You may not find Malaysia in any list of the top ten honeymoon destinations, certainly below Mauritius and the Maldives, but it’s a genuinely exciting honeymoon destination that you can really enjoy for your romantic getaway. Malaysia has some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, gorgeous lush rainforest for hiking and exploring, and a vibrant city feeling that will resonate through you more and more the longer you spend there.
Malaysia is a country that retains its traditional routes while embracing modernity with both arms wide open. Its culture is a fusion of many others, with notable Chinese and Indian influences throughout due to extensive settlement by these two peoples. Malaysia also retains signs of British influence, as it was once a British territory, and only achieved independence in 1948. The country has two distinct regions which are split by the South China Sea, resulting in the fabulous beaches you’re likely going for. The climate is deliciously tropical with a huge range of exotic flora and fauna to delight all of your senses.
For those looking for a few nights in the city, Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, is a thrilling place to visit with a fabulous night life. The top two places to visit are the modern and iconic Petronas Twin Towers, which are the world’s tallest twin towers, and the Golden Triangle, which is the busiest part of the city with five star hotels, gourmet restaurants, and shopping malls. In fact, it’s likely that you’ll be staying here, as five star hotels are surprisingly affordable in Kuala Lumpur. The city also has a number of historic buildings and museums celebrating Malaysia’s diverse and enthralling history and culture. It’s a thrilling, high energy Asian capital, worth exploring for a couple of days but potentially overwhelming for your entire honeymoon.
Instead, look into one of Malaysia’s amazing resorts for the ultimate relaxation part of your honeymoon. Malaysia’s beaches are so gorgeous that you’ll hardly believe what you’re looking at is real; it’s as though you’ve stepped inside a postcard. The beaches are not only up and down the coasts but on islands in between; resorts like Pangkor Laut are virtually dreams come true.
Pangkor Lout is a privately owned island about a 45 minute boat ride from the west coast of Malaysia. The resort is located on Emerald Bay, which is widely regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, and behind it spreads an exotic carpet of lush green rainforest, bursting with ancient life. The resort covers a comparatively small portion of the island, which means that much of it is left untamed; the buildings mesh perfectly with the natural environment. Each villa is tantalisingly close to the gorgeous beach. Even the restaurants are to die for, with seven to choose from and a mixture of all different styles of delicious cuisine. Other resorts may be less costly, but the gorgeous atmosphere is common to all.
Malaysia is an enchanting destination perfectly suited to your honeymoon needs with an Asian flavour you may not find elsewhere. With romance, delicious food, and luxury for less, how could you pass this up?
Meghan Burton is a professional copywriter. She recommends the Turquoise Holiday Company for luxury honeymoons and holidays.