Perhentian Island, Besut · 13 hotels available
Perhentian Islands are two famous islands in the district of Besut, Terengganu. Perhentian in malay means stopping point. It was named after its role as a waypoint for traders travelling between Bangkok and Malaysia. There are two islands named Perhentian; Perhentian Besar and Perhentian Kecil which are both situated side by side. Both islands are inhabited by fishermen and now they become among the most popular tourism centres in Malaysia. The admission fee to get to these marine park islands is RM5 per pax. From this island, you can ride a boat to few more small islands that the crystal clear water, the colourful corals will surely captivate your heart. Perhentian is said to be a paradise for the divers where they get to meet the ages turtles, the beautiful under the sea life. Perhentian Kecil is famous for its vibrant Nightlife and Party, where there will be fire show, loud music and few more. However, Perhentian Islands experience the monsoon season between October and March, and most of these islands will be closed to tourism activities. Resorts and ferry services are currently shut down due to weather known as monsoon. People in Perhentian Islands speak Malay language with Terengganu’s dialect but most of them can speak basic English and do not be surprised to meet some of them who can speak other languages as well.
From Kuala Lumpur, you can purchase bus ticket and depart at Integrated South Terminal (TBS) to Kuala Besut, Jetty. Malaysia’ bus system is very efficient thus makes the local and foreign tourists easy to travel around the country.
From Subang Airport or KLIA2, get a flight to either Kota Bharu or Kuala Terrenganu. Besut is a district in Terengganu yet Kota Bharu Airport is nearer to it. From the airports, you will have to take a taxi to the Kuala Besut Jetty.
Once you arrive at Kuala Besut jetty, you can book your round-trip boat tickets for RM70. If you are good at bargaining, you can get it cheaper.
Islamic Heritage Park is an edutainment park and well-known for the miniature replicas of 22 famous monuments from the Islamic world, where visitors can learn about the spread of Islam in the countries. Admission Fees to this monument park are RM25 for adult RM10 discount for adult MyKad holders, RM15 for senior citizens and children age 7-12 whereas free for children age 6 and below. Other than seeing this replicas, the visitors can also visit and buy souvenirs at the shopping arcade and ride a slow boat cruising the nearby river.
Situated at the same compound of Islamic Heritage Park, visitors can also visit the beautiful Crystal Mosque. Built at the riverbank, this mosque is made up off steel and glass. The reflection appears on the building when the sun shines makes it looks like a crystal thus the people named it Crystal Mosque.
Located at Long Beach, Perhentian Kecil, Besut, 22300, Bubu Resort is a four stars resort that facing the pristine sandy beach and blue sea. The rate starts from RM609 per night. This resort is rather expensive compared to others but it is the most comfortable to be stayed on the island. The rooms are clean and well-equipped with basic amenities to ensure guests’ utmost comfort. The food is delicious and decent which makes it reasonable for its expensive rate.
Situated at Long Beach Perhentian Island Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Besut, 22300, Perhentian Tivoli Inn is also one of the best stays in Perhentian Kecil. It receives compliments from the guests who experienced staying here. This wooden resort is shaded by tall trees makes the guests to stay here comfortably without having to turn on the air conditioner especially when at night. Facing the majestic view of the blue sea, it is the best stress reliever that everyone would ever ask for. The rate starts from RM289 per night.