PULAU PAYAR MARINE PARK is situated in the northern part of the Straits of Malacca, 19 nautical miles south of Langkawi and encompasses the islands of Pulau Payar, Pulau Lembu, Pulau Segantang and Pulau Kaca. The marine park teems with a fascinating diversity of marine life and vegetation. Pulau Payar is the most popular of the islands as its sheltered waters are ideal for snorkelling, diving and swimming. Among the enchanting dive spots is the Coral Garden, an area covered with bright, multi-hued soft corals.
Visitors can get to Pulau Payar from Kuah Jetty by catamaran or speedboat. The catamaran takes about 45 minutes to get to Pulau Payar while the speedboat takes about an hour. It is advisable to book the catamaran service a day before the trip. An entry fee to the marine park is chargeable.