Islands in Malaysia

Do you want to go to Malaysia and for a holiday, or a business submit and you are looking for a beautiful place to stay in the country, don’t worry this article has listed 5 beautiful islands you can visit.

Rawa

Rawa Island Resort, an idyllic Malaysian tropical island resort popular with families looking to unwind from the stress and strain of modern life. Feel the grains of white, sun-baked sand between your toes as you stroll along the beach. Take a dip in the warm waters of the South China Sea. Enjoy the green scenery. Snorkel along the natural coral reef just meters from the shore. Or simply relax as you watch the sun disappear lazily over the orange horizon.
Islands in Malaysia
Islands in Malaysia
Where to stay: There are only two places to stay on the island: Rawa Island Resort or the smaller Alang’s Rawa.
Best time to visit Rawa: March until October.

2. Redang

The Redang archipelago actually consists of nine islands. Together, they form a marine park situated 45 kilometers (28 miles) off the east Peninsular Malaysia state of Terengganu.
Unlike its close cousins, the backpacker-filled Perhentian islands to the north, Redang is very much an upmarket destination, with mostly resort accommodation on offer.
Accordingly, the island also has its own airport, served by Berjaya Air, which since 2004 has flown daily to Kuala Lumpur’s Subang Airport (Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport is the formal name) and Singapore’s Changi.

3. Pangkor.

Despite measuring just eight square kilometers, Pulau Pangkor (Pulau is the Malay word for island) is one of the most popular beach getaways in Malaysia — among locals, that is.
Pangkor is one of the country’s most accessible islands, yet it is overwhelmingly the preserve of Malaysians, who head there every long weekend for a little rest and relaxation.
There is little in terms of nightlife but instead, you’ll find uncrowded sandy beaches, a huge variety of amazing local cuisine and friendly people.

4. Labuan

located off the coast of East Malaysia on Borneo and sandwiched between the states of Sarawak and Sabah,
Labuan is one of three Federal Territories (the others are Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya).
Its special status as an international offshore financial center and free trade zone,
have allowed it to attract outside investment from the financial sector.
Long-term, the Malaysian government envisions the island as becoming one of the world’s major offshore business centers, akin to the Middle Eastern hubs of Dubai or Bahrain.
If you’re not involved in the financial services, there are other reasons to visit, such as wreck diving.
Over the years, numerous ships were sunk in the shallow waters off Labuan, making it ideal for novice divers.
These are simply known as the American, Australian, Blue Water and Cement Wreck.
There is also a well-tended War Cemetery, where an annual remembrance ceremony is held for some 3,900 Allied soldiers who died during World War II.
Where to stay: For both service and quality, it’s a close toss-up between the Tiara Labuan and the Grand Dorsett.

5. Penang

The Pearl of the Orient has a long and illustrious history. “Discovered” by Captain Francis Light in 1786, Prince of
Wales Island (as it once was known) was for a long time one of the jewels of the British Empire.
Today, the island is proudly parading its past. The UNESCO status granted to historic George Town guarantees that.
But its greatest attraction is its street food — from Penang laksa off Macalister Road to banana leaf in Little India to seafood on Gurney Drive — you’ll find it all here.
Where to stay: Since 1948, the recently restored Lone Pine sits serenely on the north shore of the island, while
for city digs look no further than the Hotel Penaga, heritage buildings in the heart of town. Attracting a lot of
attention among luxury lovers is the Eastern & Oriental Hotel, a restored colonial property.
Getting there: Flights from around the world land at Penang International Airport. From there, inexpensive taxis can transport you to destinations around the island, or you can catch the airport bus into town.
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