Honeymoon Malaysia

Honeymooners looking for something slightly outside the box without straying too far from the classic vibe of beautiful beaches, stunning scenery and cosmopolitan cities should seriously consider Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur is a wonderful hybrid of old and new with its colonial architecture and traditional street markets dotted amongst modern shopping malls and iconic skyscrapers. Even if you're not a city-lover, it's worth a stopover before heading off to Malaysia's paradise beaches.

The Langkawi archipelago plays host to some fairly spectacular mountainous landscape, which gives way to pristine white sand beaches, clear waters and offshore coral reefs. This, coupled with some truly fabulous luxury hotels and resorts, makes it a perfect honeymoon spot. But there's more, the tropical flora and fauna in this region are every nature lover's dream.

So far, so dreamy, but now for the off the beaten track stuff: Borneo. This has got to be one of the most original honeymoon destinations on the planet. Anyone with an iota of interest in wildlife will be blown away by the sheer diversity of beasties to behold; this is a place where 52 new species have been discovered since 2005 and, oh yeah, orang-utans! Other must-dos include trekking in the rainforest, visiting tribal regions and yes, relaxing on some beautiful beaches.

Take advantage of our Honeymoon Gift List service! The service allows your loved ones to contribute to your Malaysian honeymoon by giving money towards the overall cost of your honeymoon.

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Where to go

fishing Boats in Pangkor Laut Harbour

Langkawi and Pangkor Laut

Malaysia has paradise islands to rival those of northerly neighbour Thailand, many of which are still in pristine condition.

Infant Orangutan


One of the most alluring destinations in the Far East, the island of Borneo offers an unparalleled diversity of activities and cultures, and is a destination in its own right, even when not combined with mainland Malaysia.

Where to stay

The Datai

The Datai

Situated on the north-western tip of the island of Langkawi, the Datai is an idyllic natural retreat set in the heart of virgin rainforest.

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Four Seasons Langkawi

Designed with Moorish influences throughout, the property doesn't feel like part of a chain, and sits comfortably in its environment.

Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur includes the original Hotel Majestic which is documented as a national heritage site. This colonial structure was built in 1932 and became one of the great hotels of Kuala Lumpur in its time.

Pangkor Laut

Pangkor Laut

Pangkor Laut is a privately owned 300-acre island fronted by white sand beaches and fringed by rain forest.

Tanjong Jara Resort

Tanjong Jara Resort

Designed to reflect the elegance and grandeur of 17th century Malay palaces, Tanjong Jara is a 99 room resort with an authentic taste of the region's spirit, and an enduring embodiment of the gentle Malay art of service and hospitality.

Temple Tree

Temple Tree

Located in a former coconut plantation near to a lagoon, the setting of the boutique Temple Tree is stunning, and it’s also just a short drive from one of the best beaches on the island.

Gaya Island Resort

Gaya Island Resort

Gaya Island Resort is a luxury resort on the little known Pulau Gaya, the largest of a cluster of five islands that form the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. Gone are the days where visitors to the island had to settle for a rustic beach hut, Gaya Island Resort has set the precedent for hotels in one of Original Travel’s favourite destinations.

Shangri-La Rasa Ria

Shangri-La Rasa Ria

The resort is set beside the beautiful Pantai Dalit beach, north of Kota Kinabalu, and surrounded by lush tropical forest.

Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Borneo Rainforest Lodge is located in the heart of the Danum Valley Conservation Area – a remote 200 square mile area of tropical lowland rainforest in Sabah province.

Lankayan Island

Lankayan Island

Lankayan is a tiny island in the Sulu Sea, off the northeast coast of Borneo, reached by a one-and-a-half-hour boat ride from Sandakan, sitting within a vast Marine Protected Area.

 Shangri-La Tanjung Aru

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru

For sheer ease of access alone this resort hotel is worth considering. Just ten minutes from Kota Kinabalu Airport Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru is also within easy reach of the city centre and several pristine coral islands.

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