Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Pulau Perhentian Kecil

THE 10 BEST Cheap Things to Do in Pulau Perhentian Kecil

Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Pulau Perhentian Kecil

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  • Andrew D
    Singapore, Singapore277 contributions
    If you enjoy people watching and variety of dining options, Long Beach is the place to go. You can find everything from lower-end to the more premium meals—though they are mostly either of Malay, Thai, Western or seafood varieties. The vibrant beach environment is great and it especially bustles at night with party music. There are multiple fire shows at night happening in different places between 7.30-8.30pm on the northern part of the beach. But the main highlight is the one happening around 10pm or 11pm at Black Tip Beach Bar (check the exact time with the bar).
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • Ariel D
    Makati175 contributions
    It's a good short, but steep hike up rewarded with a breathtaking view. Wished they fixed the jetty so more people can go down and explore. A portion of the jetty is cordoned off by barb wires, but some people attempt to climb down the missing stairs. However, you can already take a good photo even just at the top part of the stairs.

    The start of the hike is from the long beach, there is a signage near the campsite that points you to the start of the hike at the back of the camp site. The start of the hike is a bit steep, then after a few hundred meters, it will be an easy climb as the path is smooth. A few meters from the tower, you will find the two windmills cordoned by wire so you can't really touch the windmills. Follow the path around the windmills and you will see the stairs going to the Jetty. Enjoy!

    Bring your own water and some mosquito repellant.
    Written 6 September 2022
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  • Wildcat7400
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia955 contributions
    My partner & I could not ignore the beautiful floating white mosque which was on Perhentian Kecil Island. Hence, a day before checking-out & after our hiking adventure, we decided to pay a visit to the island. We took a water taxi across from Perhentian Besar Island & was charged RM15 per person.

    The floating mosque was called “Ar-Rahman Mosque.” The late Dr Rahman saw that there was a need for a new mosque to be built in his hometown of Pulau Perhentian Kecil as the old one could no longer cater to the island’s growing population. Moreover, the island was one of the more popular island resorts in Malaysia known to both local & international tourists. Dr Rahman’s proposal to the then Chief Minister was approved as it would augur well with the tourism industry & construction began in 2011.

    The cost of the floating mosque came to a whopping RM13.5 million. Part of its structure was built in the water to reduce the usage of land area, making it look like a floating mosque. This architectural design would certainly add to its uniqueness, drawing much attention & crowd from tourists. Also, the mosque would be equipped with the relevant facilities for the comfort of its Muslim worshippers.

    When we arrived at the mosque, the 1st thing that we saw was its single minaret. The structure was built in the water. We also had the opportunity to see one of the prayer halls which was in an open area. Its tiled floor had an Islamic motif. There was also a kitchen with workers. We had to go through the kitchen in order to sit at a staircase leading to the open sea.

    We were happy to witness that the mosque was widely used by the community. Dr Rahman would have been very proud to know that his legacy had brought much joy & benefit to the islanders.
    Written 13 November 2020
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  • Rachael_S92
    Ramsgate, UK16 contributions
    I was originally supposed to visit in September but had to push it back to October due to having to go back to the UK for a few weeks. Turtle Bay Divers were very accommodating and gave me full flexibility, keeping me up to date on when they would stay open until in October. I did a discovery dive and was a bit nervous about my ears as they are sensitive but the instructor talked me through everything clearly and concisely. The actual dive was amazing and I didn’t want the time to end. They even offered to give me a lift back to a different village I was staying at in their boat after the day. Great experience, highly recommend!
    Written 4 January 2023
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  • Mandy
    4 contributions
    We had a great experience with sea voice divers. We did the 4 days PADI open water course. The instructor Nik was very good. He was very detailed and made us feel comfortable while diving. Even after the course when I did a fun dive with another instructor Nik came to me to make sure my equipment was good and to do the safety checks with me. The diving school felt like being with family, everybody was so kind. They are paying attention for conserving the nature and coral. Sea voice divers also arranged the accommodation for us. We definitely recommend everybody to dive with sea voice divers. We will be back!
    Written 31 October 2022
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  • Noor Savels
    Ghent, Belgium1 contribution
    Would highly recommend!!! I did my open water + advanced course with Anand and I could not wish for a better instructor. I was really well guided in everything and I already know I will go back next year to do my divemaster here. Literally the best dive school in Perhentian.
    Written 4 October 2022
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  • yiting0997
    1 contribution
    Took my advanced diving course over there. Really like their coach which friendly and professional. Truly recommended
    Written 18 August 2022
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  • beaubo
    Cleveland Ohio USA329 contributions
    I made a last minute decision to dive in Bunaken and the divers where I was staying in the Togean Islands had all independently recommended Panorama. So a first hand referral is always the most confidence building for me.

    I contacted the owner Sven who was in prompt and helpful contact to explain the logísticas JF confirm the booking. So for me, excellent pre trip communication is usually A good indicator for an excellent experience on the premises. And indeed that was the case !!!

