By : Chha
Have few days of holiday to burn ? But don't know where to go ? How about a trip to the beautiful Lang Tengah Island ? Lang Tengah is an island off the coast of Terengganu, Malaysia. It is located roughly halfway between Pulau Redang and Pulau Perhentian and is connected to the mainland by ferries from Merang Jetty.
A few note before you get into Lang Tengah Island. If you are using malaysian phone service provider, only Celcom have coverage at Lang Tengah, so if you plan to buy a sim card, get Celcom for Lang Tengah. Well i am not using Celcom and only notice this when i am already in Lang Tengah. Secondly, not every resort will provide you with Wifi service. The one i stay in does not provide any as their main purpose is for you to sit back, relax and lost yourself in the beautiful island and just disconnect yourself from the hectic world out there, which i think is good as i was totally disconnect from the outside world for 3 days !! A new record for me though, haha ! No phone calls, no internet, no facebook, no blogging, no nothing ! Just eat, sleep, swim and relax ! Heaven ~~ haha !
Another thing that i would like to note here is, the filtered drinking water which is provided by the resort i stay in is salty ! hahaha .. i think it is probably sea water, i might be wrong but the water is safe to drink. If you are not used to drinking salty water then buy bottled drinking water from the resort that you stay in. Other than that, a holiday trip to Lang Tengah is just awesome !
|10.30am||-||Boat depart from Merang Jetty at 10.30am, standby at 9.30am.|
|-||Those taking the 1.30pm boat will miss the afternoon snorkeling trip. However, the buffet lunch will be reserved for guests.|
|-||The boat trip takes around 45 minutes.|
|-||Depending on which hotel you choose, for me, i took the Summer Bay Lang Island Resort. Upon arrival proceed for briefing and hotel check in.|
|12.00pm||-||Lunch time is between 12.00 pm until 2.00 pm daily.|
|04.00pm||-||Tea break is between 4.00 pm until 5.30 pm daily.|
|05.30pm||-||Free and easy after tea break.|
|06.30pm||-||Dinner starts at 6.30pm and end at 9.00pm.|
|08.30pm||-||Blue Tears Tour start at 8.30 pm daily.|
|-||Subject to weather condition.|
|09.00pm||-||Enjoy in the resort or the surrounding beach.|
|07.00am||-||Breakfast start at 7.00 am until 10.00 am daily|
|10.00am||-||Visit Redang Island|
|11.00am||-||Back to Lang Tegah Island|
|02.00pm||-||After lunch, free and easy|
|05.30pm||-||Free and easy after tea break.|
|08.30pm||-||Blue Tears Tour.|
|09.00pm||-||Free and easy.|
|08.30am||-||Check out hotel|
|09.00am||-||Boat depart from Resort Jetty.|
Getting There :
Getting to Lang Tengah is easy but it might be time consuming. All you need to do is get to Kuala Terengganu and then go to Merang Jetty. There is where you will take boat to Lang Tengah Island. If you are taking Summer Bay Resort boat service like i do, then you can go directly to Summer Bay Lang Tengah Island Jetty. Boat services price for Adult is RM100.00 per person and for Children is RM80.00 per person. The boat service is operated by Summer Bay boat service. I would recommend that you make booking for the boat service first before going over.
Summer Bay (Office)
+609 - 6239911
+609 - 6319911
Summer Bay (Island)
+609 - 6927537
+609 - 6920049
GPS Coordinate : 5.527682, 102.945746
Summer Bay Resort does provide shuttle service from Kuala Terengganu airport or bus terminal to the Merang Jetty which is only RM18.00 per trip per person.
Upon arrival, i was greeted by the staff with a cup of nice lemon juice and a wet face towel. It was really refreshing after a long travel all the way to Terengganu.
Lemon Juice And Wet Face Towel
Source : Summer Bay Resort
Depending on the type of room you choose, the price range differently. Staying in Summer Bay Resort is nice. The hotel room is comfortable and clean with hot water shower, hair dryer, soap, shampoo and clean towel. Checking in to hotel will need a RM50.00 as deposit which is returnable upon checking out.
Summer Bay Resort at Lang Tengah does not only have comfortable rooms but it also has great surrounding with few different activities for their guests.
Mamak Cafe that serve local cuisine and a Dive Center that operate as a main office for all diving and snorkeling activities.
