You can’t limit your fitness routines inside the gym, can you? You’ve got to get out there and get your hands dirty! There’s so many adventurous activities Malaysia has to offer and we’ve got the perfect islands for you to visit to get a good workout done! Some of these islands in the peninsular Malaysia caters to those looking for serenity and peace. Do it with your friends and family, it is always great to build memories and sweat! After all, people whom workout together, stay together right?
Here are our 6 favourite staycation spots!
One of the largest islands in Malaysia, Langkawi attracts thousands of tourists every year. Unleash the equestrian in you and go for a fun horse ride along the white sands. Riding gears are provided so all you have to do is enjoy the view that the Seven Wells Waterfall has to offer. Island hopping is one of the recommended activity. You’ll be taken to three other islets on a boat ride where you will be allowed to swim, snorkel and boat paddle.
Fitness freaks out there, beware! The Pearl of the Orient is the greatest food haven in Malaysia. You definitely can’t resist a bowl of ABC and cendol, those spicy fried Kuay Teow by the Gurney Drive and Nasi Kandar. You can expect high calories. So how to burn them off? There’s a Wave Runner Watersport Centre that offers jet skiing, parasailing and deep sea fishing. To those who wouldn’t want to get wet there’s horseback riding and beach volleyball!
Nearest to city dwellers seeking rest and relaxation. A walk on the suspended bridge near Pasir Bogak is a great way to relax your muscles while being reconnected with nature. Snorkelling and diving will be perfect if done at Pulau Sembilan which is an islet nearby Pangkor.
A lovely island of Terengganu that consists of nine islets around it. With rainforests on the island there are trails for the avid jungle trekkers. These trails will lead you towards rocky and lush green hillsides with a scenic view of the ocean. Redang has a special spot underwater as a diving site. This diving site can be accessed during the day and night. Mini Mount is a reef that homes a few marine lives with hard corals and colourful soft corals around it.
The biggest island on the east coast welcomes you! Pahang as we know it has the best spots for adventurers and this island is just a token! From kayaking to windsurfing, it satisfies the water sport junky in you. That’s not all, if you love to hike, Tioman has something up its sleeve for you. Challenge yourself to scale up Gunung Nenek Semukut, which is 690 meters-the highest peak on this island. However, if you’d like to simply cruise around the island, you can rent bikes and explore the five main villages in Tioman.
We have heard of Terengganu’s Redang and Perhentian but Tenggol only peaks to some. That is because it is known for its diving sites. Most beginners would not travel to this island, as it is quite secluded. But the pro divers can definitely enjoy it here. If you’re craving to dive in an uninhabited island then this is the one. Get ready to swim with whale sharks, turtles and jellyfishes.