10 Best Hotels In Malaysia For The Perfect Beach Getaway

Malaysia being a  peninsular is naturally blessed with an abundance of coastlines and outlying islands – beautiful ones at that.  From the east to the west coast and even the Eastern Territories, there is a beach somewhere with white sands and emerald waters just waiting to be savored. You need not check in to an expensive resort to enjoy it though, with booking websites like Agoda dishing out great deals on accommodation, you too can have a taste of some of Malaysia’s great beaches – and here are 10 of such.


1. Tekek Beach: Selesa Tioman Apartment @ Tioman Horizon Condotel

Price: From RM 128.64 with 25% cashback.

Tekek Beach
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Tekek is the capital village for Tioman and it houses the longest stretch of beaches in the island. Despite the lack of coral reefs and only having 1 snorkeling ground, it still boasts beautiful beaches with relatively clear waters.

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2. Tanjung Rhu: Tanjung Puteri Motel

Price: From RM 90.91 with 25% cashback

Tanjung Rhu
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Tanjung Rhu boasts one of Langkawi, if not the country’s, beautiful shoreline with white sands and clear water that glistens under the sun. This is one of the more secluded areas in Langkawi perfect for those looking for quiet getaway.

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3. Pulau Mantanani Besar: Mari Mari Backpacker Lodge

Price: From RM 118.35 with 25% cashback

Pulau Mantanani Besar
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Pulau Mantanani Besar is part of a trio of sister islands consisting of Pulau Mantanani Besar, Pulau Mantanani Kecil and Pulau Lungisan located just off the north-western tip of Sabah. Featuring beautiful beaches and diverse marine life with visibility in the water maxing out at 40m it is a good location for coastal and watersports.

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4. Pangkor Island: Pangkor Waterfall Beach Resort

Price: From RM 47.71 with 25% cashback

Pangkor Island
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Home to probably the most tranquil and beautiful beaches in Malaysia’s west coast is Pangkor Island. Situated just 100 KM off Ipoh, this island is rather small in size, it can get pretty crowded but it can get quite idyllic too during the weekdays – just perfect to experience that picture perfect sunset.

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5. Pulau Perhentian Kecil: Shari-la Island Resort

Price: From RM 140.00 with 25% cashback

Pulau Perhentian Kecil
Image: pulauperhentian.com.my

Perhentian Islands, literally “Pit-stop Island” is a duo of islands belonging to the state of Terengganu consisting of Pulau Perhentian Kecil and Pulau Perhentian Besar. Tourist are naturally more attuned to smaller Pulau Perhentian Kecil due to it being more affordable in terms of accommodation. All the islands in proximity is a protected marine park which means activities such as collecting corals and fishing is prohibited. This ensures the islands stay pristine and beautiful.

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6.  Pulau Kapas:  Kapas Island Resort

Price: From RM 121.17 with 25% cashback

Pulau Kapas
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When an island is named because its sandy beaches resembles soft cotton, you know they’re on to something. Pulau Kapas is surrounded by aquamarine waters perfect for watersports and soft white sandy beaches that are considered one of the cleanest in the country.

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7. Pantai Cenang: Dhania Motel

Price: From RM 94.68 with 25% cashback

Pantai Cenang
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Pantai Cenang is the most popular beach in Langkawi lined with white sandy beaches and also entertainment outlets such as bars and restaurant with even a presence of a market where visitors can indulge in some retail therapy. This is the place if you’re looking for a bit of hustle and bustle while immersed in the scenic background of Langkawi’s famed beaches.

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8. Tanjung Aru: Borneo BeacHouse Backpackers

Price: From RM 63.64 with 25% cashback

Tanjung Aru
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We travel to Eastern Malaysia into Sabah for the next entry. Besides the pretty stretch of beaches, Tanjung Aru is a treat if you are one to indulge in some feasting. Lining the beaches are numerous food stalls and restaurant for you to dine in the warm glow of a seaside sunset.

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9. Batu Ferringhi: Roomies Suites

Price: From RM 131.22 with 25% cashback

Batu Ferringhi
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Nothern Penang holds the natural wonder that is Batu Ferringhi. Though, heavily developed, it still holds much of its natural beauty. It can get crowded but the crowd dissipates the more you head westward. Watch out for the jelly fishes though!

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10. Pantai Juara: Santai Bistro Restaurant and Chalet

Price: From RM 111.49 with 25% cashback

Pantai Juara
Image: agoda.com

We revisit Tioman for the final entry into Pantai Juara. This quiet little haven has a beach fed by three rivers originating from the mountain – feeding it with cold water and providing you with a unique beach experience.

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