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.

Kuala Terengganu

Kuala Terengganu, KT in short, is located at the east coast of the Peninsula Malaysia and at the mouth of the Sungai Terengganu (or Terengganu River) that empties here into the South China Sea. It is the capital of the state of Terengganu, which forms, together with Kedah and Kelatan, the heartland of Malay culture. KT is a good stop for one or 2 days before moving on along the east coast or towards the National Park / Tasik Kenyir.

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

Watercolours Paradise Resort contact information

phone: +609 6911 852 / +6019 9811852
website

Watercolours Paradise Resort prices / booking

RM60 - RM130

Price Range

Hotels in Perhentian Islands

Synfony Village

basic chalets on Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil

Mohsin Chalet & Cayaku Restaurant

Chalets and Restaurant on Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil with the best views over the beach.

Attractions

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.

Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Perhentian Islands

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.