The East Coast of Malaysia is more traditional and conservative than the west coast and offers great diving, picturesque islands and a quieter pace of life.
Divers should head for Perhentian Island, Redang or Tioman Island, all of which offer laid-back island style living and access to some world class diving.
Tioman Island is about 3-4 hours by car and boat from Singapore and offers a jungle-clad interior, great marine life and white sand beaches.
White sand beaches, a lazy laid-back vibe and great swimming make the Perhentian Islands a great option for those looking for a simple island beach holiday in Malaysia.
The fabulous Tanjong Jara Resort is the one truly luxurious Malaysian beach resort on the East Coast, sister resort to Pangkor Laut and ideal for travel between April and November when the climate is perfect.