Pulau in malaysia: 10 Best Malaysian Islands (with Map)

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10 Best Malaysian Islands (with Map)

Located in Southeast Asia, the country of Malaysia is known for its many exotic islands that feature stunning beaches, tropical rainforests and diverse cultures. A great number of these islands present popular diving and snorkeling destinations because of their crystal clear waters and colorful coral reefs

However, the islands of Malaysia are not just about beaches and diving. There is much more to experience here such as colonial villages, beautiful temples, vibrant resorts and adventurous activities. Find out more about the best Malaysian islands.

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Pulau Pangkor, meaning “beautiful island,” provides a scenic escape from the busy world. Most tourists visit Pangkor for its quiet atmosphere and gorgeous beaches that include Niphah Bay, Teluk Belanda, Pasir Bogak and Coral Bay. Visitors can enjoy sightseeing attractions here such as the Chinese Fu Lin Kong Temple, the Kali Amman Temple, and the remnants of a Dutch fort that shelters a historic rock called Tiger Rock.

Plenty of leisure activities abound here like banana boating, jet skiing, jungle trekking and swimming at night amid the blue-glowing plankton. Just next to island of Pangkor is the smaller island of Pangkor Laut, home to one of the most luxuries resorts in all Malaysia.

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Just off the coast of mainland’s Marang lies Kapas Island. Pulau Kapas means Cotton Island, a name given to it by locals, due to its soft white beaches. Snorkelers and scuba divers visit the island because of the beautiful, calm waters filled with a variety of marine life.

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Historically regarded as the Pearl of the Orient because of its important location among the sea trade route, Penang is a large and colorful island shaped by its diverse culture, heritage and world-famous cuisine. A must-do here is a stroll or rickshaw ride around the historic Georgetown to see its colonial buildings, stately mansions, lovely temples and impressive hotels.

Visitors will find plenty of activities that range from excellent shopping and culinary experiences to horse riding on the beach, photographing snakes in the Snake Temple, and cable car rides up to Penang Hill.

See also: Top Attractions in Penang

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Tenggol Island offers visitors the feeling of being on their own private tropical island. The island was traditionally uninhabited, but now contains several hotels. Tenggol Island’s brilliantly white beaches are framed by the emerald tropical forests of the island’s interior. The small island is a treasured location by both fishermen and scuba divers.

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Located off the east coast of Malaysian Borneo, Sipadan is a legend among expert divers. The area is full of exotic species including a rainbow of reef fish, sea turtles, and hammerhead sharks. Recenlty, Sipadan has become a protected area and all the resorts on the island are now closed.

Diving is still allowed but divers are ferried in and out from the mainland and other islands. A great base to explore Sipadan is Mabul Island (see below) which Is home to a number of high end hotels and a few hostels.

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A small island off the south-eastern coast of Sabah featuring fine beaches of coconut trees, soft white sand and turquoise water, Mabul Island is one of the world’s best destinations for muck diving. What’s more, Mabul Island also boasts one of the world’s most concentrated reserves of small marine life that includes species like frog fish, scorpion fish, cuttlefish, squids, gobies and various shellfish. Visitors here can easily walk around the island within an hour to explore attractions like the conventional villages with their thatched huts.

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One of the largest islands located off the east coast of Malaysia, Redang is favored for its beaches of powdery white sand and crystal clear blue waters. The surrounding coral reefs are home to a variety of species like nemo fish, baby sharks and jellyfish, making Redang a popular destination for diving and snorkeling.

Visitors wishing to snorkel and dive here will find no lack of operations offering tours and equipment. While much of the island’s dense interior is impassable, there are several trails for jungle trekking.

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Considered by many as one of the world’s most beautiful islands, Tioman served as a scenic backdrop in the 1958 movie, “South Pacific. ” Although one of the most commercially developed Malaysian islands, Tioman still preserves much of its natural beauty and wildlife diversity that includes monitor lizards.

Because Tioman is surrounded by coral reefs, the island is a hot spot for diving and snorkeling. Tourists here can also enjoy jungle trekking, swimming under waterfalls, visiting a turtle farm and experiencing the local culture at the traditional village on Juara Beach.

2. Perhentian Islands[SEE MAP]

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Located off the coast of northeastern Malaysia not far from the Thai border. The Perhentian Islands are the must-go place in Malaysia for budget travelers. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). They have some of Malaysia’s most beautiful beaches and great diving with plenty of cheap accommodation. Visitors can also explore the tropical jungle that covers much of the islands’ terrain.

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Malaysia’s best-known holiday destination, Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 Malaysian islands in the Andaman Sea. The islands are located close to the Thai border in the Andaman Sea. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 65,000, the only other inhabited island being nearby Pulau Tuba.

With its many diverse landscapes of beaches, mountains, rainforest and mangrove wetlands, Langkawi offers tourists the greatest variety of things to see and do. A popular activity here is to take a cable car ride up to Gunung Mat Chinchang and walk across the Sky Bridge to see incredible views across to Thailand. Nearby is Langkawi’s highest peak, Gunung Raya, which features a resort hotel, restaurant and splendid lookout tower at its summit. Many attractions abound here like the Laman Padi Rice Garden, the indoor aquarium at the Underwater World, and Oriental Village where visitors can enjoy cultural shows, watch snake charmers and ride elephants.

Accommodation: Where to Stay in Langkawi

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25 Best Islands in Malaysia (Malaysia)

Malaysia has hundreds of islands scattered around thousands of kilometers of coastline.

Celebrity-standard resorts, world-class diving and metropolitan city centers allure tourists. Others are uninhabited with long stretches of empty coastline.

Travelers usually include both Langkawi Island and Penang Island on their Malaysian itineraries.

The adventurous go to the dozens along Peninsula Malaysia’s east coast. Fewer still explore Sabah’s tropical islands and islets in Borneo.

Crazy Tourist rounds up the 25 best islands in Malaysia including beach retreats, diving and spending the night on a desert island.

1. Langkawi: ‘The Jewel of Kedah’ (Kedah)

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Langkawi

Glistening coastline borders sandy beaches encapsulating jungle-covered mountains on Malaysia’s most visited island.

The first stop in duty-free Langkawi is usually the stunning Pantai Cenang (Cenang Beach). Gentle waves lap against the white shore. Tropical islands poke out of the sea near the horizon.

Beachside shacks sell Malaysia’s cheapest beer and sunset cocktails.

Join a tour to Pregnant Maiden (Pulau Dayang Bunting). From a distance the island looks like a pregnant women lying on her back. Snap photographs of the postcard-perfect pier and swim in its central freshwater lake.

Get a motorbike or rent a car. Explore the perimeter of the island to Langkawi’s tallest peak (Gunung, or Mount, Raya), Black Sand Beach and through sleepy Malay villages.

2. Kedah’s secret diving oasis (Kedah)

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Payar Island

Payar Island (Pulau Payar) is Kedah’s hidden oasis in the Straits of Melaka.

Payar Island Marine Park consists of a handful of uninhabited islands between Langkawi and mainland Kedah.

There are no resorts or beachfront villas here.

Instead, virgin snorkeling and diving sites surround the little- known island chain.

Supersized tropical fish beneath the waves have probably never seen a human before. Snorkelers and divers probably won’t see another soul with the water to themselves.

Tour groups take passengers to shark nesting areas to feed baby sharks.

Payar showcases the best of West Malaysia’s marine world within easy reach of both Langkawi and Penang.

You can only visit on a tour.

3. Malaysia’s most cosmopolitan island (Penang)

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Penang Island

Penang Island is Malaysia’s British colonial jewel.

Located in the Straits of Melaka, the island’s capital George Town allures every type of traveler.

Some come for the colonial flair manifested in its stately architecture. Others embrace Malaysia’s food capital tasting the nation’s most delicious dishes.

Buddhist temples stand next to Mosques and Hindu temples in a celebration of religious diversity.

Traditional shophouses extend along the narrow streets bursting with colors and intricacies.

Penang’s status on Malaysia’s tourist trail is firmly established and the island rarely disappoints.

4. Hornbills and empty beaches on Pangkor Island (Perak)

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Hornbills Pangkor Island

Pangkor Island is on Peninsula Malaysia’s western coast in Perak.

The tiny island has tourist-free beaches, jungle covered hills and hundreds of hornbills.

Book a few nights in the budget-friendly guesthouses along Pangkor’s western coast. Spend your time on the beaches, in vibrant Chinatown and exploring what remains of a 350-year-old Dutch fort.

Meet the ‘Hornbill Man’ at Sunset View Chalet who feeds dozens of hornbills without fail every evening. Watch the hypnotic sunset on Coral Beach.

5. Rock-bottom diving courses and luxury retreats (Terengganu)

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Terengganu

The Perhentian Islands in Terengganu are West Malaysia’s island paradise.

Backpackers, beach-lovers and snorkelers flock to Besar (Big) and Kecil (Small) Perhentians.

Kecil attracts a younger crowd and diving enthusiasts. Most stay near the budget-friendly Long Beach. Several diving schools line the azure coasts. These provide some of Southeast Asia’s most affordable PADI courses.

Visibility is more than 20 meters (65. 6 feet) in the crystal clear waters.

Besar caters towards Malaysian holidaymakers who spend their days in classy resorts next to the isolated shores.

There are no roads in the Perhentian Islands. Visitors hike along jungle trails from one beach to the next. Water taxis ferry tourists across longer distances.

6. Ultra-luxurious beach holidays on Redang Island (Terengganu)

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Terengganu Resort Redang Island

The Perhentian Islands draws backpackers, divers and holidaymakers. Nearby Redang appeals to those looking for an upscale vacation.

Redang Island’s resorts rank among Malaysia’s most luxurious.

Guests are practically guaranteed an exclusive escape.

Until featuring in Summer Holiday, a hit Hong Kong movie in 2000, hardly anyone knew about Redang.

Day-trippers come to walk in the footsteps of their favorite stars. Honeymooners spend thousands of dollars for a couple of nights in their celebrity-standard resorts.

7. West Malaysia’s most beautiful island (Terengganu)

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Tenggol Island

Tenggol is among Malaysia’s most beautiful providing everything luxury holidaymakers could desire.

Beachside bungalows offer a slice of paradise opening straight onto the soft sandy beaches. Crystal clear waters create perfect snorkeling and diving conditions within meters of shores.

Getting to Tenggol is a challenge, but it’s worth it for the exclusivity and high-standards.

Tenggol Island is to the south of Terengganu’s island chain. Visitors need to get a domestic flight into Terengganu State before driving two hours to the port. Water taxis then ferry passengers to the island.

8. Get off the grid in Kapas Island (Terengganu)

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Kapas Island

Kapas is a hotspot for beach-lovers looking to escape the world for a few days.

The island sits in the South China Sea in Terengganu State.

Backpackers make up the crowds who typically stay in the guesthouses lining the beach.

Follow trails through the forested interior to see the island’s biodiversity. Or grab a towel and lounge around an empty beach all day.

Kapas’s biggest appeal is its simplicity.

Wi-Fi is almost non-existent giving travelers the chance to have a break.

Kapas Island provides the peaceful realities of a tropical island.

9. Embrace the remoteness on Lang Tengah Island (Terengganu)

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Lang Tengah Island

Only a handful of determined travelers reach Terengganu’s privately-owned Lang Tengah Island.

The island’s few visitors appreciate its remoteness, seclusion and raw beauty.

