Named from the Thai ‘Pang Ko’, which means Beautiful Island, the Pangkor Islands certainly don’t disappoint. The Islands of Pangkor and Pangkor Laut offer white sand beaches, crystal clear waters and tropical interiors in a small but perfectly formed setting. Pangkor Island is a fishing village island with a range of accommodations, just 3 1/2 hours by car and boat or 35 minutes by air from Kuala Lumpur, with the tiny private island of Pangkor Laut just 40 minutes further away and home to one super luxurious resort. Wildlife lovers can enjoy monkey spotting, or witnessing the colourful hornbills, with wildlife eco tourism on the up here. A favourite spot to stay up close with nature is the beautiful Tigers Rock – think tropical gardens enclosing a refreshing pool, colourful artwork, breezy open air living and an abundance of fine Malay cuisine. The creepy crawlies enjoy close quarters but we absolutely love it. For something astonishingly luxurious splash out on the Pangkor Laut Resort on your own private island. Lap up the sunshine and relax on one of the most idyllic beaches in southeast Asia. If you need things to do then there is snorkelling aplenty and some hotels feature water sports or jet skis to keep everyone entertained.