Pulau Perhentian Besar Favorites

  • Favorites
    by tanglc
  • Favorites
    by gdubyas
  • breakfast
    breakfast
    by dragontml

Best Rated Favorites in Pulau Perhentian Besar

  • bkoon's Profile Photo

    Best Time to Visit

    by bkoon Updated Jun 14, 2004

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Blue Sky, Turquoise Sea

    Favorite thing: The best time is between March - October and you may get some advice regarding the weather condition before you go. Try to avoid school (Malaysia and Singapore) and public holiday as it is difficult to book and surchages will be imposed in most resorts.

    Was this review helpful?

  • dabuwan's Profile Photo

    Good snorkelling

    by dabuwan Written Feb 26, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Me, snorkelling

    Favorite thing: You can do some very good snorkelling in Perhentian Besar. The coral reef is not far from the beach but for the best locations you can better charter a boat .
    The water is very clear and there is very good visibility (up to 40 mt). I had a small disposable waterproof camera with me and I tried to make some underwater pictures.

    Related to:
    • Diving and Snorkeling

    Was this review helpful?

  • TexasDave's Profile Photo

    Local Fauna

    by TexasDave Written Aug 11, 2006

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: Nothing to worry about, but you might cross paths with a monitor lizard. There are a few on the island that measure over a meter and a half, but they are much more scared of you than you are of them. So just stand still for a few minutes, observe, and enjoy.

    We also observed a local variety of squirrel clinging to a bunch of ripe bananas and helping himself to a meal. Unfortunately when I adjusted the photo for posting here it is too dark and doesn't look like anything.

    Related to:
    • Jungle and Rain Forest
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • sakatsu's Profile Photo

    on the way to perhentian

    by sakatsu Written May 7, 2009

    Favorite thing: Where are you starting journey? KL to Kota Baru is a long train journey. YOu might want to consider a stop over like Penang where there are many photographic opportunities (culture, food, people, architecture) before crossing to the east side. Kota Baru has amazing food & culture. Many traditional practises still alive here. Then head over to Kuala besut jetty. Best perhentian resorts are probably full already for june which is start of peak season. Perhentian Island Resort has mixed reviews. one of the better ones is tuna bay.

    Was this review helpful?

  • azmilsyahmi's Profile Photo

    Monsoon Season in the East Coast of Malaysia

    by azmilsyahmi Written Jul 2, 2010

    Favorite thing: In october to Feb, normally its Monsun on the East Coast of Malaysia that is the states of Terenganu and Kelantan. So snorkeling its out of the question. Just make sure on your room bookings at the hotels on the islands as I have heard that most hotels are closed during the Monsoon Season.

    Related to:
    • Water Sports
    • Beaches
    • National/State Park

    Was this review helpful?

  • TonyBagnall's Profile Photo

    BYO Perhentian Island Sunset

    by TonyBagnall Updated Jun 1, 2006

    Favorite thing: Scrummy cocktail

    Fondest memory: If you like a drink or two the cheapest thing to do is to bring a bottle of duty-free vodka. We got a bottle of mandarin flavoured vodka from the airport and mixed it with fruit juice. We got fresh mango, banana and watermelon juices from the nearest beach cafe, took these back to our hut and mixed our own cocktail which we christened the "Perhentian Island Sunset". We enjoyed one or two of these each evening on our porch watching the sun go down. Bliss!

    Related to:
    • Beaches
    • Food and Dining
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • dabuwan's Profile Photo

    Wonderful beach

    by dabuwan Written Feb 26, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Beach scene

    Favorite thing: There are wonderful beaches on Perhentian Besar: white sand, crystal clear water, palm trees.
    When I visited there were no facilities at all and it was a real paradise.

    Related to:
    • Beaches

    Was this review helpful?

  • Great Island Experience

    by gdubyas Written May 25, 2004

    Favorite thing: Unbelievable beauty. Great snorkelling. Very peaceful beaches. Great sunsets @ Coral Beach. Nice accomodations @ Paradise Resort on Besar.

    Fondest memory: The clownfish.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Best Time to Visit

    by tanglc Written Jul 8, 2004

    Favorite thing: Between Feb & August. Peak is during the school/Public holidays

    Monsoon season: Nov & early Jan

    Fondest memory: Everything.... esp the beautiful sunsets!

    Related to:
    • Beaches
    • Diving and Snorkeling

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Pulau Perhentian Besar

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

68 travelers online now

Comments

Pulau Perhentian Besar Favorites

Reviews and photos of Pulau Perhentian Besar favorites posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Pulau Perhentian Besar sightseeing.

View all Pulau Perhentian Besar hotels