Perhentian Island Escape

4-Day Perhentian Islands Beach Break - Malaysia

Prices from £228 pp

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Duration4 days / 3 nights (flexible)

LocationKuala Besut - Pulau Perhentian Besar - Kuala Besut

Suitable for families

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The Perhentian Islands are a pocket-sized tropical paradise, with snowy white sands, clear turquoise waters, rustling palms and fiery pink sunsets. The scenery is also breath-taking below the water, where you’ll find thriving coral gardens bursting with exotic marine life. You’ll spend your time on Perhentian Besar, wandering barefoot along the beach, exploring the underwater wonderland and feeling completely castaway.

What's included

  • Accommodation – based on 2 people sharing
  • Breakfast
  • Return boat transfers

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Kuala Besut - Pulau Perhentian Besar

Today your Perhentian trip starts with a boat to Pulau Perhentian Besar from Kuala Besut. Stepping ashore you’ll be greeted by palm trees, white sands and a crystal clear turquoise sea. You can spend your time on Perhentian Besar as you wish, but why not take a quick hop over to explore the smaller island of Perhentian Kecil. The resort is perched right on the beach, with sea views and great seafood.

Beach with palm trees and small fishing boats

Perhentian Islands - Free Time

Your time here is free to explore as you wish. This is a place to kick off your flip-flops, stretch out and listen to the sound of swaying palms. Take a trip into the island’s jungle, hire a canoe, set off on a sea-fishing mission or scuba dive into the deep. At the end of the day, kerosene lamps will begin twinkling all along the beach as the blazing sun sinks into the sea.

Perhentian Islands - Free Time

Departure from Perhentian Besar

After breakfast it’s time to bid farewell to Perhentian Besar and take the boat back to Kuala Besut.

Like the rest of the east coast, the best time to visit the Perhentians is between March and October. This will make for a sunny, monsoon-free stay. Many of the islands close down completely during the rains, so an off-season adventure isn’t recommended.

Person snorkelling amongst colourful fish in Malaysia

Speak to our Malaysia specialist, Miles

“Malaysia is packed with variety; from its cosmopolitan cities to its wild jungles. Here, I’ve snorkelled in beautiful waters and eaten my weight in creamy laksa noodles! My customers also love the ease of travelling around, hassle-free. ”

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