It’s an unsaid rule that post-marriage, every couple deserves that long-awaited honeymoon to just unwind, relax, and kickstart their brand new nuptial bond. Well, what better place to do that than Malaysia, the epitome of tranquillity and peace at very pocket-friendly prices. What would make this trip the sojourn of a lifetime are the plethora of gorgeous destinations that will awaken the wanderlust from deep within. If scenic beaches, tropical landscapes and bustling cosmo cities teeming with life are your cups of tea, Malaysia is the place for you and your partner.
This south-east Asian country leaves travellers craving more of its island vibe, complete with the sipping a Piña Colada cocktail- here, relaxation is taken very seriously. Not just culturally, but also geographically, it’s diverse and has landscapes that range from foamy beaches to green gorges. It’s possible that with so many exciting destinations to throng to, you are completely spoilt for choice. So leave it on us to curate a list of the best places clustered in and around Malaysia, so that you get the most of the authentic Asian experience on your honeymoon.
Mabul Islands: A haven for two, too good to be true
Ever wondered what it would be like to go on a muck diving expedition? Well, Muck diving garners its name from diving underwater and exploring the sea bed in all it’s marine glory. Mabul islands are one of the most popular muck diving destinations in the world. It’s so small that you can just get around the island on foot, and you don’t have to fret about transport. This comes in handy, for you and your partner will be guaranteed absolute privacy in this cosy island that is well known for watersports. If you’re craving a culturally-rooted experience, you can take a look at The Bajau Laut village, this clan is the last of the South East Asian Sea gipsies. Try out whacky things like taking a ride exploring on a transparent Kayak, scuba diving, and snorkelling. It just couldn’t get better – a tiny island paradise for the newlyweds.
Langkawi: (The Jewel of Kedah) Adventure and camaraderie, must on the itinerary
This popular archipelago has carved a name for itself in the honeymooner’s and the adrenaline craver’s go-to list. Boasting of an assortment of the world’s best pristine white beaches, it also has a variety of adventurous avenues that will for sure thrill every bit of you. The Dataran Lang, or Eagle Square, is a magnificent Eagle sculpture and a popular spot at Langkawi. Due to its sheer size, it’s advisable to hire a vehicle to get around places. The Langkawi sky bridge is a 125 m long bridge suspended at a height of 700 m above sea level. If you’re up for a vitiligous experience, then hop on it!
Langkawi is also famous for its duty-free shopping stores where you can let the shopaholic in you go crazy, and load on the souvenirs. What’s more, adventurous cable car rides and the Underwater world are places worth putting on your itinerary- you wouldn’t want to miss the fun that Langkawi has to offer.
Cameron Highlands: Greenery as far as the eye can see!
In the midst of all the beaches, salty air, and busy cities, Cameron highlands offers respite in its cool greenery. The scenic hill station has an old-world, 19th-century aura to it, with a touch of English luxury embedded in it. At the Cameron Highlands, you can take a tour of the Boh Tea Plantation and soak in the lush green tea plantations that stretch against the vista. A hill station as beautiful as this is bound to have bountiful flora and fauna, isn’t it? Much to your delight, you can revel in the romantic mood at the Rose Garden at Cameron Highlands. For adventure, Mount Brinchang beckons you to expedite across the forests, for it lies 6,666 ft above sky level.
Tioman Island: Adrenaline aplenty
Legend has it that the dragon princess stopped here on her way to meet the prince, and it could be deemed true for the royal charm this beautiful beach island exudes. You can take your pick of pace if you want to have a mellow sunset-watching vacation or an adrenaline-filled trip or both. Either way, you have a ton of options, for you can go on the famous ‘Jungle Trek’ and stand bespectacled by the Asah Waterfall, or indulge in kayaking or jet skiing. Stay by the turquoise waters, for if you’re lucky you can spot some rare marine life species such as greenback turtles and the blacktip reef fish up close! Now, who would pass up on an opportunity like that? All said and done, even sipping a cocktail and watching the sun go down into the horizon will be a heavenly experience that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.
Miles of turquoise coastline, clusters of islands each one as unique as a starfish, and an ambience drenched in warm sun and sand, Malaysia is a honeymooner’s heaven indeed. These sights and sounds are sure to send you and your soulmate into a tropical tizzy.