Fringed by sparkling turquoise water and blissfully soft, white-sand beaches, Malaysia’s islands are textbook tropical paradises. The finest beaches on the west coast are to be found at Pulau Langkawi, 30km off the shore of Kedah. The islands of the Peninsula’s eastern flank are harder to reach, though worth the trouble for their breathtaking scenery.
Among 64 volcanic islets comprising the Seribuat Archipelago, Pulau Tioman was one of the first resorts to be developed in Malaysia, thanks to its starring role in the movie South Pacific. It tends, however, to be eclipsed by the picture-postcard beaches of the nearby Perhentian Islands, twin jewels of the Terengganu coast.
Across the sea in Borneo, the shoreline of Sabah is generally much wilder. Within easy range of the airport, Gaya Island’s exquisite beach and rainforest hideaway resort makes a perfect first footfall. But for those with the time and resources to venture to the far northeastern tip of the island, the rewards are access to some of the world’s richest tropical marine reserves – Sipadan, Mataking and Mabul Islands – where you can dive four or five times daily on amazing reefs with huge shoals of barracuda and turtles.
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