Top 15 Romantic Honeymoon Places in Malaysia

Top 15 Romantic Honeymoon Places in Malaysia

Being home to beautiful lakes, beaches and resorts that offer amazing facilities, Malaysia is truly the ultimate honeymoon paradise. It all boils down to where you and your partner want to spend your time together–that’s where we come in! 

Join us here as we take a closer look at some of our top picks so that you and your partner can have the best escapade of your lives!

Batu Ferringhi Beach

Address: Jalan Batu Ferringhi Batu Ferringhi, 11100 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Operating hours: Open 24 hours

Batu Ferringhi is the first of many beaches that we’ll include on this list. This tourist attraction is among the best honeymoon spots in the country, as it provides couples with a serene atmosphere along with a beautiful view of the sea.

You can either swim in its majestic waters or simply stroll along the pure white sand of the beach–the choice is yours! Furthermore, you can take your visit here to the next level by booking a stay at one of the 5-star hotels located along the shores!

Pro tip:

  • If you don’t know where to start looking, some of the best hotels we recommend are Park Royal Penang Resort, Shangri-La Golden Sands and DoubleTree by Hilton.

Tioman Island

Tioman Island
(Photo from: Flickr)


Address: Tioman Island Mersing, Pahang, Malaysia

If you truly want to get away from everyone, then you should consider Tioman Island as your next honeymoon spot. This island houses some of the most beautiful beaches in Malaysia and the best part is that it allows its visitors to engage in various fun activities.

One of these activities is snorkelling, which is perfect for a pristine spot like this, as you’ll get to witness a beautiful marine life that’s bustling with coral reefs and fish. Aside from that, you can also go trekking in the island’s jungle, which would take you approximately 4 hours!

Pro tip:

  • If you want to hone your scuba diving skills, you can do so at the Tioman Dive Centre, where you’ll be fitted with state-of-the-art equipment. Furthermore, you’ll also be accommodated by professional divers, so you’re in good hands!
  • The cheapest way to get to this island is by riding the ferry that leaves Mersing. However, keep in mind that the schedule for these boats is highly dependent on tidal conditions.

You can check the updated monthly schedule here to make sure that your trip goes according to plan.

Cameron Highlands


Address: Tanah Tinggi Cameron, Pahang, Malaysia

Cameron Highlands is a prime vacation spot for locals, as it’s near the capital, making it one of the best quick getaway destinations from Kuala Lumpur. Location-aside though, this place is an amazing place for honeymooners because of its serene atmosphere and paradise-like nature.

Here, you and your partner can admire scenic views everywhere you look, as the high altitude of the resort makes for a great observation deck for the surrounding areas. Aside from that, you can also visit breathtaking attractions such as strawberry farms, cactus valleys and more.

Lastly, we can say that Cameron Highlands is a great honeymoon spot because of its abundance of world-class resorts and hotels. These establishments will treat you like royalty and provide you with an unforgettable experience.

Pro tip:

  • To experience the best of Cameron Highlands, drop by Cameron Flora Park and the Time Tunnel Museum. They’re great spots to keep bonding with your partner, with the flowers of the former and the nostalgia of the latter! 

Kuala Lumpur

Address: Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

What’s great about Malaysia is that you don’t have to go to mountains, islands or beaches to find a honeymoon destination. When in doubt, you can always visit KL!

For instance, if you want to take a peaceful romantic walk with your partner, you can visit KLCC Park. Meanwhile, if you’re looking to admire breathtaking animals in their natural state, you can stop by Aquaria KLCC to meet different kinds of sea creatures–the choice is yours!

Among all the attractions here, however, you must include the Petronas Towers, as it’s the most iconic structure in the city. You can’t leave without taking a photo of these towering buildings and climbing them to get a beautiful bird’s-eye-view of the capital!

Pro tip:

  • If you want to explore the city freely without any kind of restrictions, we recommend visiting during the city’s dry season. This usually runs from May to July, so make sure to schedule your visit wisely!
  • Try the street food! Some of our most recommended dishes include satay, char kway teow, roti canai and nasi kandar.
  • English is spoken commonly here so don’t worry about communication too much.

