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The Barat Perhentian

About Perhentian

PulauPerhentian, situated 21km off the coast of Terengganu. The name "Perhentian" means "stopping point" in Malay. Being far away from the mainland, PulauPerhentian is rich in coral and marine life which includes stingrays, nudibranchs, black corals, moray eels, turtles, sharks and colourful fishes.

There are two main islands -- PulauPerhentianBesar (PerhentianBesar Island) and PulauPerhentian Kecil (Perhentian Kecil Island) -- plus several large rocky outcrops to the northeast namely PulauTokong Kemudi Barat (Tokong Kemudi Barat Island), Pulau Dara Kecil (Dara Kecil Island), PulauTokong Kemudi (Tokong Kemudi Island), Pulau Rawa (Rawa Island), Pulau Burung (Burong Island) and Pulau Serenggeh (Serenggeh Island). Typical of most tropical islands, the two main islands are heavily forested and ringed with white sandy beaches. The main village is situated on the southeast coast of PulauPerhentian Kecil and the locals are a friendly and hospitable lot. Perhentian is one of the best diving spots in Malaysia, and is also excellent for snorkeling and jungle trekking. Its laid-back atmosphere makes it the perfect getaway.

Getting There

The departure point for all ferry rides to the islands is Kuala Besut, a tiny fishing village about 1 hour 45 mins drive from Kuala Terengganu or 1 hour from Kota Bharu in Kelantan. If you're from Kuala Lumpur, it's best that you take a flight to Kota Bharu and take a taxi to Kuala Besut. Alternatively, you may take a bus from Kuala Lumpur (the journey takes about 8 hours) to Kuala Besut and the bus station is just 1 minute walk to the jetty and our meeting point is just few shops away from the jetty.

There are a few companies providing ferry services to the islands. Average time to reach our resort is 35 minutes and let the boatman know you are going to The Barat Perhentian Resort at Pulau Perhentian Besar. Alternatively, you may request the speed boat agent at Barat meeting point for the transfer.