Malaysia Luxury Yachting Guide

An eclectic trio of dynamic cities, remote islands and thick jungles, Malaysia is an explorer’s dream. Some of Asia’s most sublime beaches, mountains and national parks highlight the Malaysian landscape, enshrined in the exotic Asian spirit that makes this unique country a long-time family favourite.

Sailing the magnificent Malaysian waters produces brilliant scenes of volcanic islands and rocky outcrops, the only blemishes in an otherwise deep world of blue. With over two hundred islands surrounding its majestic mainlands, Malaysia offers exquisite cruising grounds perfect for indulging in watersports, diving and beach pursuits.

East and West
Roughly divided by the South China Sea, Malaysia hides an exciting myriad of delightful islands between its east and west. Keen adventurers should head east to Malaysian Borneo where the most spectacular rainforests ensnare travellers with their exotic wildlife. The West is a Mecca for rest and relaxation, where Peninsular Malaysia offers the most opulent of escapes. Off the Peninsula’s west coast, the startling islands resorts of Penang and Langkawi are home to some of the most amazing beaches in the continent.

Langkawi and Penang
Bursting with five-star luxury, indulgent spas and modern watersports, the glamorous Datai Hotel on Langkawi is famously ranked as one of the world’s most luxurious properties. On Penang, George Town the perfect place to spend a lazy day, the lively, multiethnic centre boasting a buoyant blend of Chinese temples, cosmopolitan high-rises and quality street food.

Tioman Island
The still relatively unknown paradise of Tioman Island lies off the Peninsula’s east coast within a cluster of 64 volcanic islands, slowly drawing discerning travellers in with its untouched beaches and languid lifestyle. A lush vision of multicoloured orchids, cascading waterfalls and iridescent coral reefs, this unique island is a yachting fantasy.

A short sail south, the tiny port city of Malacca is well-worth a stopover. Having once been the world’s most famous spice emporium, this Asian delight is now home to some of the continent’s most mouth-watering cuisine, and acts as the perfect gateway to the nation’s capital, Kuala Lumpur.

Kuala Lumpur
This metropolitan treasure is an essential inland detour, home to the gleaming glass and steel creations that are the Petronas Towers; the tallest buildings on earth until 2004, and connected by a gravity-defying sky bridge. Boasting the country’s most colourful nightlife, Kuala Lumpur’s glitzy clubs and laid-back lounge bars support an absolutely thriving karaoke scene.

Cameron Highlands
For a cool change, charter a helicopter or private plane to the soaring northwest where the breathtaking stations of Bukit Fraser and the Cameron Highlands are perfect for those looking to escape the tropical heat. Sprinkled with Tudor country retreats, sprawling rose gardens and dense tea plantations, the Cameron Highlands shelter exhilarating hiking trails and natural swimming pools in their hills.

Malaysia Area Information

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