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Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie 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 two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

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Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Watercolours Paradise Resort

address: Watercolours Paradies Resort, Seberang Genting, Lot 136, Pulau Perhentian Besar, 22300 Kuala Besut, Terengganu, Malaysia
Postal Address: Watercolours Resorts and Dive Centre, Sek 4, No. 135, Jalan Kebun Sultan, 15350 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
Reservations & Enquiries tel: +60 9 6911 850 / +60 13 9525 182
Paradise Resort & Dive Centre tel: +60 9 6911 852 / +60 19 9811 852
Impiani Resort (small island): +60 9 6911 850 / +60 19 9113 852
affordable chalets on the big island (Pulau Perhentian Besar) with a dive centre
phone: +609 6911 852 / +6019 9811852
website: click here


RM60 - RM130

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Hotels in in Perhentian Islands
HOSTELS
in Perhentian Islands
Rock Garden Village
Chalets on the most southern edge of Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil. One of the cheapest option on the Perhentians.
Mohsin Chalet & Cayaku Restaurant
Chalets and Restaurant on Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil with the best views over the beach.
Things to do & see
Pulau Perhentian Kecil
The small (=kecil) island. With plenty of low-priced accommodation the island is a backpackers favorite and can get quite crowded at peak season on Long Beach. ... more
Coral Bay (Teluk Aur)
Smaller Beach on the small Island, more relaxed and quite with excellent snorkel and dive spots and great sun sets ... more