My partner and I are planning a trip to Malaysia in August this year. We can go at any time during August and hope to spend up to 12 days there. We are unsure of where to spend our time, so thought I would post a question on this forum to get some help!
Little bit about us - we live in New Zealand and are in our early 30's. We like holidays that include a mixture of relaxing time, and also adventure. We want to go somewhere that has great beaches for swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing; good shopping; a decent selection of bars, restaurants etc. To give you an idea of what we love - we went to Bali a couple of years ago in August and loved it, as it has a perfect mix of luxury hotels with beautiful pools, awesome beaches for swimming, fantastic weather (not a drop of rain), great restaurants/nightlife (busy and fun), good shopping and of course the Balinese people and their culture was amazing.
Would you guys recommend doing both the East and West coast?
Have I missed any islands or cities that could match what we are looking for?
Weather is a BIG thing for us, so if any destination is not suitable due to rain/overcast days please let me know!