Dreaming of the perfect White sandy beach island adventure but forced to stay in the country due to a tight budget? Don’t worry, we got you covered.
Malaysia is widely known for its exotic islands where travellers can indulge in exploring water sports, scuba diving, snorkelling, or even simply to just enjoy the great view and heritage.
Get your planner ready! In no particular order, here’s our picks for the 5 best island getaway destinations in Malaysia, some that you may not even be aware of.
There is no Malaysian that doesn’t know Penang. Famous for its great food (mainly the street food) and heritage, Penang has been one of the most famous destination for tourists from both inside and outside of the country.
2.Perhentian Islands For your inner hippie soul
Located in Northeastern Malaysia closer to the Thai border, Perhentian Islands is the best choice for those who aim for beautiful beaches and clear crystalline water. Not only that this destination is perfect for water sports, travellers are able to explore the tropical jungle on its terrain. Later in the evening, Beach bars would set up cushions on the sand allowing you to enjoy the beautiful evening sun. Get ready for some fire dancing performance under the stars.
3.Sipadan The legendary diving site
Perfect for those who want peace and quiet. Sipadan locat
ed in Sabah is famed for scuba diving. Offering you crystal clear blue waters and picturesque views. Sipadan is known to be one of the world’s best destination for scuba diving due to its location in the heart of the Earth’s most bio-diverse marine habitat.
4.Redang For the great Luxury Retreat
Famous for its pearly white sand and clear waters, Redang is another perfect alternative for those who aim to go diving and snorkelling or even romantic walks on the beach. As a part of the Redang archipelago that consists of nine islands including Redang itself, this island has been more of an upscale destination compared to the other destinations with its resort accommodations and personal airport.
5.Pulau Kapas For romantic walks on the beach
Translated as the Cotton Island in english, this island is named by the locals after its soft white sand beaches. Located approximately 6 kilometres east of Marang Malaysia,this destination could be another great alternative for those who crave scuba diving and snorkelling adventures.