There is a trend among many newlyweds to choose a tropical getaway for their honeymoon. The idea of sun and surf is undoubtedly a very relaxing and romantic option for starting their life together on the right foot.
Malaysia is among the popular honeymoon destinations in Southeast Asia. It offers hundreds of highly-rated beach resorts honeymooners can take their pick off. The country also has a rich and diverse culture that couples can immerse themselves into and provide some color and excitement to an otherwise relaxing stay.
Langkawi Island, Kedah
Langkawi is a group of islands in the state of Kedah located northwest off the coast of Malaysia and can be reached by ferry from the mainland. It offers countless resorts and beach getaway options, ranging from those where you can party all night, to the more secluded and private ones.The island of Langkawihas long been popular with honeymooners – hardly surprising given its beautiful white sands. The Langkawi group is an archipelago of 99 islands around 30 km off the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Pulau Langkawi itself, by far the largest of the group, is a mountainous, palm-fringed island with scattered fishing kampongs, paddy fields and sandy coves. It has seen significant development in recent years and is home to some of Malaysia’s most upmarket resorts. Other islands are nothing more than deserted limestone outcrops rearing out of the turquoise sea, cloaked in jungle, and ringed by coral.
Pangkor Laut, Perak
Pangkor Laut is a privately owned island located three miles off the West Coast of Malaysia along the Straits of Malacca. This piece of paradise has been 2 million years in the making, and here you will find one of the world’s premier resorts nestling in the shade of forest giants as old as the land.
Cameron Highlands, Pahang
Located the Pahang State and 1,500 meters above sea level, Cameron Highlands Resort was once a retreat for the British officers residing in the country. However, it’s not just a resort, but a group of sub-districts. It is has tea plantations and rolling hills that offer a very contrasting atmosphere from Malaysia’s tropical weather. The resort’s structures are reminiscent of the Tudor-style architecture and hark back to the country’s colonial past. The weather is much cooler here, and is the only place in Malaysia where you can enjoy fresh strawberries, a cup of hot tea in front of a roaring fireplace. Not quite what you’d expect in tropical Malaysia.
Kapas Island, Terengganu
Kapas island is answers to all your hopes for an idyllic tropical island swaying palm trees, untouched jungle, turquoise water gently lapping at the beach and colourful coral reefs just off the shore.
This picturesque getaway is less than 5 km from the mainland and is reached within 15 minutes by speedboat from the coastal fishing village of Marang. Its accessibility from the mainland makes it popular with locals for day trips and the fairly good availability of budget accommodation means that it is also popular with backpackers.
Perhentian Island, Terengganu
Located on the eastern coast of Malaysia, the Perhentians are two islands. Both are stunning covered with a lot of palm trees, wide beaches, and crystalblue water. There’s not much to do here and visitors typically lay on the beach all day, resting from the night’s drinking before. It’s the perfect place to put up a hammock. A strong monsoon season limits when to go between March and October.
The only oceanic island in Malaysia which rises 600 meters from the seabed, Sipadan Island is a world wonder in its own right. It is formed by living corals engulfing an extinct volcano cone which took centuries to develop. Located at the center of the Indo-Pacific basin, Sipadan Island has one of the world’s richest marine biodiversity in its ecosystem.
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