Protected waters surrounding Lang Tengah host a thriving marine ecosystem. Swim out from the shore and submerge into an underwater aquarium.

This island only has a few hotels, which tend to fill up weeks, if not months, in advance.

Speedboats are the only way to travel the 40 kilometers (25 miles) between Kuala Terengganu and Lang Tengah.

10. Time Magazine’s most beautiful island (Pahang)

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Pulau Tioman

Back in the 1970s Tioman was voted by Time’s Magazine as one of the planet’s most beautiful islands. And it’s safe to say it still retains this title in the 21st-century.

Tioman has everything the imagination can conjure when dreaming of a tropical paradise.

Bendy palm trees, never-ending coastlines and bungalows that appear as if they’re floating above the shallow waters.

But this beauty comes at a price.

Since featuring in Time’s Magazine, Tioman Island in Pahang has become embedded on the Malaysian tourist trail. Unlike some of the other islands, travelers will need to share this photogenic environment.

11. A secret island in Johor (Johor)

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Rawa Island

Johor in southern Malaysia rarely gets any tourist attention. Even Malaysians wouldn’t connect the state with picturesque islands.

But the enigmatic Rawa, some 16 kilometers (10 miles) east of the mainland, is an exception.

The private island allures Malaysia’s and Singapore’s rich and famous. Apart from a handful of overwater bungalows in two resorts, there’s nothing much else.

Palm trees border glittering soft white sand which hugs the shoreline. Rocks penetrate the gentle azure waters on the west coast creating postcard-perfect photographs.

Away from the beach, holidaymakers can hike along jungle trails into the heart of Rawa Island. Here you’ll meet primates, tropical birds and supersized insects.

Other vacationers spend their afternoons sea kayaking.

Take the ferry from Mersing Port to Rawa Island.

Plan your trip several months in advance.

12. Exclusivity on Sibu Island (Johor)

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Sibu Island Johor

Sibu consists of a small chain of four islands in the South China Sea.

With only two resorts, the island promotes the ultimate exclusivity among Malaysia’s hundreds of islands.

Tourists from both Malaysia and Singapore usually occupy the luxurious rooms.

Activities on Sibu focus around relaxation. Spend the day on the beach and afternoon in the spas.

Arrange a boat trip to hidden diving sites and snorkel on the surface near the resort. Or take a boat out at sea and fish for monsters.

13. Sea fishing, diving and isolation on Aur Island (Johor)

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Aur Island Johor

Johor’s Aur Island is far from mainland Malaysia.

Located 76 kilometers (47 miles) east of Mersing Port in the South China Sea, isolation is guaranteed.

The resorts mostly cater to experienced divers and passionate anglers.

Aur and its four nearby sisters belong to Johor Marine Park.

Flamboyant corals scattered around the seabed form habitats for hundreds of fish. Snorkelers and scuba divers can swim with manta rays, sharks and barracuda.

Fishing enthusiasts can reel in some of the biggest fish of their lives.

Other activities include exploring the rugged landscapes, photographing lagoons and island hopping.

14. Labuan Island: The ‘Pearl of Borneo’ (Labuan)

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Pearl Of Borneo

Labuan is a thriving port near Sabah, Sarawak and Brunei Darussalam in the South China Sea

Malaysia transformed little-known Labuan into a thriving financial center. Thousands of offshore companies have their headquarters here to take advantage of free trade.

But the duty-free island isn’t just about business and finance.

Labuan has dozens of diving spots including four shipwrecks and isolated beaches.

Travelers can visit the War Cemetery, the final resting place for almost 4,000 Allied soldiers who lost their lives in WW2.

15. Floating fishing villages on Bruit Island (Sarawak)

Rather than sandy beaches and luxurious bungalows, Bruit Island consists of traditional fishing villages.

Malay families earn their living out of the South China Sea in the same way as their ancestors.

Little has changed in centuries, which is reflected in the architecture and way of life.

Bruit is among the largest islands in the Rejang Delta near Sibu.

Take the ferry and explore a world of rickety floating villages and discover the rural lifestyle.

16. Search for bearded pigs on Gaya Island (Sabah)

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Bearded Pigs Sabah

Gaya Island is the largest in Sabah’s Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.

Unlike its sisters, the appeal of Gaya lies in its jungle-filled interior and Filipino floating village.

Take a speedboat from Jesselton Point in Kota Kinabalu and spend the day hiking in the jungle. The island’s highest peak stands at 300 meters (984 feet) with a stunning panoramic over of the mini-archipelago.

With its 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) of hiking trails, Gaya has some of Sabah’s most accessible jungle treks. Watch out for the bearded pigs nestling in the undergrowth.

A zipline operated by Coral Flyer stretches 235 meters (771 feet) from Gaya to Sapi Island. This is the world’s longest island-to-island zipline.

17. Zipline into Sapi Island (Sabah)

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Sapi Island Zipline

Sapi Island, the Marine Park’s second smallest, is opposite Gaya.

Unlike its neighbor Manukan, this island is free from commercialization and mass tourism.

Speedboats regularly pass between Kota Kinabalu and Sapi.

The island’s crowd usually consists of adrenaline junkies. The world’s longest island-to-island zipline passes from Gaya to Sapi.

Monitor lizards the size of cars scurry across the beaches into the jungle undergrowth.

Snorkel through the relatively empty coral garden and picnic on the rocks overlooking the coast.

Combine a trip to Sapi with Gaya Island.

18. A day at the beach on Manukan Island (Sabah)

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Manukan Island

Manukan Island has Kota Kinabalu’s most stunning coastline.

The island belongs to Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and gets thousands of visitors each day.

Ferries from Jesselton Point take just 15 minutes to reach Manukan. Sabahans and hundreds of tourists regularly head over for a day on the beach.

Rent snorkeling equipment and witness the sprawling coral reef. Some resemble a brain through a magnifying glass. Others have branches reaching out like ancient trees in winter.

Watch out for macaques lurking on the beach – they’ll snatch your camera.

19. Pulau Tiga: Borneo’s ‘Survivor Island’ (Sabah)

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Pulau Tiga

Pulau Tiga in Sabah is the original Survivor Island.

After hosting the first season of the successful reality TV series, the island-chain near Kota Kinabalu has experienced an explosion of tourism.

Tour companies take visitors day trips to Pulau Tiga (literally ‘Three Islands’) from Kota Kinabalu.

Relax on empty coastlines and hike to mysterious mud volcanoes.

Or spend the night and have your own desert island experience. But rather than roughing it on the beach, you’ll get spas and swimming pools.

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Easy to reach diving spots in Mantanani Island (Sabah)

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Mantanani Island

Scuba divers with limited time in Sabah head to Mantanani Islands.

The chain of islands in the South China Sea is near Kota Belud, approximately one and a half hours from Kota Kinabalu.

Tour companies visit more than 20 diving sites as part of their day trip. Lucky tourists might snorkel with seahorses and stingrays. Certified divers can explore three shipwrecks.

Other companies take divers to virgin spots where only a handful of people have explored before.

As an alternative, spend the night on either Mantanani Besar, Mantanani Lungisan or Mantanani Kecil. Watch the Bornean sunset from a boat.

Spend the next day kayaking or island hopping.

21. Layang Layang: A biodiverse powerhouse in the South China Sea (Sabah)

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Layang Layang Shark

The former military base located 300 kilometers (186 miles) from Kota Kinabalu lacks beaches, resorts and palm trees.

But the isolated region in the South China Sea also lacks human interference. No commercialization, no tourists and it’s too far for even the hardiest of local fishers.

This creates a flourishing marine environment found nowhere else in Malaysia.

Layang Layang has 12 diving sites bursting with lifeforms that have never interacted with humans before. Expect enormous colorful fish, giant manta rays and tiny pygmy seahorses.

Hammerhead sharks, whale sharks and bottlenose dolphins migrate through at certain times of the year.

The only way to Layang Layang is to fly from Kota Kinabalu.

22. Sabah’s diving paradise on Sipadan Island (Sabah)

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Sipadan Island

Sabah’s Sipadan Island consistently ranks among the planet’s best diving sites.

Diving enthusiasts around the globe descend on this tiny island near Semporna.

Unlike its neighbors, there aren’t any resorts or restaurants. Only 120 people with a special permit can visit the protected zone each day.

Those who do witness an incredible array of marine life. Swim with schools of barracuda or embrace the rich biodiversity.

Lucky tourists might spot giant turtles swimming near the horizon.

23. Sea Kayaking and Sea Nomads on Mabul Island (Sabah)

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Mabul Island

Mabul is 15 minutes from Sipadan and a favorite with divers.

The oval-shaped island has accommodation catering toward both budget-travelers and more upscale holidaymakers.

Explore the surrounding waters and swim with cuttlefish and octopus. Because Sipadan lacks accommodation, divers usually stay on Mabul.

Apart from day trips and diving, travelers can go sea kayaking, explore ‘Sea Nomad’ floating villages and gaze at the millions of stars after nightfall.

Regatta Lepa, a water festival celebrating Bajau culture and traditions, takes place in April.

24. See rare turtles nesting in Pom Pom Island (Sabah)

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Hawksbill Turtles Sabah

Pom Pom Island combines a luxury getaway with ecotourism in East Sabah’s Semporna Archipelago.

With a handful of resorts, the tiny island promises a private retreat in Borneo.

Sit on the beach and marvel at the turquoise water that seems almost frozen in time. Grab a pair of goggles and swim out into the shallow water to witness the life in the coral reefs.

Watch the orange and purples light up the sky as dawn breaks from inside your overwater bungalow.

Watch out for the rare green and hawksbill turtles either in the sea, nesting on the sand or at the hatchery.

25. Overwater bungalows in Lankayan Island (Sabah)

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Lankayan Island

Lankayan Island in east Sabah is Borneo’s version of the Maldives.

The calm Sulu Sea surrounds the tropical island which bursts with corals and marine life.

Wooden overwater bungalows provide a stunning spot to spend a few nights.

Soak up the views from the beachfront balcony in the morning. Join a tour and snorkel in the unexplored world under the waves later in the day.

Lankayan is as a favorite local holiday destination, but is a challenge to reach. Travelers first need to get to Sandakan before boarding a 90-minute ferry.

Islands of Malaysia | Wonderful Malaysia

Malaysia has hundreds of islands. Some of them are habitable and passable; others are yet not explored and not habited. Malaysians refer to their islands as ‘Pulau’. Most of the well known islands that can be found at Peninsular Malaysia are: Pulau Penang, Pulau Langkawi en Pulau Pangkor on the west side, and Pulau Perhentian, Pulau Redang and Pulau Tioman on the east side. The islands on the west side aren’t well known for their underwater world, i.e. you can’t snorkel in many places. These islands do have a lot of character in general and therefore are more crowded than the islands on the east side of the peninsula. Islands on the east site are known for their great scuba diving and snorkeling possibilities. There are also many beautiful islands around Borneo, some of them are of the sort that you usually see in commercials on tv. Most of the islands are easily accessible for tourists; they can often be visited by plane (max. €20,- single ticket per person with AirAsia). On the west side of the peninsula there’s not really a monsoon but a rainy season. This concludes the months July and August. This means a considerable shower per day, usually at the end of the afternoon.

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Map of all islands in Malaysia

 

All islands of Malaysia

 

Islands on the west side of Peninsular Malaysia

The most popular islands of Malaysia can be found on the western part of the Peninsular Malaysia. As there is no real monsoon season on this side of the peninsula; you can visit these islands throughout the year. The islands are also easy to travel to; as there are daily flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (or LCCT budget airport). Accommodation varies from basic lodges to high class 5 star resorts.

