Malaysia is ranked as one of the best locations from honeymooners from across the world especially from the middle east and Asian countries. Rich cultural heritage, amazing ethnic mix, modern lifestyle and world-class holiday destination make Malaysia a very likeable choice if you are are looking for a dream honeymoon destinations. This guide is useful for people planning to explore some amazing honeymoon destinations and planning your own tour itinerary across Malaysia.
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Exploring some interesting and exotic locations for a memorable honeymoon in Malaysia? Here are some of the great reasons to choose Malaysia as your honeymoon destination:
- A large number of Island destinations offering pristine beaches all throughout the years
- An amazing culinary experience with a great mix of ethnic and fusion cuisine
- Pre-packaged tours for most popular destinations available from leading tour operators
- Amazing road, train, sea and air transport network across the country
- A large number of 5-star Island resorts across the country
Through years of travelling across Malaysia, here is my pick on some of the best locations I have come across for Honeymooners:
Kuala Lumpur must be the starting point of your visit to Malaysia. With over hundreds of 4 & 5 Star Hotels available across the city, the choice is endless. I suggest picking a location close to Bukit Bintang as this is the heart of Shopping, Nightlife and touristy activities. The most highly recommended hotels in KLCC area includes:
- Ritz Carlton Hotel
- Mandarin Oriental
- Traders Hotel by Shangrila
- St. Regis Kuala Lumpur
- Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur ( a heritage hotel with a modern touch)
You can start your visit in Kuala Lumpur and keep it for last before your boards the flight to your home country, as Kuala Lumpur is a great place for shopping, dining and indulging in some exotic experience like spa treatments etc.
Possible itineraries to for a couple of days around Kuala Lumpur include:
1. A day trip to Historical City of Melaka
You can book this tour with a local tour operator or book a Premier taxi for a day trip which will cost around RM 400-500 a day. Most tour operators will pick your around 8 am. The drive to Melaka takes around 1.5 hours. The most interesting places to explore include a walking tour of Jonker Walk and area near Menara Taming Sari. Most tourist attractions in Melaka are walking distance from each other. The Shopping Malls of Dataran Palawan & Hattan Place are located at a walking distance from Jonker Walk.
If you plan to spend one to two nights in Melaka, I recommend catching a bus to Melaka and then using GRAB (ride-sharing app) for commute within the city.
The hotels ideally located in City Center includes
An alternative option to travelling to Melaka is to Stay in Port Dickson area. This city is located half-way between Kuala Lumpur and Melaka and is popular for top-end resorts like Lexis Hisbiscus which is designed in shape of a palm tree.
Lexis Hibiscus Resort at Port Dickson
2. Planning a day trip to Genting Highlands
Genting Highlands is a great place for a day trip located at 1.5-hour drive from the Kuala Lumpur City Center. Located some 800m above the sea level, Genting offers a break from the warmer temperatures in KL. With recent upgrades to facilities in the Genting Highlands, a new Shopping Mall, Awana Cable Car, Shopping Outlets, Casinos and indoor entertainment makes Genting an ideal location for a honeymoon.
Best places to stay includes:
3. 1-2 Night trip to Cameroon Highlands
Cameroon Highlands is approximately 2.5 hours drive from Kuala Lumpur. I suggest staying for one to two nights to enjoy this hill location popular for the tropical rainforest, strawberry farms and tea plantations. Enjoy the cool atmosphere of Cameroon by booking your holiday in one of the best resorts including
Langkawi is one of the most popular duty-free island destinations in Malaysia. The best way to reach Langkawi is to book a flight from Kuala Lumpur. Alternatively, book a direct flight to Langkawi from your home country. A minimum of two nights stay at Langkawi is recommend to explore some exotic beach locations, waterfalls and state forest.
Boating tours, including sunset cruises, are popular activities for honeymooner. Check out some ideas with KLOOK.
For high-end resorts including Tanjung Rhu Resort, Four Seasons Resort and Datai Langkawi located on northern tip o the Island. These resorts have their own private beaches and activities for guests. Some of these resorts are over USD 400 per night.
For a more affordable option, check out some locations in Pantai Cenang the most popular location on the Island.
After enjoy two amazing nights in Langkawi catch a ferry from Kuah Village in Langkawi to Georgetown Penang.
Penang is the heart of colonial history and the amazing culinary tradition of Malaysia. Explore the amazing Nyonya Cuisine, a cooking style developed by inter-mixing of early Chinese Settler and Malay families.
I recommend staying in Gurney Drive area to enjoy the modern side of Penang. Alternatively, if you are more inclined towards history and culture, downtown Penang is the place to explore.
Eastern Part of Malaysia is popular for some exotic islands ranked amongst top ten island destinations in the world. Perhentian Islands, Palau Kapas, Redang Island and Tioman Islands are amongst the best honeymoon places across Malaysia.
Book in advance as the peak season bring large crowds from across country. The best option is to book a minimum of a 2-night stay at some of the resorts through local tour operators. The slots fill up early, therefore, give yourself enough time to book in advance. Do not rock up to the Islands hoping to find some accommodation.
The benefits of going with tour operators include meals & breakfast, transport to the mainland (ferry tickets) and snorkelling equipment hire as a part of the package.
Best time to travel to the Perhentian Islands is between April to October.
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