Pulau Perhentian Travel Guide

Browse 10 travel reviews, 8 travel blogs and 642 travel photos from real travelers to Pulau Perhentian. Also known as: Perhentian Islands, Perhentian Island

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Pulau Perhentian Overview

Pulau Perhentian is an island situated in the east coast of Malaysia under the state of Terengganu.It is situated about a 30 minute speed boat ride from Kuala Besut Jetty.

There are 2 islands here called Pulau Perhentian Kecil (small island) and Pulau Perhentian Besar (big island). Pulau Perhentian basically translates to 'stop island', so called because it was a place used by traders and sea travelers those days as a stopping point.

It's a beautiful island with the only mode of transportation being sea travel on little boats or sampans. These days there are motorized speed boats but there is also a slow ferry still running from the mainland.

Pulau Perhentian is also a protected marine park and it's a divers haven.

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Perhentian Kecil is the smaller of the two Perhentian Islands, with the other one called Besar. Perhentian Kecil is truly paradise on earth. White sandy beaches, crystal clear water ideal …
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