Langkawi

Langkawi is nature-wise one of the most beautiful islands on the west side of the peninsula. The island is easily accessible, which makes it an ideal destination for the people who are looking for peace and quiet and the nature lovers. The best way to explore the island is by renting a car or motorcycle. There are numerous great attractions on the island; enough to keep you busy for many days. There are many great resorts, usually located right next to an amazing beach.

For more information, check our page on Langkawi for more to see and do at this island.

Penang

Penang, also known as Pearl of the Orient, is located at the northwestern side of Malaysia. This brimming island characterizes itself especially by the mixture of many cultures. It’s the most touristic island of Malaysia, compared to other Malaysian islands. However; this doesn’t mean that it is not very pleasant to visit the island during your trip through Malaysia. The atmosphere is actually very good on the island and the food is simply divine. The capital city of Georgetown has been declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO some years ago because of the many historic buildings in the city center. Best way to explore the island is by renting a car or motorcycle.

For more information, check our page on Penang for more to see and do at this island.

Pulau Payar

Pulau Payar is a small inhabited island between Langkawi and Penang. Pulau Payar Marine Park is actually a group of small islands; Payar, Kaca, Lembu and Segantang. As diving and snorkeling directly around Langkawi and Penang is not possible, this is the nearest place where you can enjoy scuba diving and snorkeling. From both Langkawi and Penang tourists can arrange tour packages to Payar Island. One of the highlights of a trip to the island is feeding baby sharks under close supervision.

For more information, check our page on Pulau Payar for more to see and do at this island.

Pangkor

Pangkor is a mountainous island; the highest point is at 1216 meters (Pangkor Hill). Since the main island consists of just mountains, the roads are lying in a circle around the island. The island is accessible by ferry from Lumut, a boat ride of approximately 30 minutes. The island itself is in the state of Perak, about 85 kilometers from Ipoh (the 2nd biggest city of Malaysia), and about a 3-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur. There are numerous great resorts on the island, making it the ideal place for tourists to enjoy nature and the many beautiful beaches. Just like on Penang and Langkawi, the est way to explore Pangkor Island is by renting a car or motorcycle.

For more information, check our page on Pangkor for more to see and do at this island.

Ketam

The island of Ketam is, like almost all islands in this area, well known for fishery. The catch of crabs is what the small island is renowned for; the name Ketam does mean crab after all. If you love fresh seafood, then this island is the place to visit. Ketam is only an hour by train from Kuala Lumpur. Right in front of the final LRT (Light Rail Transport) station you can take the 20 minute ferry to Ketam. Most visitors only drop by during the day, but staying overnight just makes a visit so much more special.

For more information, check our page on Ketam for more to see and do at this island.

Sembilan

Sembilan consists of nine islands together. All of them are inhabited. A boat will take you to the islands in an hour. The island group is especially well known for its great fishing possibilities, but the islands themselves are also very beautiful. So if you love fishing, this is the place to go.

 

Angsa

The island Angsa lies in Selangor, about 100 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur. The island is not habited, although a lighthouse was built in 1887 called the Pulau Angsa Lighthouse. Thus it is an important island for the ships that go to Port Klang, the harbor of Kuala Lumpur.

 

Pisang

Pulau Pisang is a small island in the state of Johor. It is about 80 kilometers of Johor Bahru on one hand, and Singapore on the other hand. Pisang is not an attractive island for tourists, however it is an island much talked about between Malaysia and Singapore. In a nutshell this means that the island is part of Malaysia but that Singapore leases the island since 1900 on behalf of the shipping industry.
There is one important lighthouse mainly for the guidance of ships from and to the harbor of Singapore (one of the biggest, if not the biggest harbor in the Southeast Asia).

 

Islands on the east side of the Peninsular Malaysia

The east side has the best known islands: Pulau Tioman, Pulau Redang and Pulau Perhentian.
These islands are in general easy to reach and have the characterization of a beautiful place for peace. Here you will experience the ultimate ‘tropical vibe’. Normally you will fly from Kuala Lumpur to one of the cities on the east coast, from here on you take the boat to one of the islands. The boat ride doesn’t take up more than 25 minutes. Some of the islands are real ‘scuba diving heavens’, for non-divers snorkeling is always an option.

There are also many other habitable islands, although these are more or less inaccessible to tourists. The monsoon blows on the east side in the period of October up until February. This monsoon is quite rough every so now and then. Most resorts are closed during the monsoon period; only the international resort The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort on Pulau Redang is open all year.

Redang

Pulau Redang is an island group in the South Chinese Sea, on the east side of the Peninsular Malaysia. Redang lies within protected marine waters, also known as a marine park. It lies about 45 kilometers from the coast of the federal state of Kuala Terengganu. Redang is known for its luxurious resorts; many of them of international standards. The island mainly attracts scuba diving and sun bathing enthusiasts. Though you can also enjoy snorkeling around the island, neighboring island of Perhentian is probably more suitable for that.

For more information, check our page on Redang for more to see and do at this island.

Tioman

On the southeastern side of the Peninsular Malaysia there is a group of 64 islands, of which the Tioman Island (duty-free) is the biggest one (+/- 350 km2). Other known islands in this region are: Seri Bulat, Sembilang, Tulai, Chebeh, Labas, Sibu and Renggis. Tioman lies about 60 kilometers of the coast in the federal state of Pahang. It is famous for its great diving and snorkeling, but also for the great food. To reach the island you need to catch the boat from the small town of Mersing.

For more information, check our page on Tioman for more to see and do at this island.

Perhentian

Perhentian is a true diving and snorkeling paradise. There are no (internationally known) hotels, but there are a few small resorts. The Perhentians consists of two islands, Kecil en Besar. The first island is mostly loved by backpackers, the second one for the nature lovers and people looking for peace and quiet. Starting point to get to the Perhentians is the small town of Kuala Besut; about one hour drive from Kota Bharu. Perhentian is probably the best island to get your scuba diving license (PADI). The island is also the best island for people who only want to do some snorkeling; as you can usually snorkel right in front of your resort without the need of an organized tour.

For more information, check our page on Perhentian for more to see and do at this island.

Tenggol

The island Tenggol is an island not many people go to. It’s a small island and diving is important. The starting-place to the island is the little town of Kuala Dungun which lies between Kuantan and Kuala Terengganu. The boat will take you to the island in 45 minutes. The island is small, and the main reasons for a visit are the great diving possibilities. The only resort on the island is the Tenggol Aqua resort, a resort specially focused on diving. The monsoon is active as well here between October and March.

For more information, check our page on Tenggol for more to see and do at this island.

Kapas

The island Kapas lies about 30 kilometers under Kuala Terengganu and about 20 kilometers and a 15-minute boat ride from the coast. The starting-place to the island is the village of Marang, a half-hour drive from Kuala Terengganu. The island is only 2 kilometers long and 1 kilometer big. However, what it’s really all about is the sightseeing underwater. The beautiful corals make the place very special to dive and snorkel. There are a few small resorts on the island where you can spend the nights for prices such as RM30 to RM250. Not really expensive, but it is pretty much basic. And once again, you go there to dive and snorkel, next to that it’s an uninhabited island as good as well. During the monsoon period all accommodation on the island is closed and you cannot go there in this period.

For more information, check our page on Kapas for more to see and do at this island.

Lang Tengah

Between Pulau Perhentian and Pulau Redang lays the small island Pulau Lang Tengah. This island is unknown just like many other islands of Malaysia. Not many tourists know where to find the island. There are 2 resorts on the island. To get there you need to go to Merang from Kota Bharu or Kuala Terengganu, the fisherman’s village where the boats leave from. The diving sports are also crucial over here.

For more information, check our page on Lang Tengah for more to see and do at this island.

 

Islands along the coasts of Borneo

Borneo does know a big number of beautiful idyllic islands as well. Most of these islands are in the protected (nature) environments. A good example is Pulau Sipadan where no tourists are allowed to stay on the island since 1-1-2005. It is still possible to dive and snorkel around the island. The surrounding islands (i.e. Mabul) have a few small resorts. The prices vary from 100 euro’s per house per night to even 1000 euro’s per night. The locations are the best in the world though and a unique diving area. The islands aren’t always easy to book beforehand. A few local Malaysian travel agencies do offer arrangements to these islands.

Sipadan

Sipadan is extremely popular among dive enthusiasts as it is one of the best places to dive in the world. There is no accommodation available at the island, and visitors will stay overnight at one of the neighboring islands like Mabul or Kapalai. Sipadan is located in Sabah, Borneo. To get there you need to take a direct flight to the city of Tawau in eastern Sabah. From there you travel over land to the small town of Semporna. Here boats to Sipadan Island depart.

For more information, check our page on Sipadan for more to see and do at this island.

Mabul

Mabul is also very popular among divers; especially if you like muck diving. Mabul is well known for its macro marine life. Mabul is located nearby Sipadan; one of the best dive spots in the world. Mabul has accommodation for every type of traveler; ranging from basic lodging to exclusive resorts. Getting to Mabul is similar to getting to Sipadan. Take a direct flight to Tawau; then a two hour drive to Semporna, followed by a 45 minute speed boat ride.

For more information, check our page on Mabul for more to see and do at this island.

Kapalai

The island of Kapalai, just 15 minutes from Sipadan, used to be a beautiful island two hundred years ago, but now it is only a sand bar because of the erosion. There is a water village that built on stilts sits on the edge of the extensive Ligitan Reefs. The resort on the island is very exclusive, but it is worth the price. You will have breathtaking view of the Celebes Sea. Kapalai Island Resort has 40 chalets in total; make sure you make your reservations beforehand as it is a popular place among divers.

For more information, check our page on Kapalai for more to see and do at this island.

Mataking

Mataking Island is a beautiful tropical island within the Celebes Sea (along the Alice Channel). The island actually consists of two islands. You can actually walk from one to the other island through the shallow sand bar. Mataking Resort & Spa is a luxury private island resort; the ultimate honeymoon destination. Scuba divers can dive around the island, but also at the nearby island of Sipadan. Just like the islands of Sipadan, Mabul and Kapalai; Mataking can only be reached by boat from the coastal town of Semporna (45 minute boat ride). The nearest airport can be found in Tawau.

For more information, check our page on Mataking for more to see and do at this island.

Turtle Island (Selingan)

Selingan, also known as Turtle Island, is especially known of its turtle population that always finds its way back to the island to lay eggs. Visitors can stay overnight at the island to witness turtles coming ashore and lay their eggs. Another highlight is releasing young hatchlings into the open sea. As Selingan Island can only welcome a limited amount of overnight guests daily; it is important to make the necessary arrangements beforehand. Many organizations offer tour packages to Selingan Turtle Island. The island is located nearby the city of Sandakan; Sabah’s second biggest city. There are daily flights from Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan. From there you take a boat to the island.

For more information, check our page on Turtle Island (Selingan) for more to see and do at this island.

Lankayan

Lankayan is a beautiful island north of the city of Sandakan within the Sulu Sea. The island has one luxurious resort, Lankayan Island Dive Resort, diving is the main reason people visit the island, though it is also a great place to just relax or snorkel around the resort. The island is especially known for its whale shark sightings. The boat to Lankayan Island takes about 1,5 hours. Sandakan receives daily flights from Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu. It is best to make your reservations beforehand directly at the resort; though some tour agencies offer great tour packages where you combine a visit to Lankayan with a visit one or more of the other great attractions in eastern Sabah.

