42960 Kuala Langat,
Carey Island is a hidden jewel a short drive from Kuala Lumpur. This lovely island is located to the south of Port Klang and west of Banting Town. KL is ~75km northeast while KLIA is ~60km east. Klang town centre is ~35km away.
Despite its name, many locals do not consider Pulau Carey to be an island in that sense of the word, as the body of water separating it from the mainland is in fact a river called Sungai Langat.
Pulau Carey is named after Edward Valentine John Carey, a British rubber planter who acquired the island from Sultan Sir Alaeddin Sulaiman Shah, patron of nearby Istana Bandar Jugra in Kuala Langat.
Things to do
Hatter’s Castle – Beautiful, colonial-era cottage bungalow with an exceptionally well-maintained, landscaped garden. Built in the 1920s, this was the former home of the plantation manager.
Mah Meri Cultural Village – Watch a traditional dance, buy handicrafts and learn to make headdresses using palm fronds. RM5.00/pax for walk-in visitors. Appointments are not necessary.
Amverton Cove Golf & Island Resort (Check pricing) – Fully-integrated resort with luxury villas available and plenty of activities (open to non-guests) including archery, flying fox, rock climbing, paintball, abseiling, kayaking, ATV, fishing, cycling and an Animal Island.
LS Fishing Pond – Popular giant grouper fishing pond (catch and release).
Pulau Carey beach (location in map below) – Though not suitable for swimming, the beach in Carey Island, called Pantai Tanjung Rhu, is good enough for relaxation and photography. Its location is pointed out in the map below.
Oil palm plantations – Much of Carey Island is covered with vast oil palm estates mostly owned by Sime Darby Bhd, the world’s largest producer of certified sustainable palm oil. Educational visits with prior permission from the company are allowed every once in a while.
Pulau Carey Seafood Restaurants
Many visitors come here exclusively for the seafood, claimed to be a notch above the typical fare you would find in the city.
Kang Guan Seafood Restaurant – Located right by the river that separates the island from the mainland, Kang Guan Seafood Restaurant has good food and great views.
I Suka Restaurant (Pork-free) – Also located by the river and next to LS Fishing Pond.
Seri Langat Seafood Restaurant – Located before the river.
Carey Island is located near the following destinations:
- Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen Temple (±20 minutes)
- Istana Bandar Jugra and Masjid Diraja Sultan Alaeddin (±17 minutes)
- Muzium Insitu Jugra, Bukit Jugra and Makam Sultan Abdul Samad (±30 minutes)
- Pantai Morib (±35 minutes)
|Amverton Cove Golf & Island Resort||Impian Morib Hotel|
How to get to Pulau Carey
There is no public transport that will bring you directly to Pulau Carey. A two-lane bridge and the SKVE at Teluk Panglima Garang connects the island to the mainland.
The best way to get here is to drive from KL city center to Teluk Panglima Garang via the Klang-Banting road. From Teluk Panglima Garang, narrow roads takes you past rustic Malay villages to Carey Island. The drive takes about an hour.