Malaysia Honeymoons

With its long-standing reputation as a magical destination for couples, there’s lots to love about Malaysia. One of South East Asia’s most established honeymoon destinations, Malaysia is the perfect place to wind down after a wedding. For newlyweds, it ticks all the ‘dream holiday’ boxes: you’ll find some of the world’s finest stretches of sand; the choice of hotels and resorts is exceptional; there’s enough to keep even the most adventurous bride and groom entertained, from pristine rainforests and tea plantations to its cool capital city, Kuala Lumpur; and, of course, there’s the food, a mouth-watering fusion of Asian cuisines.

Still need persuading? There’s also the promise of year-round sunshine, depending on which island you choose to visit, which makes Malaysia unique to South East Asia. 

Where to start

You’re likely to fly into Kuala Lumpur, the exhilarating metropolis that is Malaysia’s capital. While some honeymooners will prefer to make a beeline for the beach, most will settle in at one of the capital’s delightful hotels for a day or two – it’s the perfect place to get your first taste of Malaysia. We also recommend a visit to the cultural heart of the country, Malacca, just two hours’ drive from KL. It’s an absolute delight, providing a rare glimpse of the ancient Malay kingdom that once flourished there.

For adventure, there are the Cameron Highlands, where you can trek through the lush countryside or relax at one of the region’s atmospheric hotels. And then comes the hard bit: choosing a beach. This may be dictated by the weather as each coast has a wet season, which you’ll want to avoid. See further details for the Malay weather or ask one of our Selective Asia honeymoon planners, who will be able to advise you on where will best suit you.

Ultimate Honeymoon Hotels

The Datai

The Datai, Langkawi

Luxury honeymoon in Malaysia
Year after year this superb resort is voted amongst the very best in the world…it won't take you more than a minute to understand why it is perfect for a honeymoon in Malaysia. Set amidst lush primary rainforest on Langkawi’s west coast, it's relative isolation ensures immaculate beaches and undisturbed relaxation.

Japamala, Tioman Island

Nestled amidst tropical jungle, overlooking a secluded beach, Japamala is honeymoon heaven. 13 rustic-luxe villas blend into the natural surroundings: the Seaview Sarang, with its private dip pool and secluded setting, is particularly special. If you can drag yourself away from your treehouse hideaway, grab a snorkel and make the most of the clear waters and abundant marine life, or indulge in a treatment at the hillside spa.

Hotel Maya

Hotel Maya, Kuala Lumpur

Bedroom at Hotel Maya, Kuala Lumpur

Hotel Maya is fast becoming one of our favourite hotels in Kuala Lumpur thanks in part to recent renovations as well as a great location and its sleek decor. All-in-all it's a stylish base for honeymooners wanting to explore Kuala Lumpur. For that 'wow' factor, book into a Twin Tower View room.

Pangkor Laut Resort

Pangkor Laut Resort, Pangkor Laut

A wonderfully secluded tropical honeymoon hideaway, surrounded by unspoilt rainforest and set on it's own 300-acre private island.  The resort's facilities are exceptional, and include the renowned The Spa Village, with an extensive selection of treatments considered amongst the finest in the world.  The perfect start to a life of bliss together!

Cameron Highlands Resort

Cameron Highlands Resort, Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands

Rated amongst the top five tea-plantation hotels in the world, the colonial-style Cameron Highland Resort is nestled elegantly into the rolling hills of this temperate region. The resort is the perfect retreat for honeymooners wanting to explore one of the most picturesque spots in Malaysia.

Blue Mansion

Blue Mansion, Georgetown, Penang

UNESCO listed Penang, one of Asia’s foodie heavens, is a fascinating inclusion in any honeymoon and the place to stay, to truly immerse yourself in the city, is the historical Blue Mansion. Originally built in the 19th century, this beautiful property has been painstakingly resorted and re-opened as a charming boutique hotel.

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Malaysia itineraries

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'Malaysia is a great stand-alone honeymoon destination or can be combined very easily with Borneo. Highlights for me include the Cameron Highlands, Malacca and of course the sensational beaches and islands'

Malaysia honeymoons

Visa, flights and everything in-between.

You will probably not require an entry visa for your honeymoon in Malaysia. We will advise you on any requirements.

We are a fully bonded ATOL tour operator and will be happy to arrange your ex-UK flights.

honeymoonsHoneymoon Offers & Discounts

Many hotels in Malaysia offer special honeymoon packages and discounts. All of these will be passed directly on to you