Top 5 Things to See in Perhentian Island

The Perhentian Islands located approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two primary islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”).Famous for its beaches, snorkeling and driving.On this island,there are a lot of attractive things to see.This article will provide you top 5 things to see 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 Windwill


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. Main Beach


The primary beach of Perhentian Besar stretches down the island’s western shore for around 1 kilometer, interrupted by rocky headlands. The beach has great white sand, scattered pieces of coral and is lined with coconut palms. In some spots, especially at high tide, it is necessary to follow the footpaths inland to cross over from one part of the beach to the other.Most of Perhentian Besar’s resorts are located along this stretch and range from simple scuba diver’s accommodation to air-conditioned chalets, perfect for families.

5. Fishing Village


The Fishing Village on Perhentian Kecil, is the only community on the Perhentian Islands. It is on the eastern shore, facing Perhentian Besar and consists of a cluster of wooden houses, a school, a police station, a clinic and a mosque.

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