Blessed with hundreds of kilometres of golden beaches, Malaysia has a varied selection of beaches and island resorts, each with their own unique attractions and charm. Beaches are one of Malaysia's natural assets. Soft-golden sand, secluded bays and spectacular tropical sunsets beckon enticingly. Beyond the shores, warm clear waters and teeming marine life have delighted underwater adventures seekers.

Many beach resorts offer facilities for water ports. These  include water-skiing, boating, cruising, snorkelling, scuba diving and trips to offshore islands. The best beaches are found along the coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Powdery beaches fringed aquamarine waters. Superb for snorkelling, diving or just swimming. Dotting the coastline are many little islands which, with its cool waters, support a fascinating variety of beautiful coral and other marine life within its depths. The crystal-clear water makes it ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving. Some of popular islands and beaches are :

Pulau Langkawi

Pulau Langkawi is the main island of a group of 99 islands of the coast of Kedah. It is know for its natural beauty as well as its many legends, the most well-known being that  of a beatiful lady, Mahsuri, who was accused and executed for adultery, a crime she did not commit. Popular beaches on the island are Pantai Cenang, Pantai Kok, Pantai Tengah, Tanjung Rhu, and Pantai Pasir Hitam. Pulau Langkawi offers a range of accommodation facilities, from upmarket resorts to moderately priced accommodation. Among the places to visit are Padang Masirat (The Field of Burnt Rice), Telaga Tujuh (Seven Wells), Telaga Air Panas (Hot Springs), Gua Cherita (Cave of Stories) and Makam Mahsuri (Mahsuri Mausoleum).

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Pulau Pangkor

Approximately 84 km south of Ipoh in Perak is the coastal town of Lumut - the jumping-off point to Pulau Pangkor. Lumut is the home base of the Royal Malaysia Navy but  seekers go to Teluk Batik, located approximately 6 km from the town. This stretch of beach is the haunt for campers, picnickers and water sports enthusiasts. The real attraction here  are the enchanting beaches on the Western coastline-Pantai Puteri Dewi, Teluk Belanga, Teluk Nipah and Pasir Bogak, marvellous spots for swimming.

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Pulau Pangkor Laut

Pulau Pangkor Laut is a smaller island off Pulau Pangkor. It is privately-owned but accessible to those who would like to experience the ultimate in luxury and tropical splendour in a world-class resort - Pangkor Laut Resort. The resort is located on Emerald Bay, voted one of the world's best beaches.

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Tanjung Bidara

Tanjung Bidara is 35 km from Malacca town. The beach is deal for swimming, waterskiing or canoeing. Chalets and motels are available.

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Pantai Kundur

Pantai Kundur, a small fishing village, is approximately 17 km from Malacca town. For a night with a difference, go night-fishing at a Kelong, a wooden house built on stilts over water.

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Tanjung Keling

Tanjung Keling is about 10 km from Malacca town. It has a stretch of white sandy beach set within a coconut palm grove. There are a number of things to do here. Among them are picnicking, swimming and canoeing. North Mosque with its unique octagonal minaret and tiled steps is another attraction. One kilometre away lies the grave of Hang Tuah, the legendary Malay warrior.

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Pulau Besar

Pulau Besar is located 10 km off Malacca's coast. It is known for its sandy beaches and entrancing legends and sacred shrines.  The island has an international class  hotel and several chalets. Activities on island include snorkelling, swimming, fishing, jungle trekking and golfing.

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Port Dickson

Port Dickson is one of the best known seaside resorts in Malaysia. It has  good recreational facilities. Popular sea sports are windsurfing and water sport.

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Telux Chempedak

5 km from Kuantan, Pahang, the beaches have a range of water sport facilities such as sailing, surfing, and water-skiing. A wide range of accommodation from International standard hotels to beach chalet are available.

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Cherating

Cherating is located about 74km north of Kuantan. Asia's first club Mediterranean is located here. The sun-soaked golden beaches are excellent  for a host of leisure activities such as windsurfing, swimming, snorkelling and parasailing. Among the beach's  attractions  is the kampung whose friendly people  usually play host to visitors. A number of international standard resort are found here together with affordable chalets and beach houses.

