"A Place for Winding Down" Top 5 Page for this destination Pulau Perhentian Kecil by dar76

Pulau Perhentian Kecil Travel Guide: 233 reviews and 499 photos

Long Beach - Perhentian Kecil

If you're looking for a relatively affordable place that has a laid-back feel to it and white powdery beach with crystal clear water, then Long Beach - Perhentian Island is definitely a place for you !!

Another thing about Long Beach is that it keeps changing every season. There will always be something different about it every season. So don't be surprised when the next time you come, your favourite restaurant is gone.

A Backpackers Haven

There are no proper resorts or hotels on the beach except for Bubu Long Beach, which is situated at the northern end of the beach.

The rest of the accomodations available are simple wooden chalets with basic amenities.

Room rates are pretty cheap which ranges between RM30 - RM80 per night. The only drawback is that most of these chalets operates on a walk-in basis so you can't make reservations.

Crystal Clear

One of the best features of Long Beach would be the crystal clear water which makes you feel like jumping in the moment you arrived at the beach !!

Another aspect that makes it such a great place for swimming is the lack of corals. The whole stretch of beach and the sea bottom are covered with soft powdery white sand.

You don't need your sandals here !!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros: Crystal clear shallow water and soft sandy beach so you don't have to worry about stepping on sharp corals when you go for a swim!!
  • Cons: Most accommodations are on a walk-in basis so you might end up walking around looking for a room during peak season.
  • In a nutshell: The Perfect Place for Winding Down!!
  • Last visit to Pulau Perhentian Kecil: May 2006
  • Intro Updated May 19, 2006
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  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Jun 23, 2007 at 8:28 PM

    What a paradise like place! Your tips are well-written with lots of information and the photos are great. I truly enjoyed browsing through them. Happy birthday from Finland!

  • hash09's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2007 at 2:03 AM

    hey dar, i am planing on going to perhentian kecil, i got caugh with a clear crystal water picture at long beach... oh my god!! it look beautiful.... cant wait to go there

  • Apr 1, 2007 at 2:49 AM

    I really want to get down to Perhentian, on my list of places to vsiit next time down in Malaysia.

  • idahayat's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2006 at 1:27 AM

    Splendid tips Dar! Loves island too.

  • edachsund's Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2006 at 12:06 AM

    hi Dar, nice tips on Perhentian though. so, basically how much roughly you spent on your budget tour? for 3d2night is it? ;-)

  • Jul 24, 2006 at 2:39 AM

    Hi,how you doin? I see where youre coming from with your love of Perhentian, its a beautiful place. Just wanted to ask if you know the boat departure times from the mainland and from the island (kecil) ? Thankyou Mike

  • RickinDutch's Profile Photo
    Jun 23, 2006 at 6:29 PM

    Wow! What a beautiful spot - that water looks so clear. Nicely done tips. Happy Birthday!

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2006 at 5:40 PM

    great tips!

  • icunme's Profile Photo
    May 13, 2006 at 8:44 AM

    Wow - great water sports photos and tips - glad I found this page. Will return again. Ciao, Carol

  • dragontml's Profile Photo
    May 8, 2006 at 10:09 PM

    hi Dar, now, i cant wait to get to the island ! thanks for sharing.

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