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Nothing, and I mean nothing, can beat a beach vacation to get your mind relaxed and your body tanned.

There’s just something about the breeze that makes you feel like you can just step away from reality for a few days and live in utter peace and happiness.

But then, when you go to Sentosa beach, it’s SO PACKED with people. Your hopes of walking on a quiet beach with few people are thrown out of the window. You feel like the MRT stopped at the beaches here and let everyone down at one place.

Sigh.

But don’t feel so flattened out just yet – there’s the joy of staying next to Malaysia. It’s packed with wonderful beaches.

Here are the 9 best ones you have to visit –period.

Tanjung Rhu, Langkawi

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This is a popular spot that is secluded and pretty private too. There’s also tons of places to visit while you’re in Langkawi – Payar Island, Mahsuri’s Tomb and even take a cable-car ride for a view of the entire island!

Rawa Island, Johor

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Head over to the Mersing Jetty and hop onto a ferry that’ll take you to Rawa Island in half an hour. It’s part of the Sultan Iskandar Marine Park, and to top it off, there are slides for you to have fun on too! A great place for snorkelling and kayaking too.

Mabul Island, Sabah

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The beach of Mabul Island is near Sipadan, Sabah. It’s helmed as one of the greatest diving destinations in the world, and it’s just so close to us!

Golden Beach, Sarawak

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Ever wanted a photographer’s dream view of the sea? This exquisite beach faces the South China Sea, and is definitely a sight for our sore eyes from all the buildings here!

Coral Beach, Pangkor

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Fly into Ipoh and take a bus to the place. Coral beach is dubbed one of the best in Malaysia’s west coast. The sand is so white, you’d think it was bleached! Lots of empty beach spots too, and one of the best places for a honeymoon.

Perhentian Kecil Beach, Terengganu

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Blue, blue waters await you here. While Perhentian Besar is more packed with visitors, this beach is more laid back. Drop by the Turtle Bay while you’re there too!

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Redang Beach, Terengganu

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There’s a public beach here that seriously, doesn’t look like it’s a public beach at all! Another great spot for scuba divers and snorkelers. In Malay, it’s called Pantai Awam.

Pulau Gaya, Kota Kinabalu

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A decent sized island in Sabah that makes up part of Malaysia’s Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park. There’s a tropical forest within its area too. You’d need a speed boat to take you to this island from the local jetty point.

Juara Beach, Tioman

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No list is complete without Tioman Island on it. While it’s a long journey to reach there – a drive followed by a ferry ride AND a cab, it’s worth every second and penny.

So, where you want to go for your next beach vacation, huh?

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