Pulau Perhentian attractions

Beach in Pulau Perhentian

Teluk Kerma

Home to a single accommodation option, this small but lovely bay is peaceful and quiet. There’s great diving and snorkelling and a few equally isolated beaches within walking distance. It's an hour’s hike or a two-m…
Beach in Pulau Perhentian

Main Beach

Besar’s main beach stretches along the west coast of the island to the southern tip, interrupted by several rocky headlands – you can walk around them on short trails, otherwise take a water taxi. The white sand her…
Beach in Pulau Perhentian

Coral Bay

Dead-coral-strewn Coral Beach is aptly named. A construction boom has diminished the quaintness of this once-quiet spot but it's perfect for those wanting to stay within easy walking distance of Long Beach’s party v…
Beach in Pulau Perhentian

Long Beach

This attractive stretch of sand offers umbrella-shaded lounges and the most party-ish vibe on the Perhentians. Those looking for a natural paradise might find this to be a little overdeveloped. There can be crowds, …
Beach in Pulau Perhentian

Teluk Dalam

The big island’s ‘southern bite’, this circular bay has a white-sand beach and accommodation in all budget ranges. There are good snorkelling spots on the bay’s western edge, and a few good restaurants, though note …
Windmill in Pulau Perhentian

Wind Turbines

This pair of wind turbines can be reached either by the hiking path between Long Beach and Teluk Kerma or by a water taxi that will drop you off at a set of steep stairs leading up the cliff face. The views across t…
Beach in Pulau Perhentian

Love Beach

This secluded beach at the south of the island can be reached by a steep and rugged track (around 800m, 20 minutes) from Teluk Dalam.
Beach in Pulau Perhentian

Petani Beach

This small sandy beach is the location of a couple of upmarket resorts.
Mosque in Pulau Perhentian

Masjid A R Rahman Pulau Perhentian

This attractive mosque, built over the water, makes an impression as you arrive at the island's main village. If you go inside, you should be respectfully dressed.