Malaysia is one of the countries in Asia that has emerged most at the tourist level in recent years. Today travelers want to explore beyond the known and go into exotic corners where great surprises await them. The Perhentian Islands is one of those paradises that is worth visiting. Are you coming with us to discover it?
A visit to the Perhentian IslandsPulau Perhentian Kecil
The small Perhentian archipelago is considered one of the best paradises in Southeast Asia. It is an almost virgin place. Here you will not find large buildings or roads that break the beauty of its landscapes.
In the Perhentian, in addition, you can enjoy white sand beaches and turquoise waters. And its depths, of enormous wealth, are one of the most beautiful marine treasures on the planet. If you like snorkeling, here you will enjoy.
These islands are located northeast of Malaysia. They are about four kilometers off the coast of Terengganu, which is within the Pulau Redang National Marine Park.
There are only two islands that make up this archipelago. The largest island is called Perhentian Kissing and the small one is Perhentian Kecil. Both are beautiful, with the green of the vegetation contrasting with the turquoise blue of its waters and the white of its fine sand on the beaches.
Although both islands are prepared for tourism, it is advisable to book well in advance, especially in high season.
How to get to the islandsPulau Perhentian Kecil Beach
To access them there are no planes to take you. You will have to do it by boat from Malaysia. A) Yes, you will have to fly to Kuala Lumpur first and, if you want, from there fly to Kota Bharu. It is from this place where you can sail to the islands.
You must keep in mind, yes, that these internal flights are very cheap. In this way, the trip will not involve an extra expense that is too high, much less.
The duration of the boat trip from Kuala Besut, which is the place where you will have to go by taxi from Kota Bharu, is about 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the weather. In the islands you can stay in some of the rural hotels and traditional found on the shore and enjoy a fairytale vacation.
When is it better to visit these islands
Although it may seem like an unimportant question, it is not. When it comes to places where natural disasters occur with some frequency,you have to think well and choose the appropriate moment to avoid seeing each other in the middle of one of these.
The monsoon season in this part of the world is between November and March. In this way, the best time to get to know this Malaysian paradise is from April to October. Although it is true that rains or cloudy days will not be avoided at this time, the appearance of monsoons is almost impossible.
Which island is better to visitPerhentian Islands
Surely you are wondering which of the two Perhentian islands you should choose to spend a few days. Well, we'll tell you that Both are beautiful and quiet.
However, it is true that despite its size, Kecil is somewhat more civilized. In it you can find cheap accommodations, lots of atmosphere and places to hire water activities. It is the liveliest of the islands.
But everything will depend on what you are looking for on your vacation. If what you want is absolute tranquility, then go to Kiss. Here are the most expensive hotels, those in which you will get everything done and you can enjoy a real vacation. But as we said, it all depends on what you are looking for ...
Of course, since it is a small archipelago, moving between the islands is very simple. In a single trip you will be able to know the two main islands. There are small boats that will take you from one to another whenever you want and for very little money.
But it's not just about watching or practicing water sports. In both islands you can find good restaurants in which to try delicious dishes. You can taste exotic flavors in which bittersweet, spicy and many others blend perfectly.