For more information, check our page on Lankayan for more to see and do at this island.

Layang Layang

Layang Layang is an atoll made into an island. It is located 300km north of Kota Kinabalu in Sabah; corals are in pristine condition as fishing boats will not venture out that far. There is one dive resort, Layang Layang Island Resort, and besides that an off-limit Malaysian Naval base. This island is less of a tropical gem compared to other islands around Sabah. Layang Layang however is one of the best dive spots in Malaysia; tourists only travel to this island to enjoy the fantastic underwater world. It is especially famous for sightings of whale sharks and groups of hammerhead sharks.

For more information, check our page on Layang Layang for more to see and do at this island.

Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park comprises of 5 islands located opposite the city of Kota Kinabalu. From Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal there are numerous daily boats that bring visitors to the islands. Pulau Gaya is the biggest island of the marine park and has two luxurious resorts; Gayana Eco Resort and Bunga Raya Island Resort. The island has a couple of fabulous beaches. Most tourists visit the island as part of a day trip. Pulau Sapi and Pulau Manukan are probably the best islands to visit if you want to do some snorkeling and diving. Other islands are Mamutik and Sulug; both almost deserted.

For more information, check our page on Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park for more to see and do at this island.

Labuan

Labuan is a beautiful duty-free island southwest of Kota Kinabalu in Sabah. About 120.000 people live on the island. Contrary to other islands in Sabah Labuan is not a tropical gem that tourists visit for its many attractions. Actually Labuan doesn’t have that much to offer besides a couple of big hotels. Main reasons for tourists to visit the island are to (wreck) dive and to fish. Labuan is an International Offshore Financial Centre offering international financial and business services.

For more information, check our page on Labuan for more to see and do at this island.

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5 private islands around Malaysia for your next beach getaway

Malaysia, being a tropical country, is home to many beautiful islands. Some of the more popular tourist locations include Penang, Pulau Redang, Langkawi, and Pulau Tioman. These are just some of the popular beach destinations that are packed with both tourists and locals all year round. However, there are also plenty of private islands around Malaysia that many aren’t aware of, even to the locals.

Safe to say, many of these private islands around Malaysia are hidden gems; a treasure that’s just waiting to be found. These private islands make for a desirable destination for many travellers. Whether it’s with friends, family, or loved ones, know that the island can accommodate all comfortably.

Many of these private islands are an untouched oasis. There are only a handful of activities one can partake in like snorkelling, diving, or just lounging by its white sandy beaches. Be sure to read on to discover these private islands around Malaysia to help you plan your next beach getaway.

Rawa Island is located just off the coast of Mersing, Johor and it is a private island owned by the Sultan of Johor. It attracts only a small amount of visitors each year, both local and foreign. To give you an indication to just how small and private it is, there are only two resorts on the entire island – Alangs Rawa Resort and Rawa Island Resort. This is the ideal place for one to relax and unwind as Rawa Island is the ideal destination when it comes to having a holiday with peace and tranquility. Other activities on the island include diving and snorkelling for you to check out the amazing corals.

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Rebak Island, Terrenganu

Rebak Island is unfamiliar to many but it is the sole exclusive resort on the island that gives it away – Vivanta by Taj. The island itself measures just 390 acres and is considered to be one of the most secluded and romantic private islands one can find in Malaysia. It is also home to a fully-equipped marina, the only one in the country so you can expect yachts to pull up at any time. While the five-star resort may have plenty to offer, if you’re looking to partake in your own activities, you can also soak up the sun or take a swim in its crystal clear blue waters.

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Tengah Island, Johor

Another private island on this list with its own five-star resort is Tengah Island, which is mostly uninhabited except for the inclusion of Batu Batu Resort. Tengah is located right in-between the town of Mersing, Johor and Rawa Island. This island is home to eight private beaches as well as a 3km stretch of pure white sand right at the front of the resort. Speaking of the resort, it only has one- and two-bedroom villas available in small quantities so if you’re ever planning a trip, be sure to plan beforehand.

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Pom Pom Island, Semporna, Sabah

Arguably one of the smallest islands on this list, Pom Pom Island is home to a five-star diving resort known as Pom Pom Island Resort. It takes about an hour or so to explore the entire island but the journey to get there will take a bit of time. It takes about 45-minutes to get from Semporna onto the island but the wait is worth it as you will be greeted with pristine waters and beaches that resembles a postcard. Besides the usual snorkelling and diving, the resort on Pom Pom Island also offers a yachting service, which will ferry you around the neighbouring islands.

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Manukan Island, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Manukan Island is part of a five-island group around Kota Kinabalu, Sabah that makes up the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. It is the second largest island in Malaysia’s first national marine park and it also comes with its own resort known as Manukan Island Resort. It is the ideal location for couples as it serves as the perfect backdrop for honeymoons and anniversaries. Its turquoise waters paired with coral white beaches are pristine as ever, making it look as if the island has been left untouched for years.

Guide to the Perhentian Islands

Last week’s Perhentian Sunsets and Storms post demonstrated just how moving it was to be on Perhentian Kecil at dusk. The storms swept in nightly and as the video shows, the thick clouds were surreal in their density. However, my days on the islands warranted no complaints either, thanks to a great sea-facing bungalow, newfound friends and fantastic snorkeling.

The Perhentians have long been a popular beach destination in Malaysia, but were originally a break in the long journey between Bangkok and Malaysia. The word “perhentian” in Bahasa Malaysia means “stopping point,” Though the islands were supported by fishing income early in their history, they are now part of Pulau Redang National Marine Park in the Terengganu region, and fishing is strictly prohibited. Consequently, tourism is the primary source of income, and the staggering beauty of the fine sand beaches, crystal-clear water and thriving marine life has resulted in a booming tourist trade.

Are you a gluten free traveler? Please see my Essential Gluten Free Guide to Malaysia, written with a celiac in mind. It also features a gluten free restaurant card in Bahasa that you can use to eat safely, with less anxiety.

For frequently updated COVID-19 information about Malaysia, see the official Tourism Malaysia site page here.

Traveling the Perhentian Islands

Split into two separate islands, Besar (“Big”) and Kecil (“Small”), each Perhentian offers a specific brand of relaxation. Besar is the more isolated of the two and g as its name would suggest, is bigger in size. Beaches dot the circumference of the island but the centre is a tangled maze of forest and jagged rock.

The resorts on Besar are more expensive and cater mostly to couples or newlyweds.

In contrast, Kecil’s two main beaches are perfect for the backpacker set, with the quieter Coral Bay a sunset-watching haven and Long Beach renowned for its partying and, unfortunately, for petty theft.

Perhentian islands, not ugly.Local transport: definitely ok!

Opposite to the Gili Islands in Indonesia or Thailand’s aquamarine Andaman coast, there was considerably less alcohol on the Perhentian Islands — at least in 2009!

There were some bars on Long Beach, but the cost and limited selection means that most tourists bring their own poison or forgo it altogether.

While there was one evening of an under-the-table purchase of cheap Malay vodka (big mistake), most of my time on Perhentian Kecil was dry, and it was nice to get up early and fully enjoy my days in the sun with no hangover to speak of.

Don’t worry, I didn’t light a fire either.

 

Senja bay, my temporary home.

Those travellers less enthusiastic about local wildlife should be warned: there were plenty of monitor lizards, venomous spiders and geckos to be found. While I could do without the monitor lizards and the spiders, I loved watching the geckos hop around the ceiling in search of mozzies, and would leave my outside light on when I left for dinner to get them some tasty treats.

New pet.

What to Do in the Perhentian Islands:

Snorkel and scuba are both fantastic around both Kecil and Besar islands, with great marine life to behold. Canoes and kayaks are also available for rent, though the current can be challenging if it is a windy day.

There is good hiking through the jungles and around the circumference of Kecil, and a small Terengganu fishing village at the southernmost tip of Kecil makes for an interesting afternoon visit. Besar also has a circle hike from sea to summit and back again.

Diving and Snorkeling on the Perhentian Islands

And then there is the wildlife under the sea. Huge sea turtles, clownfish, big blue-spotted rays and black-tipped reef sharks are plentiful. Most of the resorts on Kecil have their own snorkel rental and day-long snorkeling trips, which are well worth it. A highlight: climbing and jumping off of a tall lighthouse and into the deep sea below.

For the scuba-divers, there are several diving outfits on each of Coral Bay and Long Beach who will take you out to “the Pinnacle”, a stretch of land jutting upward from the seabed and the surrounding Malaysian islands.

Clownfish aboundSo colourful.

Two recommended dive companies from Legal Nomads readers who have gone following my visit:

  • Panorama Diver here.
  • Turtle Bay Divers here.
Trekking on the Perhentian Islands

There are jungle trails criss-crossing the islands, where you two can see your own monitor lizards and poisonous spiders. A Travel Mermaid shares her trek on Besar here, approx two and a half hours of jungle-to-viewpoint-and back to the sea. The trail is slightly more difficult than my jungle walks on Kecil.

Travelfish maps out the Kecil trek here, which goes right by Senja where I was staying.

All in all, my weeks on the Perhentians were perfect: my toenails managed to grow back after my Agung climb, I enjoyed my time on the beach and in the sea and I left completely relaxed and ready to conquer my next destination.

Other trustworthy guides from around the web:

  • Friend of Legal Nomads Travelfish.org has a Perhentian Islands guide updated in 2019.
  • HHWT’s long guide to the islands, updated April 2018.
  • Savvy Dispatches’ guide to the Perhentians here.
  • The Wandering Quinn’s 2019 guide to Perhentian Kecil here.

When to Visit the Perhentian Islands

High season ends in mid-September and November brings in the powerful monsoons. The best time to visit is between March and early November — though the popularity of the islands means that reserving ahead is a wise option. Peak season is in the Northern Hemisphere’s summer months, July and August and early September.

In November, the monsoons sweep in and many spots close. According to Travelfish’s 2019 guide, some spots on Kecil, especially the larger ones, now do remain open year round. Note though that food, transport, and general activity options like diving will be quite sparse at that time. I’m honestly not sure I’d want to be on the Perhentians if a monsoon was heading that way, but if you don’t mind the potential risk – the only hospital is on the mainland, not on the islands –  there are diving, beach days, and cheaper accommodation to be had.

Our rates were always higher on the weekends, and that’s because the Perhentians get more crowded then; crowds from Kuala Lumpur and elsewhere descend throughout the open season. So if you see an accommodation receipt with a higher rate on Saturday and Sunday, it’s the norm.

In our case, it was shoulder season and we were 6 new friends staying for a longer time, so we were able to negotiate and get a more favourable rate for the extended stay. I’m still friends with the people I met on the Perhentian islands, many years later – it was one of the more memorable, wonderful stays in my decade of travel.

Getting to the Perhentian Islands from Kuala Lumpur

The gateway to the Perhentian Islands is Kuala Besut. While many travel agents in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and elsewhere will book packages to shuttle travellers to and from the island, it’s actually quite easy to do so yourself.

Bus: The easiest way to get to the Perhentians is to take an overnight bus from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Besut. Both Mutiara and Mahligai bus companies ply the route, each with modern, air-conditioned buses that stop at 4am for a food break and arrive at dawn. Both leave from PWTC Station in Kuala Lumpur. You can buy these tickets via travel agents in touristy areas, or at the bus station Terminal Bersepadu Selatan. Tickets also available online here.

