17.03.2017 - 26.03.2017 34 °C
Back in Asia after 2 years, well it feels very good.
This time we both have jobs in London so the vacations were for 10 days only.
How to get to Perhenthian island ?
From KL, we decided to take a flight to Kota Bharu as it was quicker than the bus, we paid £78 return.
You can also take a bus from KL which takes approx 7 hours; more info here http://www.busonlineticket.com/booking/select_coach.aspx?ddFrom=Kuala%20Lumpur&ddTo=Kuala%20Besut&pax=1&way=1&deptdate=2017-03-31&rtndate=2017-04-02:
From Kota Bharu go directly to Kuala Besut and then you can take the ferry to the Perenthian islands ( 70 ringgit + 30 ringgit eco tax per person).
The Taxi from Kota Bharu to Kuala Besut is 75 r.
Buses are also available.
Perhentian islands is composed by 2 islands : Kecil ( Small) and Besar ( Big); we decided to stay on Kecil for the whole week.
We made this decision after talking with locals who advised us to stay on this island - more bars/activities and cheaper than Besar.
We did not book in advance, fortunately March is the beginning of the High season we did not have any trouble to find accommodation with reasonable prices.
Be aware that the price found online is way more experience than on the island for most of the properties.
We stayed in Long Beach at D Rock, very nice bungalow with spectacular sea view for 150 r with A/C or 100r with Fan.http://rockgardenchalet.com/Rates&Package.html
Once you get to the Island, you have to walk to the bottom of the beach and walk up the stairs.
The food is very good and you have a beautiful sea view while you are eating.
Some friends that we have met on the island stayed in Matahari Chalet for 95 r breakfast inc.http://www.mataharichalet.com/
They previously stayed in Symphony village and that was an awful experience.
This map was very useful to check where the hotels are: http://www.perhentiantrans.com/accomodation.html
Plenty of shops are on the island and offer you trips to both island as well as Rawa island and Radang.
Long trip is 50 r ; Rawa island as well as 2 other island is 50r from Coral Bay
Coral Bay is located 15 min walk from Long Beach, just follow the path next to Seahorse Diver, take the direction of Tropicana Inn and here you are.
You will pass by Ewan's Cafe where you can get Free wifi; You can play Chest and board games..
Be aware there is almost no wifi on the island and we did not get Wifi for 4 days when we arrived.
On this side of the island you can relax watching a movie at Ombak resort, go snorkel near Senja Resort, and also get a fish + all you can eat Noodle and rice for 19 r only at the Shari-la.
Pictures to come