Malaysia’s tourism is not only well known for the Twin Towers or the bustling metropolis but also for beautiful paradise islands, with the cheap price and the not-too-crowded ambience. Are you looking for best beaches (Malaysia beach holiday destinations) and top islands in Malaysia? Let’s discover top 10 wonderful beaches and best islands in Malaysia with Living Nomads below.
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1. Rawa Island
Rawa is a beautiful little island which is 16km far from the east coast of peninsula Malaysia. This island only has two resorts located on the white sands. However, this place still attracts visitors by the peaceful scenery and natural cliffs straight into the sea. Due to its proximity to the main islands of Malaysia, Rawa is suitable for short journeys. From Kuala Lumpur, take a bus to Mersing where there will be a ferry ride to Rawa.
2. Sipadan Island
Sipadan Island is off the east coast of Boneo Island, in Malaysia’s Sabah state. Sipadan Island has long been known as a heaven for scuba diving lovers. The island has been voted by many worldwide diving magazines as one of the most beautiful diving spots in the world. Sipadan is actually a marine park, so people are not allowed to live on the island. Diving tourists who intend to go to the area must stay on Mabul Island or Kapalai Island, about 30 minutes from Sipadan Island by cano.
Situated on the eastern shore of Malaysia Island, with 3 sides facing the sea, the long coastline of Terengganu is covered by beautiful beaches with warm and blue waters. Terengganu has many islands that are definitely popular with tourists, such as Redang, Kapas, Perhentian and Tenggol Marine Parks. Outstanding among them is Redang with many great diving sites, majestic coral reefs, as well as the enormous variety of marine life.
Terengganu Island. Image by: top islands in malaysia blog.
Besides, sea lovers and nature lovers who look for a perfect holiday should go to Tanjung Jara – a resort designed according to the model of an ancient Malaysian castle.
4. Mabul Island
This is a small island off the south-east coast of Sabah with extremely tall coconut palms, attractive beaches, fine sand and turquoise sea water. Aside from being one of the most popular diving destinations in the world, Mabul Island is also home to a vast diversity of sea creatures. Alternatively, when visiting Mabul, you can also visit the traditional villages of Malaysia.
Alternatively, when visiting Mabul, you can also visit the traditional villages of Malaysia.