Fast becoming a favored destination among discerning travelers, Malaysia offers a wealth of opportunities for those visiting via superyacht.
Awe inspiring and in a league entirely of its own, Malaysia is home to a range of possibilities sure to capture the imagination of the modern charterer. The meeting point of various cultures and global influences, the country is certainly a jewel in the crown of South East Asia.
From its rich street food scene to its countless festivals, the vibrant life of Malaysia makes it a perfect destination for those looking for an exotic and memorable getaway. With plenty of relaxing alternatives to such bustling activities, the surrounding waters are also perfect for those who prefer to take things at a slower pace.
Here, YachtCharterFleet tally up five key reasons for visiting Malaysia on a private yacht charter vacation.
1. Scuba Dive in the Waters of the Perhentian Islands
When it comes to vacationing on board a motor yacht or sailing yacht, there’s no denying that a spot of scuba diving isn’t at the top of most charterers’ agenda. Indeed, with a greater mobility than other vessels, it would be a shame not to see the best of the marine life on offer around Malaysia.
Located around ten nautical miles from the northeastern coast of West Malaysia, the Perhentian Islands are populated by an abundance of sea turtles and placid sharks. With a visibility of 10-20 meters, the conditions are generally fantastic.
For less experienced divers, the waters fringing the beaches are just as ideal for a spot of snorkelling. With plenty still to see in shallower waters, charterers of all ages are sure to be mesmerized.
With a number of highly regarded dive sites spread across the islands, it’s certainly worth getting the advice of a knowledgeable and local dive instructor.
2. Head to a Festival in Penang
Hosting numerous festivals throughout the year, Penang celebrates everything from Japanese cuisine to stilt dancing. Unquestionably a large part of Malaysian culture, such festivals generate an all but unrivalled excitement.
Capturing the core spirit of the country, there’s sure to be an occasion suited to every kind of visitor, and the welcoming vibe is certain to make everyone feel at home among the action.
Conveniently accessed from the water, Penang is situated on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia and is home to a number of restaurants and bars for those looking to escape the party for a few minutes.
From its rich street food scene to its countless festivals, the vibrant life of Malaysia makes it a perfect destination for those looking for an exotic and memorable getaway
3. Visit the Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls
Like all leading charter destinations, Malaysia abounds with natural beauty to complement its manmade charms. No doubt one of the most iconic of these formations is the Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls.
Situated close to Telaga Harbour, the waterfalls are considered among the most beautiful in the world, and create a picturesque background for those after a long day of gentle relaxation.
With a number of surrounding pools to enjoy along with the view, this spot is certainly worth adding to your yacht charter bucket list.
4. Feast on Traditional Malaysian Dishes
With a thriving street food scene, it would be a shame not to hit up the various vendors in Malaysia and sample the broad range of delicious dishes on offer. Whilst the sheer number of hawkers may seem overwhelming at first, it’s worth remembering that the signature meals are available from most of them.
From rice-noodle rolls to cold dessert soup, the range of available options mean you’ll be able to eat something different every time you visit, or stick to a reliable favourite.
As an integral part of Malaysian culture, the general atmosphere around the hawkers is worth soaking up even if you’re planning to dine on board your yacht.
Awe inspiring and in a league entirely of its own, Malaysia is home to a range of possibilities sure to capture the imagination of the modern charterer
5. Explore Langkawi 'The Jewel Of Kedah'
An archipelago comprised of over 100 islands, Langkawi is located just off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia.
Embodying the characteristic beauty of South East Asia, the geography of the many islands is made up of rolling green hills surrounded by cobalt blue waters.
Thanks to its tax-free status, LangKawi is also a great place to carry out a spot of shopping in the many boutique stores found at Juah Jetty and Cenang Mall.
For further information regarding possible itineraries in Malaysia, please get in touch with your preferred charter broker.
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