Malaysia’s islands and beaches are some of the best in the world. Sunny breezes, white sandy beaches and a serene atmosphere are the hallmark of their allure. Have a browse through our beach list to see which ones fit your style and needs.
Other Islands or Beaches in Malaysia
Every weekend, Malaysians in the south state of Johor flock to Desaru, a 25 stretch of warm beach just 98km away from its capital Johor Bahru. The water sports industry is at its zenith here. Water skiing, canoeing and catamaran sailing activities are some of the developments in this famous beach. Other activities you can do include horse-riding, archery, camping and off-road adventures in 4x4 vehicles.
Rantau Abang is the only location in Malaysia where the massive leatherback; the largest turtle species on Earth, comes to nest every year. Between May and September, visitors who come here to Rantau Abang in Dungun, Terengganu, will get a rare glimpse of leatherbacks climbing the gentle beach slopes to lay their eggs and return to the sea.
Winner of numerous tourism and diving awards, the seas of Sipadan in Sabah are renowned for having more than 3000 species of fish and coral live in its ecosystem. Divers can even explore an underwater limestone cavern here.
Despite once being catapulted to world news for terrorist kidnappings, Sipadan is now very safe and closely guarded by the marines.
Just 15 minutes away by car from Kota Kinabalu, Tanjung Aru’s long line of sandy beach dotted with casuarina trees provides a peaceful and inviting sight.
The beach is a popular sport to swim, relax and watch the beautiful sunsets of Sabah.