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Vacation rentals in Merlimau

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Popular amenities for Merlimau vacation rentals

Stay near Merlimau's top sights

Ikan Bakar Parameswara23 locals recommend
Pulau Besar Museum6 locals recommend
No4.Medan Ikan Bakar Pernu-umbai5 locals recommend
KFC4 locals recommend
Ikan Bakar Anjung Batu Encik Yusof4 locals recommend
Yok Mampir Cafe & Catering3 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Merlimau

  • Total rentals

    50 properties

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $10 before taxes and fees

  • Total number of reviews

    220 reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    40 properties are a good fit for families

  • Rentals with a pool

    10 properties have a pool

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    10 properties have a dedicated workspace

Your guide to Merlimau

All About Merlimau

Located on the coast of the Malacca Strait, the Malaysian fishing town of Merlimau is where dense rainforest meets the ocean. Modern villas and a rocky sea wall line a good portion of the shore, while palm and banana trees sway in the breeze. The area is home to a diverse mix of Muslim, Hindu, and Christian influences, which come together to offer a unique cultural fusion. If you follow Merimau’s main road, you’ll find plenty of restaurants specializing in Malay-Chinese fusion as well as a wide range of food markets with vendors selling everything from Halal burgers to spicy fish stew.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Merlimau

Merlimau experiences a tropical rainforest climate, which means rain is likely no matter the season or month. Be sure to pack an umbrella and an extra layer, especially in November when rainfall is at its peak. From April to July, the temperature and humidity spikes, so stay hydrated and plan your time outdoors accordingly. Monsoon season in this area of the country stretches from late May through September, when you’re more likely to encounter high winds and choppy waters. If you’re planning on spending a lot of time on the beach, then the driest months are January and February.


Top things to do in Merlimau

Pantai Siring

South of the city, you’ll find a number of beachfront parks with paved pedestrian pathways, picnic areas, and public restrooms. The most popular is Pantai Siring, which is about halfway between Merlimau and Malacca. There’s a large adjacent parking lot here, which makes this beach easy to access. If you’re planning on swimming, pay attention to the current and know that jellyfish can be common in the strait.

Demang Abdul Ghani Gallery

This museum is housed in a traditional Malay home with intricate painted tile, hand-carved wooden features, and a pitched red roof. Inside, you’ll find beaded period clothing, gold jewelry, ceramics, silk textiles, and decorative furniture covered in gold leaf. Informational plaques provide details about ancient Malay history and culture in the area, and you can also walk around the small garden outside.

Pulau Besar

Take a ferry from the nearby towns of Pernu or Umba to the island of Pulau Besar. Here you’ll find white-sand beaches that are great for sunbathing, as well as shallow, clear water with coral reefs that make for excellent snorkeling. Check out the island’s historical sites, including Islamic tombs from the 16th century. You’ll also find a small museum and a couple of beachside restaurants, where you can enjoy a cool drink at an outdoor picnic table.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does it cost to stay in house rentals in Merlimau?

    Experience the best of Merlimau with our house rentals, starting at about $20 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Do house rentals in Merlimau have wireless internet?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 house rentals with wireless internet in Merlimau. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there family-friendly vacation rentals in Merlimau?

    Merlimau has more than 40 family-friendly stays. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • Do house rentals in Merlimau have air conditioning?

    Absolutely! We offer over 40 house rentals with air conditioning in Merlimau. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there Merlimau vacation rentals on Airbnb with pools?

    Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 10 vacation homes with pools in Merlimau, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

  • What are the most popular amenities for House Rentals in Merlimau?

    Enhance your stay in our House Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 10 homes with wireless internet, over 40 homes with air conditioning, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

Destinations to explore

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  2. Malaysia
  3. Malacca Region
  4. Merlimau