PULAU BERHENTIAN BESAR

The Perhentian Islands are basically two islands, small (Pulau Perhentian Kecil) and large (Pulau Perhentian Besar).

Waiting for speedboat to Tuna Bay
Waiting for speedboat to Tuna Bay

We visited both but were staying on the second. Apart from a small community on Kecil, islands are not permanently inhabited. There are only a handful of resorts on both islands and the main mean of travel is either by water taxi or good old fashion jungle tracking.

Tuna Bay Resort on the top of the picture
Tuna Bay Resort on the top of the picture

We stayed in Tuna Bay Island Resort and truly made the best of the few more days we had.

Edita's B-day surprise
Edita’s B-day surprise

The resort was everything we hoped for but the beach was not all that great. At least not compared with the beach on the other side of the island next to Perhentian Island Resort that is.

Beautiful Beach
Beautiful Beach

We soon made it a daily routine to track dense jungle all the way to paradise.

Walk to the Perhentian Island resort Beach
Walk to the Perhentian Island resort Beach
Path way North of Tuna Bay
Path way North of Tuna Bay

White powdery sand, wide beach strip and crystal clear water made us not want to leave. With tons of fish and even occasional turtle this is a great snorkeling spot.

Enjoying the warm seas
Enjoying the warm seas

 

Malaysian Navy on the Beach
Malaysian Navy on the Beach

This is also the only spot we ever saw a turtle without other 30 people splashing around. Food in Tuna Bay Island Resort was good but a little too pricey for our taste, so we ate at the neighboring restaurant most of the nights.

Leaving the Island
Leaving the Island

It was a relaxing end of our otherwise intense vacation and we all agreed that this was one of the best vacation spots we’ve been so far.

2 thoughts on “PULAU BERHENTIAN BESAR”

  1. Turtles are one of my favorite animals! I’ve seen very few in the wild, though. One of my fondest vacations memories when I was a child is getting to have a “turtle encounter” in the Cayman Islands. I love the photos in this post, the water looks so inviting!

  2. Hi Chris,
    the waters around Pulau Perhentians are really one of the clearest and warmest we have ever seen. Hence the water life is really sublime here. This is actually the place where we saw the most turtels in their natural enviroment ever.

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