Malaysia is home to many archipelagos and has more than 800 islands, many of which remain uninhabited. However there are many islands that have become very popular tourist destinations over the years. Here we take a look at the top 5 most famous islands in Malaysia – Each island is an experience that is absolutely unforgettable. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a family holiday or a chance to chill at the beach with your friends, these islands are the perfect locations for you to have the vacation of a lifetime.
1. Redang Island – this stunning island getaway is found in the Kuala Nerus District of Terengganu. It is one of the largest islands and is famous for its beautiful white sand beaches and magnificent crystal clear waters. The coastline of Redang island covered with jungle that drop directly into the ocean that provide good conditions for coral reef formation, thus making the island a very popular for those of you who would enjoy snorkeling and diving.
2.Tioman Island – the beautiful Tioman Island is located in Pahang. It has 7 villages and is covered in dense forest. The surrounding waters are home to stunning coral reefs that make this a popular destination for those who love to scuba dive, snorkel and even for surfers. In the 1970s, TIME Magazine named Tioman Islands as one of the world’s most beautiful islands and it truly does live up to its accolades. The island is also home to a diverse marine life and many protected animal species including the binturong, the long-tailed macaque and the red giant flying squirrel to name a few can be found in its dense rainforest The Tioman Island provides visitors with a tropical jungle getaway. If you want to experience the beauty of an island getaway complete with a rough tropical ambience, this is the place for you.
3. Pangkor Island is a captivating resort island located in Perak. The island is home to many stunning beaches and has plenty of locations and sites to explore. Some of the attractions that you must explore are the the tombs in Kampung Teluk Gedung, Tortoise Hill, the Fu Ling Kong temple and the Dutch Fort (Kota Belanda). For those of you who aren’t huge fans of the ocean, there is plenty of fun to have on land with a fascinating uphill trek from which you can experience stunning views of the island and see plenty of local wildlife – there are also jungle trails that nature lovers can enjoy. If you get a chance you can also hail one of the pink taxis that this island has become famous for. If you are looking for a perfect weekend getaway with stunning beaches, relaxed atmosphere and amazing views, the idyllic location for an ocean lover or a nature lover ~ Pangkor Island is the island escape that you need!
4. Langkawi Island is an archipelago of over 100 islands that is aptly known as the Jewel of Kedah. These beautiful islands are largely uninhabited but the main Langkawi island has become a popular tourist destination for honeymooners, surfers, scuba divers and anyone who would enjoy a tropical island getaway. The main island is surrounded by stunning waters and is renowned for its diving opportunities. Visitors to Langkawi have a diverse range of activities that they can enjoy. Island-hopping covers the islands around the mainland which are famous for their thick rainforest, limestone caves and freely roaming wildlife. The island is also famous for its beautiful white sandy beaches and resorts that provide a variety of watersport activities. Although there are not many waterfalls in the island, they are an impressive sight to see – the Telaga Tujuh Waterfall is also known as the home of the fairies and the Seven Wells Waterfalls is named because of the 7 connected pools fed by it. But that’s not all! From an expansive Underwater World to the high-flying Cable Car and the stunning Sky Bridge, Langkawi is the perfect island getaway which has something to delight every visitor.
5. Sipadan island located in Sabah is the only oceanic island of the many islands found in Malaysia. The magnificent isle was formed on top of an extinct volcanic cone by living corals. The island is situated at the heart of the Indo-Pacific basin which is the epicenter of one of the richest marine habitats in the world. Sipadan is home to more than 400 species of fish and hundreds of coral species. The stunning marine life makes this a heaven for scuba divers and snorkelers that has seen the island receive many accolades such as “Top Dive Destination in the World”. This stunning location is the perfect getaway if you are an ocean lover who wants to bask in the beauty of the corals, enjoy snorkeling and the stunning marine life whilst relaxing on the dreamy sands of a tropical island.
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