Malaysia yacht charters offer spectacular coastlines and beaches, tropical islands, and crystal clear waters. Malaysia is a beautiful country, and as a peninsula, it’s even more beautiful when explored by boat. Thought of as two countries in one, Malaysia is split down the middle by the South China Sea.
From its bustling larger cities and colonial architecture, to exotic tea plantations relaxing islands, longhouse villages, and lush jungles topped with swinging orangutans, granite peaks and remote tribes, Malaysia is as diverse as it is interesting. To really explore it, start in Kuala Lumpur and wind through its impressive high rises. Go to Petaling Street to experience the Malaysian version of “Chinatown,” and see the limestone caves and Hindu temples of the Batu Caves. If you’re more active, visit Mulu. It’s filled with challenging jungle hikes, magnificent World Heritage caves like the Pinnacles, ‘Head Hunters’ hiking trail, countless adventure caves, interesting wildlife and more.
Whatever you do, make sure you take time to try the food. Malaysia is a mecca of delicious, local cuisine: like Chinese-Malay ‘Nonya’ fare, Indian curries, Chinese buﬀets, Malay food stalls, Dayak and event some Western-style food thrown in for good measure. For a real treat, eat along Jala Alor. It’s one of Kuala Lumpur’s most famous food streets.
It has beautiful beaches
Malaysia is known for its enchanting beaches. One of the most popular is Redang, a secluded, small island paradise – just off the east coast of Malaysia – where sea turtles lay eggs and swim freely. Langkawi and the Perhentian Islands are equally calm, but attract slightly more visitors; making them the perfect place to go for a drink at one of its low-key beach bars.
Malaysia is a cultural gem
Malaysia is a melting pot of Asian cultures, one strongly influenced by China, India and plenty of other Southeast Asian countries. The capital, George Town, is a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its impressive colonial architecture, classic churches, Buddhist and Hindu temples, and glamorous grand mosques. For something truly different, brave yacht charter guests can visit Snake Temple – a temple that actually houses live, free-roaming snakes.
There are orangutans (and other animals) everywhere
Malaysian wildlife is as diverse as the people the country attracts. In Borneo, orangutans freely hang from trees, while the Tropical Butterfly Farm in Penang boasts 4000 Malaysian butterflies of 120 different species. Throughout the rainforests of Malaysia, visitors will find 200 species of mammals, 600 different bird varieties, 140 species of snakes, 80 types of lizard, 300 species of fresh water fishes and thousands of insects.
Adventurous charter guests will find so much to do there
Malaysia has plenty of activities for those charter guests who crave an outdoor challenge. From snorkeling and scuba diving off Perhentian and Tioman Islands, to caving at Turtle Cave, bungee jumping at Sunway Extreme Park, and white water rafting at Kuala Kubu Bharu, Malaysia promises a little something for every type of traveler.
Kek Lok Si is the largest Buddhist temple in all of Southeast Asia
Located on the beautiful island of Penang, this stunning temple features a 30-meter tall statue of Kuan Yin, an important figure in Buddhism. It is the site of some of the largest Chinese New Year celebrations in all of Malaysia, staying open late into the night to keep Penang shining all the way into the new year.
- Countless secluded beaches
- World-class diving sites
- Jungle covered islands
- Spectacular turquoise lagoons