Accommodation in Perhentian Islands

You can choose many types of accommodation in lower, middle or higher budget category. They are available from basic fan to luxury stylist rooms. Please take note, during public holidays or peak season months, rooms sell fast and the rooms might be overbooked.

Most of the resorts and chalets are located along the beautiful beach of the islands. Perhentian Besar Island, which is more developed offers better infrastructure and many choices of resorts category. It’s more suitable if you prefer quiete or come with family.

On the other hand Perhentian Kecil Island is more geared towards backpackers.  You will find wider range of lower budget accommodation options.  Perhentian Kecil is also known as party island which more places sell alcohol. Some beach bar open until very early in the morning, 03:00-04:00am.  As a comparison, in Perhentian Besar Island,  just about everything is closed by about 23:00

In general, your tour cost to Perhentian Islands fluctuates based on the seasons as the followings: –

  • Low Season (February, March and October)
  • Peak Season (April, May, June and September)
  • Super Peak Season (July and August).

Top Ranked Resorts in Perhentian Islands

Good resorts sell fast on websites or by local travel agencies. Below are Top 10 ranked resorts, chosen by travellers to Perhentian Islands. To secure your preferred room, Book Now!

Bubu Villa

Inspired by local architecture with tropical wood furnishings, each chalet comes with high ceilings, thatched roofs and a balcony. Air-conditioning, wooden floors are standard in all chalets, which also include a private bathroom with hot shower.

Alunan Boutique Resort

Offering sea views from the private sundeck, air-conditioned rooms are furnished with parquet flooring, a desk, clothes rack and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The en suite bathroom includes shower facility, towels and free toiletries.

Bubu Resort

Guests can enjoy activities such as kayaking, snorkelling or relaxing at the sun lounges. Sunset cruises and island-hopping trips can be organised by the tour desk. Free Wi-Fi is available in the resort’s common areas.

Tuna Bay Island Resort

Set amidst a tropical jungle, Tunabay Island Resort provides air-conditioned rooms and chalets with a private balcony. This property houses a restaurant and offers guests with a variety of recreational activities.

Suhaila Palace

Suhaila Palace is located on Perhentian Besar Island, a 30-minute boat ride from Kuala Besut Jetty. It offers direct beach access and on-site snorkelling opportunities. Most rooms offer a balcony with sea views.

Ombak Resort Perhentian Island

Ombak Resort Perhentian Island is located in Gua Sai just a 10-minute stroll from the beautiful Long Beach. Enjoying sweeping sea views, the resort provides free Wi-Fi access and well-appointed guestrooms.

New Cocohut Chalet

Located in Pulau Perhentian Besar, New Cocohut Chalet features a restaurant and a variety of recreational activities. Its suites have a private balcony offering views of the garden or sea.

Shari La Island Resort

Shari-la Island Resort is located on Pulau Perhentian Kecil, a 30-minute speedboat ride from Kuala Besut Jetty. It offers diving and snorkelling opportunities on-site. The resort offers a restaurant and 24-hour front desk.

Cozy Resort

Suites come with elegant wooden interiors and warm lighting. All well-appointed units have a TV, seating area and private balcony. Shower facilities are in the en suite bathroom.

Perhentian Island Resort

Surrounded by tropical greenery, steps from the beach, Perhentian Island Resort offers a variety of water activities and charming wooden bungalows with private balconies. It provides free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and tennis courts.

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