Faces of
Malaysia
Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

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.

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Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Panorama Divers

address: Panorama Chalet, Kg Pulau Perhentian, Kuala Besut, 22300 Terengganu, Malaysia - Email: panoramadiver@hotmail.com
Panorama-Diver-Pulau-Perhentian.jpg, Dive shop at Long Beach on Pulau Perhentian Kecil offering dive courses and snorkel trips. Panorama also has accommodation options and a restaurant.
Dive shop at Long Beach on Pulau Perhentian Kecil offering dive courses and snorkel trips. Panorama also has accommodation options and a restaurant.

Accommodation
Panorama also offers accommodation. For more information on Panorama Chalets click here.


Open Water Course and Room Package
5 Days 4 Nights

  Single Twin
fan room RM1150 RM1050
fan room with shared bathroom RM1010 RM980
a/c room RM1200 RM1100
a/c room with shared bathroom RM1050

RM1000

 

package includes:

  • 4 nights of accommodation
  • all diving equipment
  • free panorama diver t-shirt
  • free internet

for return boat transfer (Kuala Besut - Long Beach - Kuala Besut) add-on RM60 per person.


for more snorkel and dive room package options click here

Links:

Panorama Diver website
facebook page


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Hotels in in Perhentian Islands
HOSTELS
in Perhentian Islands
Butterfly Chalets
basic chalets on Coral Bay, Pulau Perhentian Kecil with magnificent views
Watercolours Paradise Resort
affordable chalets on the big island (Pulau Perhentian Besar) with a dive centre
Things to do & see
Coral Bay (Teluk Aur)
Smaller Beach on the small Island, more relaxed and quite with excellent snorkel and dive spots and great sun sets ... more
Long Beach (Pasir Panjang)
Most popular beach on the small Island for backpackers with many chalets and restaurants, snorkel spots right at the beach ... more
Things to do & see
Rock-climbing at Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur
You can rock climb at 4 spots of the limestone hill that also hosts the famous Batu caves temple. Climing the walls is free of charge unless you want to take courses. ... more

Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera), Penang
Hill system with hill resort (highest point 833m above sea level) about 6km from city centre of Georgetown. Bukit Bendera or Penang Hill is 735m above sea level. ... more