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#3 of 8 resorts in Pulau Perhentian Besar
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See why so many travellers make Coral View Island Resort their resort of choice when visiting Pulau Perhentian Besar. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a refrigerator and air conditioning, and you can stay connected during your stay as Coral View Island Resort offers guests free internet access.

The resort features a concierge and a coffee shop. Plus, Coral View Island Hotel offers an on-site restaurant, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Belinda Cafe and Nia Cafe, which are some cafes that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

During your visit, be sure to check out Teluk Keke (1.1 mi), which is a popular attraction within walking distance of the resort.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Coral View Island Resort as you experience all of the things Pulau Perhentian Besar has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free internet
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Non-smoking hotel
Breakfast buffet
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Jalan Besar, 22300 Malaysia
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zuraida89 wrote a review Sept 2020
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It was a work trip and stayed for one nite. It is about a 5 minute walk from the jetty to the hotel. I was struggling a bit with my laptop bag and a small luggage during arrival and departure.

Our room is the Family Suite Garden View which is like a chalet. It can comfortable fit 3 adults (1 queen bed and 1 single bed). Our room/chalet is located near the reception / restaurant. It also comes with a dipping pool and a porch with two chairs.

The room is equipped with coffee/tea facilities, a table fan, A/C and small fridge. No bottled water so either you bring your own or boil your own water. The bathroom was also nice and relatively big compared to the size of the unit.

You can snorkel right in front of the restaurant. Not much live corals but got to swim/see lots of fish like parrot fish, clown fish etc. There is also a swimming pool with some lounge chairs.

The staff are friendly and helpful. We had buffet breakfast and buffet dinner which were quite delicious and value for money (i think breakfast buffet was RM25).
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Date of stay: September 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Sally B wrote a review Jul 2020
Brussels, Belgium
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We came after the COVID shut down so maybe were just craving release. Had a cottage on the beach that slept 3 - 1 double bed and 1 single. Was clean, nicely appointed. Good air con and hot water. Staff were very accommodating. For a deposit of RM100, You can get a thumb drive full of movies. Ate 1 meal here - decent. But we mostly went next door to the Borat to eat. Small mini market for snacks and water. No alcohol served/sold on site.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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wishtago... wrote a review May 2013
Victoria, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
After the variety of reviews on the 'net and TA we were a little unsure on what the accoms would be like here and at Redang (Redang Beach Resort).

Well, we got to breathe easy as both were fine and fit the bill perfectly.

We stayed in the most expensive chalets at Coral View: our friends stayed in Deluxe Seaview Chalet # 317 and hubby and I stayed in the Family Deluxe Seaview Chalet #212. Neither are what we would call 'Deluxe' but both were kept clean enough, serviced daily and in an ideal location.

Both have:
- good working air con (a little noisy but not too so, although hubby said they need a 'good clean out' after going and inspecting the outside unit)
- fans
- mini fridge that kept everything really cold
- good hot water pressure
- few steps to being in the water
- both cleaned daily and sheets and towels changed daily
- both have a large, airy drying rack outside on porch for drying clothes
- both have taps outside porches for washing feet, etc.
- both have personal bins with lids directly outside porches

Differences between the 'family deluxe seaview' (FDS) and 'deluxe seaview' (DS):
- FDS had queen bed and single bed; DS a queen bed
- FDS had 4 chairs and small table on balcony; DS has 2 chairs, small table and 2 lovely reclining lounges on a larger porch area
- FDS has clear windows facing out to beach; DS has frosted glass
- FDS has a good working fan mounted high on wall and has 3 speeds which can be set to fixed direction or oscillating across bed and table/chairs area; DS had a benchtop fan only
- FDS had a spare powerpoint over near the desk area; DS had no spare powerpoint but this was gotten around by unplugging the fan
- FDS had a larger bathroom but not so much that it makes a huge difference (may be handier if more than two of your sharing the room). FDS shower head was also up higher on the wall which made for better hair washing.
- FDS sits on a lovely stretch of white, soft sand (few bits of coral here and there but nothing you need shoes for) with a few hammocks and wooden beach recliners under umbrella's in front of it amongst the palm trees looking across at jungle of Kecil and the village a little more south. Very pretty and literally 30 steps or so and you are in the warm clear water (31C water in late April - hubby had his dive watch on and was telling us the temp everywhere). Need to watch some of the boats coming in though; esp if you had little kiddies with you.
- SD sits on a lovely stretch of coral beach with pretty good snorkeling and a great sunset view and lovely view over the Perhentian Island Resort (PIR) beach (superb white powder soft sand beach). So view best from SD.
- FDS is closest to restaurant but only 10 seconds further walk to SD ones; SD rooms closer to dive shop and to the wooden walkway that takes you to PIR (plus nice view of this beach).
-FDS had more lights and brighter; SD was dimmer (but did have mosquito net across part of room near bed which made it look more romantic overall).

