Well known for it's natural beauty, mountains and rainforests - Malaysia is also a great sailing destination.
For access to the wealth of beautiful beaches and Islands that Malaysia has to offer why not rent a sailing boat, catamaran or motorboat to explore the regions that would otherwise be left undiscovered. The main Yachtcharter Malaysia areas are Langkawi, Tioman and their surrounding islands. The Langkawi Archipelago is located in northwest Malaysia near the Thai border and the scenic and geologically interesting sailing area is north of the Strait of Malacca in the southern Andaman Sea. Tioman is located in the Gulf of Thailand, about 30 nautical miles east of the mainland of the Malay Peninsula. The sailing area covers the entire archipelago between Tioman and Aur, and the islands off the coast of Mersing.
The Malaysian waters are not too demanding however with the abundance of coral and reef over the coast night sailing is prohibited by many yacht charter companies. It is best to sail the waters near Langkawi during the dry season (November to April) and avoid the stronger winds and wet weather at other times of year, whereas Tioman waters are recommended for sailing between April and October, where the weather is warm, the waters calm and sunny skies prevail. Do keep into consideration though that the wind is up to 5 Bft from the southeast and it is often necessary to sail close to the wind when it blows parallel to the coastline.