Where to go on the Westcoast for only 2 nights
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Nov 18, 2012 6:44 AM Last Post By: mikehuxley
Nov 15, 2012 5:00 PM
Where to go on the Westcoast for only 2 nightsHi everyone
I hope someone can really help us out. We are planning a trip to Malaysia after Christmas. Stay 2 nights at KL, 2 nights at Taman Negara, 2 night Cameron Highlands and then we have 2 nights left before we have to go back to KL.
Where is a good spot to spent these *last 2 days*? We love to snorkel above a reef, love nature, nice white sandy beach (without huge buildings) ...
We will travel by car and have two teenagers, so perhaps a place with a nice swimmingpool would be great.
Do we best go to Penang and where can you suggest us to stay? We've thought about going to Lankawi, but I think the boat leaves around 8am, so the first day we can not make this (coming from Cameron Highlands). And riding a boat for 3 hours and 3 hours back, only to spend one night, ..., I don't think it's worth it (or am I wrong?).
What about Pankor Island. Is this a great spot to?
Or do we go immidiatly back to KL and spent the last days at Sepang (Golden Palm Tree Iconic Resort)?
We really don't know where to go! Can anybody give us some valuable information about the Islands, great beaches (not overloaded with people), ...?
Does anybody also know what the best option is for going back to KL. Do we drive there? How long takes the drive? I've read in the LP-guide that the Lebuhraya Hwy is very expensive. Does anybody know how much the trip would cost us? Or do we best drive along the coastline and see some beautiful scenery (or don't you see anything)?
Or do we fly back?
You see, we still have a lot of questions and I really hope you can give me some valuable information so we can end our trip memorable.
Thanks a lot!
Nov 16, 2012 12:28 AM
1If you are travelling by car from the Cameron Highlands, then I think you will be pushing it to fit in a trip to Penang if you need to be back in KL in 2 days. The drive to Penang via Ipoh will take the best part of the day. The road from CH to Ipoh is quite picturesque, but very windy. This drive will take about 2hr. From Ipoh to Penang could be another 3hr (I'm not sure). So you may have only one night on Penang.
You should probably try an area between CH and KL.........Genting Highlands, Frasers Hill.
You would enjoy Pankor Island, but again the time to drive there from CH will possibly mean you dont have enough time to enjoy it.
Others will probably have more detailed info for you.
Enjoy your holiday!!!!!
Nov 16, 2012 1:42 AM
2It's the rainy season right now and probably ends in late January. Be aware that you are not donating blood to the leeches when you walk the jungle trail in Taman Negara during the wet season. Hopefully sunshine will prevail when you're in Cameron Highlands so that you could enjoy the lush greeneries of the tea plantation. Islands which is good to go snorkeling and scuba diving are situated on the east coast - Perhentian and Redang. During rainy season less traveller goes there and the sea are rough but accomodation are discounted less. It's rustic but Perhentian Island Resort Hotel is modern and has a swimming pool.
Edited by: intimatestranger
Nov 16, 2012 3:44 PM
3Penang beaches are not great, are built up and no good snorkelling. Langkawi would be better but a bit far for your limited time, unless you fly to/from KL. But if you have a car, you can drive to Penang and then find a hotel on the coast that you like.
But when are you travelling. If its before Jan 2 then places will be crowded as its still school holidays in Msia.
Driving - highway tolls are expensive e.g Kl-Ipoh is RM28 so KL- Penang is about RM40+. Petrol is cheap though.
Staying at Sepang is an option though there is very little to do in that area, except enjoy the hotel facilities and maybe visit putrajaya.
Nov 18, 2012 3:54 AM
4Thank you all for the information. Especially the information about the driving-times.
We will look if we have the time to go to Pankor Island instead of Penang. Does anybody know how long the drive takes and at what time the ferry leaves?
If this takes whole day, we will drive down to KL and stay at the Golden Palm Tree villa's. Does anybody have been there?
You also talked about the leech-problem at Taman Negara. I couldn't find any anti-leech socks on the internet (all sold out) and the stores I've found are at Borneo. Does anybody know if they sell them at Mutiara Taman Negara?
Thank you all for helping us out. Extra information is still welcome!
Nov 18, 2012 6:44 AM
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