Lang Tengah Island is an island about 40km north east of Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia. Lang Tengah – “the Eagle in the middle” – gets its name from its location in between Perhentian Island and Redang Island. The island appeals more to holiday goers who are looking for a quiet tropical island getaway whereby the seawater is crystal clear and it has white and clean beaches to be enjoyed. Lang Tengah Island has a tropical climate with temperatures steadily around 30 degrees Celsius and frequent but brief thunderstorms. The island is covered with primary forest and has a wide variety of birds, frogs, lizards and insects. There are quite a few monitor lizards but they are rarely seen near the resort beaches. In the early morning, the smaller monitor lizards commonly patrol the shoreline.
There are flights to Kuala Terengganu provided by Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia and Firefly. From the airport, guests may hail a taxi to reach Tanjung Merang jetty for the boat services getting into Lang Tengah Island.
People driving from Kuala Lumpur may drive through the East Coast Expressway (LPT) exiting at Gemuruh exit before continuing the journey towards Tanjung Merang jetty. Boat services to Lang Tengah Island are available at Tanjung Merang jetty.
The express bus terminal is located at Kuala Terengganu. Among the available express bus services are Transnasional, KKKL, Mutiara Express, Sani Express and many more. From the bus terminal, guests may hail a taxi to reach Tanjung Merang jetty for the boat services getting into Lang Tengah Island.
Boat services to Lang Tengah Island are available at the Tanjung Merang jetty. All resorts have their own boat services and timings are mostly arranged according to guests’ needs when making a reservation, considering the boat availability and tidal conditions. The crossing to reach Lang Tengah Island takes about 30 minutes per trip.
The tropical waters around Lang Tengah Island are clear with turquoise hues. The designated marine park in the island has excellent coral reefs with teeming fish life and occasional sharks and rays. During peak season, the waters are calm which is perfect for learning to dive with one of the dive centers on the island. Diving trips are usually organised by the various resorts and night diving is also available. Divers can rent scuba equipment from the resorts, including refill tanks.
Lang Tengah Turtle Watch is an organisation that focuses on incubating sea turtle eggs to save them from poachers and help boost population numbers. It is reported that Lang Tengah Island has nesting green turtles from April to October. Occasional hawksbill turtles also nest and regularly seen in the sea. Hence, the volunteering site is operational between March and October every year whereby the team lives in open-air jungle huts just behind the beach on Turtle Bay. Volunteers for Lang Tengah Turtle Watch participate in night time patrols around the island in search of nesting mothers, relocation of eggs back to Turtle Bay and then monitoring of the nests in the daytime. Afternoons are free for volunteers to go cliff jumping, jungle trekking, snorkelling or relaxing on the private beach. Tourists on the island are also invited to come and see nest inspections at the Lang Tengah Turtle Watch Sanctuary where staff, interns and volunteers will give a talk on all things turtle.
An elegant resort located on Lang Tengah Island in the midst of the best kept marine park on the east coast of Malaysia with one of the best breathtaking diving and snorkelling sites in Malaysia. The resort is built in local traditional Malaysian “kampung” style architecture. Rooms are well-equipped and brings utmost satisfaction in delivering relaxation and comforting mood during holiday time.
This is an outstanding resort that is personalized to its guests needs with excellent pampering as early as welcoming the arrival up to activities arrangement throughout the holiday time. This resort is located on Redang Island, nearby to Lang Tengah Island. Hotel packages are designed specifically to match whatever guests’ preferences. The resort are always aiming to give way beyond guests’ expectations. Great supports come in handy at every opportunities for diving and snorkelling assist, any guided trekking tours, outdoor beach recreational activities and best spa treatments.