Top islands in Malaysia — Top 10 best beaches & best islands in Malaysia

Malaysian tourism is well known not just for the Twin Towers or the busy metropolis, but also for lovely paradise islands with low prices and a less-crowded atmosphere. Are you seeking the greatest beaches in Malaysia (Malaysia beach vacation locations) and top islands in Malaysia? Let’s have a look at the top 10 finest beaches and islands in Malaysia with Focus Asia Travel.

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Tropical beach idyll on Pulau Redang. Image by: top islands in malaysia blog.

 

Pangkor Island, Malaysia
Pangkor Island, Malaysia

 

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Perhentian islands. Image credit: best islands in malaysia blog.
Perhentian Island, Kecil. Long beach, Malaysia top islands in malaysia best islands in malaysia malaysia beach holiday destinations
Perhentian Island, Kecil. Long beach, Malaysia

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Snorkeling in Perhentian islands
Snorkeling in Perhentian islands. Image by: top islands in malaysia blog.
Kayaking in Perhentian islands
Kayaking in Perhentian islands

1. Rawa Island

Rawa Island
Rawa Island

Rawa is a lovely small island located 16 kilometers off the east coast of Peninsula Malaysia. There are just two resorts on the pristine dunes of this island. However, the serene environment and natural cliffs straight into the sea continue to draw people to this location. Rawa is ideal for short trips due to its closeness to Malaysia’s main islands. Take a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Mersing, then take a boat to Rawa.

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Peaceful scene of Rawa Island. Image credit: best islands in malaysia blog.

 

Rawa Island
Rawa Island

 

Rawa Island
Rawa Island
Rawa Island
Rawa Island

 

Rawa island snorkeling
Rawa island snorkeling

 

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Rawa island

 

Rawa Island
Rawa Island

2. Sipadan Island

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Image by: top islands in malaysia blog.

Sipadan Island is located in Malaysia’s Sabah province, off the east coast of Boneo Island. Sipadan Island has long been renowned as a scuba diver’s paradise. Many international diving publications have named the island one of the world’s most stunning diving destinations. Because Sipadan is a marine park, humans are not permitted to reside on the island. Diving visitors who wish to visit the region must lodge on Mabul Island or Kapalai Island, which are about 30 minutes by canoe from Sipadan Island.

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Bornoe Sabah Marine Park

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How to Get to Sipadan Island top islands in malaysia best islands in malaysia malaysia beach holiday destinations
How to Get to Sipadan Island

 

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Sipadan Island

 

Sipadan was formed by corals growing on top of an extinct volcanic cone that took thousands of years to develop. Image by: top islands in malaysia blog.
Sipadan Island
Sipadan Island

 

Sipadan Island
Sipadan Island

 

Sipadan Island has long been known as a heaven for scuba diving lovers.
Sipadan Island has long been known as a heaven for scuba diving lovers.

 

Sipadan Island has long been known as a heaven for scuba diving lovers.
Sipadan Island has long been known as a heaven for scuba diving lovers.

 

Sipadan Island
Sipadan Island
Sipadan Island has long been known as a heaven for scuba diving lovers.
Sipadan Island has long been known as a heaven for scuba diving lovers.

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3. Terengganu

Night view of crystal mosque in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia. Crystal mosque is beautiful mosqoe in Malaysia.
Night view of Crystal mosque in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia. Crystal mosque is a beautiful mosque in Malaysia. 

Situated on the eastern shore of Malaysia Island, with 3 sides facing the sea, the long coastline of Terengganu is covered by beautiful beaches with warm and blue waters. Terengganu has many islands that are definitely popular with tourists, such as Redang, Kapas, Perhentian and Tenggol Marine Parks. Outstanding among them is Redang with many great diving sites, majestic coral reefs, as well as the enormous variety of marine life.

Terengganu Island

Terengganu Island. Image by: top islands in malaysia blog.

Terengganu Island
Terengganu Island

Besides, sea lovers and nature lovers who look for a perfect holiday should go to Tanjung Jara – a resort designed according to the model of an ancient Malaysian castle.

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Terengganu snorkel
Terengganu snorkel
Terengganu Island
Terengganu Island

 

Terengganu is covered by beautiful beaches with warm and blue waters
Terengganu is covered by beautiful beaches with warm and blue waters

4. Mabul Island

(Fish-eye view), gypsy village in Mabul Bodgaya Island in Tun Sakaran
(Fish-eye view), gypsy village in Mabul Bodgaya Island in Tun Sakaran. Image by: top islands in malaysia blog.

This is a tiny island off the south-east coast of Sabah with towering coconut trees, beautiful beaches, fine sand, and blue sea water. Mabul Island, in addition to being one of the most popular diving locations in the world, is also home to a diverse array of aquatic animals. Alternatively, when visiting Mabul, you may also explore Malaysia’s traditional villages.

Arung Hayat Mabul Island Lodge
Arung Hayat Mabul Island Lodge

 

Bungalows On Mabul Island, Sabah top islands in malaysia best islands in malaysia malaysia beach holiday destinations
Bungalows On Mabul Island, Sabah
Journey To Muck Diving Spot – Pulau Mabul
Journey To Muck Diving Spot – Pulau Mabul

 

Mabul Island - Mabul Water Bungalow (Smart) Print
Mabul Island – Mabul Water Bungalow (Smart) Print

 

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Mabul Island – Tourist Attractions in Malaysia. Image by: top islands in malaysia blog.

 

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Mabul Island Malaysia

 

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MABUL ISLAND TOURS
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MABUL ISLAND
MABUL ISLAND

 

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