Flight: Alternatively, Air Asia flies from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Bharu at extraordinarily cheap rates. You can also fly into Kuala Terrengganu. From there, it’s a taxi ride to the Kuala Besut jetty where the boats leave for the Perhentians. If you’re further afield, there are also flights from Penang, Singapore, and elsewhere to Kota Bharu due to the Perhentians’ popularity. This is partly why prices go up during the weekends.

Boat Cost to Perhentians: From the Kuala Besut jetty, fixed-price fast boats will ferry travellers from the Kuala Besut jetty to the Perhentian Islands. You can purchase boat tickets upon arrival at the jetty for RM 70 return and boats leave regularly throughout the day. Note: these boats will soak your luggage through – pack up any electronics in plastic bags. The boat will drop you to either of Besar or Kecil, to the resort of your choice.

Where to Stay and What to Eat on the Perhentian Islands

2019 note: I’m thrilled that this page is still useful for travellers, but as I was there in 2009, I wanted to also link to a lodging writeup from Travelfish, which covers all of the Perhentians and has been updated more frequently.

Many spots are also on AirBnb – you can browse them all here. (If you’re not an AirBnb user yet, use this link to get $40 off your first booking).

Perhentian Kecil:

– On Coral Bay, only Senja Bay Resort has free Wifi and breakfast included, as well as constant electricity. Rooms range from RM 200 for a seaview bungalow to RM 100 for rooms higher up on the cliffs. Their website has specials as well.

– Butterfly Resort, run by the elusive Barry, is at the far end of Coral Bay beach and if you want your own private bungalow, this is where you need to be. Each of the 9 basic wooden chalets have a stunning view of the ocean, and though there might be some 8-legged wildlife visiting, stay under your mosquito net and you’ll be fine.

– Maya Guesthouse is also a great accommodation option on Coral Bay and run by the lovely Maya and her sprawling family (she was about to give birth to her 4th child when I was there). Rooms were RM 60 during peak season

– On Long Beach, the most popular and positively-reviewed place was Panorama Resort, though it was completely booked when I was on the islands. Fan rooms were RM 90 during peak season. In later years the reviews got … a lot worse (yikes).

Perhentian Besar:

Three accommodation choices came highly rated:

– Mama’s Chalet, where my friend Danilo stayed for a few weeks and said it was very affordable, with good food and nice people.

– The Reef Chalet, south of the Coral View resorts on West Beach on Besar; and

–New Coco-hut Chalet, located in the middle of Besar. Newly renovated, with cozy A-frame bungalows at the beach’s edge.

Where to Eat on Perhentian Kecil and Besar

Most of the restaurants on the beach make fantastic lassi and feature mouthwatering nighttime barbecues with fresh seafood. However, having tried all of them on Kecil, I was loyal to Senja’s barbecue awesomeness, as well as their banana-coconut lassi.

I would also recommend Fatimah’s and at Maya’s as both were delicious.

On Besar, Abdul Chalet’s daily BBQ was similar to Senja’s, and for those staying on that island a consistently delicious dinner option.

Culture Trip also has 10 best restaurants to eat at on the Perhentians, here.

Coconuts on Long Beach, Perhentian Kecil

Important Notes when Visiting the Perhentian Islands:

  • There were no ATMs on the islands when I was there, so bring cash. Senja Bay will allow you to use a credit card without a fee and if you are staying there, will also let you run a tab so you can tally up your damage at the end of your stay.
  • Most of the island had no electricity, except from 6pm-11pm. As headlamp is thus your best friend, both for those storms at dusk and so that you do not kill yourself on your way home after dinner.
  • There were many mosquitoes and they like Canadians. Bring repellant! You can also purchase mosquito patches impregnated with citronella and eucalyptus from pharmacies in Kuala Lumpur (1 package RM 13).
  • There are no hospitals on the islands, only on the mainland. Bring a robust medical kit (see my suggestions here), and definitely you make sure you have travel medical insurance.

-Jodi

The Best Islands In Malaysia Await You

Malaysia is everything you’ve heard of and more. The pristine beaches are unparalleled in their beauty, and there are around 878 islands that you can visit. These are known for their tropical forests, clear waters, and delicious cuisine. Moreover, islands in Malaysia have colonial villages, heritage sites, and beautiful temples that you must visit. It is the perfect retreat that you’ve been dreaming of. You can witness glorious dawns and epic nightlife on Malaysian islands, and when you get tired you can relax at the peaceful paradise of isolated beaches.

Also Read: 10 largest islands in the world

Dive Into The Best Islands In Malaysia

1. From Barren Land To Holiday Destination: Langkawi Islands

Langkawi Island, Malaysia.

Located on the border and close to Thailand, Langkawi is one of the most famous islands in Malaysia. Dip yourself in luxury and enjoy your time in its amazing resorts. The island is home to mangrove wetlands, tropical forests, beaches, and mountains. You can see more of the beauty of this island by enjoying a cable car ride that rises 2,320 feet above sea level and that is 2,200 metres long. The island also has an interesting legend attached to it. It is believed that a woman called Mahsuri cursed the island because she was given the death sentence for allegedly indulging in adultery. Two years later, the island was invaded by Thais and as a result many people died of starvation. The island’s fate was turned in1986 when Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad decided to declare the island duty-free and made it a resort island. Langkawi is an archipelago with 99 islands, so you can go beach hopping. You can also hike to Gunung Raya, its highest peak.

2. Time To Hail A Water Taxi: Perhentian Islands

Perhentian islands, Malaysia

One of the most distinctive islands in Malaysia, the Perhentian Islands is known for having one of the best backpacker trails. They lie on the northeast coast of Peninsular Malaysia, so it has many forests that make it ideal for trekking and hiking. So much so, that you can travel from one beach to another by hiking along the jungle trails or by a water taxi. A location that is famous for scuba diving and snorkelling, the islands have clear waters that make it easy to spot underwater life like reefs, sharks, and octopuses. You can also relax by a beach bar at night and check out fire breathing performers. It is also a good destination for budget travel with cheap accommodation and diving schools.

3. The Gem Of The Colonial Empire: Penang Island

Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang

The island was first discovered by Captain Francis Light in 1789 and was considered one of the most precious islands in the British Empire. They named it the Prince of Wales Island and also  called it the Pearl of the Orient. The islands are now modern and cosmopolitan, but the colonial roots are strong. George Town, the capital, is filled with colonial-style buildings, mansions, and temples. The city was also awarded a UNESCO Heritage Site status. Food from this island is also one of its most important attractions, with Macalister Road and Gurney Drive being the most visited food destinations. The beaches on the island offer snorkelling and sunbathing. If you wish to explore the biodiversity of the place, you can also visit Penang National Park.

Also read: Here’s What You Must See At The Food Museum In Penang

4. Preserving Nature: Tioman Islands

Tioman Island

Tioman Island has regular visitors from neighbouring countries, and has a direct ferry from Singapore as it is located on the southeast coast of Peninsular Malaysia. This island is also duty-free. The aquatic life is one of the main attractions of the island. You can also participate in trekking through its jungles. Snorkelling and boat rides are popular activities too. The biodiversity here is preserved with giant monitor lizards roaming around the villages. Tioman island is shaped like a teardrop and was featured in the 1958 movie ‘South Pacific’. In 1970, ‘Time’ magazine deemed it one of the most beautiful islands in the world, and till date it remains as one of the most fascinating islands of Malaysia. Don’t take pictures of the wildlife or endangered animals if the area does not permit it. You are in the territory of animals and birds, so try to respect it as much as you can. 

5. Dive Into The Depths: Sipadan Island

Sipadan Island, Malaysia

If you prefer water over land, Sipadan island is your ideal destination. It is one of the best diving spots among all the islands of Malaysia as well as the world. The island went through a long battle in the International Court of Justice between Malaysia and Indonesia. It was declared that Sipadan island belonged to Malaysia in 2002. Since the island has varied marine life and a fragile ecosystem, the Malaysian government in 2004 banned night dives, instructed dive resorts to move out of the island, and allowed only 120 dives per day. The aquatic life started thriving as a result of this move and there are hundreds of coral species, about 3,000 species of fish, and a high number of hawksbill turtles, rays, and sharks. When you take a dive here, be sure to not touch marine life. 

6. Screams Splendour And Money: Redang Island

Laguna Resort, Redang Island, Malaysia.

If you are travelling on a budget, Redang is not your destination. It’s close to the Perhentian Islands, but not at all similar. The Redang archipelago has nine islands and the place is visited for snorkelling and diving. With white sand and transparent waters, it is home to luxurious resorts and has its own airport with Berjaya Air flights. The tourism industry got a boost in 2000 after Redang starred in a Hong Kong movie called ‘Summer Holiday’.

7. Hammerhead Sharks And Manta Rays Beckon You: Layang Layang Island

Layang Layang , Malaysia

Another divers’ paradise, Layang Layang is situated 300 kms off the coast of Sabah. The island has a navy base and airspace. Since it is home to the Malaysian Navy, the underwater life has not been exploited and become a victim of dynamic finishing. The island is famous for spotting hammerhead sharks, dolphins, manta rays, and barracuda.

8. Exotic Views Only For You: Pangkor Island

Pangkor island, Malaysia

Pangkor is situated near Perak’s coast and is quite secluded. Away from the rush and crowd, Pangkor has peaceful and unoccupied beaches that you can enjoy. The island is famous among Malaysian locals, who want to escape the city and visit the beach. One of the smaller islands of Malaysia, this island is stretched over 8 kms and the locals are very friendly. You can also go bird watching and feed the hornbills at Sunset View Chalet. Further, visit the Dutch colonial fort and enjoy the local cuisine.

9. Private Island For Royalty: Rawa Island

Rawa Island, Johor, Malaysia

Situated 16 kms off the east coast of the Peninsula Malaysia, Rawa Island is owned by the family of the Sultanate of Johor. The island has picturesque scenery and white sand beaches. It is one of the islands that is not crowded, and offers more secluded spots. There are only two resorts on the island, so you will need to book your tickets at least three months in advance. You can also hike up steps to the top of the island, but do so  with caution as they are steep. You can also rent a canoe and explore the coast of Johor that has other islands of Malaysia.

10. Jungles That Are Out Of A Painting: Kapas Island

Kapas Island at Terengganu, Malaysia. Clear sea water and blue sky background. Rocky island and cloudy sky at sunny day.

Known most for its jungle trekking, Kapas Island is located off the coast of Terengganu State. The island is called Pulau Kapas which means cotton island in Malay, because of its white-sand beaches. Since the island is not very famous, it has vacant beaches. The beaches are surrounded by lush green trees and crystal blue waters. There are only a few resorts and guesthouses, so plan accordingly. When you interact with wildlife, make sure to not feed them, because it can cause problems like aggressive behaviour, as well as malnutrition from eating food with low nutritional value. 

Explore To The Full Limit

Islands in Malaysia are a dream for nature lovers, especially those who love exploring the underwater world. With a hint of the colonial past in some islands, metropolitan cities in others,  and loads of isolated spots to choose from, islands in Malaysia cater to different types of tourists. Malaysians are also excited about their food, so make sure to try some. Like most Asian countries, their dishes revolve around rice but they have distinctive flavours with street food dishes like rojak, hokkien mee, nasi lemak and more. The diving spots of these islands in Malaysia are famous around the world. So when you go diving or take a boat ride, try to choose a company that adheres to marine conservation and follows international regulations regarding so. As with all places around the world, including your own city, do not litter, especially on beaches—carry your own trash bag that you can throw away later in a dustbin. Be sure to try food from local vendors and street stalls, to support local economy and development. Walking or trekking from one beach to another is a good way to enjoy nature and be responsible.

