Faces of
Malaysia
Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Coral View Island Resort

address: Pulau Perhentian Besar (Big Island) - reservation office: Coral View Island Resort, No.89A, Depan Stesen Bas Kuala Besut, 22300 Besut, Terengganu, Malaysia, Tel: 609-6974943 / 276, Fax: +609-6902600, Resort Tel: +609-6911700, Resort Fax: +609-6911701
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Resort on the big island strategically located between 2 beaches

Coral View Island Resort contact information

phone: ++609-6911701
website

Coral View Island Resort prices / booking

from RM100 - RM500

Price Range

Hotels in Perhentian Islands

Senja Bay Resort

Budget Resort on Coral Bay, Pulau Perhentian Kecil with good views

Bubu Resort

hotel-style resort on Long Beach, Perhentian Island Kecil

Attractions

Coral Bay (Teluk Aur), Perhentian Islands

beach on the small Island, more relaxed and quite with excellent snorkel and dive spots and great sun sets

Pulau Perhentian Besar, Perhentian Islands

The slightly bigger island offers more expensive resort style accommodation. For family travellers or those who like it more quiet and have an extra Ringgit to spend.