"Friendly staff, nicely furnished, good and varied breakfast, very nice complex with a big garden, a pool and other facilities."
Location rating score
30 meters to the beach
|Value for money||6.7|
"It's peaceful, tranquil and more rustic than 5 star"
October 11, 2019
"Most beautiful beach just in front of the resort."
March 17, 2020
"We stayed 3 nights and enjoyed it very much!"
June 27, 2018
This verdant beach resort, situated on unspoiled shoreline, is the ideal natural paradise for holidays. Guests will be surrounded by a myriad of interesting activities such as snorkeling, jungle treks, and migratory bird watching. The closest jungle trail is just 100-meters from the resort, allowing guests to experience an amazing tropical oasis with ease. Being on an island, guests should explore the various dive sites, and as the resort lies within the National Marine Park of Malaysia, the biodiversity is incredible. Guests can also indulge in beach and water sports and relax with a meal at either of the on-site restuarants. The Perhentian Island Resort is the perfect location for travelers that want a unique holiday location and pristine natural surroundings.
"Very friendly staff, cheapest boat taxis on besar and food w..."
March 17, 2020
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 4-12 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Perhentian Island Resort
Pulau Perhentian Besar
Pulau Perhentian Besar
Pulau Perhentian Kecil
Pulau Perhentian Kecil
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Very good resort, I highly recommend it to everyone”
Resort has a very nice beach (compared against others that we've been to at Perhentian islands), staff is amazingly friendly and helpful (upon arrival we had an issue with leaking handshower - it took 10 mins for someone to come over to see the problem and next 10 mins to fix it by replacing it with a new one). When doing the booking ourselves, we noticed people raising 2 issues: quality of food and cleanliness. In the resort we ate only breakfasts and these were great (big variety that will fit everyone's tastes). When it comes to cleanliness on a daily basis our room was nicely cleaned up. Overall we are very satisfied with our stay at this resort and if we come back to Perhentian Islands (which I very much hope for!) then we would definitely stay at Perhentian Island Resort again.
View from the beach is simply breathtaking.”
Opt for standard room is still good, especially when you spend time outdoors. Simple deco, well maintained rooms. Beach location is great, you have spot for snorkelling around corals. Section to swim in comfort and calm waves almost like swimming in pool. The advantage is you are able to spot “resident turtle”, medium size stingrays, near the jetty around surrounded by various kinds of fishes. Young and old are able to enjoy the activities safely, precaution taken too as there is no lifeguard on duty. Breakfast spread is good with selection and reasonable choice. You can walk over crossing the bridge to other resorts Coral Bay View, the Barat for dinner. Staff here are warm hearted and friendly, courteous too. They will follow up on your departure to confirm boat rides back to Kuala Besut Jetty. I’ll look forward to another stay here in Perhentian Island Resort, it reminds me so much of Maldives.
Good location. In-house restaurant & spa can be improved.”
Perhentian Island Resort (PIR) is located at Perhentian Besar (Big Perhentian), and is a perfect point to see turtles as they can be easily seen right in front of the resort. If you have your own goggles, you can just rent a life jacket at RM5 and enjoy the turtle snorkelling activity the whole day, anytime you want. Of course, there are more choices of many other snorkelling spots under variety of packages. If you are staying at PIR, u can opt to any snorkelling package that offers other different snorkelling spots instead od turtle spot since you can enjoy it anytime in front of your resort. In terms of restaurants, instead of in-house restaurant in PIR, you can find many other restaurants with better choices (cheaper & taste nicer), either at Perhentian Kecil or Perhentian Besar (especially restaurant in The Barat Perhentian Resort). In terms of spa & massage, both my wife & I felt the service was unsatisfied and overpriced. Not so recommended. In short, PIR is a resort with a very peaceful environment and nice location for turtles snorkelling.
Great location ”
Great location as you have access to your own private beach. Plenty to see for snorkelers as there is a “house reef” just by the beach where u can see many coral fishes,!and the best thing is, you get to see turtles everywhere! There is also a dive center called Perhentian Island Divers, which is afiiliated with the resort. The manager, Andy and his team is bery accomodative and flexible with diving arrangements. Highly recommended. One downside is the condition of the chalet. We stayed in one of the older premier beachfront chalets and I honestly feel that it needs some minor refurbishments. Other than that, we really enjoyed our 6 days stay at the resort.
