Faces of
Malaysia
Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands is a highland region located about 20 km east of Ipoh and about 150 km north of Kuala Lumpur in Pahang, Malaysia. At 5,000 ft (1,500 m) above sea level it is the highest area on the mainland, and enjoys a cool climate, with temperatures no higher than 25C and rarely falling below 12C year round. The area is popular for it’s tea plantations and jungle walks.

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.

Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Maya Guesthouse

address: Maya Guesthouse, Coral Bay (Teluk Aur), Pulau Perhentian Kecil (small island), Terengganu, Malaysia
chalets on Coral Bay, Pulau Perhentian Kecil with very good value

Maya Guesthouse contact information

phone: Reception :+6 09 6911 734 - Tel Mobile :+6 019 970 4426
website

Maya Guesthouse prices / booking

Price Range

Hotels in Perhentian Islands

Watercolours Paradise Resort

affordable chalets on the big island (Pulau Perhentian Besar) with a dive centre

Rock Garden Village

Chalets on the most southern edge of Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil. One of the cheapest option on the Perhentians.

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.