- 2D1N stay for 7 for RM498 (up to RM850 value)
- 3D2N stay for 7 for RM988 (up to RM1,700 value)
- 4D3N stay for 7 for RM1,388 (up to RM2,550 value)
Hotel at a glance
Tucked away in the heart of the main resort island off the coast of Perak, Pangkor Vacation Stay offers a selection of serviced apartments for the convenience of business travellers and families alike. The property offers spacious accommodations set in various blocks within the complex that overlook its swimming pool and are within walking distance of the beach.
- 1,080sq ft room
- Bedding: 1x queen, 5x single, and 3x sleeping mats
- Max occupancy: 7 guests per room
- Swimming pool
Pangkor Island: What to see and do
Bearing semblance to a keris flanking Peninsular Malaysia’s west coast, Pangkor Island’s historical episodes lend the present isle an aura that embodies the symbolic melding of tactical values of the weapon’s undulating blades with the weaving of traditional values of its craftsmanship. Once occupied by the Dutch via their fortification of Teluk Gedung in 1670, the Eastern cusp of the island previously held strategic importance, affording the former occupants vantage over the tin-mining passages of neighbouring Perak and the coursing of the Manjung Straits that formed pathways for traversing trade vessels and then-hostile Sumatran forces. The island has since outgrown its outpost origins, making way for the current settlement of fishing villages and sprawl of resort havens, with various landmarks forming signposts of its battle-hardened antiquity. Among these are the aforementioned Dutch Fort, as well as the Batu Bersurat or Tiger Rock—an insignia of distant yesteryear strains between the foreign forces and local villagers.
Ensconced beside a small scattering of islets along its western coast comprised of Pulau Giam, Mentagor, and the privately run Pangkor Laut, Pangkor is located approximately 90km southwest of Ipoh and reachable within a 35-minute ferry ride from Lumut. While some attribute its moniker to the Thai phrase pang ko’, or ‘beautiful island’, others ascribe its christening to the legendary seafarer Pang Kui, believed to have imparted his seamanship to voyaging bands of pirates who once sought shelter on the island’s shores.
Cut to the present, and the island tract now provides refuge and sustenance for the enterprising kinship of fishermen situated in Sungai Pinang Kecil and Sungai Pinang Besar, to which the island owes its fresh catches and local produce of dried seafood, a mainstay of the native fishing community. Samplings of the island folks’ resourcefulness doesn’t end here however. Visitors can find trinkets and crafts shaped from coconut husks and shells, among readymade clothes, beach towels, and other holiday necessities sold at the beach-area night markets of Pasir Bogak and Teluk Nipah. Along with the saltwater town fare, sun-seeking spirits may traverse the cerulean stretches of the former’s waters and pristine reefs, and dive into the jade wash of waves of the latter’s, or take in seasonal sights of turtle-watching at Teluk Ketapang.
Delving past its shores and into the tropical expanse of the island, bolder adventurers abate pressing urges of wanderlust with up to four-hour treks leading up to Bukit Pangkor. Paved trails make way for raw hill terrain paths sprawling within the habitat of jungle wildlife before leading travellers to a suspension bridge canopied by lush forest greenery, prior to returning to familiar beach territory.