Malaysia is an country with many islands. All of them have their own beauty and reason why to visit. Because this article is not long enough to sum all beauties of Malaysia i decide to make list of 5 most beautiful island in Malaysia worth to visit and spend some time around.
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.
They might not be easy to get to, but the Perhentian islands off the northeast coast of Peninsular Malaysia have achieved iconic status on the backpacker trail.And for good reason — the waters are so clean that you can snorkel right off the beach and still see a diverse array of aquatic life.
Fishermen turned tour guides will also take you out in their small boat for a day trip to swim with sharks and turtles. In the evening, beach bars set up cushions on the sand as wandering fire artists do their thing.
Rawa island is a coral island off the east coast of Johor, 16km (or 30mins boat ride) from Mersing Jetty. While it is known for its unspoiled white sand beaches and rich marine life, it has gradually gained popularity with tourists coming from Malaysia and Singapore. If you know Pulau Tioman, Pulau Rawa is a similar heaven, smaller but with lesser crowd.
Pualu Layang Layang
A diver’s heaven, Pulau Layang Layang is a small island completely surrounded by a coral reef, and lies just of the coast of Sabah. The name Layang Layang is actually a new name for the island, which for a long time was known in English as the “Swallow Reefs”. Pulau Layang Layang is amongst the famed Spratley Islands, a collection of more than 600 islands, atolls and reefs that lie in the South China Sea. Many people rate Pulau Layang Layang as one of the most exclusive dive locations in the world, and it has been given the appropriate nicknames “Wall Diving Mecca” and “Big Fish”
Tioman Island lies off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, in the South China Sea. It’s a nature reserve, ringed by beaches. The area is known for its dive sites, which have corals, sea fans and sea sponges, as well as shipwrecks. The island is covered in tropical rainforests, home to butterflies, lizards and monkeys. On the east coast, the Juara Turtle Project is a hatchery that protects and studies sea turtles.
Of course there is way more than this but not much space to explain about all of them . Lankawi is one of the most amazing islands too but in my opinion is bit most commercial and crowded so i left out of my list 🙂
I truly believe that i help you with some info to make your mind and travel to some of the Malaysian islands and enjoy in all year summer time and clear waters.