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Daerah Besut, 22200 Malaysia
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#5 of 12 hotels in Pulau Perhentian Besar
Perhentian Island Resort is an ideal beach resort for a leisurely family vacation in Malaysia. Surrounded by lush greenery, facing white sandy beaches and a warm blue sea, Perhentian Island is a holiday paradise not to be missed. Perhentian Island, or Pulau Perhentian as the locals call it, is well known as a marine paradise and forms a parts of the National Marine Park of Malaysia. In the surrounding areas of Perhentian Island Resort, you will find many things to see and do. Take a jungle trek up the hills under a canopy of large trees, and you might see wild magpies, giant fruit bats or the Nicobar pigeon. Perhentian Island lies along the flight path of this migratory bird. You might also see the harmless monitor lizard or even the unique lutong monkey species. The nearest jungle trail is less than 100 metres away from our resort. Or gather your family and head to the inviting sea for a swim. For those who enjoy snorkelling or scuba diving, the Resort is strategically located, fronting a coral-rich bay. The marine ecosystem of this area is well documented and held in high regards by snorkellers and scuba divers. If you come between June and September, you might get lucky and see giant green turtles laying eggs along the beach. Enjoy your next family holiday at this paradise beach resort, where reality is like a dream.
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Free internet
Coffee shop
Airport transportation
Couples massage
BBQ facilities
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Water sport equipment rentals
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Ocean view
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Languages Spoken
English, Malay
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Tennis_Fan123 wrote a review Oct 2019
Singapore, Singapore47 contributions21 helpful votes
We took Malindo Air which is a jet engine plus propeller plane for 72 seats. Flew from SG to KL to stay overnight, and then from Subang airport in KL to Kota Bahru. Then a land transport to Jetty and speed boat to Perhentian Island. I would suggest to take direct flight to Kota Bahru if you can. Snorkeling with the kids was delightful. Two children took their PADI basic course at the dive centre. Jungle trekking is quite easy and fun. This resort is dry - we walk daily to the other resort about 10 mins walk away to eat at resto that sells alcohol. The beach chalet is basic but comfortable and clean enough. Lovely experience, and friendly staff. We hired a boat to island hop and snorkel. It’s pretty crowded during the peak season. We saw turtle, black tipped sharks, many
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Date of stay: July 2019
2 Helpful votes
SER508 wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom63 contributions57 helpful votes
Compared with other islands visited I found the perhentians to be everything wrong with tourism! Rammed with people with no respect for the environment , sewage is pumped into the ocean, corals are dying and people literally harass turtles to the point they can’t breathe. Tourists like these have no respect for their surroundings. They were from all over the world however I often saw large Italian groups leaving rubbish on the beaches and throwing their cigarettes in the sea. Do some research and go elsewhere
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Date of stay: August 2019
1 Helpful vote
Hazel S wrote a review Oct 2019
10 contributions18 helpful votes
Perhentian resort This hotel has taken no responsibility to improve the understanding of visitors to the island about how to care for the marine life in the Perhentians. Their tour boats speed into the bay with no care or consideration for surfacing turtles (or the safety of swimmers). It is not safe to swim where the boats come in. The Resort has made no attempt to educate their visitors about care for coral or turtles. The coral is terribly degraded and the only turtle was a poor old thing with a chunk out of his shell. Even so I still saw a swimmer grabbing him and stopping it diving. Concrete pylons are sitting in the beach and I suggest that as they extend their accommodation they may find visitors won’t come if there is nothing for the tourists to see.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Amaury F wrote a review Oct 2019
Paris 20 contributions1 helpful vote
Let’s start from the beginning : - pushed in the first boat leaving from Kuala Besut, without any explanation ( we booked Hotel boat transfer) - room twin instead of double - room small and clearly not like the photo available on the website : for them, Beachfront is 20 meters to the beach - little wood door separating from the other room, not well closed so waken up by childs crying every morning - not changed every day ( toilet paper/ cafe / shower gel ... mug not washed during 4 days) - bin changed only two times on 4 days - ashtray never emptied - broom for sand only passed the third day - buffet with no flavor and we are like at the cantine. - juices not good - wifi only at reception ( why wifi so ? ) - employee prefer to let a snorkeling mask on the transat instead
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Date of stay: October 2019
scatter_heart wrote a review Sep 2019
Krakow, Poland64 contributions34 helpful votes
Rating this place is tricky and not at all an easy task. Foremostly, the staff is really nice, polite and always helpful. The beach is great - beautiful and not crowded. The animals are plantiful and simply cute: squirrels, monkeys, iguanas (?), sea turtles, fish (including mantas), awesome and huge bats - you name it and it's definitely there. Or in the jungle. And now the not-so-good part. The whole resort is a bit run down and could use quite some work. The shower drain smells like sewage but only at night, the paint is chipping off here and there. But the worst part is the food. It is simply bad and overpriced. I can eat almost anything and I am not fussy with food but this was downright awful. There is not a drop of alcohol in sight so you need to walk to a store in the
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Date of stay: September 2019
1 Helpful vote
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