Turtle Sanctuary Beach, Pulau Perhentian Besar

#1 of 15 in Beaches in Terengganu
Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
Lounge on the soft white sands of Turtle Sanctuary Beach, a place where blue skies and crystalline waters come together. Snorkel and see a myriad of fish, colorful coral reefs, sea anemones, and even small sharks. With any luck, you may spot the large sea turtles that give this beach its name. Make sure to bring refreshments, as there are no facilities on this isolated beach, reachable only by water taxi. Before you head to Pulau Perhentian Besar, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Pulau Perhentian Besar route planner, to make sure you see all that Pulau Perhentian Besar has to offer, including Turtle Sanctuary Beach.
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  • We were hoping to snorkel and see the turtles but only quiet beach, big rock and nice white sand. Better bring your own food and drink if you want to spend some time there.  more »
  • Beach was awesome, near the jungle and with very clear water. Snorkeling was really good here. You can go by taxi boat and ask to be caught up at one precise hour. We advise to go in the morning...  more »
  • The water here is sparkling blue and the beach has soft, fine, white sand. We stopped here for a break while island hopping and it was very relaxing to have a splash around the shallow water. Unfortunately there aren't many fishes to see here since there isn't any coral reefs nearby.
  • A great snorkeling site to watch turtles. I can't dive so I was only able to observe them from the surface, but I'm pretty sure they were green turtles. Or were they hawksbill? But definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

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