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Perhentian Islands, Terengganu

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Just off the coast of West Malaysia, Perhentian Islands offer access to sandy beaches, azure seas, and dense green jungles providing a home for many wild animals. Ideal for snorkelers, most of the islands' beaches feature shallow waters, frequented by cuttlefish, parrotfish, and rays. Scuba divers can take advantage of various reefs and wrecks, swarming with marine life. If you can bear to drag yourself away from your perfect spot on the sand, the islands' interiors provide jungle trekking, with monitor lizards, giant spiders, and the occasional monkey. Restaurants, bars, and resorts on the two main islands provide dining and entertainment. Add Perhentian Islands to your Kuala Besut travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kuala Besut tour planner.
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  • Very nice place for snorkelling and relaxing 30 mins far from the coast by boat. Avoid June to August (to crowded). Some beaches nearby are a bit dirty mainly due to the daily tourists (mostly male', ...  more »
  • It cost 70 MYR for adult for return ticket plus 30 MYR as an entrance fee. It is not small amount but the islands offer their unique and photogenic face. It worth for it. If you are searching for budg...  more »
  • Stayed a week on the perhentians, both Kecil and besar. IMO I preferred besar as the beaches were cleaner and the coral was less destroyed. Swam with big reef sharks every day I was in the water both ...  more »