Malaysia is an exotic Asian holiday destination with plenty of natural and manmade attractions to offer. A holiday here can also mean great value for money, particularly when it comes to hotels. Dining out is very affordable too, and there are an array of mouthwatering dishes to sample.
The country features some superb beaches, while the busy city of Kuala Lumpur is filled with shimmering skyscrapers alongside old, colonial buildings and traditional Chinese shophouses. Many first-time visitors to Malaysia start with a visit to Kuala Lumpur, and this fascinating Southeast Asian city is well worth your time. For some of the best value-for-money, cheap hotels, Malaysia visitors should start in the older districts such as the Golden Triangle, while some of the most glamorous, luxurious 5-star hotels in Malaysia tend to occupy contemporary high-rise structures within view of the city’s landmark Petronas Towers.
Kuala Lumpur is a great city to explore, perhaps via Malaysia’s very affordable and extremely efficient Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system, an ultra-modern take on the tube, but it’s a pleasure to traverse on foot too. Part and parcel of wandering the various districts is the delightful smells that accost your senses as they waft through open doors and windows or from street stalls. It’s easy to sample Chinese, Indian and Malay food in particular in Kuala Lumpur, and portions are generally cheap and plentiful.
The island of Penang is also a true cultural melting pot, where you can see Buddhist temples sitting alongside Hindu monuments, colonial hotels and other structures. You can also sample food from Europe as well as India, China and of course Malaysia, thanks to the multicultural population that has made this island home.
If a relaxed beach retreat lined with swaying palms is what you’re after, then Langkawi might just be the right choice. This archipelago is blessed with glorious beaches, and a swathe of spa and deluxe hotels are offered here. Borneo, meanwhile, makes a great alternative for those who love wildlife, and is one of the best places in the world to see orangutans in a jungle and rainforest-rich setting. Pangkor Laut is also home to lush rainforest, and this private island makes a great getaway destination, while Kuantan is a city on the east coast of the Malay peninsula, boasting great beaches.
If this part of the world sounds ideal for your next break, why not see which of our Malaysia hotels ticks the right boxes for you?