Often described as two countries in one, or the best of all worlds, Malaysia is a vibrant, diverse part of South East Asia. There are the ever-expanding metropolis, Kuala Lumpur to the rural villages, awesome beaches and tropical rainforests. Separating the Peninsula from Malaysian Borneo is the South China Sea. The Peninsula flaunts bustling urban areas, tea plantations and chill-out islands. Its neighbour hosts wild jungles of Orangutans, remote tribes and spectacular diving.
The variety of South East Asia is evident in one place, in this diverse nation which acts as a crossroads between the east and the west. It’s this unique culture that makes holidays here so intriguing. The relaxed and welcoming attitude of the harmonious people here permeates from the vibrant cities to the forested landscapes down to the powder white beaches.
There are plenty of opportunities to relax in luxury, Langkawi is surrounded by splendent calm waters. If you’re looking for history Penang has Hindu temples, Buddhist statues and colonial Georgetown to explore. With your tailor-made holiday, stopover in the city of Kuala Lumpur before settling at one of the exquisite beach resorts.
What to do
Explore the Cameron Highlands, rolling hills are home to tea plantations and farms.
Enjoy the mix of Hindu temples, Buddhist statues, colonial architecture and beach resorts of Penang.
Escape in the seclusion and luxury are available at the nation’s beach hideaways including the private island resort of Pangkor Laut.
When to go
As Malaysia is situated just above the Equator, the islands enjoy high average temperatures and it’s a great summer destination. The capital and the west coast are hot all year but you will see rainfall. Penang and Langkawi see more rain than usual in September to October. Between March and October, the diving hotspot of Tioman, the white sandy beaches of the Perhantians come to the fore.
Whatever you’re looking for from your holiday to Malaysia, Strawberry Holidays can tailor make your multi-centre trip, your group or bespoke luxury experience. We’ll ensure you enjoy exceptional service and exclusive offers from the top tour operators for Malaysia.