Payar Island is part of the group of islands that are scattered around the strait of Malacca, nearby to the nation of Malaysia. Despite remaining in relative obscurity, Payar Island is a highly recognised marine park that plays home to a tremendous range of sea-life ranging from coral to aquatic creatures. Given that Payar Island is almost exclusively a marine park, finding accommodation can get a little tricky. If visiting, one would have to reside a nearby Langkawi resort, and there are many to choose from such as the Berjaya Langkawi Resort.
Payar Island is popular because it is one of the most sheltered of the islands that are present in the surrounding area. The waters around the island are calm and gentle, making it a hotspot for visitors looking to snorkel or scuba dive. If one were to explore the depths of the surrounding waters, you will discover some of the most intense coral formations the world has to offer along with aquatic life including exotic fish such as Butterfly fish, Parrot Fish and the fascinating Lion fish. One of the most sought after activities on Payar Island provides to her visitors is the opportunity to feed and even swim with baby Black-Tipped Sharks.
If aquatic activities aren’t your slice of life, then there are various hiking trails with all kinds of wondrous sights to behold, after all there’s an entire island to explore. Should you feel tired after a day of diving or hiking, the park has many facilities ranging from BBQ pits to gazebos and picnic tables for your choosing. There’s no better way to enjoy a revitalising trip into nature than through a visit to Payar Island, whether its sunny beaches, sprawling green hiking trails, or an underwater adventure, Payar Island has a bounty of wonders for you.
Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.