Pulau Perhentian is a heaven that slipped out of modern society for those who wants back to nature and peaceful olden no TV era.
Jetty at Perhentian Island Resort
Pulau Perhentian, means “Stopping Islands” in Malay is emerging as a favorite of foreign holidaymakers and it seems that it targets as one of the Malaysia number one holiday destinations. The wonderful charm which contains pristine white sand beaches with stunning turquoise make it an emphatically an ideal holiday destination.
Pristine white sand beache
According to record, Perhentian Island was opened by Batin Mina and her family from the Riau Islands that living in the Gulf at the end of the 18th century. At first, the Islands do not have any name and just as a transit point for Chinese merchant ships that back and forth from China to South-east Asia. As it is the transit point, it then named as Perhentian Islands. Batin Mina descent had ruled the Islands until the final descent Batin Sidek in 1990.
The islands were sparsely inhabited by fishermen for centuries, although tourism now accounts for most economic activity. Geographically, Perhentian Islands are a small group of beautiful, coral-fringed islands about 10 nautical miles off the eastern Peninsular Malaysia in the state of Terengganu. Pulau Perhentian is divided into big island and Small Island where the main holiday spot, resorts and chalets and diver centre are concentrated in big island and Small Island remains as the traditional fishing village for local. It has a modern polis station and primary school.
Unpolluted sand beach
The white, silky unpolluted sand beach especially at Perhentian Island Resort is among the nicest in east coast in Malaysia. Nature tourism provides the economic base for the islands. All the islands in the area are gazette as the protected marine park, in which fishing, collecting coral and littering are strictly prohibited. All travelers to the islands must pay a marine park conservation charge of RM5.
Holidays in Pulau Perhentian offer glorious Tropical Island unspoiled beauty infused romantic gateway with a distinctly Malaysian flavor, heavenly one at this beautiful seaside, relax and recharge. The unspoiled surrounding has one of the most diverse and largest coral in Malay Archipelago. Under the crystal clear water, lay the coral reef teeming with rich marine biodiversity.
The richness underwater is so spectacular and amazing. Its sea waters surrounding the islands are crystal clear and rated as one of the best scuba diving holiday spots where divers can enjoy the reefs and rich biodiversity.
On most beaches, the water is shallow. The activities on the Perhentian Islands are basically limited to scuba diving, snorkeling, sea-kayaking, and sunbathing and turtle conservation volunteering. Popular tourist activities include scuba-diving, canoeing, snorkeling, and swimming.
The surrounding sea is known for its fishing; in fact is the fishing heaven. Fishing in undisturbed and utterly peaceful surroundings with plenty of fish is hardly found in other place.
Pulau Perhentian and all other east coast islands are closed for the period October to February yearly due to the eastern monsoon. The seas could be very rough and choppy, skies overcast that make sea activities dangerous. The peak period is from May to August especially during the school holidays and long public holidays.
ready for BBQ
Access to the Islands is by ferry from Kuala Besut, which is usually by air from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Bharu and one and a half hour by road. It also can be reached by road from Jerteh or Kuala Terengganu. It takes about an hour with the fees of RM70 per person for two ways to the Islands.Perhentian Resort
Friendly Perhentian Resort Manager Mr Novsham(right)
Pulau Perhentian is the heaven for relax and recharge, it’s the place for perfect holiday experience…………