Think you’ve fully explored Malaysia? Our neighbour has plenty of unexpected surprises, even for regular travellers
With its thick forests and tranquil mountains, Malaysia is a mine of glittering natural gems. To the well-travelled, hubs like Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Malacca may have become all too familiar, and you may be seeking out the unexpected on your next journey up north.
Go beyond the ordinary the next time you head across the border. Here are eight surprising experiences waiting for you.
Photo: Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson
2. Stay at a Guinness World Record luxury resort
Where Dubai has its emblematic Palm Islands, Malaysia has the Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson. This immense luxury resort – which features villas arranged in the shape of the titular national flower of Malaysia – is the Guinness World Record-holder for the most swimming pools and the most overwater villas in a resort.
Located on Pasir Panjang Beach in Port Dickson, the Lexis Hibiscus is a haven for outdoor and watersports enthusiasts. For the hungry, head down the beachside Hibiscus Walk for an array of Malaysian cuisine.
12th Mile, Jalan Pantai, Port Dickson, 71250 Pasir Panjang, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.