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Exotic, magical, and unforgettable... just some of the words we would use to describe our fantastic selection of Malaysia holidays. Filled with an intriguing mix of experiences to be shared with your partner, family or friends; these tropical islands offer everything from the hustle and bustle of city life in Kuala Lumpur to the sheer relaxation of Langkawi.

Wander through verdant rainforests, appreciate up-close encounters with fascinating wildlife, and discover the many mystical temples and historical sites that make Malaysia so iconic. Take a boat trip to discover the beauty of the Batu Caves, hike Mount Kinabalu, and pass breathtaking flora and fauna, or marvel at panoramic views from the landmark tower Menara Kuala Lumpur.

Venture to the Perhentian Islands to snorkel, swim, spot turtles, and stroll through the jungle. Shop 'til you drop in the high-end malls of Bukit Bintang and savour the flavours of tasty Jalan Alor street food. Rest on the dreamy powder-white shores of Long Beach, Turtle Beach, and Coral Beach and indulge in revitalising spa treatments to completely unwind.

Hand-picked to suit everybody's needs, we offer some truly wonderful places for your Malaysia getaway. Choose from lofty, cosmopolitan hotels to the most romantic tropical hideaways. However you choose to experience this beguiling land, we promise it will be one of the most amazing escapes you'll ever have.

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Malaysia facts at a glance
Flight time:
13 hours
Time difference:
8 hours
Malaysian ringgit
Flying from
Birmingham, Gatwick, Glasgow, Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle

Best time to go

The best time to take your Malaysia holidays depends on where you plan to stay. It's a tropical climate, so the weather's always warm, but there is a rainy season from May to October. As a general rule, the best time to visit is between December and April.

Things to do

What you get up to on Malaysia holidays depends on where you stay. In capital Kuala Lumpur, you'll be in awe of the tall buildings, bustling markets and swanky shopping malls. In Borneo, meanwhile, you'll be setting foot into misty rainforests in search of endangered wildlife. In Langkawi, you might be checking into a luxe spa hotel, whilst in Penang, you'll be checking out the coral reefs and flopping on the beach.

Food and drink

Malaysian cuisine is world renowned for being tasty and spicy. Best enjoyed in one of the country's outdoor eateries, this exotic mix of spices, noodles and fresh produce makes for some delicious meals. Seafood is big news here too, with just-caught fish being the order of the day in many of the beach resorts. In KL and the larger hotels, you'll also find international restaurants and fast food outlets.

In the evening

Whether you're enjoying seafood on the beach or karaoke in the bright lights of the city, there's a night out to suit you in Malaysia. Understandably, each area has its own night time vibe; you're unlikely to stumble across a nightclub in the middle of the Borneo jungle, for example, but you will find late nights aplenty in Kuala Lumpar.

Health and entry requirements

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office ( website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.

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