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Top Islands & Beach Resorts in Malaysia

Malaysia is a treasure trove for pristine islands, lush green forest, immense heritage and diverse culture. In this article, we will introduce top islands & beach resorts in Malaysia.

Many of these islands are popular destinations for diving and water sports. The crystal clear waters and colourful corals provide a great draw to visit the country. Non-water sports enthusiasts will also not be disappointed. The powdery soft sandy beaches, warm sunshine and the lack of hustle and bustle makes it a perfect place to relax and rejuvenate. On top of that, many islands also offer off-beaten tracks, old fishing villages as well as heritage sites and informative museums.

Take advantage as the ringgit weakens and opportunities to boost Malaysia’s tourism economy. We picked the top islands & beach resorts in Malaysia for you. Click on each destination for a closer look to your perfect holiday.

Pulau Pemanggil

Endless stretches of white sandy beaches and abundant marine life.

Pulau Pemanggil Jetty

Pulau Rawa

An uninhabited island that is surrounded by clean blue waters and boost a spotless white coral sand beach.

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Pulau Tinggi

Pulau Tinggi got its name from “Tinggi” means “high” in Malay, as symbolised by a 600m hill on the island.

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Pulau Sibu

Offshore coral reefs, sheltered coastlines, and its abundant marine life make Pulau Sibu a perfect location for scuba diving.

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Pulau Aur

Pulau Aur is furthermost away from the coast; the waters are deeper and crystal-clear, making it a diving paradise.

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Pulau Tioman

Tioman is the largest island that forms part of the volcanic group of islands known as the Seri Buat Archipelago.

Juara Bay, Tioman

Juara Bay, Tioman

Langkawi

Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea. Of the 99 islands, five of them are only visible and accessible during low tide.

Langkawi Sky Bridge

Langkawi Sky Bridge

Cherating Beach

Cherating is famous for its sparkling seas, pristine beaches and seaside coconut and palm trees.

Club Med Cherating

Club Med Cherating

Pulau Redang

The island is made famous by a popular Hong Kong movie “Summer Holiday” depicting scenes of crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches.

Pulau Redang, Terengganu, Malaysia Credits: redang.org

Pulau Redang, Terengganu

Port Dickson

The Port Dickson district is transformed from a bustling port to a beautiful beach resort haven now, where 50,000 people frequent daily.

Beach Resort, Port Dickson, Malaysia

Beach Resort, Port Dickson, Malaysia

Pangkor Island

Within its proximity are three other smaller islands. It is sheltered by Sumatra from the monsoons, making it the perfect resort getaway to visit all year round.

Pangkor Laut Resort

Pangkor Laut Resort

Perhentian Islands

Perhentian means stopping point in Malay and it was a resting stop for traders and fishermen between Malaysia and Thailand in the early days.

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