Linked to Singapore at the tip of the Asian continent, Johor is the southern gateway to Malaysia. While it’s the most populous state in the country, tourism has taken a back seat to economic development, leaving some great off-the-beaten-path destinations.
Some of Malaysia’s most beautiful islands, are found in the Seribuat Archipelago, off the state’s east coast. These attract Singaporean weekenders but few others. Prime dive territory, you'll find similar corals and fish that you’ll find at popular Tioman Island, but without the crowds. You'll also find low-key white-sand beaches which fringe flashy turquoise waters and wild jungles.
For more adventure head to Endau-Rompin National Park. This jungle offers the same rich flora, (very elusive) fauna and swashbuckling action that visitors flock to experience at Taman Negara in Pahang, but in a much more pristine, un-touristed setting.