Malaysia: Beach

Asia's Rising Star

Malaysia Beach

Malaysia is well known all over the world for its magical exotic beaches. Malaysia is one of the most favourite destinations all over the world. It is a land of unrivalled natural beauty., boasting 4800 km of unhindered coastline. People from all over the world visit the magical beaches and indulge in host of water sports activities as well as sun-and-fun packed adventures.

Other than these exquisite beaches down the coast and peninsula of Eastern Malaysia, the country is also known to be the home of more than one hundred tropical islands. Most of these islands are extremely breathtaking including the islands of Pulau Tioman and Langkawi. Malaysia is an ethnically varied country with rich tradition as well as home to unique natural environments that promote lively backdrop for exciting sailing holidays. No other Asian country offers so much assortment for holidaymakers as Malaysia.

Nowadays, the beaches, islands, coastal estuaries and seas are where Malaysians and tourists relax, recreate and participate in various sea sports. Overall, there are an amazing amount of first-class islands and stretches of coastline, enough to tempt any holidaymaker to take a beach break in Malaysia.

Keep in mind there are two peak seasons in Malaysia, one in winter and another in summer. The peak winter tourist season falls roughly from the beginning of December to the end of January, covering the major winter holidays -- Christmas, New Year's Day, Chinese New Year. Hari Raya Puasa, celebrating the end of Ramadan, shifts dates from year to year. Malaysia is hot and humid year-round. The temperature rarely drops below 20°C, even at night, and usually climbs to 30°C or higher during the day.

Also note that it rains throughout the year. Peninsular Malaysia gets heavier rainfall from September to March, with the east coast bearing the full brunt of the monsoon rains from November to February. Rainfall on the west coast peaks slightly during the May to October monsoon. Malaysian Borneo also gets the northeast and southwest monsoons, but they are less pronounced and rain tends to be variable.