Perhentian Island

A dream come true for sun-seekers, Pulau Perhentian Besar and Kecil offer amazing views of sparkling white sands and clear blue waters. the excellent visibility makes these island a firm favourite among divers and snorkellers.

Visitors have a choice of staying at Perhentian Besar (the larger island) or Perhentian Kecil (the smaller one). A 10-minute boat ride is all it takes to get from one island to the other.

While Perhentian Kecil has a lively, upbeat atmosphere with plenty of chalets and chic beach cafes, its neighbour has a quieter ambience with comparatively larger resorts and restaurants.

Access to the islands is via a 45-minute boat ride from kuala Besut Jetty on the mainland.

Must do:

  • try island-hopping
  • go diving at tokong laut to see bamboo sharks
  • go on a banana boat ride or try canoeing
  • enjoy the sun and sea breeze
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