Malaysia, Pulau Dayang – Reviews and travel stories

Dayang Island. DAYANG ISLAND

This island is located in Malaysia, in the province of Johor. There are many islands scattered along the east coast of Malaysia that attract holidaymakers from all over the world. There you can find Russians from Singapore, Russians from European countries, or even Russians from the USA or Canada. Although, I must admit that people who do not speak Russian are still the majority.The tourist business in Malaysia is not as widely developed as in Thailand, so information about Malaysia is more difficult to find. In addition, the service in Malaysia is often poor. Nevertheless, nature, sea and beaches are magnificent, they fascinate and attract people of different interests and hobbies. The islands along the east coast of Malaysia attract many divers. And for this active holiday, Dayang is one of the most suitable places. And in Malaysia, this is perhaps the best place for both a beginner and an experienced diver.If you do not have a certificate, then snorkeling on Dayang will win you over too. It is also possible to rent a boat and go fishing.

Dayang is located 65 km from the coast. Boats to this island go from the town of Mersing. The trip takes 3-4 hours. Most operators prefer to check out in the evening or on Friday night in order to arrive on the island in the early Saturday morning. This saves time for an active stay on the island. There are many fabulous dive sites around Dayang.Even if you dive (with scuba diving or only with a mask and snorkel) near the pier, you will get a lot of impressions. Each dive is different from the previous one because those underwater inhabitants whom you have not met yet appear.

Fans of fishing, especially hunting for large fish, have known this place for a long time. It was there that the largest marlin in Southeast Asia was caught, which even made it to National Geographic. Dolphins and whale sharks, tuna and barracuda, etc. come there.And near Raines Rock there is a cave where two small sharks live, which divers love to visit.

If you are tired of swimming and diving, then you can simply relax on a paradise beach, under palm trees and blooming hibiscus, on the whitest sand under the scorching sun, or in the shade.

The service is simple, but everything is included, and you don’t have to worry about food. Breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks in between are provided for you. You just need to prepare your bellies for a bountiful BBQ.

It has its regulars, diving enthusiasts, who have not betrayed Dayang for about 20 years since the resorts were built there. It’s also an inexpensive paradise – the weekend will cost you 250 USD. The season is from February to November.

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Top 25 Islands in Malaysia (Malaysia) / Travel Guides

Malaysia has hundreds of islands scattered over thousands of kilometers of coastline.
Famous resorts, world-class diving and metropolitan centers attract tourists. Others are uninhabited with long stretches of empty coastline.
Travelers typically include both Langkawi and Penang on their Malaysian itineraries.
Travel the dozens along the peninsula on the east coast of Malaysia. Less else to explore the tropical Sabah islands and islets in Borneo.
Crazy Tourist brings together 25 of the best islands in Malaysia, including beach retreats, diving and desert island overnight stays.

1. Langkawi: The Kedah Gem

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Langkawi
A glistening coastline is bordered by sandy beaches surrounding jungle-covered mountains on Malaysia’s most visited island.
The first stop at Langkawi duty free is usually the stunning Pantai Cenang (Cenang Beach). Delicate waves fall on the white shore. Tropical islands stick out from the sea near the horizon.
Beach shacks sell Malaysia’s cheapest beer and sunset cocktails.
Join the Pulau Dayang Bunting Tour. From a distance, the island looks like a pregnant woman lying on her back. Capture postcard photos of the perfect pier and swim in its central freshwater lake….
Get a motorcycle or rent a car. Explore the island’s perimeter all the way to Langkawi’s highest peak (Gunung or Mount Raya), black sand beach and through sleepy Malay villages.

2. Kedah Secret Diving Oasis

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Payar Island
Pulau Payar Island – a hidden Kedah oasis in the Strait of Melaka.
Payar Island Marine Park consists of several uninhabited islands between Langkawi and the mainland Kedakh….
There are no resorts or beach villas here.
Instead, virgin snorkeling and diving sites surround a little-known island chain.
Large tropical fish beneath the waves have probably never seen a human before. Scuba diving and divers probably won’t see another soul with water for themselves.
Tourist groups take passengers to shark nesting sites to feed small sharks.
Payar showcases the best of West Malaysia’s maritime world in close proximity to Langkawi and Penang.
You can only visit on a tour.
Check Recommended Hotels in Malaysia

3. Most Cosmopolitan Island in Malaysia (Penang)

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Penang Island
Penang Island is the British colonial pearl of Malaysia.
The island’s capital, Georgetown, located in the Strait of Melaka, attracts any traveler.
Some come for colonial flair, manifested in its stately architecture.Others host Malaysia’s capital, sampling the country’s most delicious food.
Buddhist temples stand next to mosques and Hindu temples in celebration of religious diversity.
Traditional shops line narrow streets bursting with color and complexity.
Penang’s status on Malaysia’s hiking trail is firmly established and the island rarely disappoints.

4. Hornbills and empty beaches on Pangkor Island (Perak)

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Hornbirds Pangkor
Pangkor Island is located on the peninsula of the west coast of Malaysia in Perak.
The tiny island has tourist-free beaches, jungle-covered hills and hundreds of hornbills.
Book a few nights at affordable guesthouses on the west coast of Pangkor. Spend time on the beaches, in vibrant Chinatown, and explore what’s left of a 350-year-old Dutch fort.
Meet the “Hornbill” at Sunset View Chalet, which feeds dozens of hornbills every night. Watch the mesmerizing sunset at Coral Beach.

5.Diving courses and luxury retreats (Terengganu)

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Terengganu
The Perhentian Islands in Terengganu are an island paradise in West Malaysia.
Tourists, beach lovers and snorkelers flock to Besar (Big) and Kecil (Small) Perhentians.
Kecil attracts a young crowd and diving enthusiasts. Most stay near budget Long Beach. Several diving schools have leveled the cote d’azur. They provide some of the most affordable PADI courses in Southeast Asia.
Visibility is over 20 meters (65.6 feet) in crystal clear waters.
Besar caters to Malaysian holidaymakers who spend their days in luxury resorts near isolated shores.
There are no roads in the Perhentian Islands. Visitors hike the jungle trails from beach to beach. Water taxis ferry tourists over long distances.

6. Ultra-luxurious beach holiday on Redang Island (Terengganu)

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Terengganu Resort Redang Island
The Perhentian Islands attract tourists, divers and vacationers.Nearby Redang attracts those looking for an upscale vacation.
Redang Island resorts are among the most luxurious in Malaysia.
Guests are practically guaranteed an exclusive getaway.
Prior to being shown on Summer Vacation, the popular 2000 Hong Kong film, almost no one knew about Redang.
Tourists follow in the footsteps of their favorite stars. Newlyweds spend thousands of dollars on a couple of nights at their famous resorts.

7. West Malaysia’s Most Beautiful Island (Terengganu)

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Tenggol Island
Tenggol is one of the most beautiful in Malaysia, offering everything a luxury vacationer could want.
Beach Bungalows offer a piece of paradise overlooking soft sandy beaches. The crystal clear water creates ideal conditions for snorkeling and diving just meters from the shore.
Getting to Tenggol is challenging, but well worth it for exclusivity and high standards.
Tenggol Island is located south of the Terengganu chain of islands. Visitors must receive a domestic flight to Terengganu State before traveling two hours to the port. Water taxis then ferry passengers to the island.

8. Get off the grid on Kapas Island (Terengganu)

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Kapas Island
Kapas is a hot spot for beach lovers looking to leave the world for a few days.
The island is located in the South China Sea in Terengganu state.
Backpackers make up the crowds that usually stay in guesthouses along the beach.
Follow paths through woodland to see the island’s biodiversity. Or grab a towel and relax on an empty beach all day.
The most attractive thing about Kapas is its simplicity.
Wi-Fi is virtually non-existent, giving travelers the opportunity to relax.
Kapas Island provides the peaceful realities of a tropical island.

9. Embrace the remoteness of Lang Tenga Island (Terengganu)

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Lang Tenga Island
Only a handful of determined travelers reach the private island of Terengganu Lang Tenga.
Few visitors to the island appreciate its remoteness, seclusion and beauty.
The protected waters surrounding Lang Teng are home to a thriving marine ecosystem. Swim off the shore and dive into the underwater aquarium.
There are only a few hotels on this island that usually fill up in weeks if not months.
Speedboats are the only way to travel 40 kilometers (25 miles) between Kuala Terengganu and Lang Tengoy.

10. Time Magazine’s Most Beautiful Island (Pahang)

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Pulau Tioman
Back in the 1970s, the Times magazine named Tioman one of the most beautiful islands on the planet.And it’s safe to say that he still retains that title in the 21st century.
Tioman has everything the imagination can think of when dreaming of a tropical paradise.
Curving palms, endless coastlines and bungalows that look like they are floating above shallow waters.
But this beauty has a price.
Since its appearance in Time magazine, Tioman Island in Pahang has become part of the Malaysian hiking trail. Unlike some other islands, travelers will have to share this photogenic setting.
Check the recommended hotels in Malaysia

11. Secret Island in Johor (Johor)

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Rawa Island
Johor in southern Malaysia rarely attracts tourists. Even Malaysians do not associate the state with the picturesque islands.
But the enigmatic Rava, about 16 kilometers (10 miles) east of the mainland, is an exception.
The private island attracts the rich and famous in Malaysia and Singapore. Apart from a handful of overwater bungalows at the two resorts, there is nothing else.
Palm trees frame sparkling soft white sand that hugs the coastline. Rocks penetrate the gentle azure waters of the west coast for the perfect postcard.
Away from the beach, vacationers can walk the jungle trails in the heart of Rawa Island. Here you will find primates, tropical birds and large insects.
Other campers spend their days kayaking.
Take the ferry from Mersing Port to Rawa Island.
Plan your trip months in advance.

12. Exclusive on Sibu Island (Johor)

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Sibu Island Johor
Sibu consists of a small chain of four islands in the South China Sea.
With only two resorts, the island contributes to exceptional exclusivity among the hundreds of islands in Malaysia.
Tourists from Malaysia and Singapore usually stay in luxury accommodations.
Sibu activities are centered around recreation. Spend the day at the beach and the day at the spa.
Organize a boat trip to hidden diving and snorkelling sites near the resort.Or take a boat out to sea and fish for monsters.

13. Sea Fishing, Diving and Isolation on Aur Island (Johor)

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Aur Island Johor
Johorse Aur Island is far from mainland Malaysia.
Located 76 kilometers (47 miles) east of the port of Mersing in the South China Sea, isolation is guaranteed.
Resorts primarily cater to experienced divers and passionate anglers.
Aur and his four sisters are in the Johor Marine Park.
Bright corals scattered across the seabed provide habitats for hundreds of fish. Snorkeling and snorkeling can swim with manta rays, sharks and barracuda.
Fishing enthusiasts can catch the biggest fish of their lives.
Other activities include exploring the rugged landscapes, photographing the lagoon and jumping off the island.

