Exploring Pangkor Island, Malaysia
Pangkor Island can easily be reached from Puduraya bus station in Kuala Lumpur. You can catch one of the many buses (20-28 ringgit, 3.5-4 hrs) that leave in the morning (from about 7AM-2PM) to Lumut. At the Lumut bus station, it’s a short walk to the ferry terminal where you can grab one of the frequently running boats to Pulau Pangkor, or Pangkor Island.
We stayed on the west side of the island, in Teluk Nipah, at the Nipah Bay Villa. Nippah has all that you need as a traveler, and it’s much more laid back than Pangkor town. The restaurants along the water are all pretty decent. You can find alcohol for sale in the Chinese convenient store on the main road. We rented a scooter from our hotel and spent a day exploring the island.
When you’re ready to leave this paradise, we recommend going to another paradise: George Town, Penang. It’s considered the best place for food in Malaysia. To get there from Pangkor, take a look at this handy guide: Pulau Pangkor to Penang, Malaysia: Taxis, boats, and buses