Purgatory & Paradise In The South China Sea
Pulau Perhentian Travel Blog› entry 7 of 17 › view all entries
July 20th, 2008 – by: redeye
Pulau Perhentian Kecil is the smaller of the two islands. We stayed on the larger one, Pulau Perhentian Besar. Our initial excitetment on arrival was soon overcome with dismay when we tried to settle into what would be our accommodation for the next 7 nights, the Flora Bay Resort. Our shack was just that, a rickety wooden shack on the beach, with no AC, a creaky fold out bed and a hole in the bathroom wall where a window should be. The bathroom itself was filthy and smelly. The air temperature in the shack must have been approaching boiling point.
The next morning we went for a walk along the beach and found much better digs just a few hundred yards away. The rooms have a proper bathroom, proper beds, AC and even an electric shower. The resort has a pool and a recreation center where you can hire canoes and snorkelling equiptment and arrange scuba diving lessons, courses or dives.
Now, with a comfortable location to spend the night, the island feels like paradise.
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