14. Labuan Island: The Pearl of Borneo (Labuan)

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The Pearl of Borneo
Labuan is a thriving port near Sabah, Sarawak and Brunei Darussalam in the South China Sea.
Malaysia has transformed obscure Labuan into a thriving financial center. Thousands of offshore companies are headquartered here to take advantage of free trade.
But Duty Free Island is not only about business and finance.
Labuan has dozens of dive sites, including four shipwrecks and isolated beaches.
Travelers can visit the War Cemetery, the final resting place of nearly 4,000 Allied soldiers who died during World War II….

15. Floating Fishing Villages on Brut Island (Sarawak)

Instead of sandy beaches and luxurious bungalows, Brutus Island consists of traditional fishing villages.
Malay families earn their living in the South China Sea in the same way as their ancestors.
Little has changed over the centuries, which is reflected in architecture and lifestyle.
Brutus is one of the largest islands in the Rechang Delta near Sibu.
Take a ferry and explore the world of rickety floating villages and discover a rural lifestyle.

16. Finding Bearded Pigs on Gaya Island (Sabah)

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Sabah Bearded Pigs
Gaia Island is the largest in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park in Sabah.
Unlike his sisters, Gaya’s appeal lies in in its jungle-filled interior and Philippine floating village.
Board a speedboat from Jesselton Point to Kota Kinabalu for a day trekking in the jungle. The island’s highest peak is 300 meters (984 feet) with stunning panoramic views of the mini-archipelago.
With its 20-kilometer (12.4-mile) hiking trails, Gaia is home to some of the most accessible trails in the Sabah jungle. Beware of the bearded pigs nesting in the underbrush. The
Zipline, operated by Coral Flyer, extends 235 meters (771 ft) from Guy to Sapi Island. It is the longest line from island to island in the world.

17. Zipline to Sapi Island (Sabah)

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Sapi Island Zipline
Sapi Island, the second largest marine park, is located opposite Guy.
Unlike its neighbor Manukana, this island is free of commercialization and mass tourism.
Speedboats run regularly between Kota Kinabalu and Sapi.
The island crowd is usually made up of adrenaline junkies. The world’s longest island-to-island zipline runs from Guy to Sapi.
A monitor of car-sized lizards scurrying around the beaches in the jungle.
Snorkeling through a relatively empty coral garden and a picnic on the rocks overlooking the coast.
Combine your trip to Sapi with Gaya Island.

18. Day at the Beach on Manukan Island (Sabah)

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Manukan Island
Manukan Island has the most stunning coastline of Kota Kinabalu.
The island belongs to the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and has thousands of visitors daily.
Ferries from Jesselton Point take only 15 minutes to reach Manukan. Sabakhans and hundreds of tourists regularly go to the beach for one day.
Rent scuba diving gear and witness a sprawling coral reef. Some resemble the brain through a magnifying glass. Others have branches stretching like ancient trees in winter.
Beware of the macaques lurking on the beach – they will steal your camera.

19. Pulau Tiga: Survivor Island Borneo (Sabah)

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Pulau Tiga
Pulau Tiga in Sabah is the original Survivor Island.
Following the first season of a successful reality show, the island network near Kota Kinabalu has experienced a tourism explosion.
Travel companies host day-trip visitors to Pulau Tiga (literally “Three Islands”) from Kota Kinabalu.
Relax on empty coastlines and trek to mysterious mud volcanoes.
Or spend the night and have your own experience on a desert island. But instead of roughing it on the beach, you get spas and pools.

20. Easy access to diving sites on Mantanani Island (Sabah)

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Mantanani Island
Limited Time Scuba Divers in Sabah head to the Mantanani Islands.
The island chain in the South China Sea is located near Kota Balud, about an hour and a half from Kota Kinabalu.
Tour companies visit over 20 dive sites as part of their day trip. Lucky tourists can swim with seahorses and stingrays. Certified divers can investigate three shipwrecks.
Other companies take divers to pristine locations where only a handful of people have previously explored them.
Alternatively, spend the night at Mantanani Besar, Mantanani Lungisan or Mantanani Kecil.Watch the Bornes sunset from a boat
Spend the next day kayaking or island hopping.

21. Layang Layang: Biodiversity in the South China Sea (Sabah)

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Layang Layang Shark
At a former military base located 300 km (186 miles) from Kota Kinabalu, there are no beaches, resorts and palm trees ..
But there is also no human intervention in the isolated South China Sea region. No commercialization, no tourists, and it’s too far away for even the hardiest local fishermen….
This creates a thriving marine environment not found anywhere else in Malaysia.
Liang Liang has 12 diving sites teeming with life forms that have never interacted with humans before. Expect huge colorful fish, giant manta rays and tiny pygmy seahorses.
Hammerhead sharks, whale sharks and bottlenose dolphins migrate at certain times of the year.
The only way to get to Layang Layang is to fly from Kota Kinabalu ..

22.Diving Paradise Sabah on Sipadan Island (Sabah)

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Sipadan Island
Sipadan Island Sabah has consistently ranked among the best diving spots on the planet.
Diving enthusiasts around the world descend on this tiny island close to Semporns.
Unlike its neighbors, there are no resorts or restaurants. Only 120 people with special permits can visit the protected area every day.
Those who truly witness an incredible array of marine life.Swim with barracuda schools or take advantage of the rich biodiversity.
Lucky hikers may spot giant turtles swimming near the horizon.

23. Sea kayaking and sea nomads on Mabul Island (Sabah)

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Mabul Island
Mabul 15 minutes from Sipadan and a favorite among divers.
The oval shaped island offers accommodation for both budget travelers and upscale vacationers….
Explore the surrounding waters and swim with cuttlefish and octopuses. Since Sipadan lacks accommodation, divers usually stay in Mabula ..
Besides day trips and diving, travelers can do sea kayaking, explore the Sea Nomad floating villages and gaze at millions of stars after dark ..
Lepa Regatta, water festival, dedicated to the culture and traditions of Bahau, takes place in April.

24. See the rare turtles nesting on Pom Pom Island (Sabah)

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Hawksbill Sabah Turtles
Pom Pom Island combines luxury holidays with ecotourism in the East Sabah archipelago.
With few resorts, the tiny island promises a private getaway in Borneo.
Sit on the beach and admire the turquoise waters that seem almost frozen in time. Grab a pair of goggles and swim into the shallow waters to witness life on the coral reefs.
Watch orange and purple glow in the sky as sunrise from inside your bungalow is over the water.
Beware of the rare green turtles and hawks in the sea, nesting in the sand or in the hatchery.

25. Overwater Bungalows on Lankayan Island (Sabah)

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Lankayan Island
Lankayan Island in eastern Sabah is the Maldives version of Borneo.
The calm Sulu Sea surrounds a tropical island teeming with coral and marine life.
Wooden Overwater Bungalows provide a stunning place to spend a few nights.
In the morning you can enjoy the view from your balcony on the beach. Join a tour and snorkel in an unknown world under the waves at the end of the day.
Lankayan is a favorite local tourist destination, but difficult to reach. Travelers need to get to Sandakan first before taking the 90-minute ferry.

Diving in Malaysia

133 hectares of land in Malaysia resemble the belly of a pregnant woman, which led to the name of the island, which means “big” in the local language.

More than 200 of the most beautiful islands undoubtedly have fantastic destinations when it comes to diving and snorkeling.

The diversity of the marine ecosystem around these islands makes Malaysia an excellent destination for underwater exploration and other sports such as water skiing, rowing and swimming.

Some of the most popular diving destinations in Malaysia.

Located near Kuala Terengganu and is the paradise of maritime Malaysia. It boasts clear waters and numerous diving sites. On a sunny day, the light gives an additional shine of various shades to corals, molluscs, which makes it even more pleasing to the eyes.The deeper you go, the closer you get to two historic shipwrecks.

HMS Prince of Wales and the British warship Reflection sank in these waters during World War II. Marine life is a major local treasure.

The bottom is made up of the trunks of sponges and soft corals, colorful fish swim around, dancing their dance under water.

Pulau Tioman

This is the largest of the group of volcanic islands in the states of Mersing and Jahor.At 39 km long and 12 km wide, this island is the most beautiful island in the world according to Time Magazine. Apart from scuba diving, there is a lot to do on the island. If you love nature, the island offers fascinating examples of flora and fauna.

The sandy bays of Tioman are an ideal place for a beach holiday, including. Family friendly, for those who want to get away from city life. As tourism becomes the main source of income on the island, its resort areas are well developed.Water sports, like jet skiing, are developed in certain parts of Tioman.

Divers can enjoy the beauty of the coral reefs and the breathtaking scenery of the underwater garden.

Langkawi

An archipelago of 99 islands is located in Kedakh. Its landscape with hills, limestones and caves, villages, picturesque rice fields with abundant flora and fauna. Myths and legends surround the islands, making it a very popular mystical destination and destination for beach goers looking for adventure.

The islands of Dayang Bunting, Beras, Singa Besar and Cenang are located in a huge number of diving sites. There is a wide variety of fish, corals and other sea creatures in the waters around the island. Another island, Payar, is located south of Lanklavi, so don’t miss it. The island contains the largest number of corals in Malaysia, according to records.

There is also a wide variety of Acidia on the island, here you will see sea slugs, hermit crabs, starfish, anemones, lionfish, barracuda, rainbow runners, rock fish, ghost fish.

Pulau Pangkor

From Kuala Lumpur, you can get to Pangkor Island very quickly. The island is famous for its sandy beaches and clear waters. In addition to swimming and sunbathing, guests can enjoy diving, jet skiing and breeze boating around the island.

Popular beaches in the area are Nipa Bay, Teluk Ketapan, Pantai Putei, Putei Devi, Pantai Pari Bogak in the shape of a crescent and Emerald Bay. The island has many huts, chalets, resort areas and restaurants.It is the main snorkeling and diving site.

Its marine life impresses with its coral reefs and the diversity of its inhabitants.

Pulau Besar

This is one of the closest diving spots to Kuala Lampur. It is located about three miles from the city of Umbai. Besar, with its sandy beaches and unsurpassed tranquility, is the ideal destination for a water break. Diving in Malaysia is a wonderful experience.

In addition to the usual relaxation on warm sandy beaches, it offers the thrill of top class diving.

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Sipadan Island Diving Tours to Malaysia Sipadan Island Pulau Sipadan

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Sipadan Island

off the northeastern coast of Borneo lies Sipadan – the only oceanic island in Malaysia. Formed centuries ago as a result of volcanic activity, this 35 acre island rises from the bottom of the sea for 700 meters, attracting a variety of marine life from the blackness of the open sea.Exciting diving, unmatched anywhere else in the country, has made it a top priority for divers. Encounters with turtles, shoals of sea bass and barracuda are one hundred percent secured by this tiny coral miracle. The island is popular for its sheer reef wall. Starting just 8 m from the diving station, the wall slopes down steeply to a depth of 680 m. Many divers have noted that staying and diving on the island is like living and diving from a hotel ship.Divers enjoy the ease of repeated (up to 5 times per day) dives from

shores and boats.

Lizards, bats, and unique coconut crabs are also monitored on the island, which has been declared a bird sanctuary.

How to get there

By plane from Kota Kinabalu, the capital of the state of Sabah, to Tawau, from there it is 1.5 hours of the road to Sempore, and finally 30 minutes by speedboat to the island of Mabul from where departures to Sipadan are made. In order not to be disappointed, you should make a reservation.(See the map below in the text).

