Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands are one of the designated Marine Parks of Malaysia that comprise Pulau Perhentian Besar, Pulau Perhentian Kecil. The beautiful islands boast  tropical vegetation, powdery white beaches and sapphire blue crystalline waters.

Highlights

  • Perhentian Islands offers some of Malaysia's best and most affordable diving experiences
  • There are few uninhabited, secluded beaches scattered around Perhentian Kecil
  • Perhentian Islands have terrific snorkelling sites where juvenile blacktip sharks and sea turtle abound.
  • Perhentian Island Resort has best location on Besar island, fronting a coral-rich bay

A dream come true for sun seekers, Perhentian Besar Island and Perhentian Kecil Island offer amazing views of sparkling white sands and clear blue waters. The excellent visibility makes these islands the most favourite  destination among divers and snorkellers.

The waters around Perhentian Islands offer some of the best dive site in Peninsular Malaysia; fusiliers fish, scorpionfish, rabbitfish and christmas tree worms are among the sights which will leave snorkellers spellbound.

Both Islands are filled with a good choice of budget-friendly accommodation. 
A 10 minute boat ride is all it takes to get from one island to another. While Pulau Perhentian Kecil has a lively, upbeat atmosphere with plenty of chalets and beach bars, its neighbour has a quieter ambiance with comparatively larger resorts and restaurants.

HOW TO GET THERE

Access to the island is via a 45-minute boat ride from Kuala Besut Jetty on the mainland situated about one hour and half’s drive from Kota Bharu airport.

Kota Bharu Airport currently receives flights from Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Kota Kinabalu provided by Malaysia Airlines, Firefly Airlines and AirAsia

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL

Like other islands along the coast of Peninsula Malaysia, Perhentian Islands are exposed to the northeast monsoon every year between November to March. Best times are between April and August. September and October are the low season.

ACCOMMODATION

Bubu Long Beach Villa

BuBu Villa is an exclusive private enclave of smart villa accommodations on Long Beach, Perhentian Island Kecil (Small Island). Pristine and secluded, nestled alongside a stretch of white sandy beach, guest accomodations offer a restful, airy ambiance inspired by local architecture with tropical wood furnishings, high ceilings and roofs thatched with nipah palm leaves.

Inhibit a private villa and experience hospitable local service on one of the most beautiful and romantic island set amidst the South China Sea. The stunning bay is the perfect tropical playground to be explored with your snorkel or for the perfect getaway on the unspoiled secret beaches just minutes away by boat.

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