Seductive and soul-stirring, luxury holidays to Malaysia immerse you in the South-east Asian nation’s blend of hypnotic landscapes, mouth-watering gastronomy and cosmopolitan culture, shaped by influences from China, India and Great Britain. From unspoilt beaches to dense rainforests, glittering skyscrapers to colonial towns, Malaysia is as diverse as they come.
South of Thailand and north of Indonesia, Malaysia flaunts its own inimitable highlights that make it a top choice for luxury South-east Asian holidays. Malaysian food is perhaps one of the country’s greatest assets, integrating culinary influences to offer a bewildering variety of cuisines and flavours that must be sampled while on holiday here. From street markets to first-class restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, resplendent feasts at luxury resorts to regional staples in rural villages, Malaysia is a foodie’s paradise.
Luxury beach holidays in Malaysia give neighbouring Thailand a run for its money, with paradisiacal destinations like Langkawi on the western coast. Silky sands, iridescent seas and tropical rainforests conceal hidden waterfalls and beguiling wildlife here, Langkawi is a dreamy place indeed. The island is home to top of the range resorts like the Four Seasons and Datai Langkawi, two of South-east Asia’s best luxury hotels with their evocative jungle setting and postcard-worthy beaches.
Elsewhere in Malaysia, you can explore tea plantations in the Cameron Highlands, get a flavour for multicultural Penang Island with its UNESCO-stamped, colonial George Town, or hike through ancient forests of the Taman Negara National Park. Then there’s Borneo, a bucket list spot for wildlife-lovers. Borneo’s states of Sabah and Sarawak are fully Malaysian, beautiful, untouched places that offer the chance to climb Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia’s tallest peak; spy spectacular creatures in the wild including orangutans, pygmy elephants and proboscis monkeys; and seek out marine life in an underwater world, before relaxing on golden sands.
Whether you’re curious about Malaysia for its nature, beaches, food, architecture, or all of these, we can tailor-make your perfect Malaysian getaway. Enquire with Elite Travel Concierge today and get started.