Comfortable resort on a beautiful beach”
I stayed in a beach front chalet that has beautiful view and soothing sound of waves. The rooms are newly refurbished and are modern and comfortable. My room was very near the reception area so I could get strong wifi in my room. I could also get reliable 4G mobile data using Maxis. The beach in front of PIR is one of the best - it is long, with white soft sand, and the sea was clear and calm while I was there. Staff at the sales office, reception and sea sports centre were very helpful. This is my 4th visit to Perhentian and have stayed in different resorts - this resort is most well equipped and comfortable. Although the price is higher, I feel it is worth it. In terms of food, we only had breakfast at the resort. Our package did not include lunch and dinner as we could easily walk-in to other restaurants nearby that offer more variety and better price.
Clean room Clean beach”
We have a little worry before we check in as we saw some bad review for Perhentian Island Resort. But out of surprise everything is sooo GOOD! Very Kind & polite staff, clean beach & fine sand! We very satisfy with our stay here! We have a very relax & comfortable holiday! Will definitely return
Beautiful beach but some reservations...”
The PIR is located on a beautiful stretch of white sandy beach on Perhentian Besar. Based on what we saw, it seems to have the best location on the island. We enjoyed the beach but a few things to keep in mind are: 1. It is difficult to reach the hotel- a flight, plus one hour taxi, plus boat trip. For all the travel involved, we were hoping for a more exceptional beach. 2. The resort rooms are a bit dated, but for us they supplied all of the modcons like fridge and AC- really no complaints here but a tip for those who might be more discriminating. 3. The beach area is small, so it can become crowded, esp. when there are large groups staying at the hotel. 4. The food is expensive and I found there to be little fresh seafood on the menu. Meals can be ordered buffet or al carte and the choice is nice. The best value is the BBQ at night b/c it is all you can eat, in my opinion. 5. The Perhentian Islands have been discovered. If you enjoy beach resorts, then you will like it, but if you prefer, wild, off the beaten path places, it will likely not be your dream. 6. The staff are amazing and really went out of their way to recommend activities and restaurants, and even personally showed us around the island. In terms of customer service, this hotel is solid. Overall, a nice beach and the staff aim to please. We just felt that there were too many people and the prices were a bit high for the value received.
Private beautiful beach!”
This hotel is located on a beautiful private beach. The beach is actually one of the most beautiful beach in Pulau Perhentian. The white sandy beach in the small gulf is just perfect. The view from the beach front chalet is simply amazing! Visited couple of other hotels nearby, and the beach is terrible, a bit muddy and lots of rocks. If you want to see the turtles, "Turtle Point" is exactly in front of this hotel. In fact, people from other hotels come to this area to snorkel and see the turtles. There are few nice snorkeling point in front of this hotel as well. So you can skip the boat trip to snorkel especially if you are travelling with small kids/baby. Just dont forget to bring some breads/fish food along because feeding thousands of fishes is really fun!!! Couple of points need to improve by the hotel management: (1) Food quality is SO BAD!!! Totally agree with other reviewers, feels like eating in a budget restaurant. I'm so glad that i paid only for the breakfast buffet. For lunch/dinner i went to the nearby restaurants, Sri Tanjung or Mama's Cafe. I also took a boat taxi from Coral View Hotel to Fishing Village to eat cheap & tasty Nasi Campur. (2) Housekeeping needs to improve. They did a bad job cleaning my room when i was away. (3) Put more shower spots near the beach. The current shower spots are limited, the water pressure is low and sometime need to queue. (4) Free Wifi is super slow. Maxis 3G/4G is also super slow. The management need to alert Maxis about this problem. (5) Why no TV??? I've been to many hotels including the cheap 1-star hotel and this is the first time i stayed in a hotel without a TV!!! At night when lying on the bed feels really boring without the TV especially when the Internet is super slow.
Stunning beach, mediocre food”
My husband and I were at PIR from July 17-20 2020. It was the first time we had ever been to the island. The resort has a kiosk at the Kuala Besut Jetty to catch the boat to the island, so it was all very easy. It's a 20-30min fast boat ride to the resort. Honestly, I have never seen such a beautiful a beach as this one in all my travels. The beach was pristine, no rubbish, and the water was crystal clear even at the shore! It took my breath away. There are only 3 resorts on the island - and PIR hands down has the best beach. It's a protected lagoon so the waters are calm, the sand buttery soft and the depth of the water is gradual so even inexperienced swimmers like myself could really relax and enjoy being in the sea. There is high tide even in the morning, so you don't need to wait for noon to go for a swim. Even though the hotel was full, you never felt like it was crowded. I even managed to snorkel and for the first time in the life actually swam with small fishes and saw corals - that was magical! My husband who is an experienced swimmer went much further out to snorkel and he saw a giant turtle, fluorescent corals and even a baby shark who as not interested in him at all! There were only 2 drawbacks which I hope the resort will sort out: 1) The breakfast is mediocre to say the least. No buffet and very limited choice - a cheaper resort nearby has a breakfast buffet! Overall the menu is poor. A lot of Western food was not available. It would be nice if they could organise a grill buffet menu by the beach on a weekend too. 2) The fan in our room had a whirring sound throughout the night so I had to reduce the speed and the sound was much reduced. A small matter, but these tiny maintenance issues matter. Because the food was not good, we spent more money on lunch and dinner at the two other resorts. The best food is at the Bharat - great service, great variety and delicious food. If PIR can match them, your guests won't want to leave your resort
the pir is the most expensive resort on perhentian island. the environment is very good. the semi suite room faces the sea direct and is nearest to the beach. thus it's not that humid like the rooms behind. you may see monkeys and lizards in the park of the resort. the resort is just opened when we're there in the cny holiday right after the monsoon season. there're just around 5 people settled in the resort. the service staff is friendly and nice. but service staff is not ideally professional so the check in and check out takes time.
