Introduction to Perhentian Islands, Malaysia
The Perhentian Islands comprises of two separate islands, namely Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Smaller Perhentian Island, and Pulau Perhentian Besar, Greater Perhentian Island.
Apart from the permanent residents who inhabit the small fishing village on Perhentian Kecil, the Perhentian Islands remains pristine and relatively removed from the outside world. There are no roads on the islands, and the main mode of transport to get around the islands is by water taxies. There are accommodations on both islands ranging from simple beach chalets to 3-star and 4-star resorts.
The main attraction on the islands is the amazing marine life and beaches. The islands are perfect for relaxing on the beach, snorkelling, and diving.
There are trails available on the island for trekking. The islands are covered by dense rainforests and there are monitor lizards, monkeys, fruit bats and some species of birds.
Most visitors will stay for 4 to 7 nights. The season is from March until October. During the rainy season, November to February the islands will be closed for tourists.
There is a 45-minute boat transfer to and from Kuala Besut Jetty and the Perhentian Islands. The nearest airport to Kuala Besut is Kota Bahru which is a 1-hour land transfer away.
- Bubu Villa
- Bubu Beach Resort
- Tuna Bay Island Resort
- Alunan Resort
- Perhentian Island Resort
- Mimpi Resort