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Pilau Tioman

This picture-postcard island lies off the eastern coast of Peninsula Malaysia in the South China Sea. It boasts beautiful beaches, clear, coral-filled water, Technicolor marine life, virtually unpopulated jungle highlands, crystal-clear streams, and the dramatic peaks of Batu Sirau and Nenek Semukut. Tioman has been blessed with exotic place names like `Palm-Frond Hill' and `Village of Doubt' and is generally quoted as the setting for the mythical Bali Hai in the film South Pacific. The permanent population on Tioman is low, and locals are usually outnumbered by tourists. June and August are the peak tourist months, but during the heavy November to January monsoon the island is almost deserted. The island offers relaxation, adventures, fishing and water sports. Accommodations range from the luxurious Berjaya Imperial Tioman Resort to affordable chalets.

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Tanjung Jara

Tanjung Jara is a stretch of golden sandy beach  embraced by the blue-green waters of the South China seas. Located here is the Tanjung Jara Beach Resort which sprawls on 31 hectares of tropical setting. The hotel, styled after a Malay palace, won prestigious Aga Khan awards for the best architecture amongst hotels.

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Pulau Perhentian

Pulau Perhentian lies 21km off Besut in Terengganu. The sea journey takes about one and a half hours from Besut. Blessed with a long stretch of white sandy beach, Pulau Perhentian is the ultimate sun-n-surf paradise. The waters off the island are perfect for snorkelling, scuba-diving, wind surfing, sailing and deep-sea fishing. The island is developed with chalets and campsites.

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Pilau Redang

Redang, about 45 km north of Kuala Terengganu, is the largest of a group of island dotting the South China Sea off the Terengganu coast. Scuba diving and swimming are the  main activities here. Once a destination for camping travelers, it is now the site of a massive tourism development project comprising hotel and resort development, a golf course, a horse ranch and a sports complex.

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Pilau Kapas

From Marang, hop into a boat and head out about 6 km to this island renowned for its clear emerald waters and fantastic coral. Perfect for boating, fishing and snorkelling, it just takes  a 30 minute boat ride to reach this dream hideaway.

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Palua Payar Marine Park

Located in the north of the Straits of Melaka, off Kuala Kedah and about 19 nautical miles south of Langkawi and 40 nautical  miles north of Penang.

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Pulau Layang-Layang

Located 165 nautical miles north-west of Kota Kinabalu in the South China Sea, the oceanic atoll Layang-Layang rises almost 200 meters from sea bed.

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Pulau Mabul and Kapala

Located off Sabah's south-west coast in the Celebes Sea and accessible through Semporna, the island of Mabul is a continuation of the Borneo land mass unlike the Sipadan atoll, its world renowned neighbour.

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Desaru

Desaru located 98km northeast of Johor Bahru, covers a 26km stretch of beach. All kinds of sports, from snorkeling, swimming and canoeing, jungle-trekking to golfing can be enjoyed here. Three top-class hotels are already established at Desaru, offering impressive resort facilities for the above activities. Off the coast, are Pulau Sibu, Pulau Besar, Pulau Tinggi, and Pulau Rawa, popular for their unspoilt charm and tranquility

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Tanjung Aru

Tanjung Aru six kilometres from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah is a long stretch of beach lined with picturesque palm and casuarinas trees all along its soft, fine sands. Among the popular activities here are boating, water skiing, windsurfing, snorkelling and scuba diving.

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Santubong

Santubong a picturesque fishing village about 35km from Kuching, Sarawak's capital, boasts some of the finest beaches in the state. Nestled within a private enclave is Damai Beach, Where the Holiday Inn Damai Beach Resort is located. The resort offers various water sports and recreational facilities. Close to Damai Beach is Pantai Penyok-perfect for swimming, snorkelling and other water sports activities.

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  Information provided by Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board.

 

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