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1. Posted by hols (Budding Member 6 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

hi everyone,
I've heard there are some amazing islands in Malyasia with gorgeous beaches - better than Thailand! i'm planning on going to Malaysia aroung May as part of gap year travels and wanted to know which are the best islands in malaysia! If anyone has any advice on travelling in Asia it is much appreciated!
Thanks!

2. Posted by SpaceCadet (Full Member 71 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hey Holly,

My personal favorite is Pulau Perhentian on the east coast. I've been to a couple of hotspots in Thailand like Kho Phi Phi, Phuket, Kho Pha Ngan, Kho Samui ... but I fall SO much in love with our very own Perhentian when I went there last month. The feeling was too surreal. Having said that, I haven't been to that many islands in M'sia, so it's good to hear what others have to say. . ;)

Have fun travelling in Asia.

Cheers!

3. Posted by IMonaghan (Respected Member 431 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Many of my friends like Langkawi in Malaysia, I think it is nice too, but I am not that much of a beach bum to have such a good opinion. I do have two friends from Germany though who every year go to Malaysia for the Grand Prix and a long weekend after that on Langkawi.

4. Posted by suzy (Full Member 24 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

hey Hols,

Its Perhentian ALLLLL the way, my friend! Fantastic waters and there's an abundant of diving spots. Plus its not too overrunned with your typical tourists and over-developed that you loose the local charm. Its a little less popular than the islands in Thailand-hence not as rowdy. The accomodations and food are reasonably priced as well. I try to go there every 6 months--if possible, but try to avoid the monsoon seasons (Nov-Mac) because the place is closed off.
Have fun!

5. Posted by kody (Respected Member 234 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

What else can I say...
No doubt, I'll have to say... PERHENTIAN ISLAND.

Cheers,
Nick

6. Posted by hols (Budding Member 6 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

thanks guys, all very helpful! any other advice on travelling in asia would be fantastic! thanks for you tips though, much appreciated!

7. Posted by Hien (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hi hols,

They are all correct. Perhentian is the one to go.

Anyway, if you need more info on travelling to Malaysia, refer to this thread:
http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=3529&rows=10&start=11

Have a fun trip to Malaysia.

Cheers,
Hien

8. Posted by magdabis (Full Member 26 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Perhentian Besar and only Perhentian Besar.

It's just absolutly amazing.

magda

9. Posted by kody (Respected Member 234 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I thought Perhentian Kecil is much better than Perhentian Besar?
Btw, Pulau Lang Tengah is just great.

Cheers,
nick

10. Posted by travelem (Full Member 117 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Perhentians is the one:
http://www.backpackasia.com/msia/city_hentian.html