Top 7 unforgettable experiences in Malaysia

Malaysia, one of the most enticing destinations in South East Asia, is all about white beaches, tropical islands and delicious food. With a wide range of activities, a divine cuisine and beautiful accommodation this exotic country has something for everyone. Here are the top 7 unforgettable and luxurious experiences to have in Malaysia.

Malaysia

1. Enjoy a private beach

Secluded and only for you and your fellow five-star hotel guests, the beach that belongs to The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort on Redang Island is fair as a maiden and delightfully accompanied with turquoise water. This is barefoot luxury at its best and undoubtedly a key ingredient to a private tropical sun holiday.

The Taaras

2. Pamper yourself

Rest your head back and choose from a wide range of relaxing spa treatments. Amidst a 150-million- year-old rainforest northwest of Kuala Lumpur and a 45-minute drive from the centre of city, you can let the fresh air of Berjaya Hills and the expertise of the staff at The Chateau’s Spa soothe your senses. High-end pampering massages, gentle facials and enriched baths are just some of the options.

The Chateau salt pool

3. Cruise around

One of the most adventurous ways to explore the sea and east coast island Langkawi’s archipelago is to jump on Silolona Sojourn. On board this luxurious cruise you have an unbeatable view of the sea as well as all amenities you can wish for while watching the sun set from the wooden deck. Enjoy a lounge and dining area with big windows, soft beds with plush bedding and cabins in a contemporary Indonesian inspired design.

Silolona

4. Savour the richness of the Malaysian cuisine

Order a roti canai for breakfast with a cup of teh tarik (pulled tea with condensed milk), opt for a laksa (a curry soup with noodles) at lunch, nibble on fried bananas as a afternoon snack, buy a cendol (a dessert made of coconut milk and grass jelly) as pre-dinner and go all in with char kway teow (fried flat rice noodles), nasi lemak (coconut rice), otak-otak (grilled fish cakes wrapped in banana leaves) and chili crab for dinner. A savoury mix of Indian, Malay and Chinese cuisine, Malaysian food is as delicious as it is varied. For contemporary and well executed and interpreted Chinese dishes make a reservation at Way Modern Chinois in the capital Kuala Lumpur and for international cuisine with a South American touch head to Fuego and dine in the sky looking out over Kuala Lumpur’s Twin Towers.

Malaysian cuisine

5. Explore the architecture

In the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Melaka a stroll on Jonker Street among the colourfully painted houses is an experience filled with commerce, food and bustling street life. This is where you sit down at a café and watch the tourists and locals pass by, shop silk kebayas (a traditional Malaysia clothing made up of a blouse and sarong), handmade batik clothing and try out local delicacies like durian puffs.

Malaysian architecture

6. Watch turtles

Discover the turtles on the East Coast. At night you walk out to the 7.6 km long sandy beach at Kijal Resort in the state of Terengganu and devote your evening to watch these laidback marine animals come to shore to lay eggs (June is the season). You’ll have the place practically to yourself, which is good for both you and the turtles. If you’re really unlucky not to spot one on the tour, you get the chance to plant eggs and feel like you contribute to the conservation of the endangered green turtles.

Turtle

7. Put your head beneath water

Snorkel among some colourful coral reefs off the shores of Redang Island and Perhentian Island on the East Coast of Malaysia. When you put your head below the water a new vivid underwater world opens up; watch orange and white clown fish, reef sharks and an array of stunning fishes. There’s also green turtles swimming in the warm waters and if you’re lucky enough you might spot one or two.

Underwater life

Images #5, #6, #7 and #8: Shutterstock

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  1. DANIELLE VEDMORE says:

    Those beaches – so beautiful! And the pool isn’t bad either! I would so love to go snorkeling to see all the different fishes. Dream come true!

  2. Ow those pictures, I haven’t been on a holiday since 2014. Its about time I pack my clothes.
    Love those pictures.

    The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort = OMG

    BR
    Michael

  3. Richard Eldred Hawes says:

    From what I remember a lovely country. Food was excellent, the people friendly and the scenery and culture enjoyable

  4. Maya Russell says:

    I have never been to Malaysia but just look at those wonderful pictures. My feet are itching to go there!

  5. amy fidler says:

    just love these photos’love the way you’ve captured the window shutters,such a colourful country,and the food looks divine x

  6. Edward martin says:

    Wow Malaysia looks so beautiful i would love to travel there one day. great photos too thank you for sharing.

  7. John Catre says:

    Awesome Malaysia !! I see many places in Malaysia but those are really a nice places to visit .I advised to everyone when go to Malaysia please dont miss to see this places .
    Thanks a Aluxurytravelblog .

  8. Simon says:

    Thanks for introducing my home country, beach wise, I will suggest the long beach in Perhentian island, white sandy beach and happening night life is something not to be missed!

  9. Ruzzeki says:

    A lovely destination, kinda underrated versus Thailand. You could also add to that list: the friendliest people in Asia, the mighty jungles of Borneo and an amazing art scene in KL.
    rock on – Tapir Tales

  10. Hi,
    you really pointed out some of the Malaysian highlights! I live as an expat in Malaysia for many years now and still in love with the country.

  11. Norma Gomez says:

    This is on my bucket list. I want to go there so much. And I will visit there in the near future. The pictures are so beautiful

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