To the beach and sun enthusiasts Malaysia offers thousands of km of coastline and a multitude of islands with pristine beaches and crystal clear waters.
The Langkawi archipelago is a cluster of 99 islands just off the coast of Kedah, close to Perlis and just south of Thailand. Pulau Langkawi, noted for its legends and beautiful views, is the most developed in the group. It has good beaches, abundant marine life and offers an idyllic retreat from the urban jungle.
A duty-free port, this island of scenic, tranquil landscapes, has become a favorite destination for local and international visitors alike.
When to go:
The best time to go is between November and May when the humidity decreases, the skies are clear and rainfall is very minimal.
Small island off the east coast of Borneo in Malaysia, Sipadan is covered with thick rain forests and surrounded by sandy beaches and astonishingly rich marine life with turtles, sharks, coral reefs and much more. Thanks to the pleasant surroundings and tailored services, the island is known as one of the absolute hot spots of the world for scuba diving and snorkeling, The conditions on Sipadan are just right also for sun bathing and making long walks along the sandy beaches that circle this protected island.
When to Go:
The best time to visit Sipadan is between April and October, which means outside the rainy season.
Tioman Island is real hidden gem in Asia and offers incredibly stunning views for visitors. This magnificent island is located conveniently close to the airport. The natural beauty of the island is its biggest attraction and considered the most wonderful island on the east coast. It is favored by scuba divers with its colorful reefs and and home to a vast diversity of sea creatures, including two species of marine turtle.
When to go:
Apparently anytime between late-March and early November. The strong and sometimes dramatic South-Easterly winds occur around Early to Mid March
Set at the northern tip of Redang Island, off the east coast of the Malay Peninsula, this idyllic beach is lined with powder-soft sand surrounded by rain forest. Splash about in the turquoise waters of the sheltered lagoon, or swim out to Aziz’s Reef, 100 meters offshore, where you’ll find an underwater menagerie bursting with marine life.
When to go:
Redang is blessed with blue skies for most of the year, except between November and January when the monsoon strikes.
Other Beaches in Southeast Asia
- Beaches in Indonesia
- Beaches in Thailand
- Beaches in Vietnam
- Beaches in the Philippines
- Beaches in Cambodia