Perfect Beaches in Malaysia for Best Beach Holiday

Attractions in Malaysia

Malaysia is a land where one can see multi ethnic and multicultural activities taking place altogether. Malaysia shares its land borders with Thailand, Indonesia, and Brunei and its marine borders with with Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Kuala Lampur is the capital and also holds the name for the most fast growing metropolitan regions in the country. Speaking about Malaysia’s landscape, you would find that the country has stunning natural scenery, from the lush green Cameron Highlands to the exotic sandy beaches in Langkawi. To know Malaysia, one has to love Malaysia.

As Malaysia is known for its multiculturalism, it has also made the country a home to hundreds of colourful festivals. The natives of the country are very warm, welcoming and friendly. One would never feel out of place in Malayasia and that is the beauty of the country. Malaysia's key attractions are in its extreme contrasts. From towering skyscrapers and five-star hotels to far away from ancient reefs and from sandy beaches to humid mangroves, Malaysia is filled with surprises, a land waiting to be discovered.

Best Beaches in Malaysia

Speaking about the sandy beaches and islands of the country, a few best choices would be the Penang & Langkawi Islands, Pangkor Island, Tioman Island, Sipadan – Sabah, and Rantau Abang.

Penang's outstanding beaches also known as the “Pearl of the East” have made it one of the most popular destinations in the region. On the other hand, Langkawi is not only known for its white sandy beaches but also for its Malaya legends.

The Pangkor Island is a peaceful island, with forest and hills sloping gently down to white sandy beaches and crystal clear blue waters. Tioman Island in Pahang is known for its adventurous landscape and deep sea fishing. It is also one of the biggest islands with sparse population.


Sipadan is considered as one 10 best dive locations in the world. The formation of the island is so mesmerizing that’s it is by living corals growing on top of an extinct undersea volcano. One of the most exceptional feature of this island is the precipitous reef which attracts rich and diverse marine life like turtles, jacks, colorful coral creatures.

Last on the list is Rantau which is south of Kuala Terengganu, known for its famous giant leatherback turtles that come to the shore from May to September to lay their eggs and hatch the young turtles. The best time to catch a view of this magnificent animal is during full moon and during high tide. These turtles are protected by the local animal wildlife authority.

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