9 Best Beaches of Malaysia You Must Visit

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9 Best Beaches of Malaysia You Must Visit

Pantai Cenang, Langkawi

9 Best Beaches of Malaysia You Must Visit

Skywalk in Langkawi

Langkawi is a beautiful archipelago off Malaysia’s northwest coast. Pulau Langkawi, the main island, is famous for its gorgeous beaches such as Pantai Cenang and Pantai Tengah, offering a range of water activities, vibrant nightlife.

Visitors may also enjoy duty-free shopping and visit the waterfalls. Explore the mangrove forests, take a cable car ride, and visit the Langkawi Sky Bridge.


9 Best Beaches of Malaysia You Must Visit

Sunset at Batu Ferringhi beach, Penang

While Penang is primarily known for its rich cultural heritage, it also boasts of lovely beaches such as Batu Ferringhi. Batu Ferringhi has reputation for its long stretch of golden sand. It’s a great place for water sports enthusiasts.

The night market along the beach is a must-visit for local crafts and delicious street food. Explore the cultural heritage of George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Tioman Island:

Situated off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Tioman Island has coral reefs surrounding it making it a popular dive and snorkeling destination. The island has crystal-clear waters, and lush tropical rainforests all around.

Explore the marine life at sites like Renggis Island and Chebeh Island. Trek through the lush rainforests and visit waterfalls like Asah Waterfall.

9 Best Beaches of Malaysia You Must Visit

Tioman Island

Redang Island: 

Known for its crystal-clear waters and vibrant coral reefs, Redang Island is a popular destination for snorkeling and diving. It is a part of the Terengganu Marine Park, and protects its rich biodiversity. Enjoy the natural beauty of the marine ecosystem. Long Beach and Pasir Panjang are two of the most beautiful beaches on the island.

Perhentian Islands:

Consisting of Perhentian Besar and Perhentian Kecil, these are situated off the northeast coast of Peninsular Malaysia. These islands are famous for their white sandy beaches and excellent snorkeling opportunities. The islands offer a more laid-back atmosphere compared to some of the busier tourist spots.

Snorkel or dive at popular spots like Shark Point and Turtle Bay. Relax on the beaches which has lush jungle surrounding it.

Kota Kinabalu (KK):

9 Best Beaches of Malaysia You Must Visit

Tanjung Aru beach sunset view, Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is primarily known for Mount Kinabalu and its surrounding rainforests. It is the capital of Malaysia’s Sabah state in the northern part of the island of Borneo, and hence is known mainly for its city life. But it also has beautiful nearby beaches like Tanjung Aru Beach. This beach is famous for its sunset views and is a great spot for relaxation.

Desaru Beach:

Situated on the east coast in the state of Johor, Desaru is known for its long stretch of pristine white sandy beaches. Desaru offers a quieter beach getaway and it’s a great place for water sports, family-friendly activities, and relaxing by the sea. It is easily accessible from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

In Desaru you can also enjoy golf courses, and the Ostrich Wonderland. The nearby fruit farms and fishing villages add a touch of local charm.

Kapas Island: 

9 Best Beaches of Malaysia You Must Visit

Kapas Island, Marang District, Terengganu, Malaysia

This small island is off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, near the town of Marang in the state of Terengganu. It offers a peaceful escape. The beaches are beautiful, and the island are known for its clear waters and coral reefs.

The island is relatively small, which adds to its charm. Usually visitors looking for a more laid-back place visit this. It is emerging as an alternative to other more popular Malaysian islands. Activities on Kapas Island typically include snorkeling, scuba diving, and kayaking.

Sipadan Island:

9 Best Beaches of Malaysia You Must Visit

Simpadan Island Semporna

Sipadan Island is located off the east coast of Borneo, in the Celebes Sea, in the state of Sabah. It is famous for its stunning underwater biodiversity, making it one of the top diving sites in the world. While Sipadan is more famous for its diving, nearby Mabul and Kapalai islands offer beautiful beaches.

Various species of sea turtles, including green turtles and hawksbill turtles, do nesting on this island. Due to its ecological significance, the Malaysian government has put in strict conservation measures for Sipadan. The number of daily diving permits is limited to protect the delicate marine ecosystem.


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