Perhentian Islands, Pulau Perhentian Besar

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Just off the coast of West Malaysia, Perhentian Islands offer access to sandy beaches, azure seas, and dense green jungles providing a home for many wild animals. Ideal for snorkelers, most of the islands' beaches feature shallow waters, frequented by cuttlefish, parrotfish, and rays. Scuba divers can take advantage of various reefs and wrecks, swarming with marine life. If you can bear to drag yourself away from your perfect spot on the sand, the islands' interiors provide jungle trekking, with monitor lizards, giant spiders, and the occasional monkey. Restaurants, bars, and resorts on the two main islands provide dining and entertainment. Take the guesswork out of planning a Pulau Perhentian Besar vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • A summer to remember in year 2022, I did my first scuba diving swimming alongside with beautiful big sea creatures. 
    A summer to remember in year 2022, I did my first scuba diving swimming alongside with beautiful big sea creatures.  more »
  • Another set of beautiful Malaysian islands, no better no worse than many of the others - I find it difficult to pick a favourite - none are perfect, all have been worth visiting. Kecil island, where.....  more
    Another set of beautiful Malaysian islands, no better no worse than many of the others - I find it difficult to pick a favourite - none are perfect, all have been worth visiting. Kecil island, where.....  more »
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  • Please take note, best date to go to Perhentian Island is on Mid of March (10th and later) until End of September .Perhentian Island is CLOSE from October until February because of northeast monsoon winds. Perhentian Island for me is in Top 10 list best & beautiful & must visit island in Malaysia. It takes around 30minutes maybe from Kuala Besut Jetty to Perhentian Island. Don't forget to bring Ice Box Storage 10L or bigger with ice cubes inside with drinks if you are about to do snorkeling, swimming & diving journey to some places with boat captain. Place your Food and Baverages on the boat. You may get hungry and DEHYDRATION because of water activities. Foods and Baverages are quite expensive in Perhentian Island. Bring your own snorkeling goggles for best experience. Boat captain's provided snorkeling goggles, but i think their goggles is little dirty and not be clean up properly. The MOST IMPORTANT thing is WEAR YOUR SAFETY LIFE JACKET CORRECTLY and PROPERLY!! Enjoy your holidays~. #Visit Malaysia , #Cuti-Cuti Malaysia , #Terengganu Kita , #Ganu Kite
  • I do love Perhantian islands!! I’ve been here for two times an both of them was unforgettable. You can get there by bus or by plane, then take a ferry directly to the island. This place is famous for its numerous clean beaches, and amazing places for snorkeling and diving as well. Take a cheap taxi boat and explore the variety of beaches. It isn’t offer diversity of activities, it’s an amazing place for relaxation.

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