Diving at Perhentian Island

The Perhentians offer some great diving and excellent snorkeling. In addition to coral and fish, the Perhentians are home to sea turtles and many species of shark — none of them dangerous unless provoked though. Visibility is usually in the 10 meter range (although it will temporarily go down after storms, as well as during the end-of-year monsoon seasons)…

PERHENTIAN KECIL

Perhentian Kecil, off the northeastern coast of Malaysia, is one of the most popular backpacker islands in Southeast Asia. Smaller and slightly rowdier of the two Perhentian Islands, Perhentian Kecil is a place to come for excellent diving, sunbathing, and socializing with other budget travelers. Warm, turquoise water full of marine life splashes onto white sand…

Historical reviews of Perhentian Island

The Perhentian Islands (pronounced Perhen-TEE-AHN, not Perhen-SHEN) lay approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The name Perhentian means “stopping point” in Malay. This is because the islands became a staging point used by traders traveling…

The Perhentian Island

The Perhentian Islands are most visited place in Malaysia. Thousands of travelers come each year from around the world to see a small group of good-looking, coral-fringed islands off the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, close to the Thai border. The Federation of Malaysia situated in Southeast Asia. It is one…

Travel tips – Diving

Diving The coral around the Perhentian Islands is reputedly some of the best on the east coast. If you’re a novice diver you can take an introductory dive, or a complete PADI-course at one of the reliable diving shops (like Turtle Bay Divers or Spice Divers). Eating shark You’ll find shark on the menu at several…

Travel tips

Travel tips Best time to travel Like the rest of the east coast, the best time to visit Perhentian Island is between March – mid October. Most resorts are closed from mid-October due to monsoon season. As these island stays can be booked up months in advance, to avoid disapointment, we advise you to book your trip…

Pulau Perhentian, Terengganu, Malaysia

Pulau Perhentian, meaning ‘stopover island’, is not to be missed. Situated 21km off the coast of Terengganu, it consists of the islands of Pulau Perhentian Besar and Pulau Perhentian Kecil. Covered by unspoilt jungle, windswept palms, powdery white beaches and surrounded by sapphire blue waters, Pulau Perhentian is a sanctuary for fishermen, migratory birds and…

Perhentian Islands Review

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Malay) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (”Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (”Small Perhentian”). Perhentian Island is an ideal place for snorkeling and scuba diving. The islands have been gazetted…

Perhentian Island Guide

The Perhentian Islands are the ideal place to relax and forget about your cares and most people that visit here laze away their days in the sun. However, if you are tired of waiting for coconuts to drop, there are still some things that you can do to keep yourself occupied. These islands have been…