Malaysia Holiday Islands
Top Islands in Malaysia
Langkawi – A top travel destination in Malaysia, it is part of Kedah state which is a duty-free island. Each year, Langkawi welcomes millions of visitors to its shores. It houses beaches like Pantai Kok and Pantai Cenang while Kuah town hosts attractions like the Langkawi Underwater world and Dataran Helang.
Tioman – Among the most beautiful islands in the world, Tioman packs in some of the most scenic landscapes you can find anywhere. It has several excellent beaches like Salang and Tekek while its Ayer Batang or ABC has been receiving very positive reviews from visitors.
Kapas – A great marine park for nature lovers, Kapas is a must-see place for divers and water lovers. If you like snorkelling, then, Kapas Island is your best bet.
Perhentian – Made up of Pulau Perhentian Besar and Perhentian Kecil, this is where nature is at its best. Make no mistake about it, Pulau Perhentian is all about the sea, sun and sand. That is what you will enjoy in abundance here. Diving and snorkelling are staple activities here.
Redang – The Redang Marine Park takes up most of the land space of this island. If you are looking for crystal clear waters and white, sandy beaches, then Pulau Redang is where you must go.
Sipadan – Sipadan Island must be in your list of must-go if you are a scuba diver. After all, it is one of the most popular diving islands in the world. Mabul, Kapalai and Semporna are hop-off points here where you can get to places of interests and some of the most beautiful dive sites ever existed.
Pangkor – A place to unwind if you like peace and tranquillity with a rustic feel. Pangkor Island gives you a lot of sightseeing options and great food like the traditional ikan bakar or grilled fish.
Smaller islands with excellent sights
Mabul – One of the major islands favoured by divers who come to Sipadan Island. Mabul packs a lot of beautiful sceneries while you get to enjoy the sun and some sand too.
Tenggol – Preferred destination among seasoned divers, Tenggol Island in Terengganu is practically untouched with some of the most beautiful corals you can ever find.
Rawa – A scenic island off the eastern coast, Rawa Island is your perfect destination for a beach-side holiday. The cliffs here dates back to millions of years while you can go snorkelling and swimming in the clear, pristine waters.
Lang Tengah – If you are a conservationist and would like to be part of a volunteer for the preservation of turtles, then this is your ideal destination. Off the coast of Terngganu, Lang Tengah is a known destination for turtles to come here during their seasons to lay eggs. Besides that, you can go snorkelling in the crystal, clear waters or take walks at the fine, sandy beaches.
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