Perhentian Island Terengganu Malaysia
Perhentian Island is situated about 21km off the coast of Terengganu and comprises two islands which is Perhentian Besar Island and Perhentian Kecil Island. It is accessible from Kuala Besut Jetty, a one-and-half-hour drive north of Kuala Terengganu.
Surrounded by tropical rain forest, golden sandy beaches, tall swaying palm trees and warm sapphire blue waters, this exotic tropical island is a must for all nature lovers.
It is also an ideal destination for swimming, wind surfing, deep sea fishing, sailing, boating and canoeing. It also boasts wonderful underwater treasures of naturally formed landscaped coral gardens and magnificent marine lives.
Coral Bay on Perhentian Kecil Island offers marvelous views of the sunset. It is also a perfect paradise for nature lovers as there are paths available for exploration of the virgin tropical jungle. On the northern shore of Perhentian Besar Island lie three coved bays where you can indulge in turtle watching.
The islands of Perhentian Island offers spectacular dive sites. Sightings of dolphins and whale sharks, the largest fish in the world, are quite common in these waters. These harmless creatures of the sea are usually found close to the equator where they enjoy basking in the warm waters and surprisingly take little or no notice of divers.
How To Get There
Perhentian Island can be reached in 20 minutes by speed boat from the jetty in Kuala Besut, which is about 75 minutes away from Kuala Terengganu or from Kuala Terengganu, take a bus or taxi to the jumping-off point of Kuala Besut.
It takes about an hour. From the Fisheries Complex at Kuala Besut, take a boat to Perhentian Island. The boat ride takes about 1 1/2 hours.
Where To Stay
- Arwana Perhentian Resort
- Bubu Long Beach
- Coral Bay Chalet
- Panorama Chalet
- Perhentian Island Resort
- Tuna Bay Island Resort
Top Things To Do in Perhentian Island
For further information about Perhentian Island and what is the best things to do once you are here, please refer to the video provided below from Anthony and Angie who have been there before.
Perhentian Island is a perfect sea shore for a comfortable family get-away in Malaysia. Encompassed by lavish greenery, confronting white sandy sea shores and a warm blue ocean, Perhentian Island is an occasion heaven not to be missed.
Source : Terengganu.tourism.gov.my