|Perhentian Island, Pulau Perhentian|
The Perhentian Islands are a cluster of islands off the East coast of peninsula Malaysia. They are in the South China Sea about 21km off the coast of Terengganu. There are two main islands: Pulau Perhentian Besar (big island) and Pulau Perhentian Kecil (small island). Both islands have rocky forested interiors with a few jungle paths. Both islands are rich in wildlife for such a small area. You can see monkeys, lizards large and small. flying squirrels, butterflies and many other types.
In the waters of Pulau Perhentian, one is guaranteed to see coral gardens as even many beaches are strewn with dead corals.
A trip to this exotic tropical island is a must for all nature lovers and those who enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, swimming, wind surfing, sailing, boating, and canoeing. It is surrounded by a virgin jungle, swaying palm trees, white sandy beaches, warm sapphire blue waters, and a colorful coral garden. Perhentian Islands is renowned as one of Malaysia's marine paradise. The boat for the Perhentian is leaving from Kuala Besut.
If you're leaving from Kota Bharu to the Perhentian, you can take a taxi to Kuala Besut. If you're coming from Kuala Terengganu, you can better take the bus to Kuala Besut. Boat tickets are sold in Kuala Besut only and by some selected agents in Kota Bharu (Kelantan). It takes almost two hours to take to the islands.
Travel Tips: The best time is between March - October and please get advice regarding the weather condition before you go. Try to avoid school and public holiday
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