There are no monuments, museums, viewpoints or other above-ground views whatsoever on the islands.However, the beaches are a sight in themselves. Coral Bay on the small island is the only beach that provides a sunset, but the construction of a new jetty has spoiled most of the view.White sandy beaches with clear and blue water and flanked by rolling jungle covered hills make the views from the beach spectacular. On Besar, the finest and cleanest beaches are on the west side of the island. Here the sea and the beach are attractive and clear. The south beach on Besar is not so much inviting and had lots of broken coral, treacherous to bare feet and lots of litter and discarded rubbish.This article will provide you top 5 scenic locations for Instagram in Perhentian Island.
1. Long Beach
Located on Perhentian Kecil (Small Island), Long Beach is particularly regarded as the center point of activities during the day as well as at night.It is a long crescent-shaped beach with crystal clear water, superb for snorkeling, swimming and sunbathing. There are several of resorts, from basic to high-end ones, flanking by the beachside.
2. Pulau Perhentian Windmill
Actually, this trip is just going to take you about 15 minutes to 20 minutes.The landscape on this top of the hill was just amazing. This is the resource of power for this island. Wind power + Solar power. You can look at the jetty here where you can actually take a boat from Long Beach to Windmill for RM20/pax without going through the jungle.
3. Teluk Dalam
On the south western side of Perhentian Besar, Teluk Dalam is one of the silent beaches. It has a wide, curved bay, lined with palms and casuarina trees and the water is slightly shallow, especially at low tide. There are several resorts and dive center as well as a handful of restaurants. Small convenience stores are located in some of the resorts.
4. Pulau Rawa
Pulau Rawa (not to be mistaken by the one in Johor) is only reachable by snorkeling and diving boats, a 30-minute trip from either Perhentian Besar (Big Island) or Perhentian Kecil (Small Island).There are no resorts here, hence the water clarity is certainly one of the best in Perhentian.Furthermore, the beach still attracts a hive of activities since most snorkeling day trips will include this island.
5. Tokong Burung
The island of Tokong Burung (or sometimes called Bird Island) is reachable by boats. The journey will take about 40 minutes from either Perhentian Besar (Big Island) or Perhentian Kecil (Small Island).