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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 27, 2013
perhentian island weather kecil on october  (1 Answer)

Is it okay to visit perhentian island kecil on second week of october?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 31, 2013
Transfer from Perhentian Kecil to Redang

Hello anyone who knows a boat transfer from Perhentian Kecil to Redang which may have a good regular price?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 28, 2013
Malaysia taxi boat

how much costs the displacements from island to island in taxi boat?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 03, 2011
Ipoh to Perhentian Besar  (1 Answer)

I'm thinking of travelling all the way to Perhentian Besar Island from Ipoh. Anyone could suggest me the shortest way to which route shud I take, following Grik or go to south way. My trip will be on this coming CNY so I'm afraid if it's still in monsoon period. I'm so crazy in diving n snorkelling, hoping not to miss these activities.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 28, 2010
Accomodation in Perhentian Kecil  (1 Answer)

Hi, I really need your advice as I do not know exact dates when I will be in Perhentian I can not book any place to stay. So maybe someone knows how possible would it be just to arrive in Perhentian at mid March 2011 and get a room without reservation?

Thank you so much in advance for the help.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 02, 2010
Kecil During X'Mas-New Year's Day  (3 Answers)

Has anyboby spent a X"Mas and/or new year's eve on Kecil? Those who have:

1. What is it like? Many/few tourists?

2. Water condition good for snorkeling/diving?

3. Stores/restaurants/chalets open for business?

4. Access to/from the mainland via ferry available/predictable?

5. Does any of the chalets have email address, so that tourists can make reservation in advance of arrival, and/or enquiries about conditions on Kecil around the time between X'Mas and New Year's Day.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 04, 2010
Perhentian long beach stay  (4 Answers)

i am to stay at long beach ffrom 6th to 8th August. wd anyone suggest which resprt/hotel one should stay at? with basic rooms,,,

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 14, 2010
Pulau Perhentian Kecil or Besar  (2 Answers)

Hi there,

I am hoping to get some advice. I am heading to the Perhentian Islands next month for about four days. I am not sure whether to book accommodation on Kecil or Besar island?
I don't dive, but my main requirement is to stay on a beautiful beach with great snorkelling - so I was hoping members could advise on which island is best?
In terms of accommodation, budget is fine, but am happy to pay more if it is worth it.
If anyone could be of assistance then that would be wonderful!

Thanks very much!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 03, 2010
which chalet can offer a good price for dorm?  (3 Answers)

hye tere...
i hope u guys out there can help me about this because i will have a trip to perhentian kecil on this upcoming 25th april 2010...i will have a group of 16 people including me n i still don't know where to stay...hopefully u guys can give me some idea to think's a pleasure if you guys can give me together with the chalet contact numbers...


a blank traveller

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 02, 2010
Kuala Lumpur to Perhentian Kecil  (9 Answers)

Hello everyone! Which is the best/fastest way from Kuala Lumpur to Perhentian Kecil? As we fly from Shanghai with our 3yo kid, the suggested route ends in Kota Bharu via KL. I see that all boats to Kecil starts from Kuala Besut (which seem to be little far from Kota Bharu). How to reach Kuala Besut from Kota Bharu? Or can we simply go from Kota Bharu to Kecil? Or is there any other direct route option to Kecil? Any suggestion or advice will be appreciated! Thanks in advance!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 30, 2010
Ipoh to Pulau Perhentian Kecil  (3 Answers)


I haven't been there before. What would be the best way to reach the island? and roughly how long will it take and how much in May?

Also, it seems like most chalets only take in walk-in bookings but do not allow for reservations. I'm a little worried that they may be no rooms left since I will be travelling in a group. Any advice?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 09, 2010
Ferry ticket price and accomodation  (1 Answer)


Can i check how much is the ferry tix from kuala besut to perhentian kechil island? 1-way? 2-way?

Also I'll be staying in Senja Bay Resorts. Any comments on that resort? I'm taking their snorkeling package (about USD 290) which includes:
1. 4D/3N
2. 2 snorkeling trips
3. breakfast
4. return ferry tickets

Is it worth it?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 08, 2009
Tioman to Kecil

I was wondering how long it takes for the ferry/bus/ferry trip from Tioman to Kecil? And is it possible to do it in one day if I take the first ferry off of Tioman.



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 20, 2009
coral bay to long beach!  (1 Answer)

can anyone tell if if the track between coral bay and long beach is paved ie. can we use a stroller for our 1 year old or will we have to take a baby backpack?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 25, 2008
Accommodation prices on Long Beach  (4 Answers)

Hi there,
Pretty general question....
I'm thinking of staying on the island, most likely Long Beach, for about a month or so.
I was just wondering if anyone could give me the average cost per night, applicable to the cheapest and most basic accommodation available?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 29, 2008
Rock climbing in perhentian????  (1 Answer)


Is there many (or even any) rock climbing sites in perhentian? I was thinking of going for a snorkel n rock climbing trip soon.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 07, 2008
weather in october  (1 Answer)

Hi, i intend visiting long beach around mid october and was wondering what the chances were of the weather still being ok and tne accomodation being open as ive read many places close towards the end of the dry season?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 23, 2007
how...?????  (5 Answers)

my fren n i plan to make trip to pulau perhentian,the total of members for this trip is,how to get the best price for this amount of members??is there any package for this kind of trip?
plz answer me as soon as possible

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 19, 2007
Accomodation in Panorama

Hi All,

Am planning to head down to kecil this weekend. I really like Panorama but i understand that they do not accept advance bookings. Are my chances of getting a room there good if i just walk in?

