Pulau Dayang Bunting
Pulau Dayang Bunting means Pregnant Maiden Island. Curious about its unique name? Find out more once you visit this beautiful island.
A beautiful island surrounded by sea water with a massive fresh-water lake in the middle makes Pulau Dayang Bunting a must-go destination. Check out the beautiful flora and fauna and don’t forget to explore the various islands nearby too!
Pulau Dayang Bunting is about 15 minutes away via a boat ride from the main island of Langkawi.
Opening Days and Hours
There are no specific operating hours on the island, however, you will need to charter rides with local tour boat companies to get to the island and they start their departures from the Kuah Jetty from 09:00 onwards. You will also need to book return rides or island hopping packages with them.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance fee to the island is RM 5 (USD 1.22) for adults and RM 3 (USD 0.73) for kids.
How to Get There
The only way to get to the island is by booking island hopping or private tour packages through local tour companies. It is best to book or call in advance especially during the peak season. Hotel pick-ups and drop-offs may also be available, depending on the package you book. However, all boats will depart from the same jetty/terminal.
Pulau Dayang Bunting is suitable for those who love adventure and nature. It is a great place for young couples, families with kids, groups of friends, solo travelers, and backpackers.
Time to Spend
The entire package usually lasts at least 4 to 6 hours to complete, including some island hopping.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Try to avoid visiting during the peak season of January to March as the island can get very crowded with both local and international tourists. It is also best to start your trip as early as possible because the temperature could get unbearably hot in the afternoon.
Most activities will involve island hopping, swimming, and a bit of hiking.
There are some light snacks and food for sale on the island itself but it is best to have a more substantial meal on the main island of Langkawi that offers a variety of food in a wide range of prices.
Safety and Fraud
Beware of monkeys roaming the island that might snatch your belongings.
The main island of Pulau Langkawi is just a 15-minute boat ride away.
There are no accommodations in the island and the nearest options are on Pulau Langkawi, which ranges from budget homestays to luxury hotels or resorts.
Good to Know
The island itself does not have a proper shower area, so do come prepared with your swimming attire or an extra change of clothes if you would like to take a dip in the lake or sea.