Top 10 most stunning islands in Malaysia


Located in Southeast Asia, Malaysia is known for its amazing islands, beautiful beaches, rainforest and a rich culture. For those who want to have an enjoyable vacation in this country, these islands are greatest suggestions for you.

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Langkawi Island

The name of Langkawi is a combination of two words “Lang” and “Kawi”. “Lang” comes from “Helang”, which means the island of eagles because the island in the past and still now is home to many eagles. The most interesting thing to do in here is taking the cable car to Gungung Mat Chinchang Mountain and walking over the Sky Bridge.

Sky Bridge has become one of the most unique bridges in the world and Malaysia. Curved design along with 700m in height, 125m in length and 1,8m in width, the Sky Bridge links two towers of the Petronas Twin Towers that will allow visitors admire the gorgeous views from Andaman Sea, Tarutao Island in Thailand, Kuala Lumpur City to colorful parks,…

Sky Bridge on Langkawi Island (via

Pulau Pangkor

Pangkor attracts visitors by its wonderful beaches with warm and blue water such as Niphah Bay, Teluk Belanda, Pasir Bogak and Coral Bay. In addition, Pulau Pangkor island also offers travelers many exciting recreational activities, for example, banana rafting, jet skiing, mountain climbing, discovering forest tours, etc.

Penang Island

Called the “Pearl of the Orient”, Penang is the island famous for its rich culture, historical heritages and amazing cuisine. Penang is home to Buddhist temples, gorgeous beaches that surely bring you a memorable holiday. Although Georgetown is the capital of the island, most of hotels and resorts are located in Batu Ferringhi – the most well-known resort town on Penang Island.

Penang Island (via VietTourist)

Pulau Mabul

This is a small island of the southeast coast of Sabah which featuring the attractive beaches with fine sand and blue water. As one of the most popular diving spots in the world, the Pulau Mabul is home to a lot of marine species such as scorpion fish, cuttlefish, squid, etc. It will be so amazing if you have the opportunity to walk on the white sand beaches, soak in the cool water, immerse yourself in the nature and visit the traditional villages on the island.

Perhentian Islands

Perhentian (means “stopping point”) is a group of islets located in the northeastern coast of Malaysia in Terengganu province. Come here, travelers can enjoy the stunning natural landscape, sunbath on the white sand beaches or join in some adventurous activities like snorkeling. Perhentian Besar and Perhentian Kecil are two main islands where you can explore the beautiful rainforest and enjoy the fresh air. Perhentian also offers a lot motels and hotels for you to stay.

Perhentian Islands (via Time Travel Turtle)

Pulau Tenggol

Tenggol Island is an amazing tropical island in Malaysia. With stunning beaches, green tropical forests, Tenggol is not only a great destination for relaxation but also an ideal diving spots of divers.

Redang Island

One of the largest islands off the east coast of Malaysia, Redang is popular with tourists due to its romantic beaches, fine white sand and clear blue water. Redang Island is also the famous diving paradise in Malaysia with many beautiful coral reefs and lovely marine species such as nemo fish, jellyfish,…

Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas (via AMI Travel & Tours)

Pulau Kapas Island, or Cotton Island in local, is blessed with peaceful and white sand beaches and a diverse marine ecosystem. Therefore, the island has quickly become the great stopping point of many divers in the world to visit.

Sipadan Island

Situated off the east coast of Malaysia Borneo, Sipadan is the best island for diving professionals. The island offers a variety of marine species from sea turtles to hammerhead sharks,…  It has been voted as one of the most beautiful diving spots in the world by many magazines.

Pulau TiomanPulau Tioman is known as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Although it is one of the most developed islands in tourism and commerce, Tioman still retains many of the natural beauty and diversity of wildlife. Featuring a lot of beautiful coral reefs, Pulau Tioman Island is quickly becoming the ideal diving spot of travelers in the world. Visiting this island, tourists can also try mountain climbing, visit gorgeous waterfalls, turtle farm and experience the local culture in traditional villages on Juara Beach.

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