Pangkor Island Travel Guide

Located off the west coast of peninsular Malaysia to the south of Penang, Pangkor Island can be overlooked as travellers rush to Penang and Langkawi. However, this is a shame! This little island could be the perfect place for your Malaysian beach break.

An easy ferry ride from the mainland, on Pangkor (or Pulau Pangkor) you’ll find ruins of a 17th-century Dutch fort and plenty of beaches and snorkelling opportunities.

Pasir Bogak beach directly oppposite the AVI Pangkor Beach Resort
Pasir Bogak beach directly opposite the AVI Pangkor Beach Resort

I personally love it for its local free, energising towns, beautiful beaches and great prices. It’s unique among Malaysian islands I have visited for how local it feels.

Below, you will find our best guides to Pangkor Island so you can have the best time possible in this fun destination.

Pangkor Island Attractions

There is a great range of low key attractions on Pangkor Island with plenty to enjoy in between trips to the great beaches.  Read our full guide below.

Pangkor Island Acommodation

There is a great range of accommodation in Pangkor from budget guesthouses to beach resorts and every price point in between.  Read our guide below to book the perfect Pangkor hotel for your trip.

Pangkor Island Travel

While Pangkor Island can feel out of the way – perhaps that’s why you’re visiting it – it’s not hard to get here. Our following guides describe exactly how!

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