There is a dive shop, snorkel shop, souvenir shop and small convenience store onsite.

Free WiFi in the lobby which works okay (sometimes a little slow but overall did the job).

A small bookswap table near reception.

Snorkeling out around the rocky headpoint of the two adjoining beaches sees regular small sharks (not harmful) and these were sighted everytime one of us snorkeled.

We encountered one trigger fish (attack if protecting their nest in a sandy area) but this one didn't have a shot at any of us so presumably not nesting.

Snorkeling is okay directly in front of the Deluxe Seaview chalets; some coral dead but others growing. Some small black/white wish sometimes nipped our legs when entering or leaving water which the first time gave us a fright. Hubby said to stop the whinging and just get in and just look out for the trigger fish instead. Once swimming these little black things didn't bother you (I think they see your legs and think you are going to feed them bread like so many people do at the waters edge).

Walking across the wooden walkway to the jetty and the PIR beach finds you amongst lovely palm trees, really powder soft white sand and azure blue waters. Swim out in the middle to about level with the jetty's end or a bit beyond (esp about 30 or 40 feet in front of the jetty) and you will see the majesty and gracefulness of about 3 or 4 big turtles. They feed on this small green algae that is out further down on the seabed (in water that you cannot stand in - all the water where you can stand is just powdery sand bottom) and they lazily graze then every 15 mins or so glide to the surface for air next to you. AMAZING SITE.

We saw these turtles EVERY SINGLE DAY AND TIME that we snorkeled this part of the beach.

Further along to end of PIR beach and rocky end is really good snorkeling amongst colourful fish and again a mix of dead and live corals.

Food at Coral View was fine (some meals really great; others okay). The large fresh juices were enormous and superb.

Beer, wine, vodka and the local jungle juice could be purchased both at tables and to take away at the Reef Resort's bar next door. 1 large Heinekin beer RM15, 1 glass white or red wine RM20, 1 Tiger beer RM10, small packet peanuts RM3.

Watercolours Diving next along the beach which hubby dived with 3 times and said they were a good, pro outfit; both safety and environmentally conscious. He went to The Pinnacles, Police Wreck and another site just up past Romantic beach. They took us 3 snorkelers and dropped us at Romantic beach for 1.5hrs while they went off diving and picked us up on way back which was nice (snorkeling here was pretty okay too but no turtles seen here; then again, no trigger fish either haha). Hubby also dived with Universal Divers down near Tuna Bay to Pinnacles and Sugarwreck (will be in JBR) and also said they were great; boat bigger but bit slower - less cramped and stay out for the 2 dives with a bite to eat in between.

Watercolours Restaurant was brilliant food one night which all came out hot and together with a fantastic waitress called Irene (normally housekeeping staff she told us but she really should be front of house as her personality is terrific) but very ordinary the next night with very average staff and every meal came out separately with long waits between, one meal was wrong entirely and one didn't arrive at all! So the jury is out with it being so hit and miss.

Then Mama's Cafe which we loved the breakfasts at (great omlettes and banana pancakes and a fresh mixed juice here) but their lunch wasn't anything to write home about.

Finally Turtle Divers is the end of the line for this beach (no cafe) and hubby was impressed with their staff and happy with their gear (but didn't end up diving with them this time around).

