Malaysia is a tropical country that has a lot of beautiful unexplored islands. Most of the islands in Malaysia can be considered one of the most beautiful islands around the world. Many scuba divers around the world will put at least one of the islands in Malaysia in their diving place list. Even some Malaysian don’t know about the existence of some of the islands. Some of the island in Malaysia is known as paradise on earth due to its clear blue water, beautiful coral reef and the lagoon. Those islands are also a perfect place for you to get a short getaway from the stressful environment. So here’s the list of the island you must visit in Malaysia.
- Mabul Island
Mabul Island is a small beautiful hidden island located south-eastern of Sabah.
This island is so close with Sipadan island which is just 15 KM in distance. This island has been a fishing village since 1970s. The island is 20 hectare piece of land surrounded by beautiful beaches. Mabul Island is well known internationally due to its small exotic marine life, clear blue water and beautiful lagoon. You can explore this island with a transparent kayak, witness the gorgeous golden hues of the sunrise. You can reach this beautiful island from Semporna by speed boat with 30 minutes of journey.
- Sipadan Island
Sipadan island is the only oceanic island in Malaysia. The island was raised 600 metres from seabed and it was formed by living corals growing on top of an extinct volcanic cone that took thousands of years to develop. Sipadan is located at the heart of the Indo – Pacific Basin, the centre of one of the richest marine habitats in the world. Sipadan is a paradise for divers around the world due to more than 400 species of fish and hundreds of coral species have been classified in this ecosystem. This unique island can be reach by speed boat from semporna.
- Tenggol Island
Tenggol Island is located off the coast of Terengganu Malaysia and it is traditionally inhabited. This beautiful island has a lot to offer such as the vibes of private tropical island
That is very hard to find an island that less crowded. Other than this island the best panoramic view of the beaches and lagoon. The sea water also crystal clear blue where you can enjoy snorkeling and diving. If you are lucky enough you can also spot a whale shark. You can reach this island with 50 minutes boat journey.
- Perhentian Island
Perhentian island is located in Besut district of Terengganu and this island separated with two main island, Perhentian Kecil & Besar. Perhentian name get is because of the islands’ traditional role as a waypoint for traders between Bangkok and Malaysia. Perhentian Island become popular due to the many lodging options with different budget. Both the islands have palm-fringed white coral sand beaches (that can be tough on the feet) and turquoise blue sea. Popular tourist activities include scuba, snorkeling, and swimming. The Perhentian Islands were once home to a significant green and hawksbill sea turtle nesting population. The only way to get here is by speed boat from kuala besut.
- Tioman Island
Tioman island is a beautiful island lies off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia near in the South China Sea. To be exact, this island is located in Rompic district and its a nature reserve land and surrounded by beautiful beaches. This island has a beautiful numerous coral reef spot, making it a popular scuba diving, snorkeling, and surfing spot. It is also covered by tropical rainforest, home to many habitats. This island has been used for thousands of years by fishermen as an important navigation point and a source of freshwater and wood. There are many ways to reach this island which is by air and water transportation.