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“Clean, quiet, beach. Great food.”

Ranked #24 of 92 things to do in Langkawi
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Clean, quiet, beach. Great food.”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

This little beach is the best on the island. It was a lot quieter than the pictures suggest. 2RM entry (about 40p) but it's to keep the beach clean...and it is clean. It can be difficult to get a taxi here, because there isn't any phone or signal, but it can be found easily with a scooter if you hire one. There is a small ramshackle hut serving food, which is so good that you'll hardly believe it came from a kitchen housed inside pallets and tarpaulin! If you have big stomachs, pre-order the "3 course" meal (more like 5 or 6) before lunch. You have to pre-order because the owners travel daily to the local fish market to get the freshest fish and produce available. It will set you back 45RM per head and when you convert it (£8/$14/€10) you'll do the maths 3 or 4 times because you'll be sure you've made a mistake. The pineapple curry and the winter-melon chips were highlights, but there is something new every night. There are also snacks available throughout the day and free coffee, or sliced pineapple may come your way if you are lucky. Make this a stop if you are here for a month or a day.

Visited April 2014
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Langkawi District, Malaysia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A small clean beach”
Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

The entry fee for the beach is 2RM, being charged by a hotel on the beach. The beach as such is clean, but the region isn't known for its sand I guess.

The water is moderately clear, but clean.

There's a small place that serves rice and little sea food as well, which was moderately priced.

The public facilities at the beach, weren't all that well maintained.

All in all a pretty decent beach, and the 2RM is helping keep the beach clean I guess.

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Brussels
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Super place for a relaxing day”
Reviewed 16 March 2014

As said in other review, this is the best kept secret. It's amazing because other part (and less beautiful) part of the Langkawi very overly crowded while this place was always calm and peaceful.
There is a little bar whit very good food and the ticket of 2 RM allows the beach to stay clean and not trashy as others on the island.
We took sometime to find it the first time, just turn on the right when you arrive at the "Mona Resort" and be careful of the monkeys cause they tend to steal your belongings.

Visited March 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“shhhhhh- keep this secret!”
Reviewed 27 February 2014

This beach is hard to locate if you are not familiar with its location. But it is sooo nice. The beach is small, located in a protected cove. The water is clean and clear, the white sand is powderly with no shells! The beach provides lots of shade. There is a concession stand a few meters from the water, and there is free toilet and shower stalls to use.I vote it as #1 in langkawi! But i secretly hope that it stays this quaint form without swamps of people!!

Visited February 2014
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Penang Island, Malaysia
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“From good to terrible!”
Reviewed 4 February 2014

This beach has now been handed over to a resort operator (Mona Resorts) who has a few chalets there and they are now collecting RM2 per person for access to the beach. This is supposedly as they clean the beach and maintain the public facilities. Previously the access was free and you pay RM1 to use the shower facilities which is reasonable.

The beach is still nice however the public facilities are not maintained at all!!! All the Men's toilets were out of order, with one toilet door almost falling off and all toilets did not have any running water including flush not working since no water. The two urinals were overflowing with urine. None of the sinks (4-5nos.) had running water. There was a high tap which you had to fix to a garden hose to use as a shower.....8 of us were queuing to use it!!!

Ladies toilet was no better, two large blue pails outside which had water and ladies had to use that water with a scoop. Wife had to move one pail with 1/4 water left into ladies tolet for daughter to "bathe".

Effort to speak to the operator was met with defensiveness and arrogance!! Was informed that the toilet door was just damaged "yesterday" and he had all ready complaint to the relevant authorities to have it fixed. Informed him that I was a hotelier and understood this thing happen but he should resolve it in other ways. He did not seem to be concerned of the lack of cleanliness & basic facilities and was proudly announced that he was a seasoned hotelier and came back to promote Langkawi...walked off at this point and told him that he was not true hotelier as he did not understand customer service and was promoting Langkawi negatively.

Such a waste of a great beach to have the experience marred by such an arrogant operator who shows no empathy or do injustice to the trust given to them to manage it. He was more interested inarranging local cakes for sale at the sad excuse for a cafe that he was operating there...

Unfortunately photos that I took of the toilets were accidentally deleted....I'm sure anyone going there can verify the details above on the toilets

Visited February 2014
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