Glamz At Genting


Address: 1, Jln Meranti, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia

Contact details: +60 12-664 5269

Operating hours: Daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Glamz At Genting is one of the best glamping sites in Malaysia, so we had to include it on this list. This place is perfect for honeymooners who are looking for something different aside from the usual lavish hotel rooms found in big cities.

Here, couples can stay at one of the establishment’s dome-shaped tents while being surrounded by acres of beautiful natural landscapes. Don’t worry, these tents aren’t your typical rickety ones, as they’re lavishly designed and fitted with hotel-like amenities.

These tents have their bathrooms, queen to king-sized beds, fans and more. Some tents even have a jacuzzi, which is perfect for honeymooners.

Pro tip:

  • Avoiding booking a stay during the summer season. Although it’s a great time because of the clear weather, it could get extremely hot, especially during the afternoon.
  • Make sure to stop by some of Genting’s best attractions while you’re here! Some of the ones we recommend the most include the Chin Swee Caves Temple, SkyAvenue, and Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park.

Tiarasa Escapes Glamping Resort Janda Baik


Address: Persiaran Enderong, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia

Contact details: +60 12-887 7777

Operating hours: Open 24 hours

Tiarasa Escapes is another place we recommend if you and your partner are looking for a nature getaway. Much like any other glamping site, this place lets you stay in a revamped tent, this time, in a safari-type treetop villa–pretty charming, indeed!

These tents are beautiful in their own right, but it only gets better when you open your windows, as you’ll witness stunning views of the Janda Baik Rainforest. This amazing rainforest is free for you to explore so don’t be shy to go on serene nature walks.

Even better, there’s an outdoor pool where you can dip your toes and have a romantic swim with your partner. Nothing beats swimming in cold water while being surrounded by magnificent views!

Pro tip:

  • When visiting this place, make sure to stop by other nearby attractions, like the Garden Farms by Radiant, Riverside Janda Baik, and Pulau Santa.

The Haven Resort


Address: Jalan Haven, 31150 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Contact details: +60 5-540 0000

Operating hours: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

The Haven Resort is a beautiful lodging nestled in the middle of Ipoh’s majestic limestone cliffs. The best part here is their outdoor infinity pool where you can take amazing photos while basking in nature.

And while being in this kind of location will make you feel like you’re in seclusion, you’ll be impressed to find out how close you are to the city! This allows you to make side trips to other attractions at Jalan Haven and go back to your room with ease.

Pro tip:

  • If you’re a foodie like us, you should try Ipoh’s most famous dishes while staying here! Some of the best ones we can recommend are the tau fu fah, dim sum, Ipoh white coffee, and bean sprout chicken.

Sea Horizon Resort


Address: Lot 901, Kuala Sedili Besar, 81900 Kota Tinggi, Johor, Malaysia

Contact details: +60 16-720 0399

Next up is Sea Horizon Resort, a hidden gem in Johor. If you’re up for a glamping spot that highlights unmatched panoramic sea views, then this might be the perfect spot for you!

An incredible feature here, though, are the dome-shaped tents with transparent roofs, so you’ll feel like you’re spending the night under the stars! And you won’t need to worry about roughing it since all tents have plush beds, making for such a cosy stay. 

Pro tip:

  • During your stay, make sure to stop by the nearby rocky beach, which is only a five-minute walk from the resort.

The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat


Address: 1, Persiaran Lagoon, Sunway 3, 31150 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Contact details: +60 5-210 7777

Another honeymoon-perfect spot in Ipoh is Banjuran Hotsprings Retreat. As its name suggests, the highlight here is the hotsprings. 

That’s not all, though! For an overall wellness retreat experience, they have various services like massages, meal plans, consultations, and facials. You and your partner can go for joint sessions for a pamper-filled stay while you continue to spend quality time. 

Pro tip:

  • Check out their website or social media pages. They regularly hold promos that’ll make your stay easier on the pockets!

Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa


Address: No. 20, Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, 88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Contact details: +60 88-327 888

When it comes to providing premium quality stays, Shangri-La is one of the best to do it, and it’s not hard to see why. That’s why when you find yourself in Tanjung Aru, their resort & spa is a trusted choice for a lavish honeymoon.

