CNN World's 100 Best Beaches List Rates Malaysia at No. 49, No. 21 & No.13!

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CNN recently revealed their list of the world’s 100 best beaches and, not surprisingly, Malaysia clinched three spots on the list!

Langkawi’s Tanjung Rhu made it to No. 49! According to CNN, “Most tourists on Langkawi flock to Pantai Cenang beach, but the quieter Tanjung Rhu has an earthy beauty and serene atmosphere. The long beach area is surrounded by ancient limestone caves, rippling waterways and dense mangroves.”

At No.21, is Juara Beach, Tioman Island.  “Less developed and less polished than Thailand, Tioman Island’s Juara Beach brings an all-natural, quiet vibe to the beach experience. This isn’t the place for parties or nightlife, unless you like your parties hushed and your nightlife nonhuman,” wrote CNN.

Sitting proudly at No. 13 is Pulau Perhentian Kecil.

CNN wrote, “Malaysia’s Perhentian Islands are to beach bums what Kobe beef is to carnivores; once you’ve experienced it, nothing else quite matches up. The two main islands are the backpacker-happy Pulau Perhentian Kecil (Small Perhentian Island), and Pulau Perhentian Besar (Big Perhentian Island), which has slightly more expensive accommodations.”

The highlight of Pulau Perhentian Kecil, according to CNN, is the blue waters which invariably contain turtles and small sharks.

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To read the full list of beaches on CNN’s World’s 100 Best Beaches, click here.


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