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Budget Hotels in Lang Tengah, Kuala Terengganu

About

Lang Tengah or Lang Tengah Island is an island in Terengganu in Malaysia popular with its sandy white beaches and clear blue waters with plenty of fish and coral. Lang Tengah gets its name from its location between the Perhentian Islands and Redang Island. The name Lang came from helang, which means eagle, while Tengah translates to middle. This ‘Eagle in the Middle’ is nestled in between the more popular Redang and Perhentian islands, located off the coast of Terengganu, Malaysia. The tropical waters around Lang Tengah are clear with turquoise hues. The designated marine park in the island has corals and fish life is excellent. During peak season, the waters are calm which is great for learning to dive with one of the dive centres on the island. Almost all accommodation on the island is resort-based. Lang Tengah has a tropical climate with temperatures steadily around 30 °C but also brief thunderstorms occasionally.

How to Get There

By Plane

You can take flights to Kuala Terengganu Airport from Kuala Lumpur International Airport or Subang Airport. The journey takes about 50 minutes to 1 hour. Once you’ve landed and sorted out your baggage, make your way to the taxi station on the ground floor of the airport. Next, you can get a prepaid taxi coupon to Merang Jetty which costs RM55 one way. It takes about 40 minutes. All resorts in Lang Tengah have boat transfers if you want to book through them, but for free and easy travellers you can look for Ameen Boat Services at the jetty, which offers four boat rides to Lang Tengah at 8am, 10am, 1pm, and 4pm. The fare is around RM80 per way.

Lang Tengah has no roads, therefore, visitors must travel around the island by boat, kayak or just by snorkeling. Tourists must transfer from larger ferries to smaller speedboats to reach the beach.

Tourist Attractions

Perhentian Island

Perhentian Islands are located approximately 19 kilometres off the coast of north eastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu and around 64 kilometres south of the Thai border. The name Perhentian means "stopping point" in Malay as these islands became a staging point used by traders traveling from Malaysia to Bangkok. Pulau Perhentian was one of the islands where Vietnamese refugees or boat people landed during the 1970s. The two main islands are Pulau Perhentian Besar ("Big Perhentian Island") and Pulau Perhentian Kecil ("Small Perhentian Island"). There are minivan services offered by various companies if travelling from Taman Negara, Cameron Highlands, Kuala Lumpur or many other cities in Malaysia. Other than that, bus is the cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Bharu. From there on, you can take a bus or taxi to Kuala Besut where the ferry to Perhentian departs almost every hour. Alternatively, you can take a taxi but it is the most expensive method of transport to Kuala Besut (RM70 from Kota Bharu, RM110 from Kuala Terengganu).

Redang Island

Redang Island is an island in Kuala Nerus District, Terengganu and it is one of the largest islands off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It is famous for its crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches. It is one of nine islands, which form a marine sanctuary park offering snorkeling and diving opportunities for tourists. Redang has a tropical climate with temperatures steadily around 30 °C (86 °F) affected by the northeast monsoon from the South China Sea, so most resorts are closed and ferry transport schedules are severely restricted between October and March.

Hotels

Perhentian Tivoli Inn

Perhentian Tivoli Inn nestles amid lush tropical greenery set against the natural attractions of the forest and the deep blue sea. The chalets are equipped with air conditioned and mosquito nettings and comfortable beds and fluffy pillows. They are built under the trees and are well shaded. The resort is set against two gorgeous natural attractions-the forest and the sea. The chalets are surrounded by palm trees, fruit trees and flowering trees and trees with branches covered with tiny creepers. Besides the beautiful sea and forest, there are also animals commonly sighted include various butterflies and birds, monitor lizards, long tailed macaques, dusky leaf monkeys and squirrels.

Perhentian Tropicana Inn

Situated in Pulau Perhentian Kecil, guests can enjoy easy access to islands nearby. Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, the hotel also provides luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, family room, BBQ facilities and tour guide to ensure our guests the greatest comfort. Guests can find towels, non-smoking rooms, air conditioning, desk, blackout curtains. The hotel also offers a variety of recreational facilities, including garden.