Turtle Sanctuary Beach, Pulau Perhentian Besar

4.8
#1 of 12 in Beaches in Terengganu
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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  • This beach is paradise, white sand, turquoise blue sea. There is nothing on the spot so plan to eat and drink. Of the world there, but luckily we were not on each other. However, in September the weather may not be at the top and so water was not quite clear so we can observe the seabed but swimming and relaxation are very nice on this beach. At one end of the beach you have houses of associations for the protection of turtles and the spawning areas preserved.
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  • One of the most amazing beaches I've seen in my life, we were kayaking from perhentian island resort... We got there and there was nobody, the beach and it was for us alone! We did snorkeling, we take the Sun, we stomp us in the swing... An authentic past! It has nothing to envy to the Seychelles with those huge rocks and water so Turquoise... That if, if you take water, food or whatever you want because there there is nothing, it is completely Virgin. Must-see if or Yes!
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  • Beautiful white sandy beach with pristine forest behind and nice reef fish and corals even large dimensions. On the beach there is the cabin of the volunteers of the project of preservation of sea turtles.
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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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