At Original Travel we believe Malaysia to be one of the most
alluring luxury holiday destinations in Asia. Owing mainly to its
vibrant and distinctive blend of Malay, Indian and Chinese cultures
(and the resulting excellent cuisine), diverse landscapes, trading
history and stunning beaches - Malaysia is a country well worth
A highlight of any luxury Malaysia holiday is a trip to Borneo, which has to be one of the most original
destinations on the planet. This is an island where scientists have
discovered 52 completely new species since 2005 alone. Original
Travel consultants have travelled extensively throughout the Malay
provinces of Sabah and Sarawak in the north of the island, visiting
the best beaches, researching rainforest lodges in tribal regions,
watching the incredible wildlife (including the endangered
orang-utan) and diving some of Asia's finest reefs. Mt Kinabalu is
a trekkers' paradise, and Borneo also has some of South-East Asia's
finest family hotels.
Kuala Lumpur, once a small Chinese mining town, is now the fast
paced bright light city of South East Asia. Transit travellers
frequent the city as it is a popular destination stopover en route
to Malaysia's paradise beaches. The city is peppered with iconic
skyscrapers, traditional street markets, modern shopping malls,
Moorish buildings and colonial architecture.
Off the west coast of mainland Malaysia, is the picturesque
archipelago of Langkawi, which is made up of 99 lush islands
just south of the Thai border and Phuket, and the luxurious hotels
here - including long term favourite the Datai and a new Four Seasons - are every bit as good as their
Thai rivals. Whether you are a seasoned traveller or this trip is
the first stamp in the passport, the turquoise waters and jungle
cloaked islands will do nothing more than leave you in complete awe
at their beauty.
Original Travel team members are passionate about the countries
they work with, and have travelled to Malaysia a fair few times. As
a result, they have the inside track on the best places to stay and
visit during a luxury Malaysia holiday, and can tailor make an
itinerary to suit your individual requests. As foodies we love
Malaysia for the variety of mouth-watering dishes available to
sample, so if it's a restaurant tip you are after, we have it.
Basically it's all about beaches, jungle treks and dive sites -
luxury holiday heaven.