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Perhentian Island

Perhentian Island offers pristine white beaches and clear blu waters for divers and snorkellers alike.

Perhentian Island is located just 21 km off the coast of Terengganu State on the east coast of Malaysia and offers a splendid location for most sea sport activities. Clear blue waters and sandy white beaches that stretch along 2 main islands (Perhentian Besar & Perhentian Kecil) make up the lure and charm of the Perhentian Island.

Diving in Perhentain Island is easy and with depths averaging 30 m, conditons are ideal for all levels. Big pelagics such as whale sharks migrate through these waters. The reef here is also thriving and offers a variety of corals and smaller life form to view.

To get to Perhentian, one would have to board a speedboat at Kuala Besut located north of Terengganu. Driving to Kuala Besut will take 7-8 hours from Kuala Lumpur. Hence it will be more convenient to fly to Kota Bahru airport (1 hour) and then hire a taxi to take you to Kuala Besut (1 hour). The boat to Perhentian will take about 40 minutes.

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