About 90 kilometers (56 miles) southwest of Ipoh in the Straits of Malacca lies one of the most attractive islands you'll find off of the coast of Malaysia. In an economy buoyed by its fishing industry, resorts and related developments have recently begun to pounce on this little slice of paradise.
The good news is that, despite said development, you are able to walk over much of the island and feel like you are the only person left on a still vibrant and beautiful Earth. The snorkeling is excellent here, with coral and tropical fish in abundance, as well as diving if you are certified.
If you want to avoid the resorts, stick to the east side of the island, which is largely uninhabited but for a few fishing villages. Also, Nipah Bay is a popular beach hangout, as well as Teluk Nipah and Pasir Bogak.