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Lesser Known Beaches in Malaysia You Haven't Heard of - Secret Shores of an Exotic Destination

Beautiful Malaysia is a place that offers a myriad of delightful charms to enchant all who visit it. The country has several famed attractions that see thousands of visitors every year. However, hidden along the idyllic shoreline of this mesmerizing land, there are some truly gorgeous beaches that not many have heard of, not many have visited. The following list includes a few of these lesser known beaches that you should definitely visit when travelling in the country.


Pulau Sapi, Sabah

Pulau Sapi, Sabah

Retreat into your very own little paradise of unparalleled charm at the exotic Pulau Sapi beach in Sabah. The island is surrounded by gloriously glistening blue oceans that wave and curl over stunning coral reefs. The area is one of the best places to enjoy snorkelling and diving in Malaysia. The lesser number of tourists on the beach means you get to admire its sheer loveliness in peace to your happy heart's content. To get to this beach you can take a flight to Kota Kinabalu where the Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal is located. A 15 minute speedboat ride from there will bring you to the glorious territories of this stunning island.


Tanjong Jara Beach, Terengganu

Tanjong Jara Beach, Terengganu

The breathtakingly beautiful Tanjong Jara Beach is the ideal place to enjoy delightfully romantic private beach getaways. Lie down upon golden, powdery sands of the pristine beach and soak up the sun while magnificent South China Sea sparkles in the distance. The beach is popular among those who yearn for an exclusive retreat, away from the commercialized coastal areas of the country. There is only one resort here in Tanjong Jara Beach and that makes this the perfect destination for starry eyed lovers who desire romantic seclusion. You can read more about the thrilling offers of this beautiful island in sites such as Sandy Beach Trips and plan your vacation well.


Pulau Lang Tengah, Terengganu

This little unspoiled paradise that lies nestled between the popular beaches of Pulau Perhentian and Pulau Redang is a veritable treasure trove to nature lovers. The beach includes not just the tropical glory of a stunning seashore but also the spectacular beauty of a virgin rainforest. So if you desire to enjoy a well rounded beach holiday that brings you closer to wildlife too, then the Pulau Lang Tengah is the destination to visit.


Bukit Keluang Beach, Terengganu

Explore the caves that once would have sheltered pirates as they lie scattered upon the shores of Bukit Keluang Beach in Terengganu and experience a delight of a unique kind in Malaysia. There is more to do here than relaxing and getting a sun tan. Walk along the shores and admire the mighty boulders that are rumoured to have protected seamen and pirates in the olden day. These boulders provide sensational backdrops to take creative photos so make sure you carry a camera when you go there. The beach is quite easy to reach too. A flight can be taken to Kuala Terengganu from where a taxi will bring you to Bukit Keluang Beach. You can also opt to enjoy a scenic drive of approximately 6 hours from Kuala Lumpur.


Pulau Aur, Johor

Pulau Aur, Johor

Lose yourself in the fascinating world of the charming manta rays when you visit Pulau Aur in Johor and embark on exciting snorkelling and diving adventures. The vibrant corals that are embedded on the depths of the crystal clear seas provide perfect opportunities to admire colourful marine life.

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