The resort started its operated since 2000 and has since grown somewhat. During my visit, the resort was adding a few more lodging units in the backyard of its compound, what more with the recent closure of neighbouring Blue Coral Resort. A peculiar resort name, I must say, although the resort probably has to capitalise somewhat on the tremendous popularity of Pulau Redang which is located some 30 minutes to the south in order to secure more island vacationers.
The resort is fronting the beautiful beach of Pantai Pasir Air. There is no proper disembarkation jetty for the resort, but fret not, as the medium-sized passenger boats can often get as close to the beach as possible to avoid you soaking your feet in the seawater. Depending on the tide situation, boat transfer from a smaller boat to the passenger boats may become necessary. A jetty construction is currently underway and is undertaken by the state government.
Boats to Pulau Lang Tengah will depart from Merang Jetty, just like the boats to Pulau Redang. Just make sure you get to the correct jetty. For example, Redang Lang Island Resort has designated a private jetty that is further inside the river estuary of Sungai Merang. Its jetty is located on the main road linking Kuala Terengganu to Kota Bharu and is equipped with ample parking spaces as well as bathrooms. Passenger boats operated by the resort depart from the private jetty at 1000hrs daily.
There are a total of 40 rooms in the resort. As mentioned previously, the resort is adding a few more rooms. The room categories are not segregated by Superior, Deluxe, etc per se, but rather by twin-, triple- or quad-sharing basis. That being said, the rooms are placed on either longhouse-style configuration or semi-detached chalets. In general, there is nothing much I can describe about the room which is pretty basic. Each room is equipped with both ceiling fan (somewhat noisy when it is turned on) and split air-conditioner unit. Each room comes with an attached bathroom with hot shower.
The facilities at the resort are rather adequate, depending on where your expectation lies. The one and only restaurant serves three daily meals per day, ie: breakfast, lunch and dinner. For bare necessities, a gift shop opposite the restaurant sells some basic items like camera films, soft drinks, cigarettes, etc. There is an open-air pavilion in the middle of the compound where a colour TV is placed with ASTRO channels. For avid divers, the resort hosts a dive centre which is run by the nice and friendly folks from Scuba Amigo based in Seri Kembangan. As for outdoor activities, there are a number of stylish sun beds arranged facing the beautiful beach of Pantai Pasir Air, while rental for banana boat rides, canoes and snorkeling equipment are available at the activity centre.
Fronting the resort is Pantai Pasir Air which is the better of the two beaches on the island. Snorkeling can be done at Batu June on the far left-hand side of Pantai Pasir Air.
There are close to 20 dive sites on Pulau Lang Tengah and all are easily accessible from the resort. Due to its small location, access to the furthest dive sites should not take more than 20 minutes. During my stay at the resort, I did two dives at Karang Bahar and Karang Nibong. Suffice to say that the dive sites in Pulau Lang Tengah are surprisingly nice and are definitely comparable to the best ones in Pulau Redang and Pulau Perhentian.
The resort offers both snorkeling and diving packages. For twin-sharing basis, 2D1N snorkeling package is priced at RM250 per person while package prices for 3D2N or 4D3N are RM350 per person and RM450 per person respectively. Extra surcharges are applied to these prices for weekend stays.
As prices and itineraries are subjected to change, my advice is to check directly with the resort for any discrepancies.