Malaysia is a country filled with sensational places that are beautiful, calm and romantic. I mean, Malaysia has it all. From the modern infrastructure to the diversity of its people and culture, delicious foods filled with meaning and traditions, to its flora and wildlife. This is why Malaysia has among the best places for honeymooners to take their marriage to the next level. If you’re newly-married and are completely lost as to choosing a destination for a honeymoon trip, take a minute, scroll down, and consider these amazing places that will make your honeymoon a whole lot more meaningful. Not to mention, everything is affordable as well.
Before we start with the recommendations, here’s why Malaysia can cater to all types of couples going on their honeymoon. What kind of honeymoon trip are you looking for? Cause Malaysia can give you a little bit of everything. Malaysia is perfect for luxury stays and backpacker accommodations. A good blend of tradition and modernity for couples who want the best of both worlds. Sunny beaches, stunning rainforests – Malaysia has everything to offer for an amazing honeymoon trip. So here are the top places you and your boo can set the pace for your new life together!
BATU FERRINGHI, PENANG
Batu Ferringhi, located in Penang, is one of the most popular beaches in this country. If long walks with your boo while holding hands and taking in the view of the beach are what you prefer, then this is the best destination for your honeymoon trip. A place to fully relax your mind and get you and your partner focused on each other. Surrounded by white sandy beaches on either side of the winding road overlooking a beautiful sea – this is the perfect atmosphere you would want to be in with your significant other. There are plenty of activities you and your partner can get yourselves into. Sun bathing, Thai body and foot massages, horseback riding, jet-skiing and the list goes on.
There are 3 popular resorts you can consider, ranging from luxury to budget. You want to go all out on this honeymoon? Sure thing – Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa is perfect for you. This luxury resort offers you exquisite rooms and suites and ample dining choices, making sure you and your boo are warmly welcomed. Looking for a mid-range or a budget stay? Then you have got to check out Park Royal Penang Resort. There’s a place for every couple in Penang.
MABUL ISLAND, SABAH
Honeymooners – ya’ll need to get packing to Mabul Island right now. I cannot image a more perfect atmosphere for your honeymoon than this. A place guaranteed to give you and your lover the privacy you need. Featuring immaculate beaches and soft white sands and the purest of waters, wouldn’t you want to spend your honeymoon here? I would. Heck, even if it wasn’t for my honeymoon, I’d still visit this place, any time. If a non-cliched experience is what you want on your honeymoon, then come on over here, because this will be your one-of-a-kind trip. From all those hectic marriage plans and stuff, you guys really need some time alone and Mabul Island will be your best choice.
Wondering what you can do here? A bunch of exciting things await you and your lover. Explore the island in a transparent kayak, witness the golden hues of sunrise, stargazing on the soft white sands, and a whole lot more for you and your boo. Mabul Island caters to both luxury and mid-range honeymooners. For couples who want extreme luxury, Mabul Water Bungalows is divine. Go see it for yourselves. Mid-rangers, I got you covered too. Sipadan Mabul Resort will win your heart.
This one IS a gem, the name says it all. Gem Island, also known as Pulau Gem, is a privately-owned island that will offer you top privacy and quality time with your lover. For newly-married couples, this place is pure bliss. Covered with sandy beaches and bright sheer waters, Gem Island will make your honeymoon an unforgettable experience. So good you wouldn’t even want to go back.
Here’s what both you and your boo can look forward to on this trip. Check in and enjoy a rejuvenating spa to free your mind from your wedding chaos. A beautiful place that will give you a bunch of beautiful and memorable pictures. Get to know your better half even more by spending quality time with them here. All the family and future planning stuff that you guys need to talk about, do it over here in a quiet and calm place. Absolutely perfect for your honeymoon.
Figuring out where to stay at Gem Island? I got just the place for you, Gem Island Resort & Spa. This is a honeymoon hot spot and you shouldn’t miss out.
To all you couples who love nature and want to spend your honeymoon in the midst of greenery, Cameron Highlands is the place for you. Pretty much an ideal honeymoon destination in the midst of hills, tea plantations, farms, valleys and hillslopes with a cool climate – you’ll feel high for your whole honeymoon. This would be a good change from the wedding heat you guys dealt with. Head on over here to experience a cooler climate with a wondrous ecosystem. I mean, all this is like the ultimate dream come true for you nature-loving couples.
For couples looking for a more luxurious honeymoon stay, pick The Lakehouse, where luxury treatment awaits you and your boo. For a mid-range trip, Strawberry Park Resort is just the right place for you. For a budget honeymoon trip, the Hillview Inn is your paradise.
So, you’ve booked the place and checked in… now what? Well, I can suggest a bunch of activities you sweethearts can indulge in. If you’re at Cameron Highlands, visiting their tea plantations is a must. You can even pluck some strawberries and enjoy them by the fire place later. Jungle trekking on your honeymoon? Sure, why not? Cameron Highlands can give you that experience. Hiking in the forests, covered with mist and moss, seems like just the kind of fun you nature couples would enjoy.
Finally, the heart of Malaysia. For you honeymooners who still want to stay closer to the city you love, why not have your honeymoon trip right here in Kuala Lumpur itself? Surprisingly, this busy and happening city can give you the romantic trip you want. You know you can get “lost” in KL right?! A vibrant city with a vast range of places to explore – a honeymoon here would be perfect.
Here are the best resorts for honeymooners in KL. Villa Samadhi is a luxury resort for you couples who want a luxurious Kuala Lumpur experience. The Maple Suite is a mid-range stay; and for couples on a budget, Hotel De’Grand Orchard is the one for you.
You won’t have a problem figuring out what to do here. I mean, it’s KL – there are places to see, things to do, foods to eat. Shopping is a must when you’re here. You and your boo can shop till you drop, and right after that, when your feet hurt like hell, you can get a foot massage in the Golden Triangle or Chinatown.
So have you guys decided yet? Whatever your pick, Malaysia will give you a honeymoon experience better than what you had in mind.
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