One of Penang Island’s most tucked-away sunbathing spots is waiting for you on this trip. After you’ve boarded a boat in the northern village of Teluk Bahang, you’ll set sail for picturesque Monkey Beach. This tree-shrouded stretch is named after the crab-eating macaques that live nearby and come to the sandy waterfront to find their dinner. Remember to pack your towel and swimming gear as you’re in prime territory for catching a few rays – plus a camera for the pinch-yourself views. Take care if you decide to have a dip, though, as the warm waters can attract jellyfish. The relaxation session’s broken up by a barbecue in the afternoon, with options like grilled chicken and seafood skewers on the menu.
You will have to get in and out of the boats into the sea, to get to the beach, so not getting wet is not an option. Monkey beach is a natural beach without changing facilities or sunbeds.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.