Perhentian Islands

Located 21 km off coast of Terengganu, Perhentian Islands attracts thousands of tourists every year. Perhentian consist of two islands, namely Pulau Perhentian Besar (Large Perhentian Island) and Pulau Perhentian Kecil (Small Perhentian Island). Discover the magnificent marine life under the crystal clear water. Feel the South China Sea hot air breezing and relax on the white sandy beach under the sun.

How to Get to Perhentian Islands

The only way to get to this beautiful islands is by speed boat that are only depart from Kuala Besut Jetty

Departures times from Kuala Besut to Perhentian Islands : No fixed schedule

Departures times from Perhentian Islands to Kuala Besut : 8:00 a.m, 12:00 p.m and 4:00 p.m.

Speed Boat Fares(one-way) : MYR35 for each person


Where To Stay

If you are coming with your family or your friends, then Perhentian Besar is a perfect choice to enjoy your holiday here. Perhentian Besar offers better infrastructure and more developed than Perhentian Kecil. But if you are running on low budget, you can choose to stay at Perhentian Kecil which offers lower rates than Perhentian Besar.

Perhentian Islands Resort
Resort Location on Perhentian Islands

Below is Top 10 places to stay, chosen by tourists of Perhentian Islands.

Top Places To Eat

Perhentian Kecil Island

  • Bayu Restaurant
  • Ewan’s Café & Restaurant
  • Matahari Chalet & Restaurant
  • Belinda Café
  • Crocodile Rock Bistro
  • Awatif Café
  • Perhentian Café
  • Medan Selera Kampung Nelayan

Perhentian Besar Island

  • Alur Pinang
  • Blue Paradise

Things to Do

There not too much activities you can enjoy on this island. However these activties will make you never forget this island.

  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba Diving(The most popular activity on this island)
  • Kayaking
  • Jungle Trekking

Kapas Island

Kapas Island is one of the most beautiful and relaxing places you will ever visit. It’s truly an island paradise that has a strange power to keep you there longer than you planned on staying. It’s not a rich and glamorous place with tons of 5 Star Resorts or expensive restaurants. It’s a very minimalistic island, which is what makes it so special. There’s not tons of electricity, or decent internet connection — meaning it’s the perfect holiday escape. The beach is amazing, the water is perfect, and you’ll be left speechless when you first arrive.

How To Get To Kapas Island

Only by boat at Marang Jetty which will depart daily at :
10 a.m, 12 noon, 2 p.m and 5 p.m which will cost around MYR30-40

Where To Stay

Places To Eat

There’s are not too much places to eat on this island, so remember to bring your own food from main island.

  • Jetty Café(Starting from MYR6)
  • Kapas Beach Chalet(Starting from MYR45)
  • Cook Your Own Meal at LongSha Campsite

Things To Do

  • Snorkelling
  • Kapas Island Beach Tour
  • Daytrip to Gem Island
  • Hammock & Read
  • Jungle Trekking
  • Beach Volleyball