Luxury holidays in Malaysia

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  • Malaysia Luxury holidays

    Malaysia’s geographical landscape is unusual in some respects, with two distinct parts to the country. In the west, the Malaysian Peninsula borders Thailand, with Singapore to its south, and this is the part of the country where you will find Kuala Lumpur, the capital city. Away to the east, however, there is a second section of Malaysia, this time taking up much of the north of the island of Borneo, Asia's largest island, and home to the small nation of Brunei. This creates two different 'personalities', as Malaysian Borneo has the characteristics of an island with maritime weather conditions, while the Malaysian Peninsula receives more of its air currents over land. This gives you plenty of options when booking a luxury break in the country.

    Going wild in Malaysia

    Malaysia has some of the planet's most diverse wildlife - more than 600 species of bird, over 200 mammals, 250 reptiles and 150 frogs, while off the coast there are also reefs to be explored in an area of ocean commonly known as the Coral Triangle.

    On track in Malaysia

    Malaysia has hosted an annual Formula One Grand Prix since before the turn of the Millennium - the first of the modern era took place in 1999 and was won by British driver Eddie Irvine. Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton have also taken the top spot on the podium at the Sepang International Circuit. Originally held in October, the race moved to the spring in 2001 and typically takes place in late March or early April as one of the first grand prix of the new season. The Sepang circuit is notable for its twin long straights, connected by a hairpin bend, which provide two opportunities in quick succession to see the F1 cars going flat out.

    When should I visit Malaysia?

    Malaysia's climate is hot and humid all year round, but with substantial regional variations depending on altitude and on sheltering effects in the lowlands alongside the mountains. On the coast, the weather is generally sunny, with temperatures from the mid-20s up to the low 30s Celsius. However, check for monsoon conditions before booking your trip - the period from October to March is generally the wettest, with a second monsoon season in May to September. This makes late March and April an excellent time to visit, both for the weather and for the chance to witness the Grand Prix that usually takes place during this period.

    What’s on offer on a luxury Malaysia holiday?

    Luxury holidays promise a home-away-from-home, a place you’ll feel welcome and comfortable. If you want to enjoy laid-back breakfasts overlooking the beach, you can. If it’s the culture and history of the region that interests you, hop on an organised excursion from your hotel. A luxury holiday can mean different things to different people, which is why it pays to choose the right kind of luxury for you. Malaysia offers all sorts of indulgences and experiences, making it a great getaway option for many. Whether you want to soak up the sun or experience a new culture and cuisine, the choice is yours here in Malaysia.

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