Perhentian Island

Perhentian Islands have all the sunshine, sea breeze, fine sandy beaches, crystal clear water, and beautiful coral reef which everyone craves to see. It’s certainly a tropical paradise for both foreigners and locals alike. You can get everything in order easily as transportation is pretty flexible at all times; meals, accommodations and island activities can be arranged in advance according to preferences.

Access
Situated in the Northeast of Peninsular Malaysia, the islands are easily accessible via the States of Kelantan and Terrenganu. Travelling to the islands via Besut Jetty is rather hassle free. It takes only 45 minutes to reach the islands with speed boat.

Recommend
Island hopping to Redang and Lang Tengah can be an ad-hoc part of your itinerary. Perhentian Islands are made up of 2 main islands. Whether it’s a backpacker's inn or luxury secluded resort, you can find the well-established lodging facilities on 2 of the main islands. Also, there are plenty of dive sites to accommodate divers of all level. Untouched islets with flour like sand and pristine corals are also among the major highlights here. This place is highly popular among travellers around the world. Hence, come over, gather about, and meet new people!

Perhentian Besar Island

Want to catch a glimpse of turtle hatchlings but think the Turtle Corridor located by the coast of Borneo is a tad too much effort? Consider this your next best alternative.

Access
As this piece of turtle sanctuary is easily accessible from Kuala Besut Jetty and the nearby, Lang Tengah, and Redang Island, making your way to this spot is absolute hiccup free.

Recommend
Expect similar island settings, this sanctuary here is as scenic as the Perhentian Kecil Island. May to September will be the best time to visit. However, patience is virtue here. Adopting the pace of nature is the key to successful sightings here.

Season
Gentle reminder, no visit when the monsoon hits!

Perhentian Kecil Island

So you think you have found your party paradise on the long beach of Redang Island? Look around again. Consider this your next best option. Daytime water activities and the nightlife here is just as good, if not better at times. As it can get pretty crowded over Redang Island, look elsewhere and you’ll notice this island won’t disappoint. Partying scene aside, the island’s scenic landscape doesn’t differ much from the Perhentian Besar Island.

Access
Catch a boat from Kuala Besut Jetty and you’re all set! If you’re coming over from nearby, Lang Tengah or Redang, no problems too! Island hopping is nothing new here.

Season
One thing is certain, party’s off during monsoon.