There are 2 Perhentian Islands, I planned to visit the small one however there is very limited accommodation available online so this is how I spent my first day. I arrived in the Port town of Kuala Besut at 18:30 which was too late to get a boat from Kuala Besut to the Perhentian Islands as the last boat leaves at 17:30 so I got a room in a hotel in town and left at 9:00am the next morning.
The boats run from Kuala Besut to both the big and small Perhentian Island, a return ticket is 70RM plus a 30RM conservation fee.
I had an accommodation recommendation on Long Beach so got off the boat there. After looking around on Long Beach I decided I didn’t really like it so walked to Coral Beach. I really liked Coral Beach and found accommodation to suit by budget for 50RM at Butterfly Chalet in a basic room but with an amazing view!
I spent the rest of the day chilling on Coral Beach and although I had doubted whether I should have visited the Perhentian Islands and instead just gone to Kuala Lumpur from Georgetown I’m glad I did go!
Most of the accommodation is not online on the small Perhentian Island however there are lots of chalets, huts and small hotels on different beaches, you do have to just arrive and look rather than book online.
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