Penang - Linked to the west coast of mainland Malaysia by a four-mile long bridge
, Penang is the most well-known of Malaysia’s beach destinations and generally considered an ideal choice if you are looking for entertainment as well as a relaxing beach destination.
Embracing modernity while retaining its traditions and old world charm,
the island is home to a historic capital, miles of dense, tropical rainforest, paddy fields, hills and of course, sun-drenched beaches. Batu Ferringhi, where the majority of hotels are located, is the best beach on the island and sweeps along a stretch of the northern coast of the island. Do take the time to explore the island’s capital, Georgetown, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.