My first time staying at Perhentian Island and this will be the only place I will stay. This place does not offer any booze and we had to take a water taxi to the Long Beach for dinner every night.
great location great view”
i booked a superior room, but finally upgraded to semi suite when i check-in. i can just walked few steps to the beach. the beach is beautiful, clear water and white smooth sand. perhentian island is really a paradise to stay. the room is clean, good air-conditionor and comfortable bed. staffs are nice. i think the only thing to improve is food.
My 2nd stay here. The room is spacious and clean but nothing spectacular. Perhentian Island Resort has 1 of the best beaches. Staff are helpful, friendly and nice.
perhentian island resort is a wonderful place with blue sea and white beach. the resort offers outstanding service and foods which make us heaven. but when talking about value for mondy the resort is not recommanded
It was a beautiful time in Perhentian Island Resort, super Staff, super beach, super sea, super place !!!
Best spot on the island, but smelly rooms”
we had a good stay at pir. it was a lovely location, with great staff and excellent food. we started our perhentian island holiday at this resort, planning to stay at 3 different places during our stay. pir by far was the best location and was a very comfortable place to stay. although the rooms were not up to scratch with the price and the location deserved more. total overhall is needed for the rooms not just a patch up. we were comfy, but only because your only in your room to sleep.
A Home in Paradise. ”
Resort was really a small home in a Paradise. Before going there we were worried about food but we found resort has very delicious food(though a bit expensive but its ok because in a remote place we got delicious food ) in its nice designed sea view restaurant. This food always goes good with our food habit, that's the reason why we liked the food. As we didn't tasted western food so I will not give any opinion for western countries tourist regarding food. Staff were very helpful, as I didn't have adopter of the socket what hotel provide for charging my mobile and other electronic equipment's so I badly needed it and staffs provide me adopter. But take enough cash with you. They say that they accept credit card but My card rejected by POS. Hotel staff told me there is problem in my card but actually hotel doesn't accet the card because I used same card on the next day at Kuala lumpur and then Singapore without any difficulties. Hotel staffs doesn't provide any person to carry customers luggage upto room or no one guide physically upto room(they just give a location map). After a long journey when we didn't find our room, we felt very tired and I was a bit annoyed, Hotel must give a guide with tourist from reception to room. Above all I liked the hotel very much.
Best lovely holiday with my family,my love”
we arrive at Besut jeti late about7.20pm ,so no speed boat to take us to Perhentian,we stay 1 night at the economy hotel,next morning,we arrive at the Hotel,welcome drink and i dare to tell you this is the best holiday ,i had with my family,i love the view best of all,looking at the sea facing the big mountian,night fall me and hubby sleep at the beach,love is in the air,ha ha
Perfect location ”
This is a lovely resort with very friendly staff, who are always keen to help and the location on the beach is ideal for anyone who wishes to relax, swim and snorkel. The food is adequate but not very inspiring but there are other places to eat on the island if you want variety. The atmosphere is relaxed, but the staff are efficient and effective in what they do. The hotel does not come up to the 5 star standard of peninsula or city hotels or resorts, but it shouldn't put people off coming because what it lacks in luxury it makes up in Personality, location and friendliness. There were a lot of families at the resort which would normally put me off selecting a resort but it is large enough for that not to cause any disruption and all the children we saw were well behaved and enjoying the beach and the sea. The dork Eli g experience is amazing.
Nice but a bit expensive”
This is the biggest hotel in big Perhentian Island with a beautiful and soft beach, it is a ideal place to swim. The room is very bright and nice with a big balcony, you can sit there to have a pleasant afternoon. In a word, it is very beautiful and nice hotel except a bit expensive.
30 meters to the beach