For those wanting infinite variety within easy reach of their hotel, Malaysia offers tropical jungles, pristine beaches, stately mountains and even stunning high-rise vistas in its modern cities. Separated by the South China Sea, there are two faces to the country: the Peninsula side, with its mix of cultures and landscapes, and Borneo, which boasts unspoiled rainforests and quaint villages.
Many hotel guests in Malaysia like to explore the country’s outdoor environs. Some of the best beaches, like those on the Perhentian, Penang and legendary Langkawi Islands, transport vacationers to immaculate and sunny seclusion. For wildlife lovers, forsake your plush hotel for a Malaysian adventure in Bako National Park to glimpse Macaque and Proboscis monkeys. The real adventurer in you will appreciate the splendor of the Taman Negara rainforest, which is dated at over 130 million years old.
Dining can also be an adventure in a country influenced by Chinese, Indian and traditional Malay cuisines. Marriott hotels in Malaysia place you near all of the top dining spots. One particularly great area for shopping, dining and nightlife is Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle. However, no matter what town or village you visit, a trip through a hawker’s mall will offer you a true cultural experience.