Can walk 10 mins across pretty easy bush track to get to Cosy Chalets, New Cocohuts, Tuna Bay and Abdul's easy - another 10 min or so walk past them and 5 or 10 minutes further and you are at the bottom of the island at a good snorkel spot called Fish Garden or Teluk K.K Bay. We walked down with our gear from Coral View and hubby caught a water taxi for RM10 to join us after diving one morning. Beautiful walk. Beautiful beaches. Beautiful water.

Electricity was same as for Malaysia so Aussie's need a UK adapter. If you want to run the fan and charge your mobile, etc, you will need to also take a UK to Universal double adapter.

I will put other area's and Kecil island in a JBR as this review is about CVIR and the area directly around it. If (when) we return to the Perhentian's we will definitely stay here again as our 1st choice of accoms (although if you are after a fan/cold water room then the Reef Resort next door had pretty okay accoms right near the beach too and a girl I met was staying at Mama's and her room was very basic but was clean and she was happy with it for the cheap price she paid).

The FDS room cost me ~$90 00 AUD a night; the DS was ~$75 a night.

We'd be more than happy to stay in these lovely simple but very clean and functional chalets right on the sand again anytime and can certainly recommend them.
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Date of stay: April 2013
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Family Deluxe Seaview #212 is the closest of the FDS's nearest to the Coral View restaurant...
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Benny_is_my_cat wrote a review Oct 2006
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We went to this 'resort' just two weeks ago and stayed for TWO HOURs.

We have travelled all over the World and stayed at many different classes of hotel with many different cultures. This was the most unfriendly and unpleasant hotel we ever visited.

There was no greeting smile or even an hello. We were passed a piece of paper and told to fill it in. Then we were shown our room. We were not told what time meals were, what facilities were available to us and there was no information in the room either.

The room was supposed to be a deluxe family room. I'm rather afraid that run down, smelly and dirty shack is a more fitting description. The towels were old and worn out and STANK!. The room was also very smelly and the shower room was terribly filthy.

As it was about lunchtime I went to the reception to ask about mealtimes and was given a sheaf of vouchers which we were to present at each meal. The voucher was a monetary voucher and if the food eaten exceeded the value of the voucher then the excess would be added to the bill.

None of this was mentioned in the holiday offer which was the standard 3D2N package and was supposed to include all meals. Yeah right!.

The only way that the vouchers would have covered lunch would have been if we had eaten just one course which consisted purely of rice.

We spoke with other guests and they all said that their rooms and towels were smelly. One had sent a text to her travel agent complaining of this and upon returning to her room found a pile of 20 towels had been placed on her bed by the staff. They all stank too.

We had lunch and it was almost inedible, I kid you not. Even the local cat would not eat the prawns I had been given.

At no point was I, or my Wife, rude to the staff but like the other guests we never saw any member of staff smile or display any kind of pleasantry. We decided that we could not stay here for 3 days and decided to cut our losses and go to another island which we had stayed at before and knew the resort staff to be friendly, helpful and pleasant.

I told the resort staff my Wife was ill and asked to catch the afternoon boat back to the mainland. I was told there was no boat (even though it was on the boat schedule) and was charged 250 ringits for the trip. No member of staff asked what was wrong or if they could help!.

I've travelled the World and am not usually given to complaint, especially in public like this, but this was such an unpleasant place to be that I feel compelled to tell others.
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Date of stay: September 2006
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dr_Igor_1971 wrote a review Oct 2012
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed there 6 days 5 nights and we loved it (!!!). Coral View Island Resort is based on Pulau Perhentian Besar, 21 kilometres from the north-east coast of peninsular Malaysia. It is located perfectly between main two beaches, next to Perhentian Island Resort which is followed by Tropical Reef, Perhentian Paradise Resort and Mama's Place. The chalets are built into the natural environment, rising up from the beach into the jungle, surrounded by perfect white sand beaches and turquoise blue water. Beautiful Teluk Pauh is just 5-minute walk away.

