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Best beaches for a family vacation in Malaysia

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Best beaches for a family vacation in Malaysia

Which beach area would you recommend for a family vacation in Malaysia? We would optimally like an area with good beaches, clean water, nice hotels, and some things to see and do nearby if we get tired of sitting on the beach all day.

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1. Re: Best beaches for a family vacation in Malaysia


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To be honest, you will not find it all.

nice hotels - yes

things to see and do - yes

good beaches - mostly

clean water - maybe

A lot will depend on what your budget is and what time of year you are travelling. Both of which you don't indicate.

The popular areas that kind of fit the bill would be . . . . .



Kota Kinabalu

Malaysia is not the sort of place where sitting on the beach is popular, and you don't find the sunbeds on the beach, not like many other places in the world. Most folks seem to sit round the pool and in the hotel gardens.

There are other beaches, such as Kuantan, but not good at certain times of year, and not so much to see and do.

Have fun with your research.

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2. Re: Best beaches for a family vacation in Malaysia

- Langkawi probably fits your bill the best in terms of nice hotels & clean water (at some beaches but not everywhere around the island, so choose your hotel and beach wisely); things to see (take a look at the langkawi things to do page: tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g298283-Activiti…

- Penang would rank second to me personally - lots to see and do and nice hotels, but not-so-clean water and not-so-nice beaches.

- Club med cherating is another popular choice for families. Self-sustained village, there is the spa and tennis courts for the parents; club med kids club for the children, lots of wild life around; beautiful beach and clean waters (although it can get choppy during the monsoon between nov-feb); watersports, cooking classes, jungle walks, yoga classes etc. but there is nothing much outside the resort itself. get a all-inclusive package with meals and transfers if you plan to stay here.

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