"Perhentian Island Heaven" Pulau Perhentian Kecil by sweetie_inc

Pulau Perhentian Kecil Travel Guide: 234 reviews and 505 photos

One of the Beautifool Malaysian Island...

Pulau Perhentian is located in the South China Sea 25 km from the coast of Kuala Besut. It consists of two islands, Pulau Perhentian Besar and Pulau Perhentian Kecil and both islands are surrounded by beautiful palm-fringed sandy beaches andcrystal-clear turquoise-blue sea.

All manner of aquatic life is visible both near and far from the beach such as turtles, sharks, coral and thousands of tropical fish. The interior is covered by jungle with a wide variety of species. You can watch monitor lizards, monkeys, flying squirrels, butterflies and many other types - sometimes right in front of your chalet. There are no roads and not many paths, so the islands are mainly peaceful and untouched - so far.

I stayed in Pulau Perhentian Besar...

Perhentian Besar is the bigger one of the two islands (Besar means big in Malay, kecil means small). The accommodation is distributed over three very nice beaches. The Teluk Pauh in the north in front of the Perhentian Island Resort, the main beach with most of the resorts at the west coast and Teluk Dalam on the island's south-east coast.

The main beach of the island starts at the resort's western side and stretches over 1 km only interrupted by some rocky headlands. The beach has fine sand with scattered coral pieces and is bordered by many coconut palms.

Snorkelling is a must!

Popular snorkeling spots on Besar include Teluk Pauh, Shark Point and Tanjung Basi. The best place to see sharks (black tip) is in front of an extremely small "beach", only accessible by boat, between Shark Point and the Teluk Dalam large beach. They are usually seen cruising the bottom of the reef.

For turtles, best place is the middle of the beach in front of Perhentian Island Resort, where the sandy bottom is covered with algae.

All resorts rent out snorkeling gear and arrange snorkeling tours around the islands. You can get some cheaper equipment from some local restaurant.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A very Laid back place..
  • Cons:Very touristic..
  • In a nutshell:Pure relaxation...
  • Last visit to Pulau Perhentian Kecil: Apr 2007
  • Intro Updated Jun 15, 2007
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  • hash09's Profile Photo
    May 13, 2007 at 7:26 PM

    you got really nice picture of the coral... im so jelous i cant swim.. hehehe


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