Eeny meeny miny moe, which of the 101 islands in Langkawi should we visit? How about spending the day on a private island? Yes please, sign me up! Paradise 101 the island is called. You might be wondering why… well it’s because it is the 101st island in Langkawi and it feels like paradise.
Located just off the Telaga Harbour at Pantai Kok in Langkawi, Paradise 101 can be accessed via boat shuttle, which takes just 2 minutes. Owned by adventure company Naam, the island is 2 acres and is surrounded by white sandy beach, tall casuarina and pinoh trees, day-resort facilities, and the beautiful Andaman sea.
Paradise 101 is an eco-friendly day-resort island that you can spend the day relaxing, sun baking, swimming, and enjoying water sports. Everyday there’s a full crew of over 15 making sure island is kept clean to ensure your enjoyment.
The island itself offers a beautiful backdrop – lush greenery from the main island and the beautiful Andaman sea surrounds, and in the distance, you can catch a glimpse of Langkawi’s cable car.
During our visit to the island, we meet our wonderful guide Ezammer, who meets us near the Telaga Harbour to take u on the short boat ride across to Paradise 101. It’s literally a 5 minutes ride across the water. So, no sea sickness excuses, because it is super easy to get to the private island Paradise 101.
Table of Contents
- Why spend time at the Paradise 101 island?
- 10 Things to do on the Paradise 101 Island in Langkawi
- To Book
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Why spend time at the Paradise 101 island?
It’s free from crowds. So this means you can take those insta-worthy shots without a crowd of people in the background. Less crowds means more relaxation and rejuvenation, plus a more personalized service from Naam to you. And what sets Paradise 101 apart is that it is private and they do restrict how many guests can be on the island daily.
With a dedicated crew on the island, Paradise 101 creates a safe and pleasant environment, which gives you peace of mind when visiting the island. Plus who doesn’t want to say they spent the day on a private island?
And if water sport is your kind of thing – Paradise 101 have got you covered here. There is an array of water sport activities that are offered at specially discounted rates for all day pass visitors to the island.
It is possible to spend the full day on the island, because the day-resort facilities are enough to keep you busy and feeling comfortable. There is an on-site bar and restaurant, offering a full range of drinks and a snack menu. You will also have access to towels, bottled water, changing room facilities, private cabanas, and the sunset deck with your day pass.
10 Things to do on the Paradise 101 Island in Langkawi
If you are keen to get your adrenaline pumping, Paradise 101 offers jet skiing rides off the island. Hop on Naam’s Yamaha Wave Runners and speed around the Andaman Sea…you could even try doing some tricks such as a donut. Paradise 101 offers specially discounted rates on their water sport activities for day pass holders to the island.
Floating Theme Park
Just off the main beach of Paradise 101 is an inflatable aqua park obstacle course called WIBIT. It is a floating playground made up of a series of runways, slides, climbers, and a trampoline. Bring your energy along, because you can easily spend hours working your way through this inflatable obstacle course.
Soar across the Andaman Sea on a zip line. The zip line on Paradise 101 is the only one that crosses the Andaman Sea. And when you visit the island, you are entitled to a special discounted rate to hop on the zip line.
For us, after having spent almost a day jet skiing around the islands, we wanted to do something different, so we hopped on the jet pilot.
The jet pilot is similar to the donut ride. You sit on a donut shaped inflated tube, which is then towed by a jet ski at a high speed around the water. Its action packed and full of adrenaline. And don’t forget to hold on tight and enjoy the ride!
I have to admit – I was screaming my head off, but it was oh so much fun!
If you think you’ve run out of water sport activities, think again. Banana boating is another fun water activity that Paradise 101 runs. You sit on an inflatable tube (shaped like a banana, hence the name) and the tube is towed by either a small boat or a jetski. Similar to the jet pilot experience, banana boating can be thrilling especially when the jet ski reaches a high speed.
Sunbake by the Beach
While there are plenty of shaded spots on the island, there is also a good amount of sunny areas along the white sandy beach. Hop onto one of the beach chairs or lay your towel down on the sand, and enjoy some ‘me’ time sunbaking and taking it easy. There’s a gentle breeze that comes through off the ocean, making it oh-so relaxing.
Enjoy an Afternoon Nap in a Hammock
There is nothing more relaxing that laying in a gentle rocking hammock whilst surrounded with fresh air, a lovely ocean breeze, and the sound of nature.
Paradise 101 offers a number of hammocks to lie in while relaxing on the beach. It’s the perfect way to relax and rejuvenate.
Sip on a Cocktail (or 2) at the OMG Bar
Whether it’s a pina colada, or if you prefer an ice-cold beer, the OMG bar has got you covered. Here you’ll find a full bar at affordable prices. Enjoy your drink at the bar itself, or walk over to any part of the island to enjoy the idyllic scenery that surrounds Paradise 101.
I am always on the lookout for special spots to watch the sunset everywhere I go. There are a number of great spots around Langkawi for sunset, but for somewhere more unique and different, Paradise 101 is the spot for you. You can catch the gorgeous Langkawi sunset from the open air sunset deck.
Host Your Next Event
Destination events are so totally fun – everyone is in holiday mode, which means guaranteed more fun. So, if you are really looking for a point of difference at your next event, you might want to consider Paradise 101. I mean c’mon…imagine hosting your next event…on a private island!
It is possible to book the whole island for your private event, and the Paradise 101 team will work closely with you to help organize it.
Simply visit the Naam website to book your day pass to Paradise 101. It is RM240 (A$75 / U$59) per adult for a day pass, and RM120 per child (A$38 / U$30), which includes:
- Return boat shuttle
- Towel & Welcome Drink
- Access to day-resort facilities
- Beach games such as volleyball
- Rental of Kayak
- Fun on the floating obstacle course
- Specially discounted rates on various watersport activities and the zip line
GETTING AROUND LANGKAWI
The best way to get around Langkawi is truly by hiring your own car. There’s minimal public transportation and taxis are limited. It’s quite easy to drive in Langkawi, so if you have your license, I highly recommend hiring a car. And if you do so, you definitely should check out GoCar.
GoCar is an on-demand car hire platform, which means that you can hire a car at any time of the day. Whether it’s per hour or per day, GoCar offers flexibility… meaning you only pay for what you use. Currently GoCar is available in over 50 locations across Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi in Malaysia.
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No compensation was received for this review, however we were guests of Naam Adventure. All opinions remains my own and I only promote products/services that I love.