Malaysia has a string of islands along it’s coastline which adorn it like gems on a necklace. The beauty of these islands is that they have their own USPs, for example head to Langkawi for luxury travel, Redang island package for nature, Penang for culture.
Here we list some of the best islands off the coast of Malaysia and tell you what you can expect there.
Langkawi – Luxury Travel
Easily the most popular of the islands of Malaysia, and rightly so. Langkawi has some of the best resorts, beaches and mangroves in Malaysia. There are tons of things to do and see in Langkawi which will make your trip a memorable one.
Be sure, not to miss the cable car ride which runs for over 2 kilometres and takes you heights of over 700 metre above sea level. Another attraction on the island is the Gunung Raya, which is the highest peak on the island.
Redang Island package – For nature lovers
The Redang island is one of the largest islands off the coast of Malaysia and is an absolute haven for nature lovers both on sea and on land. Redang has some gorgeous white sea beaches and beautiful blue waters.
Redang also has some great spots for diving and snorkelling where you can spot all kinds of marine life from jelly fish to baby sharks in the beautiful reefs surrounding the island. The island also has some dense jungles and some good trails if you are interested in hiking.
Kapas Island - Relax
Kapas means cotton in the local language which alludes to the beautiful white beaches the island enjoys. Kapas like Radang, is also a haven for snorkelers and scuba enthusiasts.
Kapas is a very laid back place making it an ideal destination for a slow and relaxing holiday.
Penang – Culture and Food
Historically called the Pearl of the Orient, Penang is a great place for lovers of food and heritage. Being an important port during the British empire, Penang has always been known for its culture, heritage and diversity.
If you are a foodie, you will love the streets of Penang and the treats the street food vendors have to offer. Also, pay a visit to the Penang National Park while you are here.