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Dayang Bunting Island or the ‘Pregnant Maiden’ Island’ is the second largest island in Langkawi’s cluster islands. The island got its name from a famous folklore of a couple Mat Teja and princess Mambang Sari that fell in love by the lake and eventually got married. The princess then gave birth to a son but the son did not live long and soon died. They decided to lay their dead son to the bottom of the lake. Related to the tale is the contour of the hills that form the background of the said lake, from an angle, it looks like as if a woman is lying on her back with a bulging belly signifying that of a pregnant woman.
Langkawi Island Airport is located at Padang Mat Sirat. There are flights to Langkawi provided by Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia. From the airport, guests may hail up a taxi to reach Langkasuka Port or Kuah Jetty and continues the journey to Dayang Bunting Island by taking a boat or ferry services.
Boat or ferry services to Dayang Bunting Island are available at the Langkasuka Port which is located at the Cenang Beach. Other option is to get on the boat or ferry services to Dayang Bunting Island at the Kuah Jetty. The journey to Dayang Bunting Island takes approximately 20 minutes on either trip.
Tasik Dayang Bunting also known as Guillemard Lake is literally translated as the ‘Lake of the Pregnant Maiden’. This lake has been cited to be the location of the tale that form the name of Dayang Bunting Island. According to the previous story of the island’s name history, Tasik Dayang Bunting is the lake where the couple lay off their dead son and allow him to rest in peace. This is also the spot where the princess Mambang Sari blessed all barren women having difficulty in conceiving a child. It is believed that they would become fertile once taking a dip into the lake.
This is one of the three geoparks of Langkawi featuring great limestone formations, marbles and other geological features. The park is home to several caves including the Banshee Cave. The park also covers the site of Tasik Dayang Bunting and its surrounding covering a boardwalk that leads to the ‘Miracle Border’ that shows the slim linings of the border between the lake and the ocean. The boardwalk also goes through the mangrove forest whereby guests may enjoy birdwatching as there are over than 90 species of birds including hornbills, kingfishers and woodpeckers. There are also opportunities for animals sighting such as monkeys and monitor lizards.
The public beach at the mainland of Langkawi Island, where the Langkasuka Port is located to transport visitors to Dayang Bunting Island. Cenang Beach is usually packed with beach-goers doing many beach activities and water sports. Swimming areas are clearly marked for the safety of jet-skiing activities not overlapping the fellow swimmers and snorkelers.
One of the Langkawi Island’s best known attractions located at the southern end of Cenang Beach. It is Malaysia’s largest aquarium that houses more than 200 different marine and freshwater fishes including the biggest freshwater fish in the world – the Amazonian Arapaima. Its main highlight is the giant walk-through six million litre underwater tunnel tank that showcases most of the fishes and sea creatures.
This open air museum is a popular eco-tourism location at Cenang Beach where visitors get to learn about rice cultivation. There is an 8 acre working rice farm that allow visitors to roam around the paddy fields and play along the scarecrows while watching the rice farmers working.
This hotel provides a pleasant and comfortable stay while being in Cenang Beach around 20 minutes to reach Dayang Bunting Island by boat or ferry services. It features guestrooms with views of paddy fields, giving the feel like living in a traditional village.
This family oriented hotel is situated at the centre of Cenang Beach around 20 minutes to reach Dayang Bunting Island by boat or ferry services. Guests staying at this hotel have an easy access to most of the local attractions.
This Mediterranean-styled hotel provides the charm of traditional, Spanish ‘home by the sea’ ambience. Guests may experience the finest dining starting with La Sal Restaurant that serves Mediterranean food, barbeques and Asian samplers. There are also opportunities for guests to experience Californian winery at the poolside or beachside. Casa Del Mar is located at the Cenang Beach around 20 minutes to reach Dayang Bunting Island by boat or ferry services.
This hotel remains close to the Cenang Beach around 20 minutes to reach Dayang Bunting Island by boat or ferry services. It provides panoramic views of the tranquil Andaman Sea. Over the years, the Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa has won several awards such as the ASEAN Green Hotel Award 2014 and Trip Advisor’s Top 25 Relaxation and Spa Hotels for Malaysia.
This hotel is a perfect choice for people seeking a luxurious treat for holiday. Its luxurious guestrooms consist of private pool villas with views of the sparkling Andaman Sea. The hotel also boasts its award winning Heavenly Spa by Westin, the one and only Heavenly Spa in Malaysia.