Fronting Dayang Blues Resort, the only accommodation on Pulau Dayang. If you are staying across the sea channel in Pulau Aur, you can charter a small boat from either Teluk Berhala or Teluk Ba’ai for RM5 per pax. The journey across the channel should take less than 5 minutes.
Setting foot on Pantai Pasir Putih (or the beach of “white sands”) gave me a sense of deja vu. The beach reminds me of my previous island trip to Pulau Rawa which possesses uncanny resemblance of superb white sandy beach, immaculately clear waters and towering granite walls some distance away from the ocean. If you have some doubts, do check my photos taken at Rawa Safaris Resort.
Or I was just being silly? Never mind. One can argue until the whale shark comes home (I wish!) but Pantai Pasir Putih is simply breathtaking. Actually, the official name of the beach is Pasir Panjang, as gazetted by a signpost at the jetty, but really, there are one too many Pasir Panjangs (which means “Long Beach”) in the islands of Malaysia, namely in Pulau Redang, Pulau Perhentian and Pulau Tioman. So, let’s stick with Pasir Putih as advertised by internet travel guides. Plus, the beach is not exactly that long, rendering the name Pasir Panjang as a misnomer.
So the beach of “white sands”, or Pantai Pasir Putih, does really have super soft and powdery sands. There are a number of beach chairs provided by Dayang Blues Resort where you can frolic in the sun to get the sugary brown skin that your bosses will envy in the next working day at the office. Or gather some friends for a great game of beach volleyball at the designated court provided by the resort.
Some snorkeling can be done here, although be wary of the many dive and passenger boats at the jetty. The area can be very hectic with diesel-charged boat activities especially when the loud gangs of scuba divers return back from their underwater search for whale sharks and manta rays. The beach also houses, well, a “house reef” where one or two sunken fishing trawlers lie eternally some meters below the surface, although I did not observe any scuba trips done at the “house reef”.
Overall, Pantai Pasir Putih is a fabulous place to be. So don’t miss it!