We are a couple travelling for 7 months, already had a great time in North America, Hawaii, Australia and currently in New Zealand.
From September we will be in Singapore and then Malaysia. We are looking for the ultimate relaxation for Malaysia and hoping to find a beach hut (but with electricity etc), or holiday home where we are close to good snorkelling spots, does anyone have any suggestions?
I have read that Pulau Perhentian has become very developed and doesn't sound like the type of place we were hoping for.
Any ideas would be great.
Perhaps this thread I started last year will be of assistance to you as well. We ended up on Redang Island but that's more developed than the Perhentians is my understanding, so probably not your cup of tea. Sipadan however looks like it might be exactly the right kind of place?
You can go to Pulau Lang Tengah... search for it on the web...
Not sure if you still can see this on time, but you should go to sipadan! it's one of the best diving spots in the world!
Malaysia is a country that is much surrounded by the sea... That explains the beautiful beaches that they have...
If you are in this multi-cultural and multi-lingual country, head east to the coasts of Kelantan, Trengganu and Pahang (all east coast states)... From the mainland, grab the many "ferries" or speed boat to the islands off the Peninsula...
Amongst the famous islands are:
1. Pulau Perhentian
2. Pulau Redang
3. Pulau Lang Tengah
4. Pulau Tioman
5. Pulau Aur
Activities that you can take part are:
1. Diving (divers, you'll never leave the island)
2. Snorkeling (for non-divers, duh)
3. Fishing (deep sea is best)
4. Squid jigging (seasonal)
stays and activities are cheap as locals run these tourist business