Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Taman Negara

Taman Negara National Park was established in Malaysia in 1938/1939 as the King George V National Park. It was renamed to Taman Negara after Independence, which literally means “national park” in Malay. The total area of Taman Negara is 4,343 km².

Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Mohsin Chalet & Cayaku Restaurant

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

Perhentian Island Resort

resort on the big island with its own beach

Watercolours Paradise Resort

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

The Reef Chalets

chalets on the big island, next to Coral View

Coral View Island Resort

Resort on the big island strategically located between 2 beaches

Fatimah Chalets

Chalets on Coral Bay, Pulau Perhentian Kecil

Maya Guesthouse

chalets on Coral Bay, Pulau Perhentian Kecil with very good value

Senja Bay Resort

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

Butterfly Chalets

basic chalets on Coral Bay, Pulau Perhentian Kecil with magnificent views

Bubu Resort

hotel-style resort on Long Beach, Perhentian Island Kecil

Synfony Village

basic chalets on Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil

Panorama Chalets and Restaurant

Chalets on Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil with a good restaurant and a dive shop

Moonlight Chalets

Chalets and Restaurant on Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecial

Chempaka Chalets

Chalets on Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil

Rock Garden Village

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

Lemongrass Chalets & Restaurant

Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Chalets at the southern edge of the Beach

Hotels in Perhentian Islands

Bubu Resort

hotel-style resort on Long Beach, Perhentian Island Kecil

Fatimah Chalets

Chalets on Coral Bay, Pulau Perhentian 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.