Malaysia's Resorts – Langkawi, East Coast, Sabah, Sarawak…
People coming to Malaysia on holiday may well stop in a number of places – including Kuala Lumpur (KL), Malacca and Penang, but also high on their list are the beach resorts on the west coast such as Langkawi or East Coast near Kuantan and islands like Tioman Island and Redang Island, as well as Kuching in Sarawak and Kota Kinabalu (KK) and Kudat in Sabah.
Here on these pages – we have set down some information to help you decide which of these places you want to travel to.
Also see Malacca and Penang – pages on this website.
Langkawi – is one of 99 islands located just off the top end of the West Coast of Malaysia in the Andaman Sea near the Thai border. It is serviced by an airport and is about an hour flight from KL. There are a large number of resort style hotels here on the island strung along the coastline, with the rainforest and mountains forming a backdrop to them. Some have white sandy beaches in front of them, others in the north have black sand, and others have rocky outcrops – but almost all have swimming pools to of different sizes in their resort.
When booking a room, check to see how close your room is to the main desk and pool/restaurant – as many of the hotels are big and it can be a long walk or climb up or down stairs to get to the pool. They may also have a 'buggy service' to take you up or down the hillside – so worth asking the questions before you book. Also check to see how far the resort is from the airport.
Many people will choose to stay just in the Resort or hotel and enjoy just being there, while other people want to get out and see what else is on the island. Here are some of the places that you might want to see –