Malaysia’s hidden charm is found on its beautiful islands
Amidst hectic schedules and fast-approaching deadlines, almost every one of us dream of a quick, unplanned and instantaneous holiday getaway that is thrilling, relaxing and at the same time rejuvenating. Packing your bags and getting away from India can make us forget the hustles and bustles of the corporate world, the city streets that offer nothing more than honks, pressuring peers and demanding superiors; a good lengthy week that is full of magic, happiness and memories that can be cherished for a lifetime is what we all desire and long for. And if there is one place that can offer this, and make us forget whatever we wish to is Malaysia. The islands there are so enchanting. Plan an island getaway to Malaysia. Here are the 3 Best Islands for the Indian Tourist to Malaysia.
3 Best Islands to Visit in Malaysia
Apart from the main tourist attractions in cities, such as soaring towers, huge malls, shopping avenues and fine dining options, Malaysia has some of the best landscapes and off-beat tourist attractions. There are several exotic tropical islands in Malaysia that offer beautiful landscapes, serene environment, cool climate and blissful surroundings that you can experience and enjoy. In no particular order, here are the 3 best islands for the Indian Tourist to Malaysia.
The name – Pangkor – is derived from the Thai language and translates as ‘the Beautiful Island’. With Pangkor being the main island, there are three smaller islands surrounding it. Known as Pulau Mentagor, Pagkor Laut and Pulau Giam, the islands, along with Pangkor, offer scenic landscapes to those souls wandering in search of tranquility. The quiet atmosphere will make you realize silence has a sound and that it is divine. Nestled amidst a range of gorgeous beaches like Teluk Belanda, Niphah Bay, Coral Bay and Pasir Bogak, the island offers adrenaline-rushing activities as well. For the adventurer inside you, there are activities such as jet skiing, snorkeling, jungle trekking, banana boating and more. With sightseeing attractions such as the Tiger Rock, Kaliamman Temple and Fu Lin Kong Temple, Pangkor is the destination you have always been dreaming of.
Our TOP 3 Recommended Resorts on Pangkor are:
1. PANGKOR SANDY BEACH RESORT
2. PANGKOR ISLAND BEACH RESORT
3. PANGKOR LAUT RESORT
Langkawi is one of the most popular tourist destinations; a 104-cluster island that perhaps makes it to the list of must-see places of every tourist who sets out to Malaysia. Situated close to the Thai border, Langkawi offers breathtaking landscapes that arrive as the perfect escape-destination for several Indian-bound tourists. With diverse terrains and landscapes, Langkawi allows you to step foot on sandy beaches, lush green mountains and sloppy mangrove and rainforest wetlands. One of the activities that you can take up are a gondola or cable-car ride up to the popular Gungung Mat Chinchang, and witness epic views of Thailand from Sky Bridge. Besides, there are also the Gungung Raya peak (the highest peak of Langkawi) that you can hike and explore the scenic views, the Underwater World indoor aquarium, Oriental village and the Laman Padi Rice garden. Truly, the perfect destination for those who seek something different in their holiday!
Our TOP 3 Recommended Hotels on Langkawi are:
1. FEDERAL VILLA BEACH RESORT
2. BERJAYA BEACH RESORT
3. WESTIN LANGKAWI RESORT AND SPA
This island might have been the backdrop of a 1950’s movie – South Pacific, but if there is something that is more fascinating, it is the way the island has been maintained and preserved. Despite the fact that the Pulau Tioman is one of the most commercially developed islands in Malaysia, the island still retains the beauty and serenity the place is known for. This island, with its exotic views and landscapes is perfect for adventure travelers who wish to snorkel, explore reefs, bath under waterfalls, trek and hike, spend time with some turtles and indulge and experience the congruence of diverse cultures.
So, those are the 3 Best Islands for the Indian Tourist to Malaysia. Regardless of whether you intend to go on adventure tourism, leisure, holiday, or a set out to study diverse cultures, Malaysia is ‘the’ place to visit. Thanks to the hospitable people, range of tourist attractions and interests and services offered by the Government to tourists and foreign visitors, Malaysia is indeed one of the highly recommended places on earth. If you are someone (bitten by the travel bug), who wishes to enjoy a holiday in one of the most serene and exotic places on earth, pack your bags, apply for leave (or quit, if possible) and book tickets to Malaysia – Truly Asia.