Malaysia Beaches are among the favorite beaches in the Orient. Its tropical weather and being located near the South China Sea gives the visitor many opportunities to swim, sun tan and enjoy many other beach activities. In other words each of these beaches is like those we see in beautiful postcards and Travel magazines.
The Beaches of Sipadan Island in East Malaysia
Malaysia lies on South East Asia and part of the Island of Borneo
It also has many islands in the sea between the two regions of the country. Let’s go on a virtual tour to the Best Beaches of Malaysia. In order to present the beach in an organized order we are going to divide this huge country into three parts:
Kampung Juara Beach of the eastern shores of Malaysia
Malaysia Beaches on the Eastern Shore
Kampung Juara Beach
It is located on the eastern coast of Tioman, and it is the most isolated beach on the island. It is difficult to get there, but worth the effort. Once on this beach you are disconnected from the outside world. It is surrounded by a jungle with many species of wildlife. The beach is a heaven for scuba divers and snorkelers because the marine life diversity is mind boggling. The coral reefs untouched by humans, accompanied by exotic fish are an unforgettable experience.
Tioman Island Malaysia
This is an extremely beautiful island off the eastern coast of Malaysia. It can be reached by plane or ferry. Here are a few beaches on the island of Tioman.
Located on the western coast of Tioman this is the island’s largest beach and much more accessible than Kampun Juara. It is also the main port of entry either coming by boat or by plain from the mainland.
The beaches of Perhentian Island are awe inspiring
This is one more island of the above mentioned archipelago. It is ideal for swimming and sun tanning. The breezes here are soothing and relieving. But let’s not forget the snorkelers and divers that have their day on this beach. This beach is known to be popular among tight budget travelers.
This island is located 45 km off the mainland city of Kuala Terengganu. It is a renowned turtle sanctuary. Its beauty is awe inspiring that is why it has been called a paradise many times by Travel Magazines. It is the largest island of the Terengganu archipelago. It is a heaven for snorkelers and divers due to its thriving marine life surrounding the island.
Cherating Beach Malaysia home of Asia's First Club Med
This beach is famous worldwide for its great surfing. It is a hotspot for surfers during the monsoon time between November and February. In January every year there is a surfing annual competition taking place on the island called “Monsoon Madness”
This beach stretches for 10 km and its claim to fame is being the spot of Asia’s first Club Med. It is known for its beautiful chalets, fine restaurants and busy nightlife. There are also boat rides along the coast. This is a great opportunity for a Romantic Moment.
Pantai Bisikan Beach on the Mainland of Malaysia
Pantai Bisikan Bayu, Kelantan
This mainland beach is located about 50 km from Kota Bharu on the border with Thailand. In English the name is translated “Beach of the Whispering Breeze” because of the mild breezes arriving to the island from the South China Sea and the many casuarinas and other vegetation that line the beach. It is a common place for picnics. As for water activities, scuba diving, fishing and snorkeling are very popular on this beach.
Sibu Islands, Johor
This is a cluster of islands located further south off the eastern shore of Malaysia and closer to Singapore. It is a popular beach for outdoor activities like fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling. But if you are lazy like me, you may get a sun bed put some cream and just sit relax and get a great suntan.
The Beaches of Langkawi Island in Western Malaysia
Western Shore of Peninsular Malaysia
Langkawi Island Malaysia
This island is part of an archipelago of islands off the west coast of Malaysia is one of the most important tourist destinations of this country. It has been designated as a “UNESCO Geopark”. There are several important beaches on the island:
Penang Island Malaysia features white sands beaches
This island is renowned because it features gorgeous beaches of white and golden sands and crystal waters. The important beaches on this island are:
The Island of Pangkor near Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Pangkor Island Malaysia
This island is located offshore north of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. It is a perfect retreat from the busy mainland with its huge and busy cities. The island is blessed with white sands and warm waters.
For more information visit Malaysia Tourism Website
Tanjung Aru is located on East Malaysia on Borneo Island
Malaysian Borneo or East Malaysia
As mentioned before, Malaysia has a big territory on the big island of Borneo sharing the island with Indonesia and tiny and very rich Brunei. These are some of the beaches in this part of the country.
Tanjung Aru Beach
This beach is located on the northern coast of Borneo, east of Brunei near the city of Kota Kinabalu. It has been blessed with a large coastline featuring many hotels, restaurants and bars. Here you may find a secluded cove for a romantic getaway or the rest of the beach with lots of people and many water sports. For divers and snorkelers it is near the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.
This island is located on the Celebes Sea on the eastern shores of Borneo and west of the Philippines. This beach features white powdery sands and a huge marine life underwater around its shores. It is a world famous site for scuba diving and snorkeling.
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