Ever wondered how to get a mix of maximum luxury at a pocket-friendly price for a honeymoon? Malaysia is one of the few destinations which has all the ingredients to make a truly memorable experience for newlyweds, and it won’t break the bank. The country has the perfect blend of modern and pan-Asian cultures,a rich, culinary scene, and the climate is ideal for blossoming a romantic environment throughout the year.
Boasting white sandy beaches, pristine blue water, dense rainforests, rising mountains, and plenty of adventure, the country has everything to create one of the most preferred holiday destinations in Southeast Asia.
1. Batu Ferringhi Beach
This is definitely one of the most sought-after beaches on the west coast of Malaysia. Popularly known as Foreigner’s Rock, it’s an ideal location to relax on the beach and enjoy the wonderful sea. There are also many activities for couples to indulge in, such as parasailing, horseback riding, and jet-skiing. The months of December to September are idyllic for visiting this amazing beach getaway.
2. Pangkor Island
Get ready to explore pristine, blue waters teeming with exotic sea life amid beautiful coral reefs off Pangkor Island. Coral Beach and the Nipah Beach are considered two of the most wonderful places for honeymoon couples to visit in Malaysia, and you’ll be in awe of the beauty of their stunning backdrops that create the perfect, romantic holiday. Due to its relatively consistent weather, it’s a great place to be any time of the year.
3. Tioman Island
A wonderful blend of dense tropical jungles, beautiful beaches, mountain streams, and a remarkable collection of exotic marine species, Tioman Island is one fascinating destination. Legend also has it that a dragon princess is resting here while on her way to visit her prince. If the utopian scenery doesn’t entice you to stay, then the duty-free shops on the island might just do the trick. Yes, you heard it right, you can shop till you drop. Tioman is easily accessible by plane, and the best time to visit is from March to October.
4. Pulau Langkawi
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend a vacation on one of the 104 alluring islands in the Andaman Sea? With spectacular landscapes, clear blue waters and splendid beaches, Pulau Langkawi, also popularly known as the “Jewel of Kedah,” is definitely one of the best places to visit in Malaysia. If you need more than just a seascape, then the lush, green paddy fields and picture-perfect villages await your arrival. Located near the equator, the weather offers a nice, balanced blend of sun and light rains between November and April.
5. Cameron Highlands
Wake every morning to birds chirping and the rustling of trees in a countryside surrounded by tea plantations, hill slopes, strawberry farms, and lush valleys. The high-altitude climate makes it a popular escape from tropical heatwaves, and its picturesque landscapes is a paradise for nature lovers and hikers who need to escape from it all. The British influence from the Colonial period is still ever present here, and the tradition of English tea time carries on. Although rain is usual throughout the year, the months from February to April are noted as the dry season.
7. Taman Negara
Relive the Tarzan in you by experiencing jungle treks, crossing the Canopy Walkway, or battling the rapids on the Sungai Tembeling in Taman Negara. The 130-million-year-old tropical rainforest, located near the tribal village of Orang Asli, is an adventure traveler’s paradise. The park is also home to tigers, elephants, leopards, and rhinos, although their presence may appear as a fleeting glimpse amid the dense flora.
8. Kuala Lumpur
The gateway to your honeymoon in Malaysia begins in Malaysia’s capital city of Kuala Lumpur, one of the most technologically advanced cities in the world. You can ideally explore KL, as the locals call their home, in two to three days: Get a bird’s eye view from the observation deck of the city’s iconic symbol the Petronas Towers; enjoy romantic moments together amid the lush greenery of KLCC Park; and explore the ocean deep at the Aquaria KLCC. The city also sets the stage for digging in to mouth-watering street food with a flavorful mix from around Asia.
9. George Town
The charm of Penang’s capital city of George Town reflects an eclectic mix of cultures, history, religions and architecture. By day, have fun getting lost in a maze of busy lanes, checking out the local art scene and pop into cafes. By night, head to the buzzing night scene at New Lane Hawkers Stalls and sample the array of street food to your hearts’ content. The months of November to February offer a pleasant climate to explore this fantastic city.
The rough and rugged island of Borneo presents visitors with beautiful, natural scenery and gorgeous beaches. Malaysia, Indonesia and the tiny nation of Brunei have a claim to Asia’s largest island, which is also one of only two locations, the other being the island of Sumatra, where orangutans still live in their natural habitat. These unique creatures can be mostly spotted at rehabilitation and conservation centers where they are set free to live in a semi-wild environment. No trip to Malaysia would be complete without exploring the wild beauty of Borneo— on land or off the coast.
Start your journey in an unconventional way with a Kinabatangan River Safari. Enjoy this delightful experience in the Bornean province of Sabah with your partner as you float gently down the state’s longest river amid wonderful floral and fauna. The Lower Kinabatangan Forest is one of Malaysia’s largest and a sanctuary for Sumatran rhinos, Asian elephants, orangutans and proboscis monkeys.
Located on Sabah’s western coast, the provincial capital of Kota Kinabulu presents an adventure package for active personalities. You can set off for rock climbing, go on treks to Mt. Kinabulu, or brave the white water rapids on the Kiuli River. If that’s not enough, then pack your gear to go scuba diving, snorkeling, or deep sea fishing. The culinary, music, and art scenes are also top and January to March is a good time to visit.
Set 36 kilometers off the east coast of Sabah in the Celebes Sea, Sipadan Island is considered to be on of the best locations in the world for scuba diving, offering various dive points that will lead you into an extravaganza of sea life of turtles, sharks, schools of tropical fish and barracuda. The time between March and October is perfect for diving conditions, and you’ll want to arrange such an amazing experience well in advance. Of course, you can also chill out and relax at one of the beaches or go snorkeling above the coral reefs.