    I had a functional room with everything I needed like soft mattress, good shower pressure nice fan and flush toilet. Anything else is just a drill I could easily live without. I had a beach bungalow with a. Balcony close enough to ocean to hear waves at night room was spotlessly clean

    The food was quite good- for sure fresh and tasty. Pretty on par with other dive resorts. Was a nice convenience to be able to buy beer and soft drinks.

    A nice bonus was a massage service which was terrific by Angel.

    The dive organization is professional yet relaxed.
    I had three guides all of whom had a keen eye for macro and off in the distance sharks and schools of tuna and trevally. The boat was large and the dive sites relatively close by. The tanks are overfilled to closer to 240 than 200 bar so a couple of dives were in excess of 75 minutes.
    The dive sites are very solid. Tons of turtles who are incredibly friendly as they swim within inches of you. Water was warm. Hopefully not too warm to trigger bleaching Cheers to William Ego Asoh and Yobel as guides. Ferman and Nofita handling dining room (and arranging fresh sambal each day for me!!)

    And of course making the smooth experience all possible - SVEN who is clearly an involved and hands on owner.

    Panorama easily earned a 5 star rating from me and wishing them only the best
    Written 8 September 2022
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  • Christian 🇦🇹
    32 contributions
    VERY recommendable place to dive! I went there because it was recommended to me on Pulau Redang. Best choice ever to do my OWD course there!
    Very helpful in organizing the trip (thanks Rais).All the people are very professional and helpful, experienced, patient (thanks Rizal 😉) and its a lot of fun. Equipment is well maintained.
    Rooms are simple but clean and comfy and reasonably priced.
    Very friendly atmosphere, you get breakfast every day, have dinner together, enjoy the best fish BBQ by Chef Adam 👌 and have a good time. Feels like a little family 👌💪go there and have a good time, also when you don't stay there...everybody is welcome !!
    I'm glad I did my OWD with you guys, YOU ROCK 🤟
    Written 8 September 2022
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  • Calbee T
    Singapore11 contributions
    STRONGLY RECOMMEND to book your diving vacation with Ohlala as the dive master & instructors are super friendly and knowledgeable. Plus, they provide well maintained equipments, boat services & amazing diving spots. Really in love to stay at Ohlala where just right in front of the beach to have fascinating sunrise views every morning. Also, must try the food at Ohlala restaurant and chill with friends & beers~~
    Written 3 February 2023
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  • TiZ_C
    Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong7 contributions
    It was my first travel in two years since Covid and I am glad my husband had made a good choice in choosing Angel Diver for our 5-day trip to the Perhentian Island.

    We are travelling with a group of friends, who took the open water course with Instructor Dailos. The group was a bit anxious at first as some of them were not very good at swimming but Dailos definitely did a good job and taught them all the skills and techniques while maintaining the good fun!

    My husband and I did fun dives with Dailos, Ana and Ylenie who were all very experienced instructors and knew the dive sites very well. The dive requirements were well mantained and the dive shop was well organised.

    I would highly recommend Angel Diver to anyone who wants to explore the underwater world.

    **However**, since we were travelling during the end of Ramadan and the start of Hari Raya and the island is mainly operated by local Malay, most of the restaurants were closed in the morning, so no breakfasts were served. Eventually, when the restaurants were opened, they were overloaded with orders ( at one dinner it took us 3 hours to have our food on the table since we placed the order). So you might want to check with the local traditions and bring some foods yourself just in case.
    Written 5 May 2022
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  • CA🐠
    87 contributions
    Really good dive center with great staff and super gear. Really good prices and beautiful dive sites. If we would have had more days we would have wanted to do some courses as well!
    Written 21 July 2022
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  • Wagnerpotsdam
    Germany1 contribution
    the whole team is very friendly, are very good diving instructors, real, down-to-earth professionals, wonderful sense of humor, always in a good mood, honest and sincere, good English "Alles (everything) roger"🤩
    Written 21 June 2022
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  • Fatin Ismail
    Subang Jaya, Malaysia2 contributions
    Let’s start with the dive centre, I brought my own equipment and they were very careful and had a separate area to store all the customers equipment. All of which was locked up at the end of the day. Every single staff member (Bart, Didi and Mat) there was friendly and very knowledgeable. I only planned to do 6 fun dives. However, I ended up adding 3 more fun dives and extending for a couple more nights because I honestly had so much fun!

    The dorm rooms are right above the dive centre. A total of 20 beds. If you’re staying there and it’s fully booked, be prepared to bring an extension because the sockets are limited. Bear in mind, the bathrooms are downstairs, by the dive centre. The dorms were clean and comfortable. Electricity on from 7pm to 7am. However, there is solar power during the day for you to charge your phones. No hairdryers allowed. They have a huge sign saying that they’re prohibited. Air conditioning very cold at night. Blankets and towels are available with a deposit.

    Let’s move on to dive sites. Overall AMAZING! So beautiful. Such a wide variety of fish and coral. If you are there, make sure to not miss SanChoy wreck! I loved it so much. The instructors Didi, Tony and Nur were very knowledgeable and patient.

    The dive centre is located in the middle of Long Beach, a few mins walk from the party but far enough that it’s not noisy at night.

    Overall, highly recommended for fun dives and stay.
    Written 1 September 2022
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