Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Penang

Penang is the name of an island in the Straits of Malacca, and also of one of the states of Malaysia, located on the north-west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite. The city Georgetown is the 2nd biggest city in Malaysia and traveller′s hub.

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

Coral View Island Resort

Resort on the big island strategically located between 2 beaches

The Reef Chalets

chalets on the big island, next to Coral View

Attractions

Long Beach (Pasir Panjang), Perhentian Islands

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

Juara Bay, Tioman

bay on the east coast of Tioman. Quiet and beautiful spot being the only the place to stay on the eastern side of the island.

Sungei Palas Tea Centre, Cameron Highlands

The tea center by BOH Plantations at the Sungei Palas tea garden is located just above Brinchang. Located on a hilltop, amidst rows of tea bushes and close to Gunung Brinchang, it offers spectacular views from a 20 foot overhanging platform and tours through the tea factory