Among the list of tropical countries in the Far East that are home to numerous stunning beaches, Malaysia holds one of the top spots without any doubt. With more than 800 islands and archipelagos, Malaysia attracts hordes of beach lovers for being home to some of the most fascinating beach destinations. Here is a roundup of some of the top Malaysian beaches for a perfect tropical getaway.



Malaysia’s hottest holiday destination, Langkawi is the largest of all the nation’s islands and flaunts the most mesmerising beaches. Diverse landscapes including mountains, lush rainforest, and meandering mangroves compliment its beachfront. Along with spending time at the beaches and luxury resorts that dot its coastline, some of the interesting things to do here are taking a 2,200 meter long cable car ride that takes you to a vantage point 710 meters above sea level, exploring the dense rainforest, and taking a boat ride through the mystical mangroves.

Tioman Island

An idyllic Malaysian island, Pulao Tioman or Tioman Island was once termed as one of the world’s most beautiful islands by Time Magazine. What contribute to the beauty of the island are its lovely beaches, dense rainforest, beautiful waterfalls, and diverse wildlife. The island offers a host of activities to indulge in, such as jungle trekking, scuba diving, snorkelling, swimming under waterfalls, visiting a turtle farm, and spotting monitor lizards.

Rawa Island

Rawa Island is a private island owned by the Sultanate of Johor, and is known for its pristine and unspoilt powdery white sand beaches with crystal clear waters. There are just two luxury resorts that operate on this island, and they invite guests on full-board basis. If you are looking forward to a rich holiday experience with water sports like scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking, sailing, and much more then this is the place to be for you.

Pangkor Island

The name of this island literally translates to ‘beautiful Island’, and it is in fact one of the most scenic getaways in Malaysia. The top draws of this island are its lovely beaches, a couple of temples, remains of a Dutch fort, lip smacking food scene, and a plenty of activities to indulge in like jet skiing, banana boat riding, jungle trekking, and more.

Redang Island

Another pristine Malaysian island, Redang is known for more than just sandy beaches and pellucid waters. This beach holiday destination is teeming with resorts and also has a well-preserved coral system that is home to a number of marine species. Snorkelling and Scuba Diving gives you an opportunity to spot creatures like clown fish, baby sharks, jellyfish, and more. There are several trails as well on this island that take you can follow through the dense rainforest.

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