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.

Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

Pulau Lang Tengah, Malaysia

Batu Kucing, Pulau Lang Tengah

Lookout rock in the south-east of Pulau Lang Tengah with spectacular views

Hotels in Pulau Lang Tengah

Summer Bay Lang Tengah Island Resort

Resort on Pulau Lang Tengah with large swimming pool and bar. Room Rates RM500 - RM1000

D’coconut Lagoon

Resort with own beach and 2 wings. The West wing is more luxurious and has a swimming pool. Room Rates RM200 - RM600

Attractions

Batu Kucing, Pulau Lang Tengah

Lookout rock in the south-east of Pulau Lang Tengah with spectacular views