Exploring Pulau Beras Basah

Exploring Pulau Beras Basah: A Complete Guide

Ever dreamt of living the island life, even just for several days? Then a summer trip to Pulau Beras Basah should be on your itinerary when you’re here!

Famously known for its pristine waters and lush greenery, Beras Basah Island is the epitome of untouched beauty! Luckily, you can be one of the lucky few to visit this hidden gem, so join us in this guide, as we take a closer look at what you can expect on your visit.

We’ve rounded up every important piece of info that you may find handy for your adventurous trip to this island. From the best time to go to activities to try and more, we’ve got everything you need to know!

Best Time to Go

The best time to go to Pulau Beras Basah is during the dry season, so you can enjoy soaking in the sun while cooling down in the island’s beautiful waters. Furthermore, this weather also ensures that the seas are calm and activities like snorkelling and diving will be available!

This season runs from October to April, which are also the prime months to visit the island so expect to encounter other people during your trip. 

If you don’t want to go with the crowd, the next best thing is to visit during the shoulder season (May and September). These months may encounter rain showers here and there, but you’ll get to enjoy a more peaceful experience—and hopefully, cheaper rates!

Lastly, we don’t recommend visiting during the monsoon season, which runs from June to August. During these three months, the seas will be much rougher and rainfall will be more frequent, making it ideal to visit a tropical destination such as this.

Things to Know

Currency: Malaysian Ringgit

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Language: Malay, English

Calling Code: +60

Address: Kedah, Malaysia

Operating hours: Open 24 hours

How to Get There

Island hopping/Ferry: The best and most convenient way of getting to Pulau Beras Basah is by booking an island hopping package at one of Langkawi’s travel agencies. Most of these packages feature a stopover at Pulau Beras Basah.

Plane: If you’re coming from anywhere else aside from Langkawi, the best thing you can do is ride an aeroplane going to Langkawi International Airport. From there, you can either hail a taxi or book a ride through the Grab app to get to Cenang Beach’s jetty.

Where to Stay

Resorts World Langkawi

Address: Tanjung Malai, 07000, Kedah, Malaysia

Phone: +60 4-955 5111

Pricing: $$$

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Resorts World is one of the premier hotels in Langkawi, so if you’re looking to celebrate something special, consider staying here! It’s fitted with world-class suites that come with every amenity you can think of and if you’re lucky, a first-class seat to a stunning view of the ocean!

The hotel also comes with a beautiful outdoor pool that overlooks the glistening sea, perfect for afternoon swims and sunset watching! Meanwhile, if you feel like all the water activity has taken a toll on your body, you can get pampered in their in-house wellness spa.

Furthermore, you can also book an island hopping package with this hotel to make your trip to Pulau Beras Basah much more convenient!

Ambong Rainforest Retreat

Address: Jalan Pantai Tengah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia

Phone: +60 4-955 8428

Pricing: $$$

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If you’re looking to experience one of the best nature retreats in Malaysia, then look no further than Ambong Rainforest Retreat! This place will fill you and your loved ones with bliss, with its stunning nature views, beautiful rooms and world-class facilities.

The rooms here are worth every penny, with their spacious areas, full set of amenities, comfy beds, and huge windows overlooking the surrounding views. This being said, can you imagine how immaculate your sleep here will be after a whole day of activities?

This place is also great for foodies who want their meals to be accompanied by beautiful views thanks to one of their in-house restaurants, Rimba Sky. Aside from exquisite meals, however, this place also serves a wide variety of cocktails, so consider spending your evening here!

Dash Resort Langkawi

Address: Lot PT, 701, Jalan Pantai Tengah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia

Phone: +60 4-955 7171

Pricing: $$

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FDash Resort Langkawi is one of the best places to stay on the island if you want one of Malaysia’s most beautiful beaches right outside your doors. It’s the perfect example of staying lavishly amidst nature, as it offers premium rooms and luxurious facilities!

The laid-back vibe of the beachfront is also worth highlighting, as it makes you feel like you’re living the best island life, without you know, living like Tom Hanks in Castaway. 

Another noteworthy highlight of this resort is its lively ambience, especially come sundown when a DJ starts playing some funky beats. With a drink at hand, this outdoor area can quickly become a bustling nightlife spot!

Aloft Langkawi Pantai Tengah

Address: The Magellan Sutera Resort, 1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Sutera Harbour, 88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Phone: +60 4-952 5252

Pricing: $$$

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Aloft Langkawi is one of the many modern hotels on the island that features a prime location. It’s a few steps away from Pantai Tengah and it’s within reasonable distance from the jetty going to Pulau Beras Basah—talk about convenience!

