Perhentian Islands. Malaysia

Sometimes all people truly want from a vacation is to be able to relax.To escape the city life, soak up the sun and beautiful scenery.
There are few places in the world that can be compared to Malaysia, being one of the world’s most bio diverse countries, it has sandy beaches and mountain peaks that lift the spirit and relax the mind. Malaysia’s Perhentian Islands are a definite destination for relaxation.

Chill out factor!

10 miles off the coast of Malaysia, the Perhentian Islands are a must for any traveller seeking relaxation away from the well trodden tourist paths of South East Asia. Although geared up for tourism to a certain extent, the islands are small enough and remote enough to attract fewer tourists than other similar islands. There are two islands, both with palm-fringed white coral sand beaches and turquoise blue sea.

When to go

The best time to visit is between March and October, in fact you can only visit between these months. This is because the island is closed for the rest of the year due to monsoon season coming in hard on the island.

It’s worth noting that the island has no ATM, so bring the cash you need for your stay. There are only a few internet cafes, and these tend to be fairly expensive. If you’re after a chilled out time, away from the hustle and bustle of tourist ridden islands, then the Perhentians are for you!

The journey to Perhentian Island from Kuala Besut jetty takes about 30 to 45 minutes by speed boat and 1½ hours by slow boat.

If you’re after an idyllic time with few disturbances from that other than the continuous sound of cicadas in the forest, then this one’s for you…

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