15 Things to Do and Places to Visit in Malacca (Melaka) for Couples on Honeymoon

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Malacca is a beautiful city located in Malaysia. It is known for its rich history and culture, and honeymooners from all over the world come here to experience its unique atmosphere. If you are’re thinking about how to spend honeymoon in Malaysia, there are plenty of romantic places in Melaka city (Malacca) worth visiting for couples that will make your trip unforgettable.

Here is the list of 15 best things to do in Melaka for couples; keep reading to learn more about ideas for dating places and get other useful information on how to plan perfect honeymoon in Malacca.

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What to Know Before Visiting Melaka, Malaysia

Melaka is a nice, vibrant city, located in the southwestern part of Malaysia. To visit it, you have to take about 2 hours drive from Kuala Lumpur.

If you’re limited in time, but would like to visit this city you can join day tour from Kuala Lumpur with pickup services. Tour price starts from 39 USD/ per person. Click here to make a booking.

This place is worth visiting, as Melaka absorbed a lot from Portugese and Dutch colonial period. British and Chinese influences also very noticeable.

Museums and churches are perfectly coexist with with modern street art.

1. Visit St. Paul’s Church

Things to visit in Malacca for couples. Visit St. Paul's Church

This is a one of Malacca’s historical landmark with the perfect panoramic views. The church was constructed in 1521 and is considered one of the oldest not only in Malaysia, but in Southeast Asia.

Time has taken its toll and today only ruins remain of St Paul’s church. Walls of the church are well preserved, so the visitors who climbed so high will not be disappointed.

You can visit this place on your own but its better to discover it by joining the day tour. Together with this Melaka’s landmark you will visit many other interesting places. Tour price is 80 USD for two people. More details and opportunity to book can be found here.

2. Take a walk through the Melaka Heritage Trail

Malacca Heritage Trail

One of the popular things to do in Melaka is to explore its Heritage Trail. You’ll learn a lot about the history and culture of Malacca. The trail takes you through some of the city’s most important historical sites, and you’ll get a chance to see the biggest part of Malacca city along the way.

3. Visit Famosa Fort

Famosa fort is one of Malacca’s most popular tourist attractions. The fort was built by the Portuguese in the 16th century, and it is a great place to learn about the city’s history.

This fortress had a goal to protect Portuguese from enemies’ attacks. Later, Famosa came under the control of Dutch conquerors, landed in Melaka. Today, only ruins left from this fort that once played very important role in the development of trading.

Fort’s sewage system, gates and watchtower were reconstructed and can be visited. The best option to explore A Famosa is by joining day tour from Kuala Lumpur. Tour program usually includes St. Paul’s Church, Red Square, Jonker Street, Malacca river walk and visit to other places. Click here for check the details and make your booking.

4. Visit A Famosa Theme Park

Do not confuse the fortress with the water park of the same name, which is also located in Melaka and is a great place to visit and have a day full of fun. There are many attractions for adults and kids. Except of water park, there is a safari park with varieties of animals, reptilias and birds.

You can spend the whole day there, there are even day tours with private transfers organized from Kuala Lumpur to this park. You can also buy only entrance tickets – 40 USD/ per person.

Famosa Fort in Malacca

5. Have a Romantic Dinner at One of Malacca’s Restaurants

Malacca is a home to some of the best restaurants in Malaysia. If you are looking for a romantic dining experience, you will definitely find something interesting in this city.

With a lot of cool places where you can enjoy your meal, it’s easy to find Italian, Thai, Japanese and other worlds’ cuisines. But being in Malaysia its better to discover national cuisine. To do this, make sure to visit “Wild Coriander” or Bulldog Malacca.

“Wild Coriander” is also considered to be the place with very democratic meal prices.

6. Go on a River Cruise Down the Malacca River

Malacca River Cruise For Couples

A river cruise is a great way to see the city from a different perspective. You’ll enjoy the scenery as you float down the river, and you might even spot some of Malacca’s famous landmarks along the way.

