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Popular Nature Attractions in Malaysia

Mantanani Island
Malaysia
4.6/5
1,091 Reviews
Island/Peninsula
With its white sands, fishermen and swaying coconut trees, photos of Mantanani Island seem to be more like a picture postcard than reality. The island has already developed some 20 dive spots suitable both for beginners and experienced divers. At Ocean World, you can see a lot of different sea creatures.
Mabul Island
Semporna·Malaysia
4.5/5
472 Reviews
Island/Peninsula
Mabul Island is a beach island located in northeastern Semporna and is one of the most famous diving spots in the world. The average traveler comes here to experience water sports such as swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving. There are also a variety of holiday homes and houseboats around the island. Visitors can look at all the different colors of coral, fish and starfish the ocean has to offer.
Cenang Beach
Langkawi·Malaysia
4.4/5
890 Reviews
Beach
Pantai Cenang (Cenang Beach) to the southwest of Langkawi Island's Kuah Town is home to most of the island's beach villas and resorts. There aren't too many visitors here so it's nice and quiet with plenty of beautiful tropical plants lining the shore, along with white sandy beaches with enticing, shallow green waters. The ocean waters around here are teeming with thousands of species of marine life and diving is a popular activity. As you traverse the coral reef, you are bound to see a multitude of colorful tropical fish. In addition to diving, you can also take part in all sorts of interesting and exciting water sports such as banana boating, parasailing and jetskiing.
Tanjung Aru Beach
Kota Kinabalu·Malaysia
4.6/5
1,086 Reviews
Beach
Located on the west side of Kota Kinabalu, Tanjung Aru Beach is undoubtedly one of the most popular landmarks in Kota Kinabalu for both locals and tourists. Daytime entertainment include a variety of water activities, while evenings are perfect for gatherings with family and friends, enjoying the sea breeze, tasting delicious local delicacies and taking in the unparalleled sunsets.
Mataking Island
Malaysia
4.7/5
256 Reviews
Island/Peninsula
Mataking Island is actually made of two smaller islands, Pulau Mataking and Pulau Mataking Kechil. At low tide, they are connected by a strip of white sand beach. The larger of the two islands has many lovely resorts. The architectural style is primarily traditional Malaysian designs. This quiet island is ideal for a leisurely vacation. Mataking's waters are rich in marine resources. The east coast slopes off into hundreds of meters of coral reef, the west is a wall of coral, all sorts of brightly colored and fast-swimming fish, large and small, can be seen here. This is a true diver's paradise.
Kapalai Island
Semporna·Malaysia
4.7/5
439 Reviews
Island/Peninsula
Due to years of erosion, Kapalai is technically no longer an island, but rather a sandbar. All buildings on Kapalai are built on stilts that rest on an extensive underwater reef. The island’s only resort, Kapalai Resort, is a perfect destination for weddings and honeymoons. Gazing out over the ocean is like being surrounded by a giant aquarium, as crystal clear waters provide a breathtaking view all the way to the sandy bottom.
Redang Island
Redang Island·Malaysia
4.5/5
301 Reviews
Island/Peninsula
The Redang Island is situated just off the coast of Terengganu and looks out onto the South China Sea. There are hundreds of vibrant coral reefs with thousands of varieties of bivalves and numerous fish species. The island has been listed as a marine nature reserve by the Malaysian government which prohibits fishing in the surrounding waters and removing wildlife such as corals and shellfish. Thanks to these effective measures, the ecological environment of this area has been well protected.
Batu Caves
Malaysia
4.3/5
581 Reviews
Cave
The Batu Caves are a limestone hill with caves and temples. It is also one of the most noted Hindu holy sites outside India. It features the Dark Cave and the Temple Cave. The gorgeous staircase is visible at the entrance to the Batu Caves. Descending into the deep cave, a fork in the path at about the 204th step leads to the Dark Cave. The cave is gloomy and cool and is home to an amazing number of bats, white snakes, and blind snakes, as well as multiple rare unknown animals.

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