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Top Islands in Malaysia for Travelers

Top Islands in Malaysia for Travelers

Dec 22, 2014

One of the main reasons that make Malaysia to stand out among other popular tourist attractions is due to its fascinating islands. The country boasts over 878 islands and many more geographical aspects such as ridges, sandy banks and rocks in the sea. The tropical rainforests and luscious beaches create a variety of options for the visitors including exploration, snorkeling and even diving. Visitors can also explore the astounding coral reefs with ease as the water is clear. Some of the most sought after islands in Malaysia include;


Langkawi Island is most popular for its beautiful beaches and it is also known to have the biggest collection of things to do and see. Reaching the tropical island is easy as it has its own international airport. Travelers hire a taxi or even bikes to explore the scenic island which features beaches, mangroves, rainforest and green mountains. You can also enjoy a variety of water sports especially due to the limestone cliffs, turquoise waters and silver sand. You can also visit several other attractions such as the Underwater World aquarium, oriental village, Eagle Square and even Laman Padi Rice garden. (image by : Jakub Michankow)

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Perhentian Islands

These islands attract many international travelers and are divided into small Perhentian/ Perhentian Kecil and big Perhentian/ Perhentian Besar. These islands are popular for their great diving opportunities and mesmerizing beaches. There are also comfy accommodations in the islands. The islands are also famous for numerous species of sharks, sea turtles and even coral. Tiny paths connect the various beaches.

Pulau Tioman

Not all of the Malaysian islands are popular for their lush green forests and beaches. Others are also embellished with delightful temples, beautiful colonial villages and bustling resorts. The island of Pulau Tioman is a great place you can experience rich culture of villages such as Genting and Juara. It is also a good place for swimming under waterfalls and jungle trekking.

Pulau Mabul

At Pulau Mabul, you will also find traditional villages whose huts are thatched. The island is also known for its gorgeous beaches and coconut trees. The are many species of small marine animals found in the island such as scorpion fish, frog fish, gobies, squids, various shellfish and even cuttlefish. The island is considered to be one of the world’s best diving destinations. (image by: Azrin Tajuddin)

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This is one of the best islands located in the eastern most tip of the Malaysian Borneo. The island is very famous with diver that the government has restricted the number of divers in the island to 120 each day. This was a measure taken to protect the delicate eco-system around this vacation spot. The island is home to over 3,000 species of fish and coral. Hawksbill turtles, sharks and rays are also in abundance around the island

The Penang Island is also popular especially due to its pristine beaches as well as luxurious hotels and resorts. There are many more islands in Malaysia that it would be difficult to describe each one of them. Do research on the Malaysian holiday packages so as you can know the popular ones and the islands that will offer you the best experiences.


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