Family holidays in Malaysia

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  • Malaysia Family holidays

    When it comes to booking cheap family holidays to Malaysia, you have two destinations to choose from. There's Malaysian Borneo, located on the island of Borneo, and there's also the Malaysian Peninsula which borders Thailand on the mainland. Each has a slightly different climate, so do your research before you book and decide which sounds like the best fit for you and your family. There's plenty to recommend either part of the country though, so don't be put off if you can't see a deciding factor between the two.

    Asia's biggest island

    The island of Borneo is the biggest in Asia, and Malaysia is one of three countries to occupy it in part. Indonesia takes the lion's share of the land, while Brunei has a small but significant presence too. Depending on how adventurous you and your fellow travellers feel, you might want to treat a family package holiday in Malaysian Borneo as a base of operations, from which you can set out to explore Brunei or Indonesia, or just to get around more of Malaysia's share of the island.

    The capital connection

    Mainland Malaysia is where the capital, Kuala Lumpur, can be found, and the climate is more changeable here. The air currents tend to come into the peninsula across land, so there is less of the moderating effect you get with an ocean breeze. Depending on the time of year when you take your family holiday in Malaysia, you could notice quite a pronounced difference between the seasons - and in the off season it might be better to visit Malaysian Borneo if you're worried about poor weather.

    Where will the children prefer?

    Both parts of the country have their plus points. Peninsular Malaysia has some stunning architecture, much of which has been featured in action movies in recent years, and the children might recognise this. For the more consistent weather during cheap family breaks in Malaysia though, the island is potentially the better bet. It's a good idea to read around some of the available hotel package deals and see if any of them suits what you are looking for - as ultimately, you'll probably know when you find the right deal for your family, regardless of which part of Malaysia it is based in, and that can help you to make the decision without having to worry.

    Why Malaysia is so great for families

    The people of Malaysia adore children and go out of their way to make sure kids are just as well catered for as adults. Family holidays in Malaysia, both in Malaysian Borneo and mainland Malaysia, offer old and new spectacular architecture, tranquil beaches and many exciting family-friendly attractions. This, coupled with Malaysia's laid-back feel, means weary families can rediscover relaxation on their visit, whether they're exploring the sights and sounds of Kuala Lumpur or the wilderness of Borneo.

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