Malaysia is tourist favourite because of Malaysia beaches, historical structures, rainforests, and lively cities. The most iconic among them have to be its splendid beaches that draws tourists from afar. You will find many great resorts, water sports, and adventure activities to do nearby the beaches to make for an amazing tourist vacation.
With a presence of 900 islands and 3,000 miles of coastline, you can only imagine how great a tourist potential the Malaysia beaches have. The turquoise-colored beaches and soft-golden sands make them one of the best in the world. Interestingly, while the neighboring popular Thailand beaches are way more commercialized and jam-packed with tourists, Malaysia still retains much of its raw natural charm.
Perhentian Islands, Kota Kinabalu, Batu Ferringhi, Mersing, Langkawi, Tioman Island, Bachok, Tanjung Bungah, Redang Island, Semporna, Port Dickson are some of the best islands in Malaysia. We have covered in detail how amazing these islands are, how unique they are from other islands, and how we can pick the right one to chill and enjoy! Go read.
One of the most visited beaches in Malaysia, the Perhentian Islands is known for providing an experience of natural and unspoiled beauty to tourists. The place lets you experience beautiful turquoise waters and palm-fringed shorelines, accompanied by coral reefs rich in marine life (blue-spotted rays, sea turtles, and clownfishes around here). The trails leading up to Perhentian Islands cut through the thick jungle – fusing different stretches of beach around the island.
In a total of 7 Perhentian islands, only two main islands: Perhentian Besar (Big Perhentian) and Perhentian Kecil (Small Perhentian), are permanently inhabited. You get to experience scuba diving, kayaking, snorkeling, and other adventure activities in these places. You can also stop-by at some of the best resorts in this location.
The capital of Sabah, Malaysia, and one of the most-visited tourist places, Kota Kinabalu will amaze you with its splendor and beauty. The place is surrounded by the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, home to five islands that has stunning sandstone outcrops, tropical forests, and white sandy beaches gently leading up to the sea.
The island’s facilities have all the hospitality – a nice diving place, the best nearby stay options, several good places to eat, and so much more. The beach also has nice healthy coral reefs that are perfect for snorkeling and diving. There are also hiking trails crisscrossing through the islands that lead all the way to caves and forested cliffs.
One of the most-visited attractions in Malaysia and a beach resort located just outside of the popular George Town, Batu Ferringhi is a famous water sports destination. Sunset horseback riding and parasailing are two popular activities here. The seafront and its stretch of white sand make for an amazing destination for all those who love to relax under the sun. Being very close to a major city, Batu Ferringhi brings local residents who are looking for an amazing weekend getaway.
This beach is relatively well-developed compared to other beaches in the country. You have a wide range of eating options, an amazing vibe with live music and laid-back cafes, and a lively night market that sells from inexpensive souvenirs to traditional batik textiles. Nothing can get better than this.
It is a coastal town located in Southeast Malaysia. The place is also the main departing point for boats that are heading to nearby islands, such as Pulau Rawa, a tropical island resort with blue waters that slope straight into the ocean and perfect for swimming. There are many such touristy spots at the site.
The town has several unique, serene beaches located just minutes from its center. The place offers amazing snorkeling and diving opportunities, along with kayaking and sailing.
A group of 104 islands in Malaysia, Langkawi is one of the fascinating island landmasses in Malaysia. The entire island landscape (most still uninhabited) is divided into two sections: the northern part, which is mostly secluded islands, and the souther islands, which get majority of international tourism. Of the few inhabited Langkawi islands, Pulau Langkawi, or the main Langkawi island is the largest and one of the best.
However, the most famous one is Pentail Cenang, where you can enjoy a good time at some of the best cafés and restaurants, with a wide variety of shops nearby, and of course, you can have the pleasant experience of sunbathing on the soft white sand.
It is another unique place to visit in Malaysia, which is a natural preserve surrounded by some of the whitest beaches in Malaysia. The entire terrain is a densely forested island with a striking coral reefs – undoubtedly one of the best for surfers and nature lovers. Nature enthusiasts can spot several rare endangered species and can even experience jungle trekking to liven up their adventurous spirits.
An important point here is that Tioman is a duty-free region, so the prices are much lower compared to other popular islands in Malaysia. The island sees a lot of tourists coming to the place to engage in snorkel and scuba diving activities.
Located right on the South China Sea, the Bachok area is blessed with a beautiful sandy coastline along with dense jungle-covered hills, which make for a perfect picnic and hiking location in a more rural setting. The place is best if you would like to experience the indigenous side of Malaysia.
The main beach in the region is Pantai Irama (also called “beach of melody”), which attracts tourists from afar because of the regular special events and celebrations and live music being played every weekend. On the other hand, weekdays are pretty chill for you to sunbathe your stress out or enjoy a long walk on the sand – a perfect holiday vacation opportunity here.
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