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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. Take the guesswork out of planning a Kuala Besut vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • I traveled to albrhentian with my family consisting of two little built in late September 2017 as the family fascinated by marine activities such as snorkeling and watch the fish. And she was already one of the most beautiful destinations. On this trip we stayed in three hotels because I wasn't sure where to stay, and I think it was a good choice given us see different landmarks Islands. Anyway, the property doesn't matter much because it can hire a boat taxi and go wherever you want, but I recommend staying on the island Besar (Big Island) because of its services and facilities, its better than the tiny island. There are of course some observations on every traveller to the island know and taken into account before you travel. For example, most of the island's facilities and even the best hotels are up to four star level. But if you love nature and marine activities, this is undoubtedly the destination for you. We were during our stay there, we go on trips in the sea daily (RM 50 per person per trip) where we saw turtles, corals and amazing marine animals. Really like we were in an underwater marine park. Little daughter became fascinated by fish were put aside, every day some bread from loaves to give to the fish that once designed her bread you'll see hundreds of them all around you. We stayed during our stay in three hotels are small island aumbak hotel, hotel bars in big island, big island bye tuna. I can say that every character, hotel bars art.
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  • DJ party at night in beach, Drink and Dance, Cheap alcohol, Variety of foods, bar b q at night, beach side restaurants. Its a awesome place for couple, groups, friends.  more »
  • The perhentian islands are really beautiful. The water is incredibly clear and the long beach on the small island is very nice. There are a few "cheap" hostels like the matahari (90 MYR/night for the ...  more »

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