“Koh Phi Phi, Koh Samui, Koh Phanghan, Thailand is so nice, blablablablablabla” they are saying. NO. Just at the border, there is a country called Malaysia which is full of heveanly islands ( But, it’s only my objective advice (Sh ! It’s my subjective advice 🙂 ) ⚠ Warning ⚠ : For people who enjoy to have a bad behaviour, you have to know that there is a way to behave in Malaysia, even in Island but that’s not all bad news. For example, those who would have the great idea to bathe naked in font of people, Hang in there !!!
During my first trip in Malaysia, I was lucky to visit some islands but in my second trip to. The arrival in Malaysia is still atypical. Immigration officials are still cold like air conditionning in the LRT (Metro in Kuala Lumpur). That doesn’t matter, the best is coming: Islands in Malaysia.
Pulau Tioman (In english: Tioman Island )
It’s one of the most big island in Malaysia. It offers wonderful and long beaches of fine sand, beautiful vegetation, beaches full of monkey ( This one has a special name: Monkey beach). Moreover, it’s a developed island where you could find everything you need, you know all this stuff we think we need only when it is under our nose 🙂
How to get there?: From Kuala Lumpur, if you are an adverturous traveller like me, we must have to take the night bus going to Mersing city. There, you will find the Jetty to go on the islanda. Then, you could buy yout ticket for Pulau Tioman. In general, the first ferry goes at 9am.
How much costs the ferry? 70 Ringgits (RM) round trip (About 12 euros)
Pulau Redang (Redang island)
It’s a small island situated on the east coast of Malaysian peninsula. For people who would have a lot, a lot, a lot, a lot, a lot, a lot of imagination, no It’s not the red island 🙂 However, the ubiquitous sun on this island inMalaysia can generate red body markings for certain people. Perfect for resting, Redang Island offers beautiful beaches of fine sand, snorkelling spots where you will be lucky to be breath taken, not drowning yourself huh but admiring the underwater life which is so amazing.
How to get there? From Kuala Lumpur, you can take a bus toward Kuala Terrenganu. Besides, it’s a very nice city. It looks like to Kuala Lumpur but smaller. From there, go to the Jetty Shahbandar where you can buy your tickets. Be careful,v there are onky the departures for the island at 9 am, 10h30am and 3pm
How much costs the ferry? 110 Malaysian Ringgits round trip (About 25 euros)
Pulau Kapas (Kapas Island)
So I talked about a famous island which is Tioman Island, another less famous, Redang Island. Now I’m going to talk about a non-famous island: Pulau Kapas (Kapas Island). That’s an island where you can have peace and love pulululu :). There is nobody ! Maybe some cats, that I don’t like the presence, but that’s all. Nobody disturb me during my photo session. Beach of fine white sand, rocks, jungle, swing, hut, snorkelling spot. Everything for your wildlife and peaceful life.
How to get there: Take a bus towrd Marang, city situated in Terengganu area. Kuala Terengganu is about 45 min from there. On arrival at Marang, go to the jetty where you can buy your ticket for the ferry.
How much costs the ticket: 80 malaysian ringgits round trip. (About 13 euros)
Pulau Perhentians (Perhentians island)
You have to put this island on your travel list. I didn’t have the time to visit it. Morever, it’s an island with a lot of people and I don’t like that but it’s a beautiful island as I saw on the internet. So if you want to go with your family or alone, don’t hesitate, It could be a nice trip for you.
How to get there: From Kuala Lumpur, take a bus toward Kota Baru. The jetty is near. Or book a flight (Advice: Air Asia is the best low cost airline company in the world) toward Kota Baru as well. Other solution: take a bus toward Kuala Besut where some ferries leave also for Perhentians Island.
You could have the choice in terms of Islands in Malaysia. One more famous and animated: Tioman Island (Pulau Tioman), One less animated and famous but more beautiful: Redang Island (Pulau Redang) and one practically isolated: Kapas Island (Pulau Kapas). I just want to thank Allah for allowing me to discover this WONDERFUL country which is Malaysia.
One Malaysia <3