01.01.2010 - 28.02.2010 28 °C
Hey!!!!! We are in Burau Bay this week.
Burau Bay, or locally known as Pantai Teluk Burau, is located some 20 minutes from Langkawi International Airport. The only way to get here is by taxi which is RM20-RM30 each way. If you intend to circle the island of Langkawi itself, it is more cost-saving to rent a car that goes for anywhere between RM80 to RM150 per day.
Burau Bay or Teluk Burau is a fairly secluded beach in Langkawi. While Burau Bay is regarded as a public beach, the crowd mostly consists of the patrons coming from either Mutiara Burau Bay Resort or Berjaya Langkawi Beach & Spa Resort. We are staying at the Mutiara Burau Bay Resort.
The beach itself is very long. I estimate that it might take a 2-km walk from one end to the other. The water can be considered pleasant enough to swim in and not as murky as most other beaches in Langkawi. In fact, certain sections of the beach boast fairly crystal-clear water which is considered a rare offering in the island of Langkawi.
We went snorkelling since the water was very calm. Took some pictures of underwater animals, which I must say was AMAZING! We saw some star-fish and collected some sea shells. It was amazing to see the creature from the ocean coming up to the shore. We took a walk and we felt the soft sandy beach in our toes.
I tried the jet skiing and Andri and G wanted to do the Banana boat. We all tried the Banana boat, I fell down and Andri and G laughed.
The view from the beach is spectacular, with the jagged peaks of the Gunung Mat Chinchang nearby creates an awe-inspiring backdrop. A hive of water-based activities is normally conducted along the beach, mainly organised by the two resorts on Burau Bay. A number of beach chairs and umbrellas are provided on both ends of Burau Bay which are great for avid sun-worshippers.
Burau Bay is also a great location to view the sunset as well as the sunrise. It is probably one of the few beaches in Malaysia that geographically faces both the east and the west, albeit partially. During my visit, the sunset was simply breathtaking. A combination of dark blue, pink, and purple dotted the horizon, making a memorable sunset watching experience.
We wanted to try the Seashell Beach Café. This café is very relaxing, scenic outdoor and the food is light, local and international meal is served. The café is a great place to the see sunset while enjoying pre dinner or after-diner drinks with music from their resident band.