Beras Basah Island
Located 25KM from Kuah Town at the western tip of Langkawi, Beras Basah Island provides a little slice of paradise for those who crave tranquillity and natural beauty. The stunning island is characterised by long stretches of pristine white sand lined with shady palms, meeting the clear blue waters of the Andaman Sea, all set against a magnificent backdrop of spectacular mountains covered in lush rainforest.
Part of the irresistible charm of Beras Basah Island is that it remains relatively untouched and undeveloped; however, this means that you will not find any accommodation here. That said, it is very easy to reach for a day trip. Plenty of island hopping tours from the main island include around an hour at Beras Basah, and those who wish to stay for longer can opt to hire a speedboat and take it at their own pace. Due to the undeveloped nature of Beras Basah, facilities are limited, however, there are washrooms and several stalls selling a range of snacks and drinks.
One of the best things to do here is simply to embrace the serene atmosphere and relax. The idyllic sand is perfect for sunbathing, and the shallow, refreshing waters surrounding the island are ideal for swimming and snorkelling. For those who prefer to be more active, the rainforest and mountains offer tempting trekking opportunities, and the sea lends itself to a multitude of water activities. Although Beras Basah is uninhabited by people you may spot an array of wildlife, including monkeys and dolphins.