Travel Malaysia Itinerary: Beaches & Islands Tour
From Kuala Lumpur, make a day drip to Pulau Ketam for tasty seafood served in an atmospheric fishing village. Moving north, Pulau Pangkor has good beaches but if possible, spend the night on the exclusive resort island of Pulau Pangkor Laut with access to Emerald Beach, one of the prettiest stretches of sand in the world.
Langkawi has several lovely beaches including Pantai Cenang and Pantai Kok. You can also make boat trips to the nearby island of Pulau Dayang Bunting. If you’re heading for Pulau Perhentian, choose Pulau Perhentian Besar if you want to escape the crowds. On the gorgeous Pulau Tioman head over to Juara on the east coast for some quiet relaxation. There are numerous other equally attractive (and less touristed) islands off the east coast; try the islands of Seribuat Archipelago.
In Sarawak, good beaches can be found in both Bako National park and Similajau National Park. Sabah, though is home to Malaysian Borneo’s best collection of beaches and islands. Make time for swathes of white sand around the islands in Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park. If you are interested in the conservation of turtles, then drop be Turtle Islands National Park.
Malaysia Islands and Beaches
- Penang Beaches
- Pangkor Island
- Port Dickson
- Johor Islands and Beaches
- Terengganu Islands and Beaches
- Sabah Islands and Beaches
- Sarawak Islands and Beaches