Malaysia is fast becoming a go-to holiday destination for adventure and nature enthusiasts. With so many parts still undiscovered, luxury holidays to Malaysia offer an off-the-beaten track destination that is sure to surprise even the most experienced traveller. Geographically, Malaysia is almost as diverse as its culture. Rugged mountains reach dramatically for the sky whilst their rainforest-clad slopes sweep down to floodplains teeming with forest life. Cool highland hideaways roll down to warm, sandy beaches and rich, humid mangroves. One of Malaysia’s key attractions is its extreme contrasts which further add to this theme of ‘diversity’. Towering skyscrapers look down upon wooden houses built on stilts while five-star hotels sit just metres away from ancient reefs.
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POCKET GUIDE TO MALAYSIA
Kuala Lumpur’s cityscape is a marvellous starting point on luxury holidays to Malaysia, punctuated by colossal skyscrapers, minarets, Mogul-style domes and colourful street markets. Anchoring the sprawling city centre are the iconic Petronas Towers, hailed as the twin jewels of Kuala Lumpur. Radiating out from the centre are tropical parks, historic architecture, incredible shopping malls and luxurious hotels. Not far from the city is the famous pilgrimage site of the Batu Caves. One of the biggest draws of Kuala Lumpur is its fantastic food scene.
The 99 islands of the Langkawi archipelago are synonymous with blonde beaches and jungled valleys. The main island, Pulau Langkawi, is dominated by forested mountains, hot springs and endemic vegetation. Amongst which you can find luxurious hotels and experiential lodges, renowned spas, exciting beach bars and amazing seafood restaurants. In the midst of the islands’ breathtakingly beautiful landscape, an abundance of extraordinary of wildlife can be discovered including mudskippers, monitor lizards and an assortment of monkeys.
The rugged island of Borneo is home to some of the most biodiverse jungle terrain in the world. Find a land of native tribes, who practise the ancient traditions of their ancestors, and where close-up encounters with endangered wildlife become possible. On a luxury holiday to Borneo, get lost in the beauty of the jungle as you follow suspension bridges and overgrown paths in search of famed residents like the orangutan, Sunda clouded leopard and pygmy elephant.
Adventures abound along the banks of Borneo’s Kinabatangan River. The river’s surroundings are renowned for their high-biodiversity habitats. On a luxury Kinabatangan River safari get ready to explore limestone caves, dryland forests, oxbow lakes and salty mangrove swamps. These rainforest landscapes are teeming with wildlife including elephants, civets, orangutans, monkeys, crocodiles, lizards and hornbills. Hidden amongst the wetlands are stunning luxury lodges, many only accessible by boat.