The name of the island comes from a Thai word – ‘Pang Ko’, which means Beautiful Island. It actually concerns a group of islands with Pangkor as its main island, and next to that a trio of smaller islands; Pangkor Laut, Pulau Mentagor and Pulau Giam. There is no real best time to visit Pangkor; as the island is pretty much shielded by Sumatra, weather is pretty much the same throughout the year.
Water sports and other activities are plenty around Pangkor Island. Especially around Bogak beach and Nipah beach there are numerous operators that offer banana-boat rides and Jet Ski rental.
Around Pulau Giam you can do some decent snorkelling; though you can’t compare it with snorkelling on islands like Pulau Redang and Pulau Perhentian. Other great beaches are Ketapang beach and Segadas beach which is probably the most beautiful beach on the island. Another fun thing to do is to charter a boat for the day to go around the island. Pulau Jarak is quite a boat ride away from Pangkor, but it is worth the trip. Here you can find great marine life. The small island itself is perfect for a secluded day trip. Do include fishing as there are many good fishing spots.
Enjoy a luxurious cruise to Pulau Pangkor with Platinum Charters. We can plan your trip departing either from Penang or from Port Dickson. Whichever it may be, it’ll definitely be a memorable experience for you. As you sail along the Straits of Malacca, you will be able to get fresh seafood from fisherman that you will often see.