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!
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.
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.
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.
What else can I say...
No doubt, I'll have to say... PERHENTIAN ISLAND.
thanks guys, all very helpful! any other advice on travelling in asia would be fantastic! thanks for you tips though, much appreciated!
They are all correct. Perhentian is the one to go.
Anyway, if you need more info on travelling to Malaysia, refer to this thread:
Have a fun trip to Malaysia.
Perhentian Besar and only Perhentian Besar.
It's just absolutly amazing.
I thought Perhentian Kecil is much better than Perhentian Besar?
Btw, Pulau Lang Tengah is just great.
Perhentians is the one: