About Perhetian Islands

The Perhentians boast waters simultaneously electric teal and crystal clear, jungles thick and fecund, and beaches with blindingly white sand. At night, beach bonfires and phosphorescence in the water illuminate the velvety black fabric of darkness, and myriad stars are mirrored above.

There are two main islands, Kecil (‘Small’), popular with the younger backpacker crowd, and Besar (‘Large’), with higher standards of accommodation and a more relaxed ambiance. While you can usually find a beach party, the Perhentians are a long way from having a Thai-style party atmosphere. Alcohol is available at a few restaurants and bars.

The islands basically shut down during the monsoon (usually from mid-November to mid-February), although some hotels – especially in Coral Bay – remain open for hardier travellers. Bring cash: there are no banks or ATMs on the islands.

Perhentian island

Perhentian Island

Transfer service Perhentian Island

Taman Negara to Kuala Besut Jetty (Jetty to Perhentian Island)

RM95.00 per person per way

Departure: 8:00 am / Arrival 04:30 pm
Details: Taman Negara – Jerantut – Gua Musang – Kuala Besut Jetty.
8AM Bus / minivan depart from Han Rainforest Resort, Taman Negara
9AM Stop at Jerantut for ATM / Bank
1PM Stop at Gua Musang for lunch break (own expenses). Exchange bus / minivan
4PM – 4.30PM Arrive at Kuala Besut Jetty
(Last boat at 5Pm are special organize and will wait for this bus service)

Kuala Besut Jetty to Taman Negara

RM95.00 per person per way

Departure: 10:00 am / Arrival 05:00 pm
Details:  Kuala Besut Jetty – Gua Musang – Taman Negara
1000AM Bus / minivan pick up Kuala Besut Jetty to Taman Negara
12.30PM Stopby Gua Musang for lunch break (own expenses)
0400PM Arrive at Jerantut for ATM and bank
0500PM Arrive Taman Negara


Perhentian Island Packages