As the promise of a new year is upon us, and sounds of Merry Christmas fill the air, it is time of the year when many couples are planning that much-needed (and often postponed!) romantic getaway. Whether you are looking to spend some quality time together or rekindle the spark in your relationship, heading on to a romantic getaway can give you the solitude and tranquillity to start off the New Year on a positive note.
While there are many countries in Southeast Asia that offer the best in terms of tourist attractions and services, Malaysia holds a significant place, owing to its eclectic mix of modernity and tradition. A people-friendly country, Malaysia has built a solid reputation owing to its tourism initiatives. So, if you are planning a romantic winter getaway in Malaysia this Christmas and New Year’s eve, find out the best hotels and resorts in Malaysia.
Tanjung Aru Beach, Sabah
A highly rated beach, Tanjung Baru is a favorite among couples, courtesy its majestic sunsets and proximity to the capital Kota Kinabalu. The beach offers exhilarating views of the coastline and just idling on the beach before and after the sunset will give you a feel that can’t be expressed in words. For adventure junkies, kayaking and jet-skiing are some of the key activities. A golf course and sailing club is also in the vicinity of the beach, so you have a host of options to choose from. The local resorts at the beach offer accommodation at an affordable rate, whereas seafood and authentic Malaysian cuisine are on offer at the beach and also at nearby restaurants. There are a number of tour operators that offer attractive Malaysia getaway packages at affordable prices.
While there are many urban tourist attractions in Malaysia, Langkawi often tops the list of most attractive places to visit in Malaysia, thanks to its over 100 beaches and staid, laidback village life. If you desire a romantic ambience that few places can match, we recommend you to climb (or take a cable) to the Gunung Mat Cincang Mountain. The majestic views from the hilltop will simply mesmerize you, and a candlelight buffet will complement the gorgeous setting and ambience of the place. Pantai Cenang and Pantai Tengah remain the most popular beaches in terms of facilities and services, whereas Tanjung Rhu and Datai Bay are the best places for shopping.
Tioman Island is one of the most popular Islands and situated in Rompin District, Pahang, Malaysia. Southeastern side of Peninsular has 64 Islands and Tioman is one of the biggest in those. It is known for its beaches, wonderful diving, snorkeling, fishing, resorts and its tranquil atmosphere. You will find more of lush tropical jungles on this Island than any roads. Couple can enjoy during winters its pristine beaches, mountain streams, aqua sports and exotic marine life. Taking a holiday in Malaysia will help you and your loved one unwind and enjoy your time.
Pangkor is another one of the most popular Islands in Malaysia which is worth visiting to create life time memories. It is situated next to the west coast of the Malaysian Peninsula in Perak . Couples can have number of exciting things to do here like taking a stroll on some fantastic beaches, snorkeling, explore some mystic temples, trekking in jungles and enjoy stay at some exquisite resort.
Cameron Highlands is a highland as the name suggests and because of its high location it is one of the coolest places in Malaysia for couple to enjoy during winters. Its climate is best suitable for cultivating tea. Cameron highlands are very popular among tourists who can walk for hours and hours in its cool climate. For scenic beauty, Cameron highlands are the best place for a romantic couple to visit. One can also visit popular places here for sightseeing like Cactus valley, Cameron Bharat Tea plantation, Cameron highlands Butterfly farm, Raaju’s hill Strawberry farm, Time Tunnel, Sam Poh Temple and lot more.
For couples who wish to experience tropical rainforest to the fullest, Taman Negara is definitely a best place to visit during winters. Couples will find here one of the best resorts, jungle treks, walk across one of the longest Malaysian suspension bridge in the world, Bird watching, travel upstream in the Boats, Marvel at flowers that only bloom at night and lot more.