Malaysia’s idyllic beaches, exotic wildlife, ancient rainforests, delicious cuisine and mythical traditions make it a destination that’s both fascinating and diverse.
For fine dining and brilliant shopping visit the eclectic and stylish city of Kuala Lumpur, while a true sense of escapism can be found on the pristine white sands and traditional spas of Langkawi. Whilst in the country, it’s also well worth the utterly memorable experience of heading to the verdant jungles of Malaysian Borneo to see captivating orang-utans in their natural environment; a sight which will permanently mark itself on your memory and the perfect way to tick an amazing experience off your bucket lists at the start of your married lives together.
To truly experience Malaysia you first have to taste it. Food is very much at the heart of the culture here and you’ll be left captivated by the spectrum of flavours, unusual produce and distinctly Malay style. Gourmet delights include ingredients such as peanuts, coconut, chilli, seafood and lemongrass, with dishes based around the staples of rice and noodles.
The dense rainforests in Malaysian Borneo with their incredible wildlife and unspoilt environment are a definite must-do during any visit. Culturally fascinating, this most natural of countries lays waiting for you to witness in all its glory.
Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, Malaysia
Incredible luxury in an ‘off the beaten track’ location make this Malaysian resort from the Four Seasons group a five-star choice. In this setting of exceptional natural beauty, you’ll discover a beach, three restaurants, two pools and a spa.
Gaya Island Resort, Malaysian Borneo
Gastronomy-loving couples will be in seventh heaven at this resort with its Feast Village offering a diverse range of flavours, or the adult-only Fisherman’s Cove, with its menu celebrating seafood and stunning views of the sea.
Pangkor Laut Resort, Pangkor Laut Island
After a scenic road transfer to Marina Island Pangkor, take a short ferry journey to the private island resort of Pangkor Laut. This resort truly has it all with its exceptional cuisine, stunning accommodation choices and beautiful beaches. A ‘must’ is a full day’s charter on the Andaman Sea with fishing and sunset drinks. Back on dry land you can play a round or two of golf or indulge in a treatment at the Spa Village.
Belmond Eastern & Oriental Express
For a truly memorable Asian experience hop on board this luxurious train for a 3 to 7-day itinerary from Singapore via Malaysia into Thailand. From the coastal scenery of the Straight of Johor (between Singapore and Malaysia) to the palm and rubber plantations of Malaysia, on to the Sultan’s Museum, then a stop and tour of the famous Bridge Over the River Kwai amid Thailand’s jungle and paddy fields; this journey will wow you from start to finish and open your eyes to the treasures of south-east Asia.