Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Planning for a honeymoon? Here are 10 ideal spots for you and your beloved!

Planning for an exquisite honeymoon? What better a place as idyllic as Malaysia. Stays in European castles and Caribbean tropical islands are a thing of the past. Today’s couples are seeking new ways to celebrate their union as well as new destinations. You can’t go wrong in seeking Malaysia as a honeymoon destination given the current strength of the US dollar against the ringgit and so many beautiful locations in the country to choose from.

1. Pangkor Laut Island, Perak

Pangkor Laut Island, PerakYou’ll gaze in amazement at this beautiful paradise that God created. The island’s emerald bay with its superb sands and water, is a pure paradise for couples to swim and sunbathe. Luxurious chalets on the island are a mix of Malay and Balinese architecture, and are romantically set out into the sea or on the hillside. Couples can expect only the best facilities to pamper them, such as jacuzzi, sauna, spa and posh restaurants. Pangkor Laut Island is a forty-minute boat ride from the coastal town of Lumut in Perak State.

2. Tioman Island, Pahang:

Tioman Island, PahangRanked as one of the best ten “desert island escapes” in the world by Time Magazine, the Tioman is a perfect getaway for you and your bride. A volcanic outcrop with several settlements, Tioman boasts of a landscape that is indeed spectacular. Lush jungles from its central mountain creep down to the white-coral, sandy beaches hugging the shores, while in the south, the twin peaks of Nenek Si Mukut and Batu Sirau rise to the clouds. Lovers will be spoiled for choice in selecting a beach for themselves. For quiet strolls, there are trails leading from Tekek, the main settlement, northward to Salang and southward to Genting. For soft adventure, take the cross-island trail from Tekek to Juara on the east coast. Tioman is also a premier diving and snorkelling destination, and there are PADI dive centres in many hotels. For a romantic evening, enjoy a seafood dinner at one of the sea-front restaurants beneath casuarinas in the villages

3. Langkawi Island, Kedah
Langkawi Island, Kedah
Escape into fantasy with your beloved on the fabled island of Langkawi. You’ll absolutely love the Datai Bay and Tanjung Rhu islands. The former is tucked in the northwest corner of Langkawi, and is home to two sophisticated resorts overflowing with luxury, such as spas and d├ęcor of volcanic rock. Twenty kilometres away, Tanjung Rhu (meaning “Casuarina Bay”) is set in a white-sand cove sheltered by a promontory. It offers many romantic settings for couples to enjoy. Fantastic beaches look out to the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea. So walk hand in hand with her on the serene islands of Pulau Pasir and Pulau Gas

4. Batu Ferringhi, Penang

Batu Ferringhi, PenangThis one’s a honeymoon classic. Batu Ferringhi meaning ‘foreigners rock’ exudes historical significance. Today, you can choose from sophisticated resorts, action-packed nightlife or exciting watersports along this stretch of beautiful and vibrant beach. On a clear day, take in the sight of a rock outcrop aptly named Lovers Isle. Or browse in the many art galleries and antique shops. When the sun has set, enjoy a delicious ikan bakar (grilled fish) dinner in the alfresco restaurants or snap up some trinkets from the bustling sidewalk bazaar.

5. Cameron Highlands, Pahang

Cameron Highlands, PahangIf you’re an outdoorsy couple then the Cameron Highlands is where you should be. Malaysia’s premier hill resort, Cameron Highlands is located between 4,900 to 5,900 metres above sea level on the rugged Titiwangsa Range. Stroll through rose gardens or nurseries with brightly coloured flowers. Feed your loved one fresh strawberries! Enjoy scones and hot tea with a breathing taking view of the terraced slopes of tea estates. Easy-to-walk trails branch to the nearby hills from Tanah Rata, the main township, to permit bird-watching opportunities. At night, you can choose to curl up by a roaring fireside in a Tudor cottage or enjoy a piping hot
 steamboat dinner.

 6. Santobong

Santobong A blend of idyllic beaches amidst interesting cultural sights! Intriguing isn’t it? Damai Beach, with Gunung Santubong rising 810 metres to provide a sentimental backdrop, is simply stunning.. You can enjoy a memorable river cruise up the Salak River or watch a dramatic sunrise with the conical peak of Santubong to one side and fishing boats and islands on the other. For sightseeing, go on a tour of Sarawak Cultural Village at the foot of Santubung. This is a “living museum:” with live-in residents from the major ethnic groups who demonstrate handicraft making and living skills in their traditional houses.

7. Tanjung Aru, Sabah
A fifteen minute drive from Kota Kinabalu and you’ll see dazzling white beaches. Go horse riding on the beach. Stroll hand in hand in the charming Prince Philip Park. Take a sunset cruise around the offshore islands aboard a Bugis schooner or go deep-sea fishing in the South China Sea. Enjoy a glass-bottom boat trip to Tunku Abdul Rahman Park to see coral reefs that are beautiful beyond imagination.

Redang Island, Terengganu8. Redang Island, Terengganu
Winner of tourism Malaysia’s ‘Best tourist attraction award’ the beautiful Redang has many surprises for you and your loved one. A quintessential tropical paradise, the Redang gives lovers a chance to do seek the thrills of its underwater Gardens of Eden.

9. Cherating, Pahang
Cherating, PahangOnce a back-packers’ paradise, Cherating has its own unique personality. Its endless palm-shaded beach is dotted with quaint huts of fisherfolk. The rustic atmosphere soothes the senses and a place where you’ll find extremely hospitable villagers. A special attraction is to share a unique experience of watching green turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs at Pantai Chendor during the breeding season from July to September. The jewel in the crown of Cherating is Club Mediterranee.

10. Genting Highlands, Pahang
Genting Highlands, Pahang
Wish to fall into the jaws of ultimate thrill and adventure? Go to Genting. Offering the Las Vegas style of entertainment, this city is a treat for the young and old alike. Drop by the Casino de Genting to test your luck as newly weds at the slot machines and games tables. Take hair-raising rides in the outdoor theme park or go on a shopping spree. In the evening, catch an international stage show or revel in the country’s highest disco. For quieter moments, go horse riding at the Awana Horse Ranch. Live happy moments, live unforgetful experiences, only in Malaysia.


  1. Placed in the Indian Ocean, just a few hundred miles south of India and Srilanka, Maldives is a country consisting of 1192 islands, of which only 200 islands are inhabited and more than 100 are allocated as maldives vacations destinations.
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  2. I agree that Maldives is a beautiful place but would also say its damn expensive.

    Beginning with flight rates to Maldives itself are double than that of flight rates to Malaysia.
    Check out rates in yatra or makemytrip yourself.

    Also after i read this blog on "10 ideal spots for you and your beloved!", it meant in Malaysia not worldwide :-)


  3. Malaysia is a great place to visit. I too would like to have my honeymoon there. I will consider those places as well.