Pulau Perhentian means “Stopover Island” which is the best place to stopover and enjoy the beauty of this island. Situated 21km off the coast of Terengganu, it consists of the islands of Pulau Perhentian Besar and Pulau Perhentian Kecil. Secured by pristine wilderness, windswept palms, fine white shorelines and encompassed by sapphire blue waters, Pulau Perhentian is an asylum for anglers, winged animals and obviously, observing creator’s nature beauty.
Found simply off the edge of the Pulau Redang Marine Park, Perhentian’s coral-bordered waters have superb submerged seascapes for Snorkelling and scuba plunging. Plans that can be made for island travels is water crafting and go explore private area and isolates inlets. An outing to these tropical islands is likewise an unquestionable requirement for the individuals who appreciate windsurfing, cruising, kayaking and remote ocean angling.
Of the two islands, Pulau Perhentian Kecil is more outfitted towards explorers. Here, you’ll locate an extensive variety of spending plan choices for settlement. Pulau Perhentian Besar, then again, is more facilitated and offers better offices. By the by, there are chalets, residences and campgrounds on both islands.
Best time to travel
The peak tourist season is on July and august not only because of weather but school holiday especially summer holiday in Europe.
The only getaway to Perhentian Island is through Kuala Besut jetty. It only takes around 30 to 45 minutes of journey by speedboat.
Traveller from Kuala Lumpur can use two different route via Kuala Terengganu – Kuala besut or via Gua Musang – Kuala Besut.
Singaporean or traveller from south can choose route via Mersing – Kuala Besut or Segamat (Tun Razak Highway) – Kuala Besut. If you come from Thailand, choose the route via Sg, Golok – kota Bharu – Kuala besut as it only 80km of journey.
The parking rate at Kuala Besut jetty is MYR5* without roof and MYR7* with roof with 24-hour surveillance
From Kuala Lumpur, take a bus from Bandar Tasik Selatan Terminal to Jerteh. The price of the bus is around MYR44*. Then, take a taxi or bus and headed to Kuala Besut jetty approximately 15km away.
Traveller from Singapore have to take a bus to Kota Bharu at The plaza station. Ticket can be purchased at SGD38*. Inform the driver to dropped off at Jerteh town. Then, take a taxi to Kuala besut.
From Kuala Lumpur International Airport, fly directly to Kota Bharu or Kuala Terengganu Airport by Malaysia Airlines or Air Asia. You also can depart from Subang Airport with Firefly or Malindo Air. If you are from Singapore, you can only fly with Malaysia Airline After arrive in Kuala Terengganu, take a cab or public bus to Kuala Besut jetty. Distance from Kota Bharu to Kuala Besut jetty is approximately 60km while from Kuala Terengganu airport is 100 km away.