Malaysia is famous for its many exotic islands, which feature picturesque beaches, tropical rain forests and diverse cultures. Many of these islands offer popular diving and snorkelling destinations due to its clear waters and colorful coral reefs. However, the islands of Malaysia are not just about beaches and diving. There is much to try there, such as colonial villages, beautiful temples, vibrant resorts and adventurous activities.
Find out about the best islands in Malaysia.
Langkawi Archipelago Langkawi
Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 Malaysian islands, near the Thai border in the Andaman Sea. Langkawi offers tourists the largest variety of activities that can be seen and done. A common activity there is to take a cable car to Gunung Mat Chinchang and walk through Sky Bridge to see great views across Thailand. Nearby, the highest peak in Langkawi, Gunung Raya, boasts an impressive resort, restaurant and observation tower at its summit. There are also many attractions such as Laman Padi Park, Underwater World Aquarium and Oriental Village where visitors can enjoy cultural shows, watch snake charmer and elephant rides.Read:Don’t miss a visit to the Kuala Lumpur Museum of Medicine and Textile Museum
Veritin Islands Perhentian Islands
Located off the coast of northeast Malaysia, close to the Thai border, the Farahtien Islands are the preferred place in Malaysia for budget travelers. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (two large Farahn) and Perhentian Kecil (two small Farahn). These islands have some of the most beautiful beaches of Malaysia, where you can practice a wonderful diving sport, along with a lot of cheap accommodation. Visitors can also explore the tropical forest that covers much of the island’s territory.
Tioman Islands Tioman Islands
Although it is one of the most commercially developed Malaysian islands, the Tioman Islands still preserve much of their natural beauty and diversity of wildlife, including the monitor lizard. Since Tioman is surrounded by coral reefs, the island is also an ideal point for diving and snorkelling. Tourists there can also enjoy jungle trekking, swimming under the waterfalls, visiting a turtle farm and experiencing the local culture in the traditional village on Juara Beach.
Tikgul Island Tenggol
Tikgul Island gives visitors the feeling of being on their own tropical island. The island was traditionally uninhabited, but now includes many hotels. The shores of the magnificent white island are framed by the emerald tropical forests of the island’s interior. The small island is a site cherished by both fishermen and divers.Read:The best time to travel to Malaysia
Cabas Island Kapas
Kapas Island is located off the coast of Marang. Pulau Kapas means Cotton Island, a name given by locals because of its soft white beaches. Divers and divers visit the island because of the beautiful calm waters filled with a variety of marine life.
One of the most beautiful diving experiences in the Tioman Islands
The wonderful Langkawi Archipelago
Enjoy performances at the Oriental Village in Langkawi
The magnificent sea in the islands of Farhatin
An exciting cable car experience in the Langkawi Archipelago
An exciting experience on the two islands
Quiet experience on Cabas Island
Tikgul Island is an ideal place for fishermen
Tikgul Island is an ideal place for divers as well