Perhentian Islands, beautiful underwater seascapes and sapphire blue waters.
The Perhentian Islands are located at the north-eastern coast of Peninsular Malaysia. About 21 km off shores the remote town of Kuala Besut., Terengganu. There are two lovely unspoiled island lie amidst exquisitely clear waters. Pulau Perhentian Kecil (Small Perhentian) and Perhentian Besar (Big Perhentian) comprise the Perhentian Island, aptly named after “henti”(stop) as fishermen from mainland Kelantan and Terengganu have, for centuries, stopped over at the island for a rest or to shelter during a major storm.
The islands are part of a marine park and are surrounded by coral reefs and fringed by beautiful beaches. A rocky virgin jungle provides hour of adventures for trekkers who may chance upon flying fox, long-tailed macaques and monitor lizards, while the underneath marine life shows off a splendid garden of coral.
The islands have a number of resorts that offer gorgeous chalet style accommodation right on the beach. There are no roads on the islands, only walking tracks that traverse into the lush jungles that cover the interior areas. Getting around is either on foot or by water taxi, although once you are there, there is little reason to venture too far, all of the sightseeing is provided by nature – right outside your door.
Snorkelling and diving are popular amongst the islands beautiful underwater seascapes and saphire blue waters. There are also a number of great options for cruises and hiring boats to explore the many beaches and secluded bays and coves around the coastline. Those seeking activity will not be disappointed with windsurfing, sailing, and deep sea fishing all available.
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