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Daerah Besut, 22200 Malaysia
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#5 of 12 in Pulau Perhentian Besar
Perhentian Island Resort is an ideal beach resort for a leisurely family vacation in Malaysia. Surrounded by lush greenery, facing white sandy beaches and a warm blue sea, Perhentian Island is a holiday paradise not to be missed. Perhentian Island, or Pulau Perhentian as the locals call it, is well known as a marine paradise and forms a parts of the National Marine Park of Malaysia. In the surrounding areas of Perhentian Island Resort, you will find many things to see and do. Take a jungle trek up the hills under a canopy of large trees, and you might see wild magpies, giant fruit bats or the Nicobar pigeon. Perhentian Island lies along the flight path of this migratory bird. You might also see the harmless monitor lizard or even the unique lutong monkey species. The nearest jungle trail is less than 100 metres away from our resort. Or gather your family and head to the inviting sea for a swim. For those who enjoy snorkelling or scuba diving, the Resort is strategically located, fronting a coral-rich bay. The marine ecosystem of this area is well documented and held in high regards by snorkellers and scuba divers. If you come between June and September, you might get lucky and see giant green turtles laying eggs along the beach. Enjoy your next family holiday at this paradise beach resort, where reality is like a dream.
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Property amenities
Free internet
Coffee shop
Airport transportation
Couples massage
BBQ facilities
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Water sport equipment rentals
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Bottled water
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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English, Malay
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Arbox wrote a review Apr 2022
Amsterdam, The Netherlands158 contributions119 helpful votes
Review of restaurant only Big restaurant that can accommodate large groups of people. We had lunch and found it average. There are enough options on the menu to choose from, including some western ones. Restaurant was under staffed but the waitress was friendly. The overall venue looks nice but has some signs that maintenance is due. No issues with temperature though - enough shade and fans! View from the restaurant is not amazing as it is not very close to the beach… not that this is a hard requirement because after your meal you can simply go to the beach and enjoy. Top tip - do NOT do a snorkeling trip to swim with turtles. It’s like 10 people 1 turtle being desperately chased. If you are a fine swimmer just go from the beach, enjoy some ALONE time with the turtle and go back. Respect nature.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Sivaprasad wrote a review Apr 2022
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia86 contributions58 helpful votes
Perhentian island resort didn’t let us down, there were mixed reviews so thought it may be average but all changes from the time we arrived. We were group of 40 pax and hence lot of coordination was needed. Thanks to Mr.llham Faisal who managed our booking and arrangements, he was awesome. Especially during booking have asked him various questions and he replied and provided us all needed clarification. He even recommended us options so we can plan better. Thank you for that Since we are group, they had boats arranged as per our arrival and person In Jetty point took care of us and helped us to reach the resort. Check in was smooth and reception handling was also good. We have got rooms allotted in sea view and garden view(still have sea view) and were perfect. Sea rooms had extra space and looked big. Garden view rooms are bit small and compact, bedding provided in garden view was so small so if you have extra person then definitely extra mattress is needed. Resort had a beautiful beach and clean beach with nice lay back set up. They have arranged 2 snorkeling trips in our package and it was good. They have dive center which we didn’t explore. Buffet was above average , it’s not about the taste it is time we need to wait for getting the food from counter. Always it would have been queued up or counter is empty, definently could see understaff since all the staff were in kitchen busy in refilling and no one in resturant. Egg counter in breakfast is nightmare , expect most of them will order eggs there should be multiple counter or single counter with multiple pans - but it was only one pan and person making it doesn’t have time to smile or acknowledge. This should need definite improvement. Having said that barbecue diner was very good , but we need time to wait and get the barbecue due to high demand. Definitely not to be missed. On faculties, resort was good and there are people to take care or fix if issues reported. One of our room had Aircon cut at night 11 pm and people came to fix it with in minutes . Housekeeping was done all three days and it was nice to see the cleaned room. Complimentary water is provided in room and water can be refilled in restaurant all day . Resort had pretty good mobile signal as well with 4g. We all enjoyed our stay of 3 nights and 4 days in the resort. Definitely recommend for the price and facility. If below can be considered it will be 5 star 1. Adequate Staff in restaurants 2. Few furnitures looks old which can be replaced.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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schezara wrote a review Feb 2022
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia37 contributions29 helpful votes
Overall it was a pleasurable stay and experience. The reception was good and pleasant at arrival, and the management of our land and sea travel was handled by them well too. The condition of the chalets were a bit dated (as pointed out by some other patrons previously) but not a seal breaker and the rooms were clean and comfortable with daily cleaning - with a beautiful, white sandy beach nearby, you're not going to spend much time in the room anyway. The bathroom is clean but has an unusual smell - TIP: bring a spray freshener if you cannot handle that. The breakfast has a good spread of local food, salads, cereals, and bread; also an "egg station". Food at the restaurant is OK; for the few days we were there, we ended up eating at other hotels' restaurants for variety. TIPS: bring a Flashlight for walking in the night. PIR doesn't serve alcohol. But some of the other hotels do so you can walk there if you need some. IMHO, the BIGGEST plus points with PIR are: 1. The private beach access (with corals just off the beach) 2. The price (considering the private beach access)
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Jasmin C wrote a review Dec 2020
Penang Island, Malaysia1 contribution5 helpful votes
First and most important: Our total cash was stolen out of the safe. We had two double rooms and after the money was stolen out of the first safe, the thiefs tried to open the other safe a few days later (but weren't successful this time). We noticed that after coming back from a snorkeling trip the safe was blocked due to failed attempts of entering the pin code. Most likely the theft took place during our first snorkeling trip, so we highly recommend taking your valuables with you. We brought it up to the management, they started investigations, but didn't succeed in clarifying the situation. Disappointingly we weren't offered any kind of redemption at all. Apart from that, the beach was awesome and perfect for our two little children. The rooms and daily buffet were ok.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5 Helpful votes
Yina A wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution
The best beach among the beaches on this island. Not too many people and a chance to calm down. The food is also great. Best for breakfast as well and good service.Old room but its ok.we still can sleep well. All the staff are very kind. Overall I really happy stay at this resort
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled
US$75 - US$144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Perhentian Island Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Perhentian Island Resort?
Nearby attractions include Perhentian Islands (1.0 km) and Universal Diver (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Perhentian Island Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Perhentian Island Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Perhentian Island Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Barat Perhentian Restaurant, Nia Cafe, and Belinda Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Perhentian Island Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Perhentian Island Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Perhentian Island Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Perhentian Island Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Malay.
Does Perhentian Island Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.