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.

Tioman

Largest island of Malaysias east coast. It’s located 32km off the coast and is some 20km long and 12km wide and the highest peak is Gunung Kajang with 1038m. In the 70ies TIME magazine selected Tioman as one the world’s most beautiful islands but lost some flair in recent years due to do development. The island has eight main villages, many beaches and is densely forested and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a scuba diving haven.

Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Pulau Perhentian Besar

Pulau-Perhentian-Besar-Big-Island.jpg, 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.
Coral view beach
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.
  • the "besar" in Pulau Perhentian Besar means "big" in Malay


dive and snorkel spots
dive and snorkel spots around the Pulau Perhentian Besar

 

Accommodations in Pulau Perhentian Besar

Perhentian Island Resort

only resort on a beautiful beach on the big island

Resort

The Barat Perhentian

Budget Resort on the big island

Resort, Bungalows

New Cocohut Chalet

resort on Coral View Beach

Resort

D’RAII Chalet

Tuna Bay, Perhentian Island Besar

Budget Resort

Suhaila Palace

Tuna Bay, Perhentian Island Besar

Budget Resort

Tuna Bay Island Resort

Tuna Bay, Perhentian Island Besar

Resort

Flora Bay 2

Flora Bay, Pulau Perhentian Besar

Budget Resort

Jurukir Dive Resort

Flora Bay, Pulau Perhentian Besar

Budget Resort

Flora Bay 1

Flora Bay, Pulau Perhentian Besar

Budget Resort

Samudra Beach Chalet

Flora Bay, Pulau Perhentian Besar

Resort


Hotels in Perhentian Islands

Lemongrass Chalets & Restaurant

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

Mohsin Chalet & Cayaku Restaurant

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

Attractions

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.

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

Attractions

Kek Lok Si (Buddhist) Temple, Penang

Largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. Construction started in 1893 and took over 20 years to complete but new sections keep being added

Clan Jetties, Penang

Traditional Chinese settlements built on stilts at shore of Weld Quay