Exotic, magical, unforgettable – there are plenty of words to describe what's special about holidays to Malaysia.
This tropical land is full of an intriguing mix of experiences just waiting to be had: Live the city life in Kuala Lumpur one day, laze on the island of Langkawi the next.
Visit verdant rainforests, get up close and personal to orang-utans, discover mystical temples and fascinating historical sites. Taste delicious food, indulge in dreamy spa treatments and kick back on unbelievable beaches. We've picked out some truly wonderful places for your stay in Malaysia, from lofty, cosmopolitan hotels to the most romantic of tropical hideaways.
To make the most of holidays to Malaysia, we recommend a multi-centre itinerary that takes in the country's best bits.We love planning tailor-made holidays and will help you create your dream Malaysian adventure. It's up to you, but however you experience this beguiling land, it's sure to be one of the most amazing escapes you'll ever have.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.