For five nights (31 July – 5 August 2012) in Family Deluxe Garden View room (№435) with triple adult accommodation (1 double + 1 single bed) we paid 1350.00 Malaysian Ringgit (MYR). 270.00 MYR per night. Additional mattress would cost 30.00 MYR per night. If you want to include breakfast it would cost additional 25.00 MYR per person per day and half price for children. A bit cheaper is Deluxe Hill View room (location on the hilltop near generator) with triple accommodation – 240.00 MYR per night. Cosy (quite small) room is featuring all necessary amenities including toilet & hot shower, air-conditioning (quite noisy) & fan, freezer mini-bar. There are no tea/coffee facilities and TV.

Resort staff was really helpful, friendly and responsive to all our questions. The housekeeping staff were also very polite and friendly. Since we were travelling with a two-year old child, the restaurant staff agreed to give us hot water in a thermos that we could cook porridge for baby. Coral View Island Resort offers dining a la carte. There is a wide selection of local dishes, western food and nightly BBQs. Some prices from my bills: Chicken Satay (dz.) – 18.00 MYR, Seafood Fried Rice – 12.00 MYR, Spicy Seafood Salad – 13.00 MYR, Green Curry Chicken – 20.00 MYR; Kue Tiaw Goreng – 8.00 MYR; Squid … – 20.00 MYR. Average bill for dinner (3 adult) is around 100.00 MYR. The flambé dishes (i.e. seafood flambé) were not really good.

There is a coral garden in the front part of the resort that almost becomes the main attraction of the whole place. The rocks off the Coral View and Perhentian Island Resort is one of the best places to see Blacktip reef shark (mostly babies though). For turtles, best place is the middle of the beach in front of Perhentian Island Resort, where the sandy bottom is covered with algae. There is a Scuba dive centre and Snorkel Equipment Hire Shop. We booked the ½ day snorkeling excursion around the islands (20.00 MYR per person) → Turtle Bay, watching green turtles in Teluk Pauh and reef sharks at Shark Point. So much fun!

With the jungle and the beach at your doorstep it is possible to discover many animals. Such as monitor lizards, Malayan flying lemurs and the amazing Spectacled langur monkeys (dusky leaf monkey). Jungle trekking to Flora Bay Resort – about 35 minutes walking.

Return Boat transfer from Kuala Besut to Pulau Perhentian Besar is 70.00 MYR per person. Resort accepts Visa and Mastercard. If you are going to book between the months of April to August then you should make it in advance because those months are very busy. Car Parking in Kuala Besut is around 7.00 MYR per day.

Awesome Island! We will definitely be back again!
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Date of stay: August 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: If you are going to book between the months of April to August then you should make it in advance...
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DocMarkL wrote a review Oct 2011
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were a bit worried coming to the Perhentian Islands after backpacking for 2 months round Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. We had heard from other travellers that accommodation was very simple and knew that if we wanted clean and a bit of luxury (which we did at the end of 2 months of backpacking) we might have to pay extortionate amounts for it, I was envisaging prices like at Perhentian Island Resort.
We opted for Besar rather than Kecil as we had heard from two German girls at Kuala Besut who were returning for another week after having stayed 5 days earlier in the month that Long Beach on Kecil was dirtier and it was very loud at night and pretty difficult to sleep, though more lively and younger and cheaper. We were going for a nice relaxing end of trip so took their advice and landed at mama's house on Besar which is where they were staying.
Surprisingly for End of September, all the a/c huts were full at nearly all the places on that stretch of beach (watercolours, mama's house, reef) leaving only fan rooms. Viewing all that was on offer (we arrived very early in the morning so had time to be picky), the huts were very dingy, dark, looked like they would be full of insects and the bathrooms were very dated and grubby. True, some of the places like watercolours had dropped their prices by half to 90RM a night as it was coming to the end of the season where they shut down. But we walked down to coral view and saw that it was a whole nother league.
The restaurant is really nicely done, the reception area is very hotel like. there is a computer room with internet(expect very high prices on an island like this) but what really sold it was the deluxe garden view bungalow. It had a veranda with chairs and was just behind the sea view bungalows. there was a small antechamber/hallway inside with chairs and a table following through into the bedroom which was very clean and bright with a/c. Bathroom - clean and much nicer than the other resorts, was behind the bedroom with a dressing table and mirror in between. The inside of the bungalows was such a big difference, the ratten interiors were like new and all the woodwork was varnished and clean unlike the other resorts.
In the end we paid 200 RM a night (down from 240) which we both felt was worth it for the quality of the room, the restaurant (cheaper than most on that stretch) and location by the best beach on Besar - a 2 minute walk up and over a walkway to Perhentian Island Resort where there is no coral and the sandy beach is wide and perfect for swimming. All the other beaches on Besar have either too much coral or are like salt plains (the beach by Flora Bay and Arwana).
We had no complaints with our stay at Coral VIew. There were even monkeys to entertain us. the snorkelling right at the resort was great.There were no cockroaches or bed bugs - the bungalows were far too clean and were kept that way every day with fresh towels and room cleaning. I actually took our room key every day so they obviously did have their own key. We did manage to look at other stretches such as by Abdul's and Tuna Bay which were nice. The beaches were smaller and seemed more crowded and less pretty. There rooms may have been cheaper by 50-60RM and almost as nice but everywhere seemed to be fully booked, at least for a/c bungalows.
We did like the look of Arwana which seemed to be the only place on Besar with a pool but it's far away by Flora Bay (needed to get canoe there for 40 minutes!)with a horrible beach - really shallow for a long way out, like a salt plain and that stretch seemed really quiet and dead. The prices were similar to Coral View with the added bonus of a nice pool and tvs in the room. But we agreed that we much preferred the beach at Coral View, which to be honest is the reason you come to the Perhentian Islands!
So in summary - If you don't want dark shabby bungalows that probably crawl with insects, and have a bit more to spend than a budget backpacker but aren't loaded, this is THE place for you.
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Date of stay: September 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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CeePee wrote a review Jul 2012
North Vancovuer
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Yes, for the able-bodied persons, life on Perhentian Besar, especially while staying at Coral View is so easy and so beautiful.

