You might be stunned with the title but we all should accept now that whatever age we are, snorkeling takes us to the happiest and most enthusiastic time periods of lives. Watching the schools of fish around you, touching the silver sand, bubbling, looking in the eyes of egoistic turtles, rushing back after watching ray fish, trying to grab the sunshine in water and many such things make snorkeling a real fun thing. And when you are in Langkawi’s tropical location, then who cares for the crazy sun scorching up there?
Recommended Places for Snorkeling in Langkawi
Langkawi has perfect beaches for scuba diving and snorkeling and this Langkawi snorkeling guide will tell you about every beach. Unfortunately, the offshore beaches are far better for snorkeling and diving than the main island beaches. Among the main island beaches, only the Datay Bay Beach is a better (but most expensive) option.
1. Datai bay Beach
If your stay is in The Datai Resort or The Andaman Resort, then you will get an opportunity to get into Langkawi’s most beautiful and clear beach. Datai Bay Beach is expensive so check the price before booking.
2. Pulau Payar Marine Park
If you are located in the South region, then you must choose Pulau Payar Marine Park for snorkeling in Langkawi. You will depart from Kuah Town and spend around whole day here. You will not find many corals but hey! How about swimming with black baby sharks? Well, they are very sweet and friendly (no matter how they treat when they are grownups). Knob corals and brain corals will be found here. You will also meet some rare species like rabbit fish, pink anemone fish and Moorish idols.
The marine park is among best Langkawi Snorkeling location in the island.
3. Pulau Beras Basah
Pulau Beras Basah is often the choice of tourists for snorkeling in Langkawi because of its great location and an ideal water world. It takes around 20 minutes from Pantai Tengah to reach here. Some exciting fish species are found here. In general, you will meet the small fish species with a variety of colors. If you are on Langkawi island hopping tour, then you will stay here for 1 hour. If you don’t want to spend extra on snorkeling or you have less time, then you should keep your snorkeling equipment’s and adore your favorite activity within 1 hour stay.
4. Pulau Timum
If you are experienced in snorkeling then you must choose Pulau Timum. This is an uninhabited island with crystal clear water and splendid collection of marine species. This T-shaped island has some caves as well. Snorkeling facilities are not provided here so don’t go if you are inexperienced.
Pulau Dangli Beach
From Tanjung Rhu jetty, you will reach Pulau Dangli beach located at 2 miles distance only. This clean but small island contains tons of colorful and friendly fish species in its waters. The beach itself is very beautiful. Snorkeling arrangements are provided here.
Pulau Bumbon Besar
This M shaped island is 3 miles from Kuah town. It is also a small island with no snorkeling facilities. It is also an uninhabited island so you are highly suggested to go with a group only.
Important Things to Remember
In the beauty of tropical Langkawi, people often forget about health care. Remember these points.
- Take anti-bacterial shower after snorkeling.
- Apply lots of sunscreen.
- Wear T-shirt.
- Keep lemon juice or coconut water with you. Avoid hot drinks.
- Drink lots of water.
So here is the compiled Langkawi snorkeling guide with ‘everything’ on snorkeling in Langkawi island. But one thing is missing! You didn’t tell your age in water. So what that will be?
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