The Perhentians, Lang Tengah, Langkawi and Pulau Redang lie on the east coast of Malaysia in the Gulf of Thailand. Dive sites are diverse, from current swept rocks close to the Perhentians and Bidong to gentle slopes covered with sea anemones around Redang to underwater mounds in Lang Tengah. Excellent house reefs for night dives and snorkeling can be found in these regions.
Tioman is the biggest and most impressive island on the east coast. Brisk jungle covers the ridge on the west section of the island, which ends at the edge of a beautiful palm fringed beach. Tioman offers a wide range of activities: snorkeling in crystal clear water, diving the underwater world, or just relaxing on the beach and working on your tan. The dense forest is a habitat for many kinds of flora & fauna.
Redang - with its pearly white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, colorful array of marine life, spectacular starry nights and breathtaking sunrises -- offers the ultimate hideaway for those seeking privacy and relaxation. With prolific coral formations and an array of marine life, it is little wonder that Redang has earned for itself the enviable reputation as one of the best marine parks in the world. Redang Island offers the marine-sports enthusiast unrivalled opportunities for scuba diving, snorkeling, wind surfing, fishing and lots of sand and sun.
Perhentian Islands: The two Perhentian Islands are rated as some of the most beautiful islands in the world, a virtual paradise for snorkeling and diving in crystal-clear water or just for lazing on one of the white sandy beaches and waiting for the coconuts to drop. Pulau Perhentian is located in the South China Sea, 25 km from the coast of Kuala Besut. It consists of two islands, Pulau Perhentian Besar and Pulau Perhentian Kecil. Both islands are surrounded by beautiful palm-fringed sandy beaches and crystal-clear turquoise-blue sea.
All manner of aquatic life is visible both near and far from the beach, such as turtles, sharks, coral and thousands of tropical fish. The interior is covered by jungle with a wide variety of species. You can watch monitor lizards, monkeys, geckos, flying squirrels, butterflies and many other types -- sometimes right in front of your chalet. There are no roads and not many paths, so the islands are mainly peaceful and untouched -- so far.
Pulau Lang Tengah or Lang Tengah Island off the coast of Terengganu is one of the nation's well-kept secrets. Its arresting beauty can easily captivate you while you are there. Blue water, pristine beaches and untouched tropical jungle. An island you can call your own, private and tranquil which lingers forever in your memory.
Pulau Payar is situated on the northwest coast of Malaysia, and its surrounding mangroves and islands (including the national park of Pulau Payar), is a pristine destination for divers and non-divers alike. Pulau Payar, which is one of the 99 islands in the Langkawi group, was the first marine park to be established off the west coast of Peninsula Malaysia. Pulau Payar represents some of the most amazing marine life in South East Asia with its schools of dogtooth tunas, snappers, jacks and occasional reef sharks, jewel and malabar groupers and fantastic soft corals for the reef residents.