Getting there:
airport ticket counter will sell you your taxi and speed boat fare and thereby reserve a spot for the ride. Quick easy. 1 hour drive. *bring all the cash you think you will need for your stay now, altough Coral View does accpet VISA & MC, cash is a must*

Boat dock check-in & registry:
you must sign the log book, provide passport numbers, and details of your hotel. If you don't have a hotel reserved, suggestions and pressure to make a booking will be made. Declining as we did, despite claims that it is a busy time, worked out just fine.

Carry luggage to dock, down stairs and on to speed boat. There may be porters, but be ready to do it yourself.

Wear life jackets provided, you may be tossed from the boat. I have video footage of our luggage suspended in the air, being crushed by said luggage, and spending a fair bit of time off my hard seat in the air, before smashing down on it again, and again. Not good for those with back or neck issues, not to mention fearful of water and speed. It was a calm, sunny day.

Transfer to island 100m from shore:
the speed boat driver will call out the names of resorts as he slowly motors the shoreline. Only Tuna Bay has a dock, so if you are at some of the resorts on that beach, which Coral View and many others aren't, get off and walk the beach.
Otherwise, a small canoe-like boat with motor will come and meet the speedboat 100m or so off shore. You must then remove your life vest, transfer your luggage yourself on to the wobbly boat, while one guy tries to hold the boats together. If you miss, you're in the water. Balance and confidence in swimming are key.

Check-in and Check-out:
Front desk was very gracious in showing us many rooms before we decided on the ocean front cottages, not the villas, but the regular A frame cottages.
VISA & MC accepted. A detailed, meticulous tab of all your expenses will be provided on check out, ask for it ahead of time to be prepared for your review, Pay the night before leaving and reserve your boat then.

Ocean view and garden view cottages:
Fantastic! Rooms had air-con, hot/cold water, good pressure, small sitting area with arm chairs, fridge, places to hang clothes, deck, deck furniture. All Good. 23 steps to waters edge!
I stayed in 2 of these cottages as I didn't have a reservation and had to move so I could stay on. I spent 2 nights in the "deluxe garden suites" up a bunch of stairs in the dark forest- don't do it. Pain to get there up there and I wasn't as far up as some, and the rooms are super dark- not conducive to spending time in them or on the small decks.

