Malaysia is one of the well known country nowadays because of it’s beauty and cultural. Every year, many of the foreigners from different countries come to visit Malaysia especially when the government launch the events such as ‘Tahun Melawat Malaysia’ and ‘Cuti-cuti Malaysia’. There are many interesting and beautiful holiday destinations in this country. Among all of the places, there are three main popular holiday destinations. One of
the awesome destination in Malaysia is located in Pahang, which is Pahang National Park. It is known far and wide for its beauty. It is full with green trees and colorful wild flowers which is very suitable for a nature lovers. In this National Park, we can do lot of recreational activities such as soothing walks along the jungle trail or go rafting in the crystal clear water The next stunning holiday destination is the ‘must visit’ Cameron Highland. It is also situated in Pahang. It has a cool climate temperature, lushly greens and well-preserved colonial buildings.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">There are many great places in Cameron Highland. For example, the tea plantation, the strawberries park, the rose garden and also the herbs garden. Furthermore, it have a picturesque view of the surrounding, which is filled with beautiful flowers and mountains. It is simply breathtaking! The last but not least is the famous Langkawi Island and is also known as ‘The Paradise ’ and ‘The Enchanted Island. The location is in the north-western Peninsular Malaysia. It has stunning beaches and one of it is the heart of the Pulau Langkawi, Pantai Teluk Datai. The beach is surrounded by emerlad green sea and blanketed by sapphire blue sky. We can do thousands of activities in this beach like water-surfing, scuba-diving, volleyballs competition and so on. In a nutshell, these are the three main popular holiday destinations in Malaysia that makes Malaysian one of the ‘must visit’ country.</p>
Welcome to the A to Z Challenge, an initiative that invites bloggers to post an alphabet-themed post every day (excluding Sundays) during the month of April. As part of this challenge, I’ll be sharing some of my travel memories to known and unknown places in the hope to inspire your travel dreams.
Perhentian Islands, Malaysia
P is for…Perhentian Islands (Malaysia)
The Perhentian Islands is the first international holiday my now husband and I took together (besides Ireland to meet his family). I was never into beach holidays (which is difficult to tell going through my travel destinations list!) because of my fair skin and propensity to get super sunburned super quickly. But my husband’s idea of a holiday was laying on the beach. So we compromised. I found us an out of the way island that was an adventure getting to and then we would round out our trip with a few days in Malaysia’s capital of Kuala Lumpur. Everyone was happy!
Kecil Island across the water, Perhentian Islands
There are two main islands in the Perhentians – Kecil (small) and Besar (large). The smaller island has more limited accommodation options, catering more towards the backpacker and budget traveller. This is where I would have gone in previous years, but since I was moving on from my backpacker days, we opted for the large island with a more chilled atmosphere and nicer accommodation!
Adorably cute town of Kota Bharu where we caught our speed boat to the Perhentian Islands
The island is not like other islands. There are no roads or cars. There is one main path through the jungle that leads to the other side of the island, but really most people find few reasons to leave their hotel or the beach. To reach the islands we had to fly from India to Kuala Lumpur, then to Kota Bharu where we got on a speed boat for 40 minutes before arriving to our beautiful hotel tucked away in behind the palm trees.
Our hotel sat on beautiful white sand beaches, on a small bay inlet which made the water calm and perfect for snorkeling. This was my husband’s first time snorkeling and he was hooked! We swam with turtles, saw an eel and colorful little fish everywhere.
Snorkeling for the first time, Perhentian Islands
We also took a kayak out one day, which I will never live down. I had never been kayaking before, and have never been known to be full of upper body strength. That combined with sun poisoning meant that I was virtually useless…once we got out on the water! My poor husband didn’t realize how unhelpful I would be until we were already well on our way to a secluded beach. I started breaking out in sun poisoning spots all over my hands and there was nothing I could do except keep them covered with my sarong, which meant it was pretty difficult to help paddle. Oops.
It was still pretty awesome (for me!). My husband says he’s glad I enjoyed it because that is the last time he’s going kayaking with me.
If you are looking for super developed islands in Malaysia, head to Langkawi, but if you want peace, quiet and absolute relaxation, head to the Perhentian Islands.