Most Romantic Places in Malaysia

Couple looking at a waterfall in Malaysia

With pristine beaches, blue water, hills, forests, mouth-watering food, and a lot many activities that couples can do together, there is no shortage of romantic places in Malaysia. And to top it all, Malaysia, as a romantic destination, will not burn a hole in your pocket.

Here is our list of places that couples can head to for romantic getaways.

Cameron Highlands

With its cool climate, picturesque rolling hills of tea plantations, lush green forests, and beautiful mountains, Cameron Highlands can easily be touted as one of the best places for a couples vacation in Malaysia.

Right from going for nature walks, shopping at the local market, visiting a strawberry farm to visiting the tea plantation, and the tea factory makes Cameron Highlands one of the most romantic places in the world.

It has some of the best hotels in Malaysia for couples like the Heritage Hotel Cameron Highlands, The Lakehouse Cameron Highlands, etc.

Places to Visit

  • Mossy Forest
  • Lavender Garden
  • Cameron Bharat Tea Estate
  • Boh’s Tea Centre
  • Tan’s Camellia Garden
  • Rose Centre
  • Gunung Brinchang

Best Thing to do

Long romantic walks in the cold weather and going around the market savoring authentic local food are few of the best things to experience as a couple in the Cameron Highlands.

Pulau Langkawi

With the blue sea, soft white sand, and the green mountains in its backdrop, Langkawi is certainly a haven for romantic getaways. Other than the picturesque locales, the island has a great culture and is known for its clear sunny sky, a boon for couples who love outdoors.

Said to be one of the most romantic places in Malaysia, Pulau Langkawi has some great hotels with the most romantic locations like the Danna Langkawi, the Andaman, a luxury collection Resort, The Frangipani Langkawi Resort, etc.

Places to Visit 

  • Langkawi Sky Bridge
  • Scuba diving and Snorkeling at Pulau Payar.
  • Ayer Hangat Friday Night Market
  • Natural Salt Water Jacuzzi at Ayer Hangat Village
  • Langkawi Art in Paradise 3D Museum

Best Thing to do

Taking a stroll along the beach in the evening and watching the sunset together is something every couple should experience while in Langkawi.

Perhentian Islands

Said to be one of the most romantic places in the world, Perhentian island is a place that you would like to be with your partner for a romantic escapade. The island consists of two islands, Pulau Perhentian Kecil and Perhentian Besar. If romantic seclusion is what you wish for, try the Perhentian Besar.

The island has a mix of star hotels, and resorts and budget stays. If you do not mind a high tariff, try the Alunan Resort or the Bubu Villa.

Places to Visit

  •  Coral Bay Beach.
  • Turtle Beach
  • Trekking in the Jungle
  • Kayaking

Best Thing to Do

Snorkeling and swimming with the Turtles around the Turtle Beach area are one of the favorite activities of the visitors on this romantic island.

Tioman Islands

With its pristine sand beaches and densely forested hills, a visit to the Tioman Islands with your partner is like living a dream. A treasure trove of geological and ecological wonders, Tioman Islands, is certainly a great place in Malaysia for the couple’s vacations. Situated 32 nautical miles away from the mainland, this romantic island can be reached through ferry service from either Mersing (Johor) or Tanjung Gemuk (Pahang).

Pulau Tioman has hotels and resorts ranging from budget to upscale star category. Some of the best stays in the region are Minang Cove Resort, Tunamaya, Japamala, Barat Tioman, etc.

Places to Visit                             

  • TAT Turtle Sanctuary
  • Dragon Horns
  • Coral Beach
  • Marine Park
  • Juara Turtle Project
  • Pulau Reggis
  • Asah Waterfall

Best Thing to Do

With its numerous diving schools and popular diving points, people visit Tioman Islands to go snorkeling and scuba diving.


Couples who love places that talk about art and culture, Malacca is the place for them. As the UNESCO declared World Heritage Site, The Peranakan city of Malacca is known for its buildings influenced by colonial architecture, cultural centers, and historical monuments and places. Going by the ambiance of the city, Malacca is certainly one of the most romantic places in Malaysia.

Though the city has several great hotels, your best picks can be Rosa Malacca, Casa Del Rio Malacca, and The Rucksack Caratel.

Places to Visit

  • Malacca River
  • Masjid Tanah
  • Jasin Hot Springs
  • Jonker Stree
  • Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum
  • Freeport A’Famosa Outlet Village
  • Alor Gajah

Best Thing to Do 

Taking the River Cruise is something that every visitor should experience in Malacca. You can choose between the day and night cruises.

Take a pick from our list of romantic places in Malaysia for a romantic escapade with your partner and have a once in a life-time experience. To get to any of the destinations without a hitch and on a budget, visit for discounted online bus tickets.