It's intermittent. When you have it, use it! It's available in the restaurant area and there is a room with computers if you don't have your own. Otherwise, head down the beach to some other establishments that somehow had theirs working regularly.

very obliging and accommodating staff. They quickly knew our room numbers to bill our food/ bev to, knew how we liked our eggs etc. Lots of smiles and greetings even if just in passing.

Resort grounds;
NO Safety issues at all! Impeccably cared for. Constant sweeping, gardening, pruning going on.

To do:

There are 2 beaches to enjoy at Coral View, which means sun can be worshiped from morning to eve as they face in opposite directions. Snorkeling on the beach with the big rocks starts at waters edge, beach volley ball and a more conventional looking beach are on the the opposite side of the point that Coral View property. Options, options! There may not be enough lounge chairs, but the sand is soft, so bring your own towels.

Right at waters edge on the boulder beach you can view huge schools of colourful fish, large like bump head parrot fish, to small clown fish. Small sharks and turtles were a daily enjoyment for me as well.
Take advantage of their snorkel tours to shark point, turtle alley etc. They are priced the same as any on the island. They said 4 people or more would be a tour, but they got a guy with a small boat in 5 mins for us who took us out for a private tour at the same cost. So nice!

A great trail that crosses the island through the jungle and loops back along the shore line, this was a regular enjoyment for us. We stopped at a resort on the opposite side for coffees and great breakfasts as well. Count on a couple of hours, bring water, and look out for beautiful spiders, the sounds of many birds, monitor lizards and more....

Scuba diving:
Dive shop on site with a few dive masters. Re-cert and first time courses available. Discounts on combining lessons and stay possible. Regular outings to more remote locations: wreck dive etc. Quite cheap compared to diving elsewhere in the world.

Is only available down the beach at the only bar around. Bring your own as we did and discreetly add it to your drinks. Do not do this in the restaurant.

Food- I enjoyed the food at coral view. Breakfast, lunch, dinner were all good! There are loads of restaurants and resort restaurants in 5 min walking distance, but they weren't better, just different scenery. Prices are average.

Don't go if:
Coral View is not the place for a single traveler. The resort seems to attract honeymooners, couples & families. Evenings people disappear into their cabins. Go with friends if single like me.
It is not a party place. In fact, take heed to Lonely Planet advice on this subject as well; if you're looking for a party atmosphere, the Perhentians are NOT your destination.
If you are have any physical limitations your travel there will be painful if not dangerous.
If you like hustle and bustle and shopping, coming here to a Marine Park Reserve would kill you.

Otherwise, I would recommend Coral View to all who enjoy serene & beautiful getaways full of outdoor recreation options- lazing on the beach being one of them!
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Date of stay: May 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Always go the ocean front or garden cottages. The suites higher up are a major pain to get to up...
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michellebong90 wrote a review Mar 2018
Gold Coast, Australia
3.0 of 5 bubbles
My first trip to Perhentian island, was very excited when we come to this hotel after few times surveying btwn Bubu, Perhentian n Coral Island hotels... Which recommmended by our travel agent....yes, we book thru an agent. So, there were few good n bad comment I shall share here...

Good point
1. The room is clean, cosy, classy n spacious. We book premium sea view with pool (down stair) and without pool (up stair)
2. The bath room is very big with clean bath tub, so u owes can enjoy relax bath after snorkelling outside.
3. House keeping come very on time every morning. Provide mineral water.
4. We got rest chair special reserve for room guest right in front of room. Very convenient.
5. Overall their staff r friendly n helping. A thousand thx to Mr. Patrick for introducing us very good meal package for last 2 days. Very satisfy on that... (Except a young male waiter in the restaurant who I feel very discriminative m serve ppl regard races..)

To b improved >_<
1. Coffee n tea need to ask from counter, np for me... However, it would b great if they can improve by placing it directly in room n tea is packed in individual pack.
2. No WIFI n no TV channel at all for premium seaview type. Yes, can't imagine even rm800 room rate do not provide any channel... Have to deposit rm100 for a pen drive for watching save movie...
3. I stayed 4 days, 2 out of 4 days the heater is not functioning...

Conclusion, it was still satisfying trip... But can b improved better n more value for 💰 ...
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ayien M wrote a review Mar 2018
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We have planned 1 year ahead to come here.... our last visit...we stayed at the barat and discover that this resort have so much " wow factors" .....

