6 Best Islands for rest and recuperation in Malaysia

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Malaysia is very famous for many beautiful islands. But if you are looking for the best, beautiful quiet place for rest and recuperation, Malaysia World News would like to recommend the following 6 Best Islands in Malaysia:

Perhentians

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The Perhentian Islands have become one of the hottest touristic spot in Malaysia. Its attraction lies in its clean waters with a diverse array of aquatic life.

Most of the tourists there enjoy taking the small fishing boats for a day trip to swim with sharks and turtles.
There are many beach bars on the sand for the evening lovers.

There are also many high-end Malaysia holiday lodgings, best among them are the Tuna Bay Island Resort and Abdul Chalet.
To get there, simply take a bus from Kuala Lumpur and you will be there in nine hours. Or fly from Kuala Lumpur’s LCCT airport to Kota Bharu, and then catch a taxi to the port town of Kuala Besut, according to CNN.

Tioman Island

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You can reach this island from the Johor town of Mersing or a direct ferry from Singapore.
Tioman is one of the most popular holiday islands in Malaysia that attract tourists from local and globally.
It is famous for its natural environment and wildlife.

For a boutique experience, we recommend you to stay in JapaMala.
How to get there? Many buses from all over Malaysia go to Mersing. Tioman also has a small airport with flights coming from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

Langkawi

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Langkawi Island remains the best for luxury as it is surrounded by about 100 islets.
You can explore many things in these Islets on a day trip. And goods are free of taxes. It is a duty-free island. Most of the tourists love its sandy shores and luxury resorts.

Other good thing about this island is its mystery. The island is believed by the locals have been cursed and haunted in 1819, after a woman named Mahsuri was sentenced to death for alleged adultery. Before she died, she cursed the island saying, “There shall be no peace and prosperity on this island for a period of seven generations.”

You can also enjoy taking the 2,200-meter-long cable car which rises some 710 meters (2,320 feet) above sea level.
Tourists love to stay in Four Seasons Resort Langkawi. For a budget trip there are many homestays and you can rent a car to go around there. It’s quiet and peaceful.

Getting there: You can take a flight to Langkawi from Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Penang.

Penang

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As described by CNN, 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.

 Penang’s capital is famous for its food and heritage. It offers culture, cuisine and so much more. Its greatest attraction is its street food, such as laksa and seafood.

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.

Labuan

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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.

Where to stay: For both service and quality, it’s a close toss-up between the Tiara Labuan and the Grand Dorsett.
Getting there: There are daily flights to Labuan Airport from Kuala Lumpur, Miri in Sarawak and Kota Kinabalu in Sabah. There is also an air-conditioned ferry to Brunei.

Layang-Layang

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Layang-Layang’s isolation makes it one of Asia’s best diving experiences.

Little more than a coral reef with a runway, the tiny island of Layang-Layang is some 300 kilometers (186 miles) northwest of the Sabah capital of Kota Kinabalu, the state to which it belongs.
It’s a creation of the Malaysian Navy, which reclaimed land from the sea to state the nation’s sovereignty over the Spratlys, that South China Sea island group also claimed whole or in part by China, Taiwan, Vietnam and the Philippines.

Surrounded by pristine waters that drop to 2,000 meters, Layang-Layang is often ranked as one of the top 10 dive sites in the world because of its remarkable array of marine life.

Because of the Navy’s presence, the coral reef has been spared the explosive damage caused by dynamite fishing and other destructive practices Particularly of note are the schools of scalloped hammerhead sharks, which can sometimes number in the hundreds, though you can also expect to see manta rays, dolphins, barracuda and turtles.

Where to stay: Easy one to answer. At the only game in town, the traditional-styled Layang Layang Island Resort run by the Avillion group.

Getting there: The only way in and out of this Malaysia island is on a charter flight from Kota Kinbalu, with the price included in the various packages offered by the only place to stay on the island.

Sources: CNN

 


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