Besut is a district located in Terengganu, Malaysia. There are several number of travel destinations and spots that are situated here, many of them are islands or beaches. Some of the interesting attractions here are Perhentian Islands and La Hot Springs. End your day at some of the best Besut hotels that can be found here.
Kuala Besut, Jerteh
Mimpi Perhentian, Bubu Resort
Seahorse Diver, Sekolah Kebangsaan Pulau Perhentian
Currently, there are around 39 hotels that you can book in Besut
Besut has been mentioned a little in the book written by Raja Ali Haji, ‘Tuhfat Al Nafis’, which notes on the adventures encountered by the great traveller, Munshi Abdullah during his travels to Kelantan.
There are several versions to the history about the naming of Besut. One of the legend was that Besut was then under the rule of Siam. The name Besut is derived from two Siamese words, the word ‘be’ which means district while the word ‘sut’ means an area that is very far away. It is believed that this explanation is true due to the long distance between Besut and Bangkok.
Another story of the name Besut came when in the early days, Besut was ruled by a very cruel pirate chief king named Raja Sang Nyanya. Because of that, not many people wanted to settle and lived in Besut. It was only after his death that people start settling in including a group of people from Pangan. Their leader was called Besut and the area soon was named after the Pangan leader.
Besut is a district in Terengganu, Malaysia. It is bordered by the state of Kelantan to the north and west and the South China Sea to the east. Besut is the northern gateway of Terengganu. Although Jerteh is more developed, the district capital of Besut is Kampung Raja. Another major town in Besut is the fishing port called Kuala Besut. Other small towns under Besut district includes Jabi, Apal, Bukit Kenak, Bukit Puteri, Hulu Besut, Keluang, Kerandang, Kubang Bemban, Lubuk Kawah, Pelagat, Pengkalan Nangka, Perhentian Island, Pasir Akar, Tenang and Tembila.
Locals in Dungun speaks Bahasa Melayu with the eastern accent. However, it is notable that most Malays in Besut identify themselves with Kelantanese identity rather than the Terengganuan identity. Thus, locals of Besut prefer to speak Kelantan Malay accent instead of Terengganu Malay accent.
There are flights to Kota Bharu provided by Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia. From the airport, guests may hail up a taxi to Besut.
Intercity buses to Besut may start either from Kuala Terengganu or Kota Bharu. Buses coming from Kuala Terengganu will transit at Jerteh while buses coming from Kota Bharu will transit at Pasir Puteh.
Travel destination areas in Besut is rather focused towards Perhentian Islands, as it is considered one of the top island destinations in the world according to the Cable News Network (CNN). Perhentian Islands are located about 20 km to the north east of Kuala Besut and are made up of islands such as Pulau Perhentian Besar, Pulau Perhentian Kecil and Pulau Susu Dara.
Other beautiful inland beaches in Besut includes Pantai Air Tawar, Pantai Dendong and Pantai Bukit Keluang.
Guests may discover interesting wood carving exhibition and architecture at the Desa Ukiran Kayu. Desa Ukiran Kayu was a manifestation in supporting the tag “Besut Daerah Ukiran Kayu” that was duly certified on 12 th August 1999.
Local famous delicacies of Terengganu includes Nasi Dagang, a savoury sticky rice dish served with silver tuna curry. Other fish snacks are also the speciality in Terengganu which includes Keropok Lekor, fish crackers either fried or boiled and Satar, local grilled fish dumpling wrapped in pandan leaves into a triangle-shaped pieces.
NK’s Chalet has a very good location, situated in Besut. It offers splendid service together with wide range of facilities provided.
Samudera Hotel is a good company for business traveller for its services and strategic location in Kuala Besut.
One of the most common preferred hotel situated in Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Besut. This hotel is likable by many tourist travelling solo, accompanied with friends or family.
A great seaside hotel situated in Besut. An amazing hotel with decent facilities.
For family vacation or leisure, this place provides a satisfactory comfort during your stay.
This hotel is a perfect choice for people seeking a luxurious treat for holiday. Get the most excellent services and make your stay a memorable experience.