Sailing in Malaysia
Langkawi is a haven for yacht charter. Three marinas have modern international-class facilities, including the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club and Rebak Marina on the island of Pulau Rebak Besar.
The islands south of Langkawi are within easy reach and include the developing fishing village of Pulau Tuba where you’ll find many good basic Malay style restaurants. Pulau Dayang Bunting has small beaches with access to a cave and stream. From here sail to the beautiful freshwater Lake of the Pregnant Maiden, which has many good anchorages.
You can sail north of Langkawi across the border to Thailand where you’ll find Ko Tarutao and the Butangs – a world famous scuba diving area where enthusiasts and first time divers find fish and colourful creatures of all kinds in the warm crystal clear water.
Langkawi on the west coast s a very pleasant sailing destination all year. There are two seasons. During the November to April season, the weather is consistently sunny and dry with calm seas and the NE winds 10-15 knots are ideal for sailing. In the May to October season, the SW winds pick up, though sailing is still sheltered in most of the cruising area. The area is tidal with a range of approximately 2m.