5. SAPI ISLAND
20 minutes of traveling by boat from Kota Kinabalu, Sapi Island is an ideal destination for those who wish to relax on the white sandy beaches, indulge into turquoise blue sea water, and engage in coral diving. Especially, the island offers Sea Walking (walk along the seabed), of which you will wear a specialized hat, set foot on the bottom of the sea at the depth of 5 meters, walk and touch schools of playing fish. Thus, it will probably give you unforgettable experiences.
6. TELUK AIR TAWAR ISLAND
Located on the west of Pulau Tenggol Island, Teluk Air Tawar Island is considered as a stunning tropical paradise featuring smooth sandy beaches and turquoise blue sea water. Unlike the nearby "exploit" Redang and Lang Tengah islands, Teluk Air Tawar island is an "untouched pearl" that enables the « hungers » of scuba diving to immerse in peaceful and tranquil space.
7. PERHENTIAN KECIL ISLAND
Being naturally favored smooth sandy beaches and crystal blue sea water, Perhentian Island is undoubtedly an ideal tourist spot for those who love immersing in natural beauties of the beach. Additionally, if you are a big fan of diving, you should definitely give particularly coral diving a try to explore colorful coral reefs of unique shapes scattering around the island and the marine ecosystem diversity at the same time. If you are lucky, you might see turtles and sharks living in the nearby reefs. Thus, it’s totally a « worthy – trying » experience during your summer cruise in this stunning Island.
8. LAYANG – LAYANG ISLAND
Layang – Layang island is ranked the second of best diving spots in Malaysia (below Sipadan island). This coral island is 300 kilometers to the northwest of Kota Kinabalu and surrounded by untouched beaches and diverse marine life, Most importantly, Layang – Layang island has seized the title of one of 10 best dive sites in the world. To get there, you have to take a direct flight from Kota Kinabalu.
9. TANJUNG RHU ISLAND
Tanjung Rhu Beach, 22 kilometers to the north of Kuah, is one of the most beautiful beaches in Langkawi. Characterized by pristine beauty and peaceful atmosphere, surrounded by ancient limestone caves, rich dense mangroves, Tanjung Rhu Island promises to provide tourists with unforgettable experiences when staying on the island. Most significantly, Tanjung Rhu beach has ever been top ranked 100 best beaches in the world by CNN (like Perkentian Kecil Island).
10. AUR ISLAND
Situated off the east coast of Johor, Aur Island has long been a popular destination for those who have engrossed with scuba diving thanks to the calm sea and diverse marine life. Although it might take tourists 4 hours to set foot in the island by boat from Mersing Jetty, it would probably be « worthy – trying » journey. Get there, you have a chance to immerse yourself in the peaceful and tranquil atmosphere, stay away from the bustle and hustle of the city life, and, more importantly, enjoy your holiday at an affordable budget.