Explore the far side of the world with a yacht charter vacation in Malaysia. Off the coast to the Northwest lies the popular island destination of Langkawi and a surrounding archipelago. There you will find newly built luxury resorts and restaurants as well as duty free shopping and conservation areas for hiking and sightseeing. Of course, you will also want to relax on the beaches covered in fine white sand. Popular activities and attractions include: snorkeling, the Langkawi Cable Car which takes visitors to the peak of Gunug Mat Chinchang, and the Langkawi Sky Bridge.
South of Langkawi lies Penang, a more populous island steeped in culture and history. The core of George Town displays a mix of historical architecture including Thai temples and British military forts, a combination unique to this part of the world. Make the most out of your trip to the island by visiting the Panang State Museum and Art Gallery or haggling in the markets. The George Town Festival and Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta are wonderful experiences too.
Being near the equator means that Malaysian temperatures remain consistent and its tropical climate means it can be quite humid. That being said, temperatures are regulated by the surrounding waters making it so that it never gets too hot.
The geography of the country lends itself to two different rainy seasons depending where you are. The west side of the country typically experiences monsoons from May to September with a short dry season from December to February. This is reversed on the east side where November to March is the wettest season. January and February are the best months to visit the east coast and June and July are the best months to visit the west.
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Malaysian yacht charters typically begin on the island of Langkawi. Langkawi International Airport is serviced by daily flights from major cities such as Singapore and Kuala Lumpur and there is an abundance of choices for flights to those cities. From the airport on Langkawi, it is a scenic 30 minute ride to the marina where you can embark upon your charter.