Note * Langkawi Island hopping is good way off getting a feel for surrounding waters.Langkawi island hopping is the one of the must- do activity when visit Langkawi Island .The trip will take around Dayang Bunting Island ,Beras Basah Island and Singa Besar Island .All around Langkawi, you can find long stretches of fine white sand and a vast expanse of sea. Swimming and sunbathing are tame options but water sports like sailing and jet-skiing as well as snorkelling and diving offer thrills.
see the eagle feeding activities.
Plan for an island-hopping trip. Langkawi is actually made up of a cluster of 99 islands (104 at low tide and only about 50 per cent have been named).
Except for the main island of Langkawi and Tuba, the rest are unoccupied, including the popular Pulau Dayang Bunting (Island Of The Pregnant Maiden) where operators at a lake on the island offer boating facilities.
As you approach Dayang Bunting, there’s no mistaking the silhouette of a pregnant woman lying on her back. According to local folklore, it is believed that barren women will be able to conceive after they bathe in the lake or drink its water.
One wonders if the alkaline properties of the limestone bedrock underneath the water have anything to do with it? While you ponder on the mystery, let your eyes take in the stunning karst landscape with the deep green waters of the lake. It’s a marvel because just outside the karst walls is the salty sea.
The lake is a shallow depression formed by continuous dissolution of limestone bedrock. The formation of a doline followed due to the collapse of an underground cave ceiling several thousand years ago. It filled with rainwater and eventually the lake was formed with a depth about the height of a four-storey building! Another special feature of the island is the fine quality limestone marble found here. Its unique geology has earned the island the name Marble Geoforest Park, part of the protected, Unesco-recognised Langkawi Geopark.
Spend some time too at other islands like Lima, Tuba, Bumbun, Singa Besar, Singa Kecil and Jong which looks like a ship. You can also liken the rock faces and shapes of most of the islands to things, people and animals and marvel at all the geological landscapes and formations that date back to more than 220 million years ago.
Articles / journals about Langkawi ;
..Island hopping is a good way of getting a feel for Langkawi's surrounding waters. This is one of the must-do activity when visiting Langkawi. Gurl enjoyed it very much especially when the boat hit the strong wave. ...This trip will take you to three different islands which is Pulau Singa Besar, Pulau Beras Basah & Pulau Dayang Bunting. The whole trip takes about 4 hours. We took off from Pantai Tengah @ about 3 pm. The first destination is Pulau Singa Besar. We dont really alight from the boat. Here, the boat man throws the chicken skin into the water.. hold your breath and watch the eagles gracefully swoops down for their meals! However, there are not so many eagles around at that time. According to the boat man, there are more aegles in the morning...from Red Scoot Blog.