The east coast of the Malaysian Peninsula is home to some of the country’s most unspoilt beaches, forests and islands, and makes a welcome spot for a relaxing break on any Malaysian holiday.
The East Coast Islands of Redang, Tioman, and Kuantan provide a unique island holiday for Aussie travellers looking for some R&R.
Redang is famous for the variety and quantity of sea-life that inhabits its many coral reefs, the clarity of the water in which it lives and the range of resorts offering luxury accommodation. Redang is the perfect destination for holidaying families, and is only an hour away from the mainland.
The turtle shaped Pulau Tioman is the largest and most impressive of the east coast islands, with emerald water and idyllic beaches ideal for long, lazy holidays. If you want to stretch your legs try the magnificent cross-island hiking trail that weaves through the jungle and along the coast. For scuba divers, Tioman is renowned for its clear, warm waters and sea-life, and there are a range of dive operators on the island to choose from.
For more information on the island and beach escapes available in Malaysia, head to: www.tourismmalaysia.com.au.