Swimming pool by the room which operate from 8.00 am until 7.00 pm daily.
One more thing to take note about Summer Bay Resort is that there are electricity cut off twice a day everyday at 8.00 am and 7.00 pm but it only last for around 3 to 4 seconds, thought i was told that it will last for around 3 minutes but it does not take that long before the electricity is turn on again.
Well, when you are on an island and had no place to go, food is really important and a good place to eat and rest is really crucial. I had my breakfast, lunch, tea break and dinner all in Summer Bay Resort. All their meal are in buffet style with variety of food and fruits to choose from and there are some vegetarian dish as well, though it is really limited to only one or two choices but it is always better than having none vegetarian food at all. I must note this as well, the soup they serve daily are tasty !! haha, different soup every meal and it taste good !
The one thing that i enjoy about having my meal here in Summer Bay Resort is that i am able to eat my meal while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the awesome beach right in front of me.
Snorkeling is done around Lang Tengah Island and Redang Island which is roughly a 30 minutes boat ride away from each other. Snorkeling is included in the tour package that i took from Summer Bay Resort but if you are interested to go snorkeling at Perhentian Island a RM60.00 per person is needed to be paid as booking for Perhentian Island Snorkeling trip. You will also need to rent a life jacket and mask from Summer Bay Resort onsite at RM30.00 per set but if you already own either one of the items then you can exclude it and save some money, haha !
Operating hour of the Recreation Center where you rent your life jacket and mask are as below :
7.30 am - 8.30 am
10.30 am - 2.30 pm
4.00 pm - 8.00 pm
You will need to return the items one day before check out after using them.
Snorkeling here is really awesome ! The sea is crystal clear and thare are a lot a lot of fish swimming around. You might bang into one if you are not careful enough, hahaha ! Fish over load .. !
Visit To Redang Island :
I was given an hour visit to Redang Island after my second day snorkeling off the sea near Redang Island. I was really excited as i am able to visit another island instead of just visiting Lang Tengah, well at least, i can now proud to say that i have been to Redang Island as well, even though it is just an hour time, hahahaha !
What i heard about Redang Island is that this island was as beautiful as Lang Tengah now with crystal clear sea water and a lot of beautiful fish swimming along the shore but ever since Redang Island become so famous and it is being commercialize, more and more people are visiting Redang Island making it not as beautiful and exotic as before. So my hope is, if you are visiting Lang Tengah, please preserve and take good care of Lang Tengah so that it will remain as awesome as it is now for many more years to come.
Other Activities :
Summer Bay Resort provide various activities to keep their guest entertained while having their stay here in Lang Tengah Island. Other than snorkeling there are also :
- Diving Session
- Scuba Wlker
- Banana Boat
- Blue Sand Viewing
- Sunrise Walk
- Jungle Trekking
- Pool Game
Some of these activities are subject to a certain payment. So consult the receptionist if you are interested in any of the activities.
Free And Easy Around Lang Tengah :
I spend most of my time snorkeling, swimming, looking at fish and walking along Lang Tengah beach taking photos and enjoying the magnificent view. Lang Tengah is really a small island for me to sit back and unwind escaping the daily hassle of the outside world. I will definitely come back here again and again and again !
You can always call up Summer Bay Resort or your local tour agent to make booking for a Lang Tengah Island Trip and also to discuss with them the type of package that you would like to take. Always make sure what items is included and what activities are provided from the package you pay to avoid any misunderstanding and problems during your trip.
Other Charges :
- 6% GST
- Marine Conservation Fee (RM5.00 for adult and RM2.50 for child).
- Surcharge applies at RM30.00 per adult per night and RM20.00 per child per night.
- Weekend Surcharge – Every Friday and Saturday (Except 1st – 31st October 2016).
- Peak Season Surcharge – 1st July to 31st August 2016 (Except 6-9 July Super peak).
- School Holiday Surcharge – 13th to 21st March, 27th to 31st May, 1st to 2nd June, 6th to 11th June, 18th to 26th September 2016.
- Super Peak surcharge applies at RM100.00 per adult per night and RM50.00 per child per night.
- 30th April, 1st May, 3rd to 5th June, 6th to 9th July 2016
More Info : Summer Bay Resort Page
Visited : July 2016
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Posted Date : 21 July 2016
Posted Time : 3.00 am