This visit we choosed to stay at the family suite...
1st impression...excited but my 1st experience... all of our luggage have been under sun almost 1 hour. ... they said they will take and sent it nearby counter...but no one did it!!!

We managed to check in early.... the room is awesome... but...surprisingly...there are so many areas for improvements....
1. No all...cant put pls bring ur own hairdryer in ur next visit....( another 6 days to go huhuhu) got no channel. If u have thumbdrive....pls save ur own movie...or else....put deposit rm100 for the thumbdrive at the counter. Mostly the movies are for kids....hahahhaa
3.the mattress.... seriously old version.... the spring is damn hard...hahahhaa
4. Smelly matress...i think previous visitor got small kids or baby....smell urine...gosh!!!!
5. No mineral coffee n tea...sugar or what so ever.... i wonder this is resort or guest house only
6.towel can only be changed 2 days once.....huhuhu

Today my day 2....stay tuned... i will review more later

Visit: 21st march till 26th march 2018
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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jonckher wrote a review Jan 2012
Melbourne, Australia
1.0 of 5 bubbles
You really do have to choose your chalets very carefully.

The resort is shockingly overdeveloped and pretty much all of the hill-view chalets are either looking at the rubbish under another chalet or right onto a concrete path. They are also so closely packed in together that you feel you're in a slum of some sort. Add in constant generator noise and it's the opposite of what you'd expect from a beach resort holiday.

Having said this, the beach view and garden view chalets look a lot better but I would recommend looking for another resort that has a more sustainable and less greedy approach to development.

The only good thing I can say about our stay here is that our chalet was so bad (even though we "upgraded" to another part of hill-view that actually had natural light and a great view of staff quarters and the generator shacks), we had to spend all our time exploring the beautiful Perhentian Islands in a homeless kind of way. Not very relaxing though.
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Date of stay: July 2011
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Beach view or garden view chalets. Otherwise forget it.
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Answer from Haikal A
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4 contributions
Resort's phone number: +609-691 1700 Kuala Besut Office phone number: +609-697 4943, +609-697 4276
Answer from Concetta M
Salerno, Campania, Italy24 contributions9 helpful votes
durante il mio soggiorno al coral view, lo scorso anno, ho ricevuto l'air dryer alla reception con un deposito di 50 ringitt che a fine vacanza mi hanno restituito.
chingliantan asked a question Jun 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Is there a hair dryer in room?
Answer from Concetta M
Salerno, Campania, Italy24 contributions9 helpful votes
no but at the reception you can have it with deposit 50 rg
Ismael B asked a question Mar 2017
how much cost the extra bed ?
Answer from maneh
Butterworth, Malaysia235 contributions59 helpful votes
rm 30 per extra bed/night
Answer from maneh
Butterworth, Malaysia235 contributions59 helpful votes
u can ask them at Coral View Island Resort fb to check on the availability
Affan N wrote a tip Jun 2023
Singapore, Singapore57 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring insect repellant as there were insects flying around at night. Buy drinks and mineral water from mainland Terengganu."
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mary123456789123 wrote a tip Mar 2019
Torquay, United Kingdom15 contributions9 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"The seafront rooms are the best but also expensive. The garden rooms are cheaper and the hill view rooms are a steep climb."
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VHRCoco wrote a tip Aug 2017
37 contributions44 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Dont take the hill view chalet"
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Derekoneill wrote a tip Aug 2017
Dublin, Ireland134 contributions106 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get and deluxe room if possible"
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Faiqahchip wrote a tip Aug 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia59 contributions60 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"premium room"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Coral View Island Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Coral View Island Resort?
Nearby attractions include Perhentian Islands (0.8 km), Universal Diver (0.9 km), and Masjid Ar Rahman Pulau Perhentian (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Coral View Island Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, breakfast buffet, and free internet access.
What food & drink options are available at Coral View Island Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and barbeque facilities during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Coral View Island Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nia Cafe, Belinda Cafe, and The Barat Perhentian Restaurant.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Coral View Island Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Malay.
Does Coral View Island Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
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