About Perhentian Island
Pulau Perhentian, meaning ‘stopover island’, is not to be missed. Situated 21km off the coast of Terengganu, it consists of the islands of Pulau Perhentian Besar and Pulau Perhentian Kecil. Covered by unspoilt jungle, windswept palms, powdery white beaches and surrounded by sapphire blue waters, Pulau Perhentian is a sanctuary for fishermen, migratory birds and of course, discerning holiday- makers.
Located just off the edge of the Pulau Redang Marine Park, Perhentian’s coral-fringed waters have excellent underwater seascapes for snorkelling and scuba diving.
Arrangements can also be made for island cruises, and boats can be hired to go exploring for private bays and secluded coves. A trip to these tropical islands is also a must for those who enjoy windsurfing, sailing, canoeing and deep-sea fishing.
Of the two islands, Pulau Perhentian Kecil is more geared towards backpackers. Here, you’ll find a wide range of budget options for both food and accommodation.
Pulau Perhentian Besar, on the other hand, is more developed and therefore offers better facilities. Nevertheless, there are chalets, dormitories and campsites on both islands.
From Kuala Terengganu, take a taxi or bus to the fishing port of Kuala Besut. It lies about 1 1/2-2 hour north of town.
Journey from Kuala Lumpur to Bus terminal Kuala Besut will take about 7 hours. The bus terminal to Kuala Besut jetty about 500 meters.
Board a boat at the Fisheries Complex Kuala Besut for Pulau Perhentian. The boat ride to the island takes about half an hour to Sealife Inn.
Boat departure started from 9.30am and boat schedule every 2 hour++
Fly with Malaysia Airline, Air Asia or Fireflyz from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Bharu airport about 45minutes. After arrived at the airport, take either a bus or taxi to Kuala Besut jetty. The journey will be take about 1 hours from Kota Bharu airport. If you fly to Kuala Terengganu airport from Kuala Lumpur, your journey to Kuala Besut jetty will take about 2 hours.
Transport option from Kota Bharu airport to Kuala Besut Jetty.
By taxi (3-4 pax) RM80.00 per way
By van (10 seater) RM140.00 per way
Boat schedule from Perhentian Island to Kuala Besut Jetty
3 trip a day. 8.00am, 12.00pm and last trip at 4.00pm. The journey about 30 minutes.
Our Sealife Inn is about 45 meters to Jetty.