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The Reef Chalets is a cosy small place with 12 Chalets arranged in a half moon shape in a lush tropical garden with big trees and grass area.
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ZzOoooMm wrote a review Oct 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia106 contributions21 helpful votes
The Reef Chalet on Pulau Perhentian Besar (Big Island) houses simple no frills cozy chalets close to the beach front. Hot water for showering, aircond, fan, mosquito net, towels & soap are provided. For drinking hot water, one will need to go to reception to obtain as there are no mini fridge or electric kettle provided. 3 pin plug points are sufficient for 2 pax staying. My friend and I were on a short 4 day3night stay as we’re out in the sea most of the 3days due to my friend’s open water swimming clinic event. Big island will be more for honeymooners or family as food & beverage choices are limited. Barat is next door serves beer & awesome Bbq & western food. Mama’s chalet next to Barat serves thumbs up Italian coffee. The beach in front has plenty of fishes and sea cucumber & is shallow for kids. It is recommended to walk about 10min to the back and swim at PIR beach. There’s a snorkelling place in front of PIR which have alot of bleached corals but so where a young black tip shark was spotted during the ows clinic. Becareful & do not step on the corals as corals are living creatures formed over decades. To reach Reef Chalet, Barat,Mama’s chalet, one will be dropped off at the floating jetty to walk about 50mtrs to beach. Dusky spectacle monkeys can also be spotted at the Reef chalet. Just be wary of your food and stuff. Do not try to feed them as this is against their natural diet and they will turn aggressive in long run. In summary, the big island is a chill out island. Fret not, there is a small shop selling tidbits, mineral water, beer , simple toiletries next to Reef chalet. Breakfast is not included at the Reef.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Petr M wrote a review Jul 2020
Prague, Czech Republic67 contributions7 helpful votes
At first. I really do understand that the situation about Covid-19 is difficult. For everybody. Because of Covid restrictions in Malaysia in February 2020 the Reef challets had to cancel our accomodation. Of course. But they announced me that they cancellation policy says if I cancel the accommodation 14 days before it starts, they keep all money (I payed 50 %). When I protested very strongly, they ensured me that they will send all my money back. 2 months nothing happened. Then after my question they sent me a voucher for much lower money then I payed in advance (they lowered it for some handling fee - OK and for a taxes which they had to pay to the government - WTF? I payed them money including the taxes, right?). After my reccuring protests they sent me email, that I will get all money back. That is about 3 months and still nothing. Don´t go there, don´t support this bad behaviour. They used my money for solving their economic situation without giving anything back.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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MeiLynnC wrote a review Jul 2020
Bangkok, Thailand16 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed 4 nights here with friends and had the best time. Simple, clean, casual. It was also a great location, very chill, good and cheap food options around. We did a bit of snorkeling just off the beach and saw a turtle! We would most definitely come back here!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Clarelouise88 wrote a review Jul 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia61 contributions6 helpful votes
Amazing guys right on the beach. No frills. We stayed in the family room- number 12. Will be back for sure. Nice honest staff. Great location to walk over the bridge to the other beach for snorkelling or you can also snorkel right on this beach. Good places to eat near by. Hidden gem!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Gwendo wrote a review Oct 2019
26 contributions20 helpful votes
We booked the air con / hot shower chalet directly through the hotel. Communication was great with the hotel since the beginning, since they organised the taxi and boat trip return from Kota Bahru airport. Setting is just amazing, right in front of the beach and the jetty, surrounded by a lovely garden. The chalet itself is straight forward, we found the bed was great, the room was quiet and there was a lovely terrace where you could have breakfast ( there is no breakfast option at the chalet, but you have Belinda's cafe next door, and minimarkts nearby ) . We loved the location of the Reef. The beach might not be the prettiest in Besar, but for us it was important to be close to dining / eating / shopping option and you could easily book a water taxi to get around or even walk.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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MalaysiaTerengganuPerhentian IslandsPulau Perhentian Besar
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Reef Chalets
Which popular attractions are close to The Reef Chalets?
Nearby attractions include Universal Diver (0.7 km) and Perhentian Islands (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Reef Chalets?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include airport transportation, laundry service, and free internet access.
What are some restaurants close to The Reef Chalets?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nia Cafe, The Barat Perhentian Restaurant, and Belinda Cafe.
Does The Reef Chalets have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Reef Chalets offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does The Reef Chalets have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.