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Perhentian Islands

Discover the jungle-clad and coral-fringed Perhentian Islands

Boat tours of the marine park, snorkelling, diving and nature hikes

Malaysia’s wonderful and well-preserved Perhentian Islands lie of the northeast coast within the confines of Terengganu National Marine Park and are easily reached by a 40-minute boat ride from Kota Bharu on the Malay Peninsula. The small islands, with no roads or mechanised transport (apart from boats), have largely unspoilt, mountainous, jungle interiors, and are surrounded by vibrant coral reefs which are home to a wealth of marine life.  Despite the ease of access the island resorts are low-key and low-rise.

Our recommendation is the eco-friendly Bubbles Dive Resort situated on the south side of Perhentian Besar with a turquoise bay on one side and lush forest on the other.  Aside from their dive courses activities include snorkelling, boat tours to explore the marine park, nature hikes into the interior, visits to local conservation projects, as well of course, just supping sundowners with your toes in the sand.

The price of £175 is per person based on two people sharing in March, April, May and September.  In June, July and August, the price is £200 per person.  For one person wishing to do this extension, it’s £325 in low season, and £380 in the Summer.

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Here's an idea of what you can expect to do and see day-to-day.

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Day 1 - Arrival on the island

Transfer to Kuala Besut for a 40-minute ride by speedboat to Perhentian Besar. Check-in and at leisure.

Our standard Perhentian extension is 4 days and 3 nights though extra nights can, of course, be added on request

Overnight: Perhentian Besar Transport: Taxi, Boat, 

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Day 2-3 - Perhentians - at leisure on the island

At leisure on the island. Optional activities that are easily arranged with resort staff include a range of scuba diving courses, snorkelling in the bay or boat tours through the marine park, nature hikes into the jungle interior and visits to local conservation projects

Overnight: Perhentian Besar Meals: B, 

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Day 4 - Perhentians and departure for KL

Boat transfer to Kuala Besut and on to nearby Kota Bharu airport for a return flight to Kuala Lumpur. There are several flights per day so departure time can be scheduled to correspond with your international departure from KL.

Transport: Taxi, Boat,  Meals: B, 

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Just a few of the many highlights

Extend your 10-day Malaysia tour adventure with a stay on the unspoilt coral-fringed Perhentian Islands. The option is available from March to September and a variety of activities can be arranged with resort staff.

  • A 4-day stay on Malaysia's superb Perhentian Islands in the Gulf of Thailand
  • A wide variety of exciting actities to choose from during your stay
  • Beachside bar and a wide range of awesome food on offer
  • Stay in a comfortable, friendly and low-key beachfront resort
  • Beautifully preserved jungle-clad and reef-fringed islands set in a national marine park
  • Some of the regions best and most easily accessible snorkelling opportunities

We choose our hotels based on a combination of location, comfort and convenience. Here is a *selection of the types of hotel/rooms you can expect to stay at on this tour...

Bubbles Resort, Perhentian Islands view

  • Boat trips, snorkelling and a fully-licensed scuba school
  • Low-key, friendly and with a great beach front location
  • Participate in their turtle and reef protection projects

*This list should be considered a guide only, hotels/rooms may change (without notice) depending on availability.

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