Luxury Hotels in Burau Bay, Langkawi


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This is a wonderful stretch of long sands with crystal clear blue water and located at the western coastline of Langkawi in Pantai Kok area (north western end). Burau Bay Beach which is also known as Pantai Teluk Burau in Malay, is about 25 yards wide and 1.5 km long. It is flanked by two large five star resorts at its two ends. If you are facing the water, Berjaya Resorts with its ocean front chalets is on the right and Mutiara Bay Beach Resort at the left end. While the middle section of the beach is still tagged as public, the beach is mostly used by the guests of the two resorts. This long stretch of white soft sand is ideal for sunbathing or lounging while lazily gazing at the emerald blue water with tiny islands at the background. Pulau Burau, the island after which the beach has been so named, is straight ahead at a short distance offshore. The beach remains mostly secluded. The entire beach area and the island (pulau) Burau is home to many different types of colorful birds.

Another dimension that generously adds to the picturesque setting of Burau bay and the beach is Mount Mat Cincang, the second largest mountain of Langkawi that descends from the right side and right up to the beach. The rocky coastline in some parts along with the rain forest on the slope of the mountain all add to the wonderful make-up of the bay and the beach. Both resorts arrange for many water-sport activities here including banana boating, jet ski, motor boats for island visits etc. Even if you are not staying at the resorts, you can go and avail the water sports facilities. The beach is great for swimming as well. If you visit the beach late in the afternoon, then stay back for the spectacular sunset view.

Although Burau Bay Beach is considered a public beach, the main and the easiest access to the beach is through Mutiara Burau Bay Resort. If you just want to visit the beach for a short while or plan to take some snacks or drinks at the resort cafe, you can always get to the beach through the resort. Otherwise you will need to access the beach through a forested land which is not easy to find and may not be a convenient option. So basically unless you are staying in Mutiara Bay Beach Resort, you can come to the beach only during the day time. All amenities are there at the two resorts at two ends of the beach. Other than that, there is no other public facilities on the beach.

How to Get There

By Plane

If you are traveling by air, nearest airport is the Langkawi International Airport (IATA: LGK, ICAO: WMKL), which is an airport in Padang Matsirat, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia. From Langkawi Airport, it takes about 20 minutes by car. You can get to the beach by a rental car or hire a taxi by the hour and keep the taxi waiting. There is no bus service to the beach. Burau Bay Beach is located on the western coastline of Langkawi in Pantai Kok area. You will need to take the road Jalan Teluk Burau (the beach is at its western end). It is about 30 km from Kuah Town (takes 40 minutes by car).

Tourist Attractions

Pantai Kok

The beach is beautiful with clean sands and clear waters but it’s the tourist attractions, as well as the relative peace and quiet, that makes this place so popular. Lined with a thoroughly modern marina, Pantai Kok, on the western part of the island approximately 12 km north of Pantai Cenang, fronts a beautiful bay surrounded by limestone hills and verdant jungle. On the waterfront, at Teluk Burau, is the spanking-new Telaga Harbour Park, a yachting marina with a string of shops, bars and restaurants, plus a petrol station, bank and post office.


Berjaya Langkawi Resort

This hotel is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Berjaya Langkawi Resort is located along Burau Bay in Kedah. The elegant resort offers an outdoor pool, various dining options and free parking. The resort is a 15-minute drive from Langkawi International Airport.