"Perhentian Island" Pulau Perhentian Besar by juliewong

Pulau Perhentian Besar Travel Guide: 217 reviews and 530 photos

Just the place for those who like lazing around and take long walks by the beach without having the feeling of being on a overcrowded beach. For maximum solidatory, do not attempt to visit during the holiday season(s).

The emerald coloured water alone fits well into this scenery which i call our "little haven".

Map of Perhentian

Perhentian consists of 2 main islands; Perhentian Kecil ("Small Perhentian") and Perhentian Besar ("Big Perhentian"). The place where we had our rendezvous trip is located at Teluk Dalam (south of the island which is on the right side -refer picture)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Laidback
  • Cons:Monsoon season from Oct - Feb
  • Last visit to Pulau Perhentian Besar: May 2005
  • Intro Updated Dec 23, 2007
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  • GenuinelyCurious's Profile Photo
    Jul 16, 2008 at 3:35 AM

    I've always wanted to go to perhentians. Thanks for the tip about the vis and the timing of the monsoon

  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2007 at 10:19 AM

    appreciate your visit, one day, must do a round the world ;-)))

  • Mara_2's Profile Photo
    Jul 24, 2007 at 1:05 AM

    Hi Julie! For my next trip I'm considering Pulau Perhentuan Besar and I read your travelogue with pleasure! Nice photos also! Thank for sharing!

  • solopes's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2007 at 3:14 AM

    Thanks Julie for your encouraging words. You're the 2nd person to attract my attention to Malaysia. Why don't you write more about your country? I promise you an attempt reader

  • dragontml's Profile Photo
    Apr 5, 2007 at 6:38 PM

    beautiful island and it sure is a good place for a short getaway ! :D

  • Wild_Orchid's Profile Photo
    Apr 3, 2007 at 8:24 PM

    looks lovely-secluded & peaceful...thanks for sharing!

  • kelnsha's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2006 at 9:16 PM

    Great dives there? - cheers from fellow Singapore diver, Kelvin

  • cooltrudy's Profile Photo
    Sep 24, 2006 at 1:56 AM

    GREAT PIC...AND GREAT ISLAND ! YOU ARE LUCKY TO LIVE IN MALAYSIA ! PS THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENT IN MY SIPADAN PAGE !

  • bpacker's Profile Photo
    Sep 4, 2005 at 8:54 PM

    Amazing pictures! This looks like a diver's paradise. You must be a diver to take those fatastic pictures!

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