Malaysia as a holiday destination can be described in 4 words, beach, city, culture and adventure. It offers the traveller a wide range of sights and tastes due to its multicultural way of life. Separated into islands by the South China Sea, it offers a choice of beach destinations, adventures, city life with shopping and dining experiences as well as a wide-ranging culture from Chinese, Indian to Malaysian.
In Malaysia, you can enjoy the wonderful 5-star luxury accommodation whilst experiencing the local way of life and see the sights such as the Cameron Highlands and Borneo. On top of this, the choice of diving, snorkelling and land sports such as golf add to the holiday experience.
Honeymoons in Malaysia
It is a wonderful choice for a honeymoon as it offers the newlywed couple a wide choice of hotels and beaches as well as options to tour or visit the sights of the city of Kula Lumpur. Twin beaches stay for a few nights in Kuala Lumpur or take a trek in Borneo to add a little adventure. Call 01256 536020 or email for assistance in planning your honeymoon.
Weddings in Malaysia
Getting married in Malaysia requires a minimum of 7 days of residency before the wedding can take place. You will be required to produce original copies of your passport and birth certificate as well as a divorce certificate or death certificate if widowed.
Malaysia where to stay
The choice of accommodation is wide-ranging from budget hostels for those trekking to moderate 3 and 4-star properties as well as wonderful luxury resorts such as Pangkor Laut and the Datai Hotel. Malaysia often offers excellent hotel deals with nights free such as pay for 5 and stay for 10 nights.
Our favourite hotels in Malaysia are the Datai, a wonderful 5-star resort built within a forest, the private island resort of Pangkor Laut which offers wonderful villas on stilts over water and the Shangri La Rasa Ria in Borneo that has it’s own
Malaysia What to Do
There is so much for the visitor with a host of things to do and see and is not just a beach destination, although it does have some excellent beach resorts the more popular ones such as Penang, Langkawi and Pangkor Laut. If you are looking for the city check out the sky in Kuala Lumpur the main airport when flying in.
Divers will love the many remote islands and reefs waiting to be explored such as the Johor Marine park area and the island of Mersing. Some of the main reefs for diving start at 12m and go down to 25m offering an excellent diving experience. If adventure is your choice of activity then a tour of Malaysia will not disappoint with many destinations to choose from such as the Cameron Highlands with the stunning views of tea plantations and mountains or Bako National Park in Sarawak, Deerland where you can get up close and personal with the animals.
A must when visiting is to take a trip to Borneo and meet the Orangutans the old men of the jungle. A jungle trek included in your Malaysian holiday will add that holiday of a lifetime element. If you don’t fancy roughing it then a stay at the Shangri La hotel Rasa Ria with its own unique nature reserve will satisfy any animal lover. If you want to see some Turtles head out to Redang island where there are a turtle sanctuary and the turtles come on to the beach to lay their eggs.
Malaysia Scuba Diving
Malaysia offers some excellent diving options for Scuba divers. Head out to the Perhentian Islands great for budget holidaymakers and those looking to learn to dive. Other dive areas to consider are Tioman Island where you will find wonderful reefs to dive or snorkel and see the many different tropical fish. One of the best diving areas is at Sipadan on the east coast of Borneo where you can see hammerheads, whale sharks, barracuda, greenback and hawksbill turtles.
Best time to go to Malaysia
Malaysia weather is pretty similar year-round with constant temperatures and only slightly more rain in the months of October to April. Sabah and Sarawak receive heavy rainfall throughout the year and from November to February, the North East coast receive the most rain, which is when some coastal resorts close. For the least amount of rain, keep to the north islands such as Langkawi.
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Essential Facts for Malaysia
Flying time from London is 13.5 hours and the time difference is 8 hours. Fly directly from London to Kuala Lumpur with Malaysian airways. Internal flights or ferries are available to the islands.
For more information contact the Malaysian tourist office.
Languages spoken Malaysian and English
Currency Malaysian ringgit
Visa requirements No visa required for UK Passport holders for stays up to 3 months