Here, you can get pampered with elegant rooms and the best facilities, with the most notable ones being the spa and massive outdoor pool. 

Pro tip:

  • Tanjung Aru, as a whole, is a great place for romantic getaways, as it takes you away from the city and puts you on its many sandy beaches. Take the time to explore other activities outside the resort to fully experience the area!

The St. Regis, Langkawi


Address: Jalan Pantai Beringin, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia

Contact details: +60 4-960 6666

The St. Regis Hotel will spoil you and your partner with stunning sights, lavish rooms and world-class facilities during your stay. Although it’s a bit pricey, it’s extremely worth it and a once-in-a-lifetime event such as this is worthy of being spent in a place of this calibre.

One highlight here is the amazing beachside location. This means that you’ll be treated to majestic views everywhere you look–plus, you’ll get to enjoy the glistening cerulean waters in just a few steps!

Pro tip:

  • If you can, stay at one of their water villas so that the beach will be literally right outside your doorstep! This will also give you a 360-degree view of the majestic sea.

Pangkor Laut Resort


Address: Pangkor Laut Island Pangkor Laut, 32200 Lumut, Perak, Malaysia

Contact details: +60 5-699 1100

If you’re a couple who prefers a more laid-back getaway, check out Pangkor Laut Resort. This paradise-like resort will let you experience the ultimate island life—with the added luxury of a five-star hotel.

While you’re here, don’t miss out on trekking, swimming and island hopping. Cap off each day’s adventure at Pangkor Laut’s beach bar, which offers stunning sunset views! 

The cherry on top? This island isn’t as crowded as the other ones on this list, so it’s perfect if you prefer to have a more intimate experience.

Pro tip:

  • While you’re on this island, stop by its other notable attractions as well such as the Dutch Fort Ruins and Floating Mosque, and take more of those ‘gram-worthy shots!

Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Hard Rock Hotel Penang
(Photo from: Hard Rock Hotel Penang)


Address: Batu Ferringhi Beach, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Contact details: +60 4-881 1711

Penang Island, with its plethora of beautiful beachside resort options, Hard Rock Hotel stands out for its many noteworthy aspects!

For starters, it’s located in the famous Batu Ferringhi–a beach that’s lined with white sand that overlooks the gorgeous Malacca Strait. Though with the hotel’s outdoor pool and fun slides, you’ll probably spend just as much time there as the beach!

Don’t miss out on the hotel’s amazing spa, where you and your partner can get pampered to your heart’s content!

Pro tip:

  • If you’re coming from Penang International Airport, we’d recommend booking an airport transfer service from Hard Rock Hotel. This way, you won’t have to go through the hassle of haggling prices with taxi drivers.

Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort


Address: Sipadan Island, Malaysia

Contact details: +60 89-765 200

If you want to try something new on your honeymoon, check out Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort. As you may have gleaned from its name, this resort will let you dive into Sipadan’s waters and discover its bustling marine life.

From sharks to rays and different kinds of fish, the sights in and around the resort’s waters will make your jaw drop. The coral reefs where they reside are also worth seeing up close as well!

The resort itself is worth highlighting too. The rooms here stand atop the water using stilts, which means that you can dive into the glistening water as soon as you step outside!

Pro tip:

  • Aim for a 2-day stay here and spend the rest of your honeymoon checking out other islands. Aside from diving, the abundance of activities in the area is quite lacking.

The Edison George Town


Address: 15, Lebuh Leith, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Contact details: +60 4-262 2990

The Edison George Town is an old-timey colonial mansion-turned-hotel that we highly recommend for its rustic charm. This same charm can be seen from each room down to the common spaces such as the lobby as well as the facade itself.

There’s also an outdoor pool where you can spend a relaxing and romantic time with your spouse. It may not be as huge as far as outdoor swimming pools go but it is a looker–perfect for those much-anticipated honeymoon posts of yours!

We also recommend this place because of its strategic location. It’s built in the heart of  George Town, Penang, making it easy for you and your partner to explore everything that the city offers.

Pro tip:

  • The Edison George Town is in the health of the city. Make sure to visit other gems, like the Wonderfood Museum and Pinang Peranakan Mansion while you’re here.