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Perhentian Islands, Terengganu

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#2 of 7 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. 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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  • August 17, 2017
    From KL with AirAsia in Kota bharu at 8:00 40 the chalabis 10 o'clock boat in time for. Approximately 40 minutes from the most. Coral Bay is not suitable for swimming, but front of SENJA per is relatively transparent. If you swim in the shallow beach is recommended. Romantic beach is more transparency, there were a lot of fish. May day snorkeling at RM40 is come recommended. Never forget renting a fin since the early currents depending on the location. On the way back to at most 8 boats will take you, 12:00 to AirAsia's Kota bharu from 10 minutes will do. Currency exchange on the island are desperate because KL, put change to better.
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  • August 13, 2017
    It's a relaxed place to stay, nice beach (not so much shade), but for your own comfort: please do book your stay in advance! We could only book 1 night in advance (Coral beach), the rest was already o...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Despite the arrangement a little more "rustic" than expected, I have to say that the sea of these islands, in its beaches from paradise, is the nicest you could try. The climate is warm and, for those of us who don't like the atmosphere of a resort, it's perfect ... and very free. We hope that too many shipyards that are building without any care for the ecosystem and the impending Chinese property speculation do not fail this gem!
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