Cape Barracuda Barracuda Point

The dive is usually started with the reef on the right side. When you descend to the top of the reef at an elevation of 6-8 m, shoals of fusiliers and wrasses greet you. The corals are distributed to depths of 30-40 m, including huge barrel sponges, black coral trees and soft corals. Large black-marbled dasiatis rays, schools of surgeon fish, tuna, manta rays and clouds of butterfly fish greet Dai Vera descending along the wall.The currents washing the valley side of the site attract schools of bait fish, white-nosed sharks, sea bass, turtles, hammerhead sharks, gray reef sharks and even leopard sharks. Climbing from the 18m valley to the sloping slopes, you can observe garden eels, triggerfish and even such exceptional representatives of the sea as leaf fish, sea angels, blend dogs, mantis shrimp and many nudibranchs.

Hanging Gardens! Hanging Cardens

As the name suggests, this adorable dive saiga is replete with colorful soft corals, some in the shape of cauliflower and even a bunch of grapes, growing from ledges in the wall.The top of the reef starts at 6 m and goes steeply into the depths. Here you will meet a picturesque crowd of reef fish: butterfly fish, sea angels, squirrel fish, boxing fish and a wide variety of nudibranchs. Friendly and curious sweetly lips and groupers test divers – a great subject for underwater photography! On small ledges among corals, usually

small shrimps huddle, gobies with fiery red tails rush around their shelters, and sometimes a lobster peeps out of the cracks. Since the site is located on the western coast of the island, it is better to dive in the afternoon, when more sunlight penetrates.When currents sweep the reef, soft corals come to life and almost triple in size – a sight to behold!

South Point South Point

The farthest dive site from the marina is 10 minutes by boat. From the name it is clear that the South Cape is located at the southern tip of the island. It looks like Cape Barracuda when currents roll across the reef. Depending on the currents, it is better to start the dive with a reef from

left side.The reef has a gentle slope, decreasing from 7 to 55 m. At the shelf of the sandy bottom. There are usually good chances to see large animals like stingrays, mantas, leopard sharks, Napoleon wrasses, groupers and a kaleidoscope of smaller reef fish. If you dive,

leaving the reef on the left side, at a depth of 25 m you will come across gorgonians and ribbon corals. You may also encounter a school of grouper before the dark mass moves in – this is the largest school of barracuda seen elsewhere.A school usually runs upstream, and if approached carefully, it will allow divers to follow alongside. Further along the sloping wall, at a depth of 25 m, there is a ledge with coral chips; next to it, white-nosed and leopard sharks rest at the bottom. If you dive here often and at the right time, you have the chance to observe the mating ritual of white-nosed sharks.

Turtle Cavern

Much has been written about the Turtle Cave, and it was also called the Turtle Cemetery.In reality, the turtles inadvertently enter the cave to rest, but get lost in the labyrinth of tunnels and, disoriented, drown. The cave is located at the northern end of the island, directly below several huts. Divers are warned on their first orientation dive not to enter the cave for their own safety. There is also a warning sign at the entrance to the Turtle Cave so that the curious diver does not end up in the cave. However, a visit to the cave can be arranged with a qualified divemaster leading 3 divers at a time.Those wishing to explore the labyrinths in more detail are invited to take a course in the field of cave diving.

The dive begins along the wall, then descent to the 20 m mark. The depth in the cave is about 21 m. You will find various connecting caves that rise to less than 4 m from the surface. You will notice the remains of dead turtles scattered across the muddy bottom of the cave. There are no corals in the cave.

Seaventures Dive Resort

Seaventures Dive Resort is a former oil platform now converted into a comfortable hotel.It is located 20 minutes by boat from Sipadan and 1 km from the coast of Mabula. At the hotel: PADI dive center, karaoke, mini-cinema, free internet, game room. All rooms have air conditioning and hot showers. Here you can order a professional video about your dives.

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Length of stay Price for a double room per person in USD for DIVER Price for a double room per person in USD for a NOT DIVER
3days / 2nights
4 days / 3 nights
5 days / 4 nights 1125
6 days / 5 nights
Supplement per night 234

Single occupancy + 50% of the diving package.
For triple occupancy – 5% of the diving package.

The diving package includes:

Meeting at Tawau airport

Transfer: Tavau-Samporna-Hotel-Semporna-Tavau by bus and speed boat.

Double occupancy with all amenities including air conditioning and hot shower.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner.Tea, coffee, water and light snacks are available throughout the day.

3 boat dives per day (excluding arrival and departure days) with one dive per day on the islands: Mabul, Kapalai and Sipadan.

Unlimited platform dives.

Night diving from the platform (only with a partner).

Loads, weight belt, cylinders.

Additional charge

You can rent a full set of equipment for (BCD, regulator, mask, snorkel, fins and boots) and take a night dive. Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort Situated a short boat ride from Sipadan and Mabul Islands next to the Ligitan Reefs, Kapalai Island is an ideal diving destination.
The hotel was built in the style of a “village on the water”, residential houses are on stilts in shallow water. Guests will have a unique opportunity to observe the life of oceanic fish and sunbathe directly from the terraces of the houses.

Duration stays Price for a double room per person in USD for DIVER Price for a double room per person in USD for a NOT DIVER
3 days / 2 nights 615 490
4 days / 3 nights 816 655
5 days / 4 nights 1065 850
6 days / 5 nights 1305 1045
7 days / 6 nights 1550 1240
Supplement per night 245 195

Single occupancy + 50% of the diving package.
For triple occupancy – 5% of the diving package. The diving package includes: · Meeting at the Tawau airport · Transfer: Tawau-Samporna-Hotel-Semporna-Tavau by bus and speed boat. · Two-bed accommodation, with all conveniences including air conditioning. · Breakfast lunch dinner. · 3 boat dives per day (excluding arrival and departure days) with one dive per day on the islands: Mabul, Kapalai and Sipadan.· Unlimited dives in Kapalai · Night diving from Kapalai (advance diver or with night diving experience) · Weights, weight belt, cylinders For an additional fee, you can rent equipment (BCD, regulator, mask, snorkel, fins and boots). For an additional fee, you can rent a full set of equipment for (BCD, regulator, mask, snorkel, fins and boots), and take a night dive. Sipadan Mabul Resort Sipadan-Mabul Resort, located on the southern part of Mabuls Island overlooking Sipadan Island.Bungalows are located in the shade of tropical palm trees, they all have their own terrace, individual air conditioning, shower and toilet. On the territory of the hotel: swimming pool, jacuzzi, restaurant, bar, beach sports, video salon.

Length of stay Price for a double room per person in USD for DIVER Price for a double room per person in USD for a NOT DIVER
2 days / 1 night 680 450
3 days / 2 nights 795 530
4 days / 3 nights 915 605
5 days / 4 nights 1030 685
Supplement per night 150 130

The cost of living is indicated for two local occupancy in the room.
Single occupancy + 50% of the price.
Sipadan-Mabul Resot offers accommodation in semi-detached (interconnected) and free-standing chalets.
Free-standing chalet stays increase by USD 22 per person per night. The diving package includes : · Meeting at Tawau airport · Transfer: Tawau-Samporna-Hotel-Semporna-Tavau by bus and speed boat. · Two-bed accommodation, with all conveniences including air conditioning.· Breakfast lunch dinner. · 3 boat dives per day (excluding arrival and departure days) with one dive per day on the islands: Mabul, Kapalai and Sipadan. · Unlimited dives from the pier on Mabul Island. · Loads, weight belt, cylinders. For an additional fee, you can rent equipment (BCD, regulator, mask, snorkel, fins and boots) and take a night dive. For an additional fee, you can rent a full set of equipment for (BCD, regulator, mask, snorkel, fins and boots), and take a night dive.Only in this hotel you can take technical diving courses, and if you already have a techno-diver certificate, the hotel organizes diving into the depths and into the caves.

Mabul Water Bungalows Resort

Built on stilts over the reef of Mabul Island, this hotel consists of 14 wooden water bungalows. The restaurant serves Asian and international cuisine. All rooms have their own track or balcony for sunbathing, air conditioning, shower and everything you need for a comfortable stay.This hotel was built by the owners of the Sipadan-Mabul Resort and in addition to the infrastructure of the hotel itself, you can use the services of the Sipadan-Mabul Resort.

Length of stay Price for a double room per person in USD for DIVER Price for a double room per person in USD for a NOT DIVER
2 days / 1 night 805 485
3 days / 2 nights 995 605
4 days / 3 nights 1180 735
5 days / 4 nights 1365 865
Supplement per night 225 180

The cost of living is indicated for two local occupancy in the room.
Single occupancy + 50% of the price. The diving package includes : Meeting at Tawau Airport Transfer: Tawau-Samporna-Hotel-Semporna-Tawau by bus and speed boat. · Two-bed accommodation, with all conveniences including air conditioning. · Breakfast lunch dinner. · 3 boat dives per day (excluding arrival and departure days) with one dive per day on the islands: Mabul, Kapalai and Sipadan.· Unlimited dives on Mabul Island. · Loads, weight belt, cylinders. For an additional fee, you can rent a full set of equipment for (BCD, regulator, mask, snorkel, fins and boots), and take a night dive. Water Village Resort The name Sipadan Water Village Resort speaks for itself – all the houses are set on stilts along a long pier, directed into the sea. The hotel is located on the coast of Mabul Island, north of Sipadan Island.
To accommodate guests, the hotel has everything you need for a good rest. In the hotel restaurant you will be treated to dishes of Asian and international cuisine, the bars will offer a large collection of drinks for every taste. Sipadan Water Village Resort has a diving center where beginners can get their first diving lessons. Non-diver price

Number type GRAND DELUXE COTTAGES DELUXE COTTAGES STANDARD COTTAGES JUNIOR COTTAGES
Duration stays Price for a double room per person USD Price for a double room per person USD Price for a double room per person USD Price for a double room per person USD
2 days / 1 night 520 510 480 460
3 days / 2 nights 695 675 605 575
4 days / 3 nights 865 835 735 685
5 days / 4 nights 1040 995 860 795
Supplement per night 175 165 130 115

Price for diver

Number type GRAND DELUXE COTTAGES DELUXE COTTAGES STANDARD COTTAGES JUNIOR COTTAGES
Duration stays Price for a double room per person USD Price for a double room per person USD Price for a double room per person USD Price for a double room per person USD
2 days / 1 night 640 630 595 580
3 days / 2 nights 930 905 840 805
4 days / 3 nights 1215 1185 1085 1035
5 days / 4 nights 1505 1460 1330 1260
Supplement per night 290 280 245 230

The cost of living is indicated for two local occupancy in the room.
Single occupancy + 50% of the prices for a non-diver. The diving package includes: Meeting at Tawau airport Transfer: Tawau-Simporna-Hotel-Simporna-Tawau by bus and speedboat. · Double accommodation with a balcony for sunbathing · Breakfast, lunch and dinner. · 3 boat dives per day (excluding arrival and departure days) with one dive per day on the islands: Mabul, Kapalai and Sipadan.· Unlimited beach dives on Mabul Island (06: 00-18.00). · Loads, weight belt, cylinders. For an additional fee, you can rent a full set of equipment for (BCD, regulator, mask, snorkel, fins and boots), and take a night dive. Note:
Everyone who dives in Sipadan must pay a park fee of 12 USD for one day. Meeting at Tawau Airport Transfer: Tawau-Simporna-Hotel-Simporna-Tavau by bus and speedboat.

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