Travel to Perhentian Islands
Located less than an hour by boat from Malaysia's east coast, the natural beauty of the Perhentian Islands will immediately transport you to another world. The Malay name Perhentian is translated as "place to stop", formerly a place where traders travelling between Malaysia and Bangkok used to pass through.
Travel to Perhentian Islands - Things to do
Travel to Perhentian Islands - Places to visit
The Perhentian Islands are composed of two islands:
Perhentian Kecil and Perhentian Besar. The first one is smaller, but more festive. The second one is bigger but calmer.
The islands remain relatively intact and the only permanent inhabitants live in a small fishing village on Perhentian Kecil. Apart from the paths that cross the jungle, there are no roads on the islands. To get around, you have to walk in the jungle or take a sea taxi. If you walk carefully, you may have the chance to encounter some of the wildlife, such as lizards, fruit bats, squirrels or even the elusive mouse deer. Summary cottages and small moderately luxurious resorts connect the picturesque beaches as well as restaurants, diving centres and boatmen who share their services with hand-painted panels.
Travel to Perhentian Islands - Activities
If you come to the Perhentian Islands, don't expect to visit many museums. The main activity here is to relax on the white sandy beaches. Here you will discover magnificent landscapes, which are only equalled by the seabed. The waters are incredible, don't miss coming to these dream islands.
This is the main activity to do on the Islands. The seabed is full of fish, turtles, harmless sharks and corals, an incredible seascape.
- A walk in the jungle
To reach the different beaches, you have to cross different paths through the jungle.
Travel to Perhentian Islands - Where to eat ?
$: Nia Cafe
Great place to have lunch at unbeatable prices, our canteen of the stay!
Address: Marine Dept, Perhentian Besar, Perhentian Island, Terengganu
$$: The Barat Perhentian Restaurant
A small restaurant on the beach, which offers international dishes such as Malaysian dishes.
Address: Lot 136 GM 19, Kampung Seberang Genting, Kuala Besut, Pulau Perhentian Besar
$$$: Tuna Bay Island Resort
One of the best restaurants on the island! The menu is varied and the staff takes care of itself
Address: 120 Jalan Besar, Kuala Besut 22300
Travel to Perhentian Islands - Where to stay ?
$: Senja Bay Resort
Small rooms equipped with balconies, with a view of the sunset
Address: Coral Bay Pulau Perhentian Kecil, 22300 Perhentian Islands
$$: Tuna Bay Island Resort
The location is great, the bungalows very comfortable and the buffet is varied
Address: Pulau Perhentian Besar, Kuala Besut, 22200 Perhentian Islands
$$$: Perhentian Island Resort
An idyllic setting with waterfront and swimming pool
Address: Resort Office, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Daerah Besut,22200 Kuala Besut