8 Breathtaking Healing Destinations For An Escape In Malaysia


Farah Fazanna •  Sep 01, 2023

Amidst the breathtaking lush rainforests and the stunning white beaches, get ready to be blown away by Malaysia's incredible healing spot options! And guess what? They're all just a drive away! Plus, here's the exciting part: you don't have to break the bank for an unforgettable escape with your loved ones. Whether you're an adventurous explorer, a romantic couple, a lively group, or a fun-loving family, there's a perfect healing spot waiting just for you! Brace yourself because we've compiled a fantastic list of x healing destinations across Malaysia catering to all types of travellers. Get ready to embark on an exhilarating journey!

8 healing spots in Malaysia

1. Teluk Kampi Beach, Penang

If you think Penang only has Batu Feringghi, you couldn’t be more wrong! Teluk Kampi, located in the Penang National Park, is perfect if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s quite remote, so be prepared to rough it up! It’s an hour-long hike or a boat ride, but once you arrive, you’ll be rewarded with stunning coastal vistas and the luxury of having the whole beach to yourself.

#HHWTTip: You can spend the night here at its well-maintained campsite. But, there is no phone connection here, perfect if you want to go off-the-grid!

2. Lang Tengah, Terengganu

With its crystal-clear turquoise waters and white sand beaches, Lang Tengah Island has sometimes been nicknamed the “Maldives of Malaysia”. Located between Pulau Perhentian Besar and Redang, the island remains one of Terengganu’s more underrated spots. There are only four resorts islandwide, all of which come with their own private beaches, so rest assured that they’re quiet and crowd-free (perfect for your healing trip!). The abundance of coral reefs around the rim makes it ideal for snorkelling and beginner scuba diving, and hawksbill turtles are regularly seen here.  Getting there is as simple as flying from KL to Kuala Terengganu, and then taking a bus or taxi to Merang, where ferries depart regularly and take just 30 minutes.

3. Coral Beach, Pangkor

Beachgoers travelling to Malaysia often skip Pangkor, an island two hours away from Ipoh. This laidback and picturesque island is known for beaches like Coral Beach. Located just north of the more crowded Nipah Bay and separated by a small forested cape, its emerald-green waters are perfect for a host of water sports like canoeing, kayaking and snorkelling. There are far fewer food stalls (and hence crowds) here, which makes it ideal for a quiet escape. Park yourself at one of its waterfront restaurants down at sunset to catch some beautiful golden hour rays. Pangkor Island and Coral Beach are among the more accessible secret islands in Malaysia if you're travelling from Kuala Lumpur.

4. Teluk Cempedak

Undoubtedly the most famous beach on the coast of Pahang, Teluk Cempedak has a plethora of activities for the whole family. Despite its popularity, the beach is pretty clean and perfect for swimming. Explore the area by taking a walk along the raised platform to enjoy a scenic view of the beach but just keep a lookout for the monkeys! The beach could be jam-packed during weekends and holidays, so proper preparation is required (a.k.a patience and lots of it!).

5. Gemia Island

Always dreamt of owning your very own private island (or at least feeling like you’re in your own little world)? Look no further than Gemia Island, located just 800 metres away from its more well-known neighbour Pulau Kapas. With classic sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and a coral garden to explore, you definitely need to be there before the crowd starts finding out about this hidden gem!

7. Rawa Island

Feel like you’re a personal guest of the royal family as you frolic on the beaches of Rawa Island! Owned by family members of the Johorean Sultanate, with azure blue waters and a killer sea slide to boot (I mean seriously, we’d go just for the slide!), this is definitely a beach lover’s paradise!

8. Rebak Island

The legendary island of Langkawi is known all over the world – it’s a hot spot for locals and tourists alike, and we definitely understand why. But how about stepping off the beaten path and indulging in your private island fantasy at the exclusive Rebak Island instead?

Nestled in one of Langkawi’s 99 islands and located only a short boat ride away from the main island, you can get the best of both worlds at Rebak Island – it’s close enough to get to the touristy activities and sights of Langkawi, and you can take time to kick back and relax at the calm and peaceful Rebak Island.

If you've been looking for a healing spot, then be sure to check out these breathtaking destinations! Come on, we know you NEED that getaway you’ve been dreaming of for so long, so why not take it to these destinations in Muslim-friendly Malaysia?