engines, there is no noise and air pollution. You can do a morning short hike to Batu Kuching (aka the best spot for sunrise), meditate on huge rocks while listening to the soothing sound of waves. It is perfect for those seeking for a quiet place for short getaway, far from the hustle and bustle of cities.
As the island preserves the natural habitat well, be prepared to be welcomed by wildlife in the quiet parts of the island such as rare plants, Monitor Lizard, Giant Gecko or Lizard during your hiking trips.
Despite its remote location, Lang Tengah Island is easily accessible from the mainland of west Malaysia. The island can be reached by boat from the town of Kuala Besut, which is about a 45-minute drive from the city of Kuala Terengganu. From Kuala Besut, there are regular boat services to the island, which take about 30 minutes. Alternatively, visitors can fly to Kuala Terengganu and then take a taxi or car to Kuala Besut.