Melaka Travel Guide

Melaka (also spelt Malacca) is one of the nicest places to visit in Malaysia and a must visit for anyone interested in history or visiting UNESCO heritage listed sites.

Melaka has a varied history thanks to its strategic location on the Straits of Melaka.  It developed from a Malay sultanate to periods of Portuguese, Dutch and English colonial rule to finally being part of Malaysia today. It’s UNESCO listed thanks to this history and you can visit what remains of it today.


Melaka has plenty of attractions but it’s also a great place to just wander and be, especially on its pretty riverfront or in its old town.

Melaka is also an easy place to visit thanks to being just a short bus ride from either Kuala Lumpur or Johor Bahru. In fact, it’s possible to day trip here from either Kuala Lumpur or Singapore, but I recommend you stay longer.

This isn’t just because there are plenty of things to do in Melaka but also because there are some great accommodation options for great prices (find them below!).

Below, you will find all our best guides to Melaka in our Melaka blog so you can have the best time possible in this destination.

Melaka Attractions

There are some great places to visit in Melaka. Read more about all the attractions in Melaka below.

Melaka Accommodation

There is a great range of accommodation in Melaka from luxury resorts to cheap hotels. Read our guides below to book your perfect hotel or resort.

Melaka Travel

Melaka’s close proximity to Kuala Lumpur makes it easy to reach from much of peninsular Malaysia. Below are our guides for how to get here from popular destinations.

You can find more information on other destinations in Malaysia across this site.