Honeymoon Destinations & Venues in Malaysia
Instead of barging in on an European tour or basking in the sun at the Caribbean, why not consider having your honeymoon in Malaysia?
Being a tropical country, Malaysia offers perfect weather all year round, although there is the occasional rain every now and then. Malaysia is filled with culture and exquisite cuisines making it a wonderful place to visit; especially if you want to shop till you drop, have a relaxing holiday by the beach or at a 5-star resort, go on a culinary adventure, explore rainforests, caves and all that nature has to offer. Experience a mixture of more than three unique cultures – all in one!
The bottom line is, you can’t go wrong with a honeymoon in Malaysia. Here are six honeymoon destinations in Malaysia; together with the best hotels, resorts and rates. P/S: Rates may differ based on peak and non-peak seasons.
1. Redang Island, Terengganu – Island & Beach Style Honeymoon
A honeymoon on a beach is paradise, and the beach on Redang is divine! Soft white sand, jungles surrounding the island, corals and fishes visible through the crystal clear turquoise water (angel fish, the parrot fish, tuna, turtles, barracudas); Redang Island is definitely a good choice as a honeymoon destination in Malaysia!
Things to do on Redang Island:
- Snorkeling and discover interesting sights through the crystal clear water
- Play volleyball on the beach
- Island hopping (there are about nine islands in the archipelago)
- Wind surfing
- Hiking through the jungle
- Kayaking on the shoreline
- Take a romantic stroll on the beach while enjoying the beautiful sunset
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2. Cameron Highlands, Pahang – Countryside Style Honeymoon
Located at the north-western tip of Pahang, Cameron Highlands provides breath-taking scenery with tea plantations, strawberry farms, lush green hills, and Tudor-style cottages. Although Cameron Highlands is known as a relaxing place to be, there are a number of exciting activities you can enjoy with your partner.
Things to do in Cameron Highlands:
- Visit tea plantations and strawberry farms
- Play golf
- Go jungle trekking
- Go on a nature walk and explore beautiful waterfalls
- Visit the Time Tunnel museum
- Indulge in a steam boat dinner – the best to have during the cold weather
- Visit the weekend night market and shop for fruits, vegetables, food and other knick knacks
- Relax and consume copious amount of tea, scones and strawberries
3. Batu Ferringhi, Penang – Heritage & Beach Style Honeymoon
Honeymooning at Batu Ferringhi will allow you to relax by the beach, participate in water sports and indulge in local life. To have the best time, stay in one of the many scattered resorts, enjoy the night life, visit art galleries and antique shops, shop at the night bazaar or visit the nearby Georgetown to take in some city life and culture.
Batu Ferringhi, also known as Foreigner’s Rock, is a favourite tourist area in Penang and is a must visit in Penang. Remember, it is important to be adventurous and try as many different types of food here as Penang is famous for its culinary delights!
Things to do in Batu Ferringhi:
- Lounge on the beach and sun bathe
- Visit the Tropical Fruit Farm and learn more about the tropical fruits available in Malaysia and try some as well
- Visit art galleries
- Go to a spa
- Take a trip into Georgetown to explore the Georgetown heritage walk (listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site)
- Visit the Penang Botanical Garden
- Shop at the Batu Ferringhi night market
- Indulging in local food such as ikan bakar, the Malaysian style of grill fish
4. Malacca – Heritage & Cultural Honeymoon
Although Malacca is very much focused on history, honeymooners will still find plenty of things to do for a relaxing break such as sightseeing, shopping, eating and overall relaxing. For history buffs, the historical city is a dream come true while shoppers and foodie lovers will find plenty to satisfy themselves.
Things to do in Malacca:
- Visit historical sites such as the old Dutch town hall, check out the many museums (including a toy museum)
- Visit a replica of the old Sultanate Palace
- Visit the remains of the old Portuguese fort and church
- Go on the Melaka River Cruise and learn about Malacca’s maritime and trading industry
- Visit the zoo and Melaka’s Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary
- Visit the cowboy town at night
- Play golf at A’Famosa’s golf course
- Have a splashing good time at Malacca’s A’Famosa Water World
- Eat and shop at Jonker Street (only on weekends)
5. Tanjung Ara, Sabah – Beach Style Honeymoon
Tanjung Aru is a sub district of Kota Kinabalu in Sabah. The main feature here is the dazzling white beach which is a favourite among couples, especially during sunset. Activities at Tanjung Aru is not as plentiful as other places, but the view and the beach is worth the trip, especially when all you want to do on your honeymoon is spend quality time with your loved one.
Things to do in Tanjung Aru:
- Walk along the shoreline and see if you can spot the famous Sand Bubbler crabs
- Go horse-back riding on the beach front
- Go deep-sea fishing
- Go on a sunset cruise around the offshore islands
- View beautiful coral reefs and marine life through a glass bottomed boat ride
- Trek through the jungle
- Come nightfall, explore the many food stalls and take in some local flavour
- Visit the Kinabalu National Park
6. Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan – City Life Style Honeymoon
Spending your honeymoon in Kuala Lumpur is a great way to get a little bit of everything in one trip; food, culture, shopping, easy transportation, arts, entertainment, resort style living and more. The city is huge but getting around it is easy enough thanks to the transportation system.
Things to in Kuala Lumpur:
- Visit a spa
- Explore the city by foot or take a train around town
- Go on a shopping trip around China Town, or one of the many malls
- Go on a guided tour of Malaysia’s Little India in Brickfields
- Catch a play or musical
- Visit Malaysia’s indoor theme park at Berjaya Times Square or visit Sunway Lagoon’s Theme Park
- Visit one of the many bars and clubs around Changkat Bukit Bintang for an ice cold beer or cocktail
- Experience Malaysia’s street food at Jalan Alor
- Visit the iconic Petronas Twin Towers and the KL Tower
- Register and go for Malaysia’s Heritage Walk at Central Market
- Catch a classical music performance at the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
- Be mesmerized by the underwater world at Aquaria KLCC and tons more!