Faces of
Malaysia
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.

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.

Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Coral Bay (Teluk Aur)

address: West Coast, Pulau Perhentian Kecil
perhentian-islands-coral-bay-3.jpg, beach on the small Island, more relaxed and quite with excellent snorkel and dive spots and great sun sets
Coral Bay view
beach on the small Island, more relaxed and quite with excellent snorkel and dive spots and great sun sets
  • Coral Bay is located  on the western side (sunset) of the Pulau Perhentian Kecil (the small island)
  • it is located just opposite Long Beach, which can be reached by foot (15min jungle trek to the other side of the island)

location Coral Bay
location of Coral Bay on the small island

 

Accommodations in Coral Bay (Teluk Aur)

Quiver Dive Team Perhentian Dorm

Coral Bay, Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Perhentian Islands

Hostel

Ombak Resort Perhentian Island

Coral Bay, Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Perhentian Islands

Resort

Orang Hutan Camping

a camp in the jungle

Hostel


Related Places

Long Beach (Pasir Panjang)

Most popular beach on the small Island for backpackers with many chalets and restaurants, snorkel spots right at the beach

Hotels in Perhentian Islands

Lemongrass Chalets & Restaurant

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

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 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.

Attractions

Rose Centre, Cameron Highlands

extensive flower garden in a beautiful setting offering good views

Kuala Tahan, Taman Negara

Kuala Tahan is the small village just opposite the entrance to Taman Negara NP at the other side of Sungai Tembeling river. All accommodations are located here.