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  • Consisting of two islands, the larger, Perhentian Besar, and the smaller, Perhentian Kecil,

  • the Perhentian Islands are just about an hours boat trip from Kota Baru on the North East

  • Coast of Peninsula Malaysia.

  • 'Perhentian' is a Malay word meaning 'place to stop'. The islands were once a regular

  • place for weary traders to to stop over for a rest. Today, little has changed, only now

  • travelers come from all over the world to 'stop' and to 'reconnect' with nature and

  • themselves.

  • The centerpiece of a marine park, the islands are fringed with clear white sand, and are

  • surrounded by crystal clear waters and dazzling coral reefs.

  • There are no roads on the Perhentians, but there are water taxis and jungle paths should

  • visitors feel the need to explore.

  • The Perhentian Marine Park is a renowned diving destination, the islands are home to numerous

  • operators catering to all levels of divers.

  • Most accommodations are right on the beach. By day, visitors head off to various diving

  • locations around the park, or simply enjoy the sparkling waters only meters from their

  • front doors.

  • As the sun sets, the sound of soft music and relaxed conversation mingles with the smoke

  • from barbecues in the cool night air.

  • The Perhentian Islands; there is no better 'place to stop', it is just 'the leaving'

  • which might prove difficult!

Consisting of two islands, the larger, Perhentian Besar, and the smaller, Perhentian Kecil,

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Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

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    Yue Hua Liu posted on 2013/12/13
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