You can buy cruise tickets right on the spot or plan your visit in advance and join day tour, offered by Klook. It includes not only boat ride but a trishaw ride and visit to other remarkable places in Melaka. Click here to join the tour.

7. Menara Taming Sari 

Include visit to Menara Taming Sari on your list of must-visit places in Malacca during honeymoon. You’ll be offered to take a look at the city from 110 metres height.

This viewing platform can take about 60 passengers at once. Once everyone takes their seats the platform will lift you, this activity lasts for about 7 minutes, but its worth it for sure and the price is super affordable.

In order to make this trip more romantic for couples its better to plan your visit for evening hours. Tickets can be bought in advance and will cost about 10 USD for 2 persons. Click here to book.

8. Take a Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride Around the Town

A horse-drawn carriage ride is a romantic way to see the city and can be a great date idea in Melaka. You can enjoy the sights and sounds of Malacca while being pulled around by a horse, and this experience is really unique.

9. Visit Jonker Street Night Market

Jonker Street Night Market is one of the best places to shop for souvenirs in Melaka city. You’ll find a wide variety of items to choose from and bring back home, and you’re sure to find something that will remind you of your honeymoon in Malacca for years to come.

Jonker Street Night Market is famous for huge numbers of stalls with local delicious food. Make sure you’re moved from one stall to another and tried out all possible delicacies. According to reviews, its quite cheap to eat and drink there. Make sure you have 2 hours minimum to discover this place.

Jonker Street, Malacca

10. Watch a traditional Chinese opera performance

Honeymoon in Malacca: things to do for couples

A traditional Chinese opera performance is a great way to experience the city’s Peranakan culture. You’ll get to see the performers in their brightly-colored costumes, and you might even be able to participate in the show if you’re lucky.

11. Relax at Klebang Beach

Klebang Beach is a great place to relax and enjoy the scenery. The beach is located just outside of Malacca, and it’s a perfect spot for honeymooners who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

Visit Pulau Besar Island During Your Honeymoon in Malacca

12. Visit Pulau Besar Island

Pulau Besar is a small island located just off the coast of Malacca. The island is a popular honeymoon destination, it has a great beach that can be used for relaxation.

You should be aware of the fact that Pulau Besar is a Muslim pilgrimage site, so choosing this place for beach vacation, be respectful and dress appropriately. The island can be reached by ferry.

This place gained its status of marine park due to the abundance of marine life. Pulau Besar is a place where many documentaries about the nature and wildlife were filmed. Once you’re done with diving and snorkeling, you can continue with jungle trekking.

Tanjung Tuan Forest Reserve

13. Go Birdwatching at Tanjung Tuan Forest Reserve

Kuala Laut Nature Reserve is a great place for birdwatchers. You’ll get to see a variety of birds, and you might even be able to spot some rare species.

14. Visit Cheng Ho Cultural Museum

Cheng Ho Museum is a great place to learn about the history of Chinese explorer Zheng He. The museum is located in Malacca’s Chinatown, and it’s a great place to see some of the city’s historical landmarks.

You can learn more about Ming Dynasty, check out for many relicts presented in museum, attend puppet show and dive into the atmosphere of Chinese culture.

Also, there is a gift shop on the territory of the museum, where you can buy famous Chinese tea.

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15. Go on a Jungle Safari at Malacca Zoo and Night Safari

Ayer Keroh Safari Park is a great place to see some of Malaysia’s wildlife. You’ll get to see a variety of animals, and you might even be able to spot some rare species.

Melaka Zoo

Overall, Malacca is a great honeymoon destination for couples who want to experience a mix of history, culture, and relaxation. There are a variety of things to see and do in the city, and you’re sure to find something that you both enjoy.

Whether you’re interested in exploring the city’s museums or simply relaxing on the beach, Malacca has something for everyone.

Planning to visit Kuala Lumpur during your honeymoon? Then be sure to check our things to do guide in Kuala Lumpur to have perfect honeymoon.

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