Location aside, this hotel features superb rooms that feature stunning views, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and the works. We have a feeling that you won’t be spending much time inside your rooms though, as aside from being close to the beach, the hotel also features amazing facilities.

These facilities include a fitness centre, a restaurant and a massive outdoor pool where you can cool down under the bright sunny sky!

T Star Cottage

Address: Jalan Teluk Baru Kedawang Kedah MY, Jalan Pantai Tengah, 07000, Malaysia

Phone: +60 12-423 2010

Pricing: $

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If you’re not planning on spending tons of money on accommodations, then T Star Cottage should be right up your alley! Don’t be fooled by its relatively cheap price though, as you’ll still be getting your money’s worth.

The rooms here aren’t the typical ones you’ll find in most hotels. Instead, they take the form of old and charming chalets that have been decked out with modern amenities.

It also features an overall peaceful vibe, as it’s nestled in the middle of nature—perfect for those looking to escape city life for a day or two.

Where to Eat

Ngopi Pantaio Coffee Bar

Address: Cenang Hill Beachfront Lot 113, Tasik Anak, Teluk Bharu, Jalan Pantai Tengah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia

Phone: +60 19-575 8089

Pricing: $-$$


Ngopi Pantaio Coffee Bar is one of the best laid-back cafes you can check out when you’re in Langkawi. It’s located by the beachfront so you can expect first-class seats to the glistening sea and be serenaded by the sound of waves softly crashing onto the shore.

However, the ambience is more of a cherry on top of this cafe, as the main highlight is undoubtedly their menu. It consists of a variety of coffee and non-coffee drinks that pair perfectly well with their selection of pastries.

Fat Cupid – Cafe & Restaurant

Address: Lot 2273, Kampung Tasek Anak, La Pari-Pari Resort, Jalan Pantai Tengah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia

Phone: +60 4-955 3010

Pricing: $


Fat Cupid is another amazing brunch cafe located in Langkawi. This time, however, on top of their wide selection of beverages, they also offer a myriad of delicious local delicacies like beef rendang and laksa—yum!

It’s a great place to check out if you’re looking to be immersed in Malaysia’s cuisine and enjoy some Western classics as well. 

Furthermore, the cafe itself is quite quaint and most of its corners are perfect for picture-taking. If you’re looking for a spot where you can take your OOTD pics, this is the best place for you!

Hidden Langkawi

Address: 2461, Jalan Pantai Tengah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia

Phone: +60 12-557 0570

Pricing: $$-$$$


Hidden Langkawi masterfully combines spectacular views and equally impressive dishes. It’s located by the beachfront, giving you amazing views of the cerulean waters while serving you some delicious dishes.

Their menu consists of a plethora of cuisines, from local delicacies to Mexican, American and more. This impressive selection immediately makes this restaurant the perfect place for picky eaters—or those groups who just can’t seem to get on the same page about where to eat.

If you’re overwhelmed by their dishes, try ordering their bestsellers: the seafood platter and the smoked duck pasta. They’re delicious and best of all, good for sharing!

What to Do in Pulau Beras Basah

Relax by the beach

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The first thing you should do when you arrive on the island is relax by the beach. It easily belongs to the top 5 all-time beaches in the country, with its beautiful pure white sand, lush greenery and crystal-clear waters.

This kind of scenery makes it a perfect spot for sunbathing and relaxation. You don’t even have to dive into the water just to enjoy it. And while you’re here, make sure to take as many photos as possible!

Take a refreshing dip

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Once the heat starts to get the best of you, the next best thing to do is run into the beautiful cerulean waters of the beach! During summertime, the water is calm and perfect for swimming, making it ideal for kids and even the elderly!

Go on an island-hopping adventure

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If you’re visiting Pulau Beras Beach, chances are you’re on an island hopping trip, as it’s the most convenient way of getting there. The great thing about this activity is that there are tons of other hidden islands along the itinerary that you may not know about!

This means that you’ll get to see more beaches, experience swimming in different kinds of waters and of course, take tons of photos. Plus, the speed boat rides between these islands are pretty fun as well.

Snorkel and admire the island’s marine life

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The real beauty of Pulau Beras Basah lies beneath the water’s surface, which is why we highly recommend snorkelling or diving while you’re here! 

The surrounding waters of this island are teeming with coral reefs and rich marine life and it would be a shame to miss them during your trip.

Apps to Download for a Trip to Pulau Beras Basah

Travel Malaysia: A pocket travel guide to Malaysia

iOs | Android

Maps.me: Offline map of the world

iOs | Android

XE Currency App: Real-time currency exchange rate app

iOs | Android

Grab: Ride-hailing app of Southeast Asia

iOs | Android

Google Translate: word translation with offline capabilities

iOs | Android

CatchThatBus: Bus ticket booking app