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Top 5 Beach Venues in Malaysia - Fun in the Sun

Malaysia is one of the favourite travel destinations in Southeast Asia and its beautiful beaches play a major role in attracting travellers from around the world. Among its many beaches here are the top five beach venues that you shouldn't miss out on when in Malaysia.


Long Beach

One of the most beautiful beaches in Malaysia, Long beach in Perhentian Kecil Island in Terengganu is the perfect place for a beach getaway. Surrounded by green landscapes and white shores this beach is the best place for budget travellers. Long beach is also a popular destination for snorkelling and diving due to the diverse marine life here. On the plus side you might even get a chance to catch the sight of a sea turtle laying eggs.


Timon Island Beach

Timon island is covered by tropical rain forests to create the perfect beach haven located in the state of Pahang. This dreamy island is perfect for a destination wedding with scenic views and intimate ambience. Berjaya Tioman Resort is one of the beautiful resorts in the island a perfect place to relax and soak up the sun. Tioman beach chalets set between the luscious mountains and dreamy palm trees will take you to a paradise island of your own away from the busy city life. Timon beach is also home to over 130 different species of coral and a variety of marine life making it one of the best diving and snorkelling spots in Malaysia.


Rawa Island Beach

Rawa island beach is a popular beach destination for families looking for a holiday getaway. The beautiful blue waters and sandy shores will take your breath away as you unwind and relax at this perfect holiday destination. Fun fact about this island is that is owned by the Sultanate of Johor. You could enjoy your vacation in this paradise island in a beachfront chalet or room overlooking the beautiful waters. Stroll across the beach or even take it by boat as you can easily hire a kayak or boat here. The night life in the island is great and you can get a chance to mingle with the locals and other travellers in the resorts. What's even better about the Rawa island is that you can take a hike in the surrounding hills for a thrilling experience and stunning views from the top.


Bagan Lalang Beach

Located just a 25-minute drive away from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Bagan Lalang beach is within easy access for international travellers. This beach lies along the Southwest coast of Selangor state where you can engage in some beach activities to get that adrenaline pumping. One of the key features of this beach is the fact that it is within very close proximity to the international airport of Kuala Lumpur.


Pantai Irama

One of the liveliest beaches in Malaysia Pantai Irama beach is generally bustling with travels and locals specially on the weekends. There are many fun activities you could do here including water sports or even have a barbecue in the coast as you can easily hire the necessary equipment at the Pantai Irama island.