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Top 10 Best Beaches In Malaysia You Wouldn’t want to Miss

Malaysia is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts and skyscrapers, This Southeast Asian country occupies parts of the Malay Peninsula and the island of Borneo. Hence it is also known for its beaches and rainforests. Let’s find out about the top 10 best beaches in Malaysia:

1. Mabul Island Beach, Sabah

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Mabul Island, a small island off the coast of Sabah in Malaysian Borneo. Mabul beaches are lined with coconut palm trees. Mabul can be explored entirely on foot, as it is small enough. The island is known as one of the best diving destinations in the world, especially for muck diving. 

2. Layang-Layang Island Beach, Labuan

The island is a true diver’s paradise, Because of the splendid diving conditions, Layang Layang is a must-visit destination for scuba diving enthusiasts. The island is definitely worth a visit. Only the naval base, the resort and diving school is present and there are no tropical beaches on the island.

3. Tanjung Rhu, Langkawi

Tanjung Rhu has one of Langkawi’s best shorelines, The waters are crystal clear, the sand is powder-fine, and there is a dense corridor of jungle. The area is absolutely secluded and is silent and peaceful, Tanjung Rhu is gorgeously breathtaking. 

4. Juara Beach, Tioman Island 

Juara Beach, Tioman Island 

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Known for its dazzling corals and white sand beaches, Arguably the best beach in Tioman Island. The island is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway. You can see baby turtles at the Juara Turtle Project hatchery and hike up the hill to see the Juara waterfall. 

5. Perhentian Kecil Island Beach, Terengganu

Perhentian Island is a beautiful destination for an island getaway in Peninsular Malaysia. The island offers emerald blue waters and sandy beaches. There are a lot of smaller beaches in Perhentian Kecil IslandYou have the Perhentian Besar (big) and the Perhentian Kecil (small) islands. You can snorkel, visit Turtle Bay, and Shark Point. 

6. Rawa Island Beach, Johor

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Rawa Island is a coral island off the east coast of Johor, Malaysia, and is a 4 hours and 30 mins drive from Kuala Lumpur.  It’s a teeny tiny island, surrounded by clear blue waters and soft white sands.  One of the most popular attractions of Rawa Island is its slides! You can snorkel, scuba-dive, do cat sailing, and kayaking.

7. Redang Beach near Taaras Resort, Redang 

Redang is a beautiful island located on the coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It is very popular among locals for its pristine waters, white sandy beaches and diverse aquatic life. Snorkelling and scuba diving are activities you definitely must do when you are in Redang. 

8. Coral Beach, Pangkor

Coral Beach is a lovely beach. The sea is calm and the beach is quite large. There is plenty of shade for those that don’t want to lie in the sun. An ideal beach for newly-weds for its romance to spark back. 

9. Gaya Island Beach, Kota Kinabalu

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The Beach is said to be one of the best beaches on the coast of Peninsular Malaysia. With clear turquoise green water, and a bleached sandy beach. The Beach is one of the most serene beaches you can find on the island, one that will surely take your breath away.

10. Golden Beach, Sarawak 

The Golden Beach is located in Kuching, Sarawak, and is a part of the Similajau National Park. You will get to witness the breathtaking views of the South China Sea. It is also known as the Turtle Beach as turtles lay their eggs sometimes at this beach.

If you’ve been itching for a short getaway on one of the next long weekends, The above are just a slice of paradise for you to stop by and make your next trip to Malaysia amazing with Pickyourtrail.

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