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Turtle Sanctuary Beach, Pulau Perhentian Besar

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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Turtle Sanctuary Beach and other Pulau Perhentian Besar attractions using our handy Pulau Perhentian Besar travel itinerary maker.
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  • While close to it there is a small beach where a huge number of boats vomit in the water pollution and tourists, just next to it there is this paradise. a long perfect beach with nothing whatsoever ap...  more »
  • you can find lots of fishes here when you go for snorkeling even at the beach side. the beach are super clean with clear waters, not too many people (early May).  more »
  • One of my favourite beach in Perhentian, it's almost private! Although every now and then you see snorkeling boats stopping over with bigger groups, but this beach is totally naked and natural and whe...  more »

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Where to stay in Pulau Perhentian Besar

Out of all the Perhentian Islands, Pulau Perhentian Besar offers arguably the best lodgings suitable for budget travelers and families. Look for resorts near the northernmost bay for easy access to good beaches, or head to the southern section for a quieter atmosphere. Keep in mind that most resorts close during monsoon season, which last between October and March.
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