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Perhentian Islands, Terengganu

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#2 of 10 in Nature in Terengganu
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. Take the guesswork out of planning a Kuala Besut vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • For us it was most beautiful place in Malaysia. We've been there before season - end of Feb but it was still amazing. Awesome coral reef and many spots for snorkeling and diving. You can meet big turt...  more »
  • It is wonderful places but everybody would not like it because they may visit these kind of places nearby area where they are living.  more »
  • The water is crystal clear, very sunny and warm. I love this Island, wants to come back again and again but there is so many Islands at Perhentian. The long island is always full coz they do have bar ...  more »

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