"The Perhentians" Pulau Perhentian Besar by paradisedreamer
Pulau Perhentian Besar Travel Guide: 218 reviews and 540 photos
We flew into Kota Bharu from KL. In order to get to the Perhentian islands, you can take a taxi from the airport which is about the same price as the bus but more convenient. The journey will take about 2 hours from Kota Bharu to Kota Besut.
Perhentian actually has 2 occupied islands, the big one (Perhentian Besar) and the small one (Perhentian Kecil). We did not know what Besar and Kecil meant so we argued for about half an hour with the boatman to take us to Besar island and he kept saying ‘yes the big one’ and we replied ‘no, Besar island’ answered with ‘big Island?’ and so it went on until we said ‘whatever, take us wherever you want’. It was only when we went to Mcdonalds (terrible I know) and saw they had Besar or Kecil fries – did we feel like fools or what?
Unfortunately we went at the wrong time of year and it rained the whole time we were there. I didn’t mind since I had a book to read and was quite happy to kick back but my husband was bored stiff never mind the fact that the Perhentians are in one of Malaysia’s most strongly Muslim states, little or no alcohol available anywhere on the islands. We left after a few days and moved on to Penang which had sunshine galore.
paradisedreamer's Related Pages
Pulau Perhentian Besar Travel Guide
Member Travel Pages
- "It's HEAVEN!"
- "PULAU PERHENTIAN BESAR - EAST COAST OF MALAYSIA"
- "Béseme en Besar"
- "Jennifer's search for Solitude"
- "Tropical Paradise discovered"
- "A Place to Get Away"
- "Pulau Perhentian Besar"
- See All...
- Things to Do in Pulau Perhentian Besar
- Hotels in Pulau Perhentian Besar
- Transportation in Pulau Perhentian Besar
- Nightlife in Pulau Perhentian Besar
- Restaurants in Pulau Perhentian Besar
- Shopping in Pulau Perhentian Besar
- Warnings and Dangers in Pulau Perhentian Besar
- See All...
Badges & Stats in Pulau Perhentian Besar
- 1 Reviews
- 2 Photos
- 0 Forum posts
- 0 Comments
- See All Stats
- See All Badges (28)
Have you been to Pulau Perhentian Besar?Share Your Travels
Latest Activity in Pulau Perhentian Besar
Photos in Pulau Perhentian BesarSee All Photos (2)
Top 10 Pages
- Top 5 Page for this destination Cape Town Intro, 92 reviews, 117 photos, 5 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Province of the Western Cape Intro, 48 reviews, 78 photos, 2 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Granada Intro, 48 reviews, 69 photos, 4 travelogues
- London Intro, 46 reviews, 60 photos, 4 travelogues
- Cairo Intro, 36 reviews, 60 photos, 4 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Caye Caulker Intro, 38 reviews, 51 photos, 2 travelogues
- Luxor Intro, 31 reviews, 55 photos, 3 travelogues
- Bali Intro, 30 reviews, 32 photos
- Montagu Intro, 24 reviews, 35 photos, 1 travelogue
- Top 5 Page for this destination Lombok Intro, 24 reviews, 34 photos, 1 travelogue