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Perhentian Island

Located at the north-eastern coast of Peninsular Malaysia. About 21 km off shores the remote town of Kuala Besut. There are two lovely unspoiled island lie amidst exquisitely clear waters. Pulau Perhentian Kecil (Small Perhentian) and Perhentian Besar (Big Perhentian) comprise the Perhentian Island, aptly named after "henti"(stop) as fishermen from mainland Kelantan and Terengganu have, for centuries, stopped over at the island for a rest or to shelter during a major storm. A rocky virgin jungle provides hour of adventures for trekkers who may chance upon flying fox, long-tailed macaques and monitor lizards, while the underneath marine life shows off a splendid garden of coral.

Boat transfer to Perhentian Island

To our value tourist, on 1st March 2008 we want to announce that new price for the Boat Transfer from Kuala Besut – Pulau Perhentian – Kuala Besut only like below.

Previous Price (2007) RM60.00/person

Current Price (2008) RM70.00/person

The amendment for the rates caused boat transfer have to responsibility for increasing tax and boat parking cost and permitted only 10 – 12 passenger per boat, which based on the terms and conditions by Malaysian Maritime Agency, East Cost Region.

To know before come to Perhentian island

* Bring plenty of cash before to Kuala Besut and Perhentian Island, there are no bank on Kuala Besut and Perhentian Island. But some of the resort or chalet on Perhentian Island accept credit card or travelers cheques. You can pay by credit card at our sales office (Anjung Holidays) at Kuala Besut jetty. You can change your money with some of the resort or dive shop, but with poor rates.

* The nearest bank (Jerteh town) around 1/2 hour by taxi. RM30.00/car one way .

* In Kelantan & Terengganu state, office are closed on Friday & Saturday . Open on Sunday - Thursday.

* If you come by car, there are many car park available nearby Kuala Besut at RM8.00 - RM10.00 per day.

* While there are some trails around the island, the easiest way to go from beach to beach or island to island is by boat (boat taxi). Most resort/chalet owners can arrange the boat for you.

* From Kota Bharu Bus stand ( north ), you can take bus straight to Kuala Besut. . You have advice to the driver that you want to stop at Kuala Besut Tourist Terminal (Kuala Besut jetty) not other jetty (Tok Bali).

* If you are coming to our office "Anjung Holidays" by taxi, I would like to advice you to insist the taxi driver to send you to our sales office at Kuala Besut, not to other place. Otherwise these taxi's are very fond to send tourist to particular counter (illegal operator).

Many nationalities, including the citizens of most European countries, Australia, Canada, South Africa and the USA, do not require a visa to visit Malaysia. A passport valid for at least six months beyond the date of entry and a return ticket or onward travel arrangements need to be presented upon request at your arrival in Malaysia. These requirements are subject to change. Please check with the embassy or consulate in your home country before departure.

* Marine Park conservation charge RM5.00/adult & RM2.50/child that you have to pay before get The Perhentian Island (compulsory)

* Best Time to come - The monsoon season (November and March). You can expect more rain and rough seas and most resorts are typically closed from end October through end-February. Peak season is between July and August and prices rise accordingly. During off-peak times, rates are negotiable. You may need to book well in advance during peak time and also for public holidays and weekends. Note that most budget resorts do not accept bookings and handle guests on a walk-in basis only

* Currency - The Malaysian currency unit use MYR (malaysian Ringgit) or some use RM (ringgit Malaysia). You can check the currency here - Currency converter

* Electricity - All resorts use their own generators, so some resorts/chalets served 24 hours electricity and some served 12 hours electricity. The connection is 220V, 50 cycles using a plug with three rectangular prongs similar to UK plugs. Adaptors for other plugs can be purchased at airports and some stores elsewhere.

* Visa - Citizens from the following countries are required to have a visa to visit Malaysia : North Korea, Cuba, Vietnam and the People's Republic of China. Nationals other than those stated will receive a visa upon arrival or are allowed to enter Malaysia without a visa for a visit not exceeding one month. However, it is recommended that visa enquiries are made at the Malaysian embassy or Malaysian consulate closest to you, as regulations are subject to change. Also check http://www.imi.gov.my/ for updated information.

How to get to Perhentian Island

From Kota Bharu Town / Airport
Drive to Pasir Puteh > Kuala Besut Jetty
From Kota Bharu Town you can get direct bus (Transnasional) to Kuala Besut, but please tell to the driver that you want to stop at Kuala Besut jetty because some time they will stop you at Tok Bali or some time they drop you at Kuala Besut bridge only. But from Kuala Besut bridge you can walk to the jetty (10 minutes)
From Kota Bharu Airport there are a few counter selling boat services, but make sure that you look for boat and taxi service to Kuala Besut jetty (the main jetty to Perhentian Island). Airport taxi to Kuala Besut jetty at RM78/car/way. By mini van at RM30/person/way and by Limo at RM180/car/way.

From Singapore...
~ Drive to Johor Bharu > Segamat > Kuantan > Kuala Terengganu > Jerteh > Kuala Besut
~ Take bus from Singapore to Jerteh bus stand and get taxi to Kuala Besut jetty
~ Take train to Tanah Merah train station and get taxi to Kuala Besut jetty

From K.Lumpur....
~ Drive through Karak Highway > Raub > Gua Musang > Kuala Krai > Jerteh > K. Besut
~ Drive through Karak Highway > Kuantan > Kuala Terengganu > Jerteh > Kuala Besut
~ Take bus from Hentian Putra bus stand and stop at Kuala besut jetty or Jarteh bus stand
- Mahligai express - +603-40428533
- Mutiara express - +603-40433655
- Transnasional - +603-40438984
~ Train from K.L Sentral to Tanah Merah train station
~ Flight from KLIA or Subang to Kota Bharu airport ( MAS , Firefly or Airasia )

From Penang / Kedah...
~ Drive to Grik > Tanah Merah > Jerteh > Kuala Besut
~ Take bus to Kuala Besut jetty or Jerteh bus stand

Thai Border (Rantau Panjang)
~ Drive through Pasir Mas > Pasir Puteh > Kuala Besut
~ Take bus to Kota Bharu > Pasir Puteh > Kuala Besut
~ Get taxi direct to Kuala Besut jetty

From Taman Negara...
~ Drive through Gua Musang > Kuala Krai > Jerteh > Kuala Besut
~ Take mini van direct to the jetty

From Cameron Highland..
~ Drive through Gua Musang > Kuala Krai > Jerteh > Kuala Besut
~ Take mini van direct to the jetty

From Cerating & Kuantan...
~ Drive to Dungun > Kuala Terengganu > Jerteh > Kuala Besut
~ Get bus to Jerteh and take taxi to Kuala Besut

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