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One of Malaysia’s TOP 3 Popular Island – Pulau Perhentian

One of Malaysia’s TOP 3 Popular Island – Pulau Perhentian 

Perhentian island being one of the TOP 3 popular island is perfect for your weekend getaway. Being one of the most visited island located at Terengganu coast, the island is famous for soft sand beach and beach side bars.

Perhentian also means “stopping point” is made up of Perhentian Besar (Big Island) and Perhentian Kecil (Small Island).

Map for Perhentian Island (Besar and Kecil Island)
Image Source: Pulau Perhentian Official Website


If you are a family with kids or honeymooners is suggested to go for Besar Island. This island offer different types of resort from standard to luxury for you to choose from. Suits for those looking for more spacious and privacy getaway.


If you are looking for homestay or wanting to limit budget on accomodation just to explore the beauty of the place then Kecil Island is just perfect. Besides, the island also offers variety of restaurants and lively nightlife. Suits those who seeks for happening getaway.


The resorts basically operates from March – October of the year. Peak season will be around June – August and school holidays where most resort are fully booked especially over the weekend. So it is advisable to plan earlier to avoid fully booked or high budget resorts left to book from. If you are hunting for island deals. Be sure to look out for early bird deals as most resorts will offer for around March travelling.


1. Self drive
Driving takes about 6-7 hours from KL city to Kuala Besut jetty. Then take ferry around 45 minutes to Perhentian Island.

2. Domestic Flight
Flight takes about 45 minutes to Kuala Terengganu or Kota Bahru. Upon arrival at airport, take a taxi and proceed to Kuala Besut Jetty. Then take ferry to the Island.

Check out our TWO picks for Perhentian Island

1. Samudra Beach Chalet

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This traditional village concept chalet offers different types of room : standard, seaview and family. This chalet offers a 3D2N packages including snorkeling from just RM3XX only! Besides from snorkeling, this chalet also consists lots of activity to be explore such as island tour, jungle trekking, fishing, scuba diving and many more.

2. Cozy Chalet Perhentian Island

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This cozy chalet offers different type of packages, as they are offering based on different snorkeling point to explore with. There is a full board with Rawa & Susu Dara snorkeling from RM 4XX. Another package will be full board with Redang & Lang Tengah snorkeling from RM 5XX. Best thing of both this snorkeling packages includes snorkeling equipment where most package exclude on this part. This 3 star rating chalet offers different types of room : deluxe, sea view and beachfront chalet to choose from.

Check out our other Island trip for your 2021 getaway!

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