Pulau Perhentian Besar Travel Guide
Pulau Perhentian Besar
Nudibranch or sea slug
wonderful underwater world, amazing locals, great to get away from reality...
In a nutshell
Go! Go! Go! Highly Recommended!
Scuba Diving @ Teluk Dalam-Perhentian Besar Island
This dive site cosist of a jumble of rocks going down to sand. The deeper rocks support many black corals and these in turn support many wing oysters. On the sand, you can find many sea anemones, sea cucumbers, sea urchins, sea stars or starfish, nudibranchs and shells, plus...
Scuba Diving @ Tiger Rock, Perhentian Besar Island
Terumbu Tiga or Tiger Rocks is a dive site that should not be missed and is claimed to be the best off the Perhentian islands - three large boulders jutting out of the sea mark the entry point to the site.The shallow rocks are carpeted with leathery soft corals and purple...
Scuba Diving @ Tokong Laut-Perhentian Kecil Island
A jumble of large boulders going down to sand. In the rocks are caves and tunnels you can swim through. The upper rocks are liberally carpeted with leathery soft corals and small Dendronephthya soft tree corals; the deeper ones are covered in black corals, gorgonian sea...
Scuba diving around Perhentian islands
It is a must if you are a certified diver. If you are not, do try the discover scuba diving or get yourself certify there or before the trip. I will highly recommended you to try diving at Tokong Laut (dive site number 18). You will get to see many nurse sharks, moray eels,...
Soft White Sand Beneath the Water
When I first reached there, although it was nothing much it was somehow very appealing. The sand in the crystal clear water is just so soft and nice. And the aura, pristine.The tour operators refer to the island as Peter Styvesant Island, refering to their travel adverts...
Where you're Free to be Lazy
Bring a book, or a dream, your favourite pen, your handphone, or a memory/memories, .... if you ain't going out to sea or out for a light jungle trek to the otherside of the island, ... there's just basically nothing much to do.
Coral View Island Resort
5 Reviews and 140 Opinions Coral view Island resort is located in north east of Perhentian Besar and is among the big resorts...
Watercolors restaurant: Be patient at Watercolors restaurant
We ordered for dinner items like Seafood fried rice, fish & chips, Pizza. We waited and waited and waited and finally lost all our patience. The children were getting impatient, but there is nothing much we could do. It takes a long time for them to serve food, specially...
New Cocohut restaurant: Right by the waters edge
The restaurant at New Cocohut resort, close to Tuna Bay, is located partly over water, and when it gets dark only candles light the tables. It is maybe even a bit too dark, but that kind of creates the excitement factor that one can’t actually see properly what one is...
lazing at the beach at night: Quiet night life at Perhentian Besar
We just sat in front of the beach and were gossipping till late night. Kids were dancing and singing at the beach. Other than our group, there was nobody else at the beach. But it was a moonlit night and enjoyed the cool breeze and the pleasant sound of the sea waves. It was...
By boat to Perhentian
You should first decide to witch resort you want to go, the boat brings you for the same price to every beach, but if the place doesn´t have a jetty you get a free transfer if you stay).In Kuala Besut you can buy only (open) retourn tickets, in case of bad weather the slow...
Bus from KL to Kuala Besut (Perhentian island)
I'm not sure if there're buses going to Perhentian islands from Cameron highlands. From KL, one can fly or take a bus to Kuala Besut, then a boat to Pulau Perhentian.By Road (Taxi/Express Bus):Distance by road from Kuala Lumpur - via Cameron Higlands - Kuala Besut: Follow...
Beach to beach by boat
Even though there are some trails around the island, the easiest way to go from beach to beach or island to island is by boat. Most resort and chalet owners can arrange for a boat and driver. From island to island, the trip costs from MYR 10 per boat and from one beach to...
Speed boats to Perhentian islands from Kuala Besut
Speed boats cost from MYR 60 (return), approximately 30 minutes from Kuala Besut jetty to Perhentian island and they run several times a day from 0830 to 1730 hrs. You can expect delays or cancellations if the weather is bad or if there aren't enough passengers. The boats...
Slow boats to Perhentian islands from Kuala Besut
Slow boats cost from MYR 40 (return), approximately 90 minutes from Kuala Besut jetty to Perhentian island and they run several times a day from 0830 to 1730 hrs. You can expect delays or cancellations if the weather is bad or if there aren't enough passengers. The boats...
Stings / scratches by sea urchins or hard corals
Many of us who scuba dive will think that it is troublesome and hot to wear a full wetsuit. Therefore, we usually choose a shortie instead because it is easier to wear and not so hot but you will not be protected from the hard corals.The dive centre that I dived with does...
I would strongly urge the visitors to carry tubes of sun screen/sun block lotions, as the tropical sun is very strong during the morning and afternoon time. Apply the lotion several times during the snorkeling/swimming sessions. My wife and daughters had sunburns in spite of...
Scuba diving around Perhentian islands
The world is made up of 75 percent water and only 25 percent land. You get to see the world on land everyday but how often do you really get to see the other parts of the world underneath?There is a whole new world awaiting to be dicovered and explored. You will not regret...
Scuba Diving allows you to explore the marine life. It is incredibly exciting to see the marine life in Perhentian. There are many dive sites and my favourite being the Tokon Laut Site. It is 25 minutes boat-ride away from Perhentian Besar.I strongly recommend the Sea Horse...
Monsoon Season in the East Coast of Malaysia
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...
on the way to perhentian
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 &...
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