When people hear about Malaysia, they instantaneously think about the beaches, sunshine, crystal clear water not to mention the soft and white sand that surrounds the coastline. In case this is what you are looking for, you just have to choose from the beaches you can find.
Redang is a real paradise, no wonder it is one of the most expensive beaches. Only few people live on the island, so it feels like you have the whole place just to yourself. There are a lot of different activities you could choose from, including snorkeling. In case you are lucky, you will see some turtles, since Redang is known as a sanctuary for sea turtles.
2. Perhentian Islands
These consist of several smaller islands, and they are located in the neighboring area of Redang. This is the favorite destination of the people traveling on a budget. The beaches seem to be untouched, except for the huts that you could rent for a relative small fee.
3. Tioman Island
This is a part of the protected marine park of the country and it is the favorite destination of divers and snorkelers. Since there are a lot of corals, it is no wonder that this place is home to numerous different species of tropical fish. Since the island is close to Singapore, there are a lot of tourists from both Malaysia and Singapore.
This is the island that never sleeps. This may be due to the fact that this is the duty-free island of the country. The truth is that the beach isn’t as beautiful as in case of the other islands, there is a wider choice of hotels, shops and restaurants. This is why here you will find the most tourists.
5. Pangkor Island
Just as in the previous case, this isn’t the prettiest beach, but it is at a driving distance from Kuala Lumpur, and this is why it is a popular destination for weekend escapades. There are a lot of hotels here, including private floating bungalows.
You may have heard about this destination before, and it is considered to be the favorite of divers. Here you can find Golden Beach and Turtle Beach, both of them being part of a national park. If you like to see wild animals in their natural habitat, this is the right place for you.
7. Lang Tengah
The island is located between Redang and Perhentian islands and it is considered to be the gem of the region. Nonetheless keep in mind that this is a small island, so all there is for you to do is to sunbathe, swim and do nothing on the beach. Although you could do some diving, remember that some of the tourists saw a real shark for the first time while staying on this island.
There are so many places to visit when you get to Malaysia that you may be overwhelmed by the abundance of choices. Still you will manage to find one you like.