I like the place because the Islands are pretty far so there is luckily not so many tourists like on Tioman Island and feeling you have almost all the beach for yourself is priceless :)
bring basic medicine (for pain and fever), mosquito repellent and be prepared to be disconnected from the outside world.
A magical island with clear turquoise sea water. Amazing for relaxing getaway; beach and the sun. If you are into snorkelling and diving; this is your must visit island.
It is actually quite easy to get there, juz like what everyone said, once i reached The airport there was this counter selling taxi+ boat tickects for RM(2 ppl).
the boat ride was about 45mins, depending on which island, Perhentian Besar and Kecil was faster. I actually had most of my meals at Cora Bay view, juz walk across the jetty, there is this small restaurant at the back, a CHinese owner, and his food is not bad. PIR's food was juz soso..from what i saw. But PIRhas definitely the best beaches, so for families, i would recommend PIR.
It's remote and doesn't have much in the way of amenities. It's fine for a few days, but unless you're a hardcore diver you might tire of it.
I had a nice stay there and I'm glad I went but in the future I'd choose Langkawi over Perhentians for a holiday.
Tropical paradise! Snorkelling trips extremely cheap compared to the rest of Asia (from RM25). Visibility very good (diving and snorkelling).
Good restaurants. Able to meet travellers from all cultures and walks of life. Easy accessible from Kota Bharu.
Not really worth staying on the island. Better to book day-trips with the companies at Kuala Besut jetty and enjoy the better resorts and hotels on mainland.
Have you ever heard "crystal clear water"? you can find the best example of it in Perhentian island!
Stränderna och vattnet finns på gångavstånd. Vattnet är kristallklart och gör det perfekt för snorkling och dykning.
Nattliv finns på Long Beach, efter kl 22, vill man ha alkohol får man vara beredd på att betala dyrt, tex en brk Tiger kostar 10 MYR. Men det är definitivt värt ett besök!
Unfortunately the beach was not so clean, just outside the hotels it was, but apart from that there was a lot of litter.
The water was turqoise and crystal clear, nice for diving and snorkling, which are the main reasons for people to come there. The quality of the food and the restaurants is a big part of the experience for me when I stay in a quiet plase relaxing. Unfortunately there where not many dining options on this beach, and none of them were good. They were okey, but I did not have any really good food while staying her
If your goal is to get away from the city, this is the place for you. You can enjoy privacy, relaxation, and an occasional swim with fishes if you so choose.
One side of the island is quieter than the other. Both sides are reachable on foot via a 15 minute hike. Long Beach is the place to be for some night life.
it is an island filled with beautiful corals. clear sea. a great place to relax and get out from the hectic city.
Go out and enjoy the sea and the sun. Food in the hotel is expensive. However, you can walk to restaurant in water colour resort for food.
I think it's the cheapest in Perhentian besar island. Most of the restaurant does not servce alcohol because there are with halal (moslem food compliance) status. So, bring your own if you want to drink!
Besar island: Beach, swimming, snorkeling, relaxing, good food especially restaurant: Watercolours and Mamas
like a postcard for the landscape like an american movie for the parties, like a casino for the expenses.
Two islands Kecil and Basar, little and big. Big has nicer hotels, however these are at most 3 stars, so don't expect luxury.
However, the islands themselves are the attraction, amazing coral and sea-life. Warm, crystal clear waters and sultry temperatures make this one of the best islands to relax. There is very little alcohol on the islands, so it's far more chilled than Thai islands.
The island is without any doubt a little paradise. You can swim, enjoy the sun, simple but good food (although no alcohol, go to the Reef for some beer).
Boat traffic in between the two islands could be less. I also saw a water plane practice take off's and landings there, which is ludicrous if you know Perhentian is a nature preservation area. The coral near the Besut island is more or less dead, but still a lot of fish. Take a boat taxi to other beaches e.g. shark point e.o. or take a dive with the guys from the coral view diving school (Go with the pro's, the best one on the island, thanx Stan and Karel!) to D'Lagoon or other interesting diving sites. You will see a lot more that way.
If you've not been there before, it's worth visiting but I might not go back again as the place is a bit too crowded
Did not spend much time outside of the resort, but the beaches and water are incredible. Any type of nightlife entertainment can only be found on Perhentian Kecil.
Its a wonderful place. you will nvr regret going there for snorkeling bcz the water thr is clear.. nice place for diving as well as hiking.
This island is not fully developed, so very good for those who just want some relaxations. If you want to have a more colorful holiday, this might not be the best place.
food is better in the small island. but I prefer the beaches in the big island so decided to stay in the big island.
taxi is available between 2 islands, and taxi fee is between 10 RM to 30 RM.