Imagine yourself drinking a fresh fruit juice on a remote paradise tropical island, well Malaysia is the perfect place for this. Still wild and authentic, one of the less touristic countries in South Asia, perfect to flew away from the stressful modern world.
A grand destination for a beach getaway, with its idyllic coasts, bountiful coral reefs for diving enthusiasts, and other water activities, jungle full of exotic species…
1 – EXPLORE LANGKAWI
It is the “jewel of Kedah”, a federal state on the maritime border with Thailand. The landscape is composed of paddy fields, green hills, jungle and paradises beaches, bathed by a turquoise sea and covered with white sand. The best known is Pantai Cenang, spacious and well served, where you can swim in calm waters and admire some of the most beautiful sunsets in Malaysia. The coastline is surrounded by a palisade of palm trees.
2 – TIOMAN ISLAND
According to legend, the island of Tioman is home to the dragon princess who, having fallen in love with the sea, would have crouched in the waters. Without a doubt, this island is one of the most beautiful in Malaysia and it is included in a protected marine park. In addition to relaxing on the beach, you can enjoy a wide range of activities, including diving among fish and rock climbing.
We recommend you the beach of Juara, a bay protected by a lush forest and facing the coral reef or Monkey Bay, near Salang, perhaps the most beautiful beach in Tioman: a beautiful natural pool around which monkeys often walk.
3 – GAYA ISLAND
Gaya Island is a paradise for ecotourism enthusiasts. Its beaches are covered with coral sand with shades ranging from golden to pink. The island is located off the coast of Borneo, in an area that is not yet submerged by mass tourism. The island is included in the Tunku Abduk Rahman National Park which includes nearby coral-forming islands. In addition to relaxing on beautiful beaches, the lucky tourists who come here have at their disposal tens of kilometers of hiking trails: walking in the tropical jungle, you will meet monkeys, reptiles and many other wild species.
4 – REDANG ISLAND
The island of Redang is the main island of an archipelago of nine islands, located along the eastern coast of the Malaysian peninsula and included in a protected marine park. As you can easily guess, this is the ideal destination for a holiday in contact with nature, where you can snorkel in heavenly waters and swim among tropical fish and turtles. Among the most popular places to sunbathe is Long Beach, a beautiful bay lined with irregular rocks: covered with very fine sand which offers absolute relaxation.
5 – RAWA ISLAND
Little private island owned by the family of the Sultan of Johor with only one exclusive resort. It’s the typical idyllic tropical island for you to relax well! You can snorkel, scuba-dive, do hobby cat sailing, and kayaking. In terms of what sort of natural beauty it has to offer -it’s drop-dead gorgeous.
6 – PERHENTIAN ISLAND
This archipelago is known to be home to some of the most spectacular and wild beaches in Malaysia. You can reach it by boat, floating on the beautiful seabed that makes divers happy with their hidden wonders. By traveling the Besar and the Kecil, respectively “large” and “small” islands, you will discover coves and semi-deserted bays and beaches where you can enjoy good grilled fish.
Turtle Bay is the one who will captivate your soul with its pristine landscapes, in this case, there are no beach facilities on the beach to protect turtle habitat.
FANCY A TRIP?
There has never been a better time to explore Malaysian Islands than now, before all the tourists return! If you’re planning a trip there, we would love to help you arrange the perfect journey. Please feel free to reach out to us for advice, planning or allow us to tailor the perfect adventure for your needs.
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