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Islands Travel Guide

Sunset at Langkawi © Indra Gunawan

Malaysia offers visitors a host of tropical islands that are rated as some of the most beautiful in the world. Sun chasers can expect palm trees, clear waters, white sandy beaches and an underwater heaven for scuba divers.

Regarding options, the Langkawi archipelago has become an internationally renowned resort destination, irresistible for its ancient lakes and forests, waterfalls, wildlife, and wonderful beaches. Lovely coastlines and crystal clear seas surround the Perhentian Islands, where divers can marvel at wonderful coral gardens and a vast array of marine life. Off the east coast, the most impressive island is Tioman, which offers a wide variety of activities on and off the water, and a holiday suited to those tired of commercialised resorts. Sipadan Island may be the world's best scuba diving site, and features on any dive enthusiast's bucket list. Many islands are also covered in dense tropical forests, which are a must for hikers.

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