If not, will i be able to get accomodation on long beach if i do not make any bookings for this weekend? Any idea on how to confirm budget accomodation?

Thanks all!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 20, 2007
Partially Disabled would like to go to Senja Bay Resort

Can someone tell me what Senja Bay Resort is all about with regards to accessablity?

I'm partially disabled so I can climb stairs but it's quite difficult. Also I'm a tad worried about the bathrooms since I did not have a good experience when I went to Tenggol Island. Their toilets were disgusting.

I'm planning to go between late July and early August with some friends. If you have any tips that would be so great!

Thanks heaps!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 18, 2007
Booking  (1 Answer)

I was wondering if you had any available rooms for the 20 of may to the 25th of may ? To girls.

cheers Linda

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 02, 2007
About transportation from Perhentian to Singapore  (3 Answers)

I'll be visiting Perhentian next week and I plan to leave perhentian directly for Singapore. I want to take the train cause it seems to save more time than transfer at KL by other ways. The problem is that the train station is not at Kuala Besut but at Tanah Merah. I wonder if anyone knows how to get Tanah Merah from Kuala Besut? And how long would it take? Thanks a lot:)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 23, 2007
Weather in October  (5 Answers)

I'm planning to visit Perhentian on 16-22 October this year, and I'm affraid the raining season will start by this time.
Does anyone know, if it will be still possible to visit the island at this time (I mean if the boats will be still operating) and what is the weather like at this time?
Thanks so much in advance!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 21, 2007
Contact number  (4 Answers)

Can anyone give me the phone numbers for Express Budaya or Mahligai Express & Mutiara Express? I'm trying to get transportation to Pulau Perhentian from KL. Thanks in advance.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 16, 2007
Where to store valuables?  (2 Answers)


Going to Perhentian Kecil in late August/early Sept and wanted to ask whether there are places to store valuables (like lockers) safely in the island? Do hotels/hostels have lockers and are they safe? I would hate losing my passport while snorkelling! Are there any alternatives?

Thanks in advance!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 15, 2007
Max  (3 Answers)

I will visit Perhentian kecil during 8 to 10 May, 2007. according to my research, kecil is better than besar island, and the hotel locate at Longbeach is better than another bay, so I think Lilly chalet is not bad. let me experience.
About dive, only charge 80rm per time if visit the island have not book a backage, traffic can concern with
Maybe will visit besar island from kecil but stay in Kecil is quiet and confortable.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 27, 2007
timetable  (2 Answers)

Does anyone know the coach's timetable from kuala besut or jerteh to kuala lumpur?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 23, 2007
how about Lily Chalet???  (4 Answers)


How about Lily Chalet? Will be going to the island on May. Comparing this to matahari,panorama,mohsin or others budget chalets... Is it a good place n comfortable to stay? plssssss...


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 19, 2007
Prices and seanon question  (1 Answer)

Hi everone,

I have some questions regarding the perhentians, hope you can halp he,

first I know perhentian kecil isn't opened for tourism all year long. I want to go there by the start of april, is it possible?

I was on the perhentains before, long beach on kecil island, it was about 1.5 year ago. then I payed 15 RM a night for the dorm at, I guess it was, blue lagoon (i suppose it was the name,.. they have a restaurant up the hill with a great view on long beach). Do you know if it's still possible to stay on long beach for such low rates?

Thanks in advance!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 13, 2007
our trip july 2007. turtle beach creek, perhentian island res., impiani resort?  (1 Answer)


we are looking forward to visit perhentian islands. we were already at d'lagoon in 2001 and it was very quiet, nice beach and beautiful snorkelling. can really recommend it for a relaxing holiday! have seen turtles laying their eggs at night and met nice people.

we first thought to go to redang this time, but after a research on internet we saw that perhentian is fitting better for our holiday.
we like a quiet, relaxing accommodation where you have nice possibilities for snorkelling and just lay lazy at the beach and read a book. in the evening we would like to enjoy good food, and if there is the possibility, drink a glass of wine. we saw that on most resorts alcool is forbidden.

the first ten days of our trip we are going to sabah, then KL, after that we want to go right to perhentian islands.
we plan to go to turtle beach creek for 4nights, then perhentian island resort, and at the end impiani resort. has anobody been at one of these resorts?

or can somebody recommend another resort?

thanks everybody for your answer!!

greeting from switzerland!


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