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#8 of 12 hotels in Pulau Perhentian Besar
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Welcome to Watercolours Resort & Dive Centre, your Pulau Perhentian Besar “home away from home.” Watercolours Resort & Dive Centre aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Rooms at Watercolours Impiani Resort & Restaurant Hotel offer air conditioning providing exceptional comfort and convenience.

An on-site restaurant will also help to make your stay even more special.

Travellers looking for seafood restaurants can head to The Barat Perhentian Restaurant, Mama's Place Restaurant, or Coral View Island Resort.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular parks such as Teluk Keke.

Watercolours Resort & Dive Centre puts the best of Pulau Perhentian Besar at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Carol N wrote a review Apr 2017
Sydney, Australia130 contributions32 helpful votes
I can highly recommend Watercolours. I first dived with them in 2005 and always come back to them. Jenny is highly experienced, always calm. I thank her for instructing my eldest son and grandson and for guiding them through a great first intro dive. The staff work well as a team, always helpful and smiling. They have recently added 8 new rooms, so you can stay there too. Its right on the beach!
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Julie D wrote a review Jun 2016
Cardiff, United Kingdom63 contributions28 helpful votes
Perfect place to stay,if you want to completely relax and get away from it all. Superb restaurant too; varied menu and very reasonable prices. We especially loved the troupe of Dusky Leaf monkeys who used to sit outside our window,every morning. Amazing snorkelling too! And we loved the staff!
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Date of stay: July 2015
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khwen12 wrote a review Apr 2016
Penang, Malaysia2 contributions4 helpful votes
Well I contacted the person in charge in FB saying that the room ranging from RM 100 to 150, and the price was different due to the distance from the beach to the chalet. All the rooms were newly renovated and come with 2 queen-size beds, attached bathroom and air conditional. That's why we picked the room of RM100 because our group would not mind the walking distance but the room condition. However, when we reached there, the room wasn't as expected as in the photo shown. Instead, it was pretty old and one of the bathroom wasn't attached. We were pretty disappointing with this because we felt cheated. We were thinking if there is any mistake in management, they mistakenly treated us as another smaller group, with different request from what I have made. Anyhow, the staff were pretty pleasant and patient. Bread was also available all-day-long. It is good solely for the price.
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Date of stay: March 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Renata M wrote a review Mar 2016
76 contributions39 helpful votes
The room itself its ok. Charming chalets, have to be honest... it's not that comfy but worth for the price. I recommend! You can often see a monkey's family crossing your way or on the top of the trees :) Beach is truly beautiful! Friendly and helpful staff!
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Date of stay: August 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Researcher2014 wrote a review Feb 2016
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia23 contributions12 helpful votes
the facilities was very basic. the food was very expensive better go to mama restaurant. No wifi in the room. no electric power point. charge your phone at the reception. scary because to many monkey on the trees. the staffs was very lazy.
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Date of stay: May 2015
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juju_rara wrote a review Nov 2014
Putrajaya, Malaysia48 contributions53 helpful votes
Watercolours Resort is truly unforgettable. Never have I stayed in such a place, and probably never will again. The dank rooms will truly tickle your senses. The romantic lighting sets the mood, illuminating the room like a single burning candle (but truly, the room looks best in the dark). Then there's that haunting scent. I thought at first it was the smell of unwashed linen but it turned out to be the mattress and pillows, and its scent will linger on to you and your clothes (I should know cos I put my baby's blankie on it). The loo will give you a workout as you pump and pump to get flushing (it works but it needs some effort). After you work up a sweat flushing the loo, rejuvenate yourself with that icy cold shower! Best of all is the housekeeping. They are practically invisible and your garbage just lounges nonchantly in the corner. Of course, when you're travelling with a baby, one just can't keep soiled diapers in the room for long without the risk of death by toxic asphyxiation. We, and the room next to us that also had several young children, had no choice but to neatly tie up our garbage and leave it outside the rooms, by the garden. They keep the garden very tidy by the way, there's someone sweeping the leaves daily. Our garbage bags though, were mysteriously untouched. An added highlight is the breathtaking shallow graveyard of a beach the resort has. The beach is filled with lovely dead coral, both in and out of the water, eager for you to step on them and wince in pain. Ahhhh, the masochist in me was delighted by the experience! If hygiene is not a big deal to you, then you have found paradise. On a more serious note, the saving grace was its dive center. The dive masters were informative and friendly, and we were happy with the diving/ snorkelling spots we were taken to. We were travelling with a group of friends that brought their respective families. We had taken the full board package which includes food and drink, which was plentiful and decent enough. The staff were also quite friendly. I've read that it's supposedly the same living condition throughout the island. If so, then you might as well go budget. But to be honest, we passed by other resorts and they didn't look as shabby so maybe this story is to convince you to give this place a shot.
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Date of stay: August 2014
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Holly_Lim wrote a review Sep 2014
Ipoh, Malaysia10 contributions
I was engaged fun dives with watercolour dive center.The equipments were in good condition, systematic management, dive schedules (9am, 1pm and 3pm) and friendly staffs. Instructor, Nasran who is a nice and cheerful guy brief us about the dive plan before every dive. We did saw a lot of marine organisms in each dive because he know where to look for the best.
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Date of stay: September 2014Trip type: Travelled solo
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laura wrote a review Jun 2014
Girona, Spain16 contributions7 helpful votes
At the begining we plan to stay four days in the islands. Maybe one or twice diving. But when we met Petra (our instructor) we change our plans completly and finally we dit open water course and we stayed 8 days in the islands. The landscape is amazing! As the animals, the beaches and the corals. The clases were really fun and interestin. We started then in wonderful places to start. We enjoy all of that because of Petra. She is a profesional of diving. She is a perfect teacher, really patien with us and pasionate with diving. Always ready to ask all our questions and she encorage us a lot too. We recomend this experience to everybody. It's really worthy. Thank you very much Petra for all your help and your lovely personality! Diving will be our heart forever.
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Date of stay: June 2014Trip type: Travelled with friends
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WalkerTraylor wrote a review Jun 2014
San Francisco, California24 contributions11 helpful votes
Good enough for simple accommodations for a diving trip. Staff was exceptionally friendly, rooms were adequate, service was timely, etc. All the other nearby resorts are much more expensive, and probably have better food and accommodations but I didn't want to spend that much money. I believe there are cheaper accommodations on Long Beach but there is a lot of noise from the bars and party scene there and I preferred the quietness of this beach. I would probably stay here again. I stayed over two weeks, then had to move because the whole place was booked up and I went next door which was similar but slightly more expensive. The food wasn't great but that was true for most of the restaurants on Perhentian Islands at this price point. I was initially deterred by all the negative reviews but perhaps these people had unrealistic expectations - most places in the area have pretty bad western food, the Malay food isn't the best, and it is a generated power area so the aircon or power may not be consistent. I expect most of the problems people were having here would also be true at the other nearby resorts at similar price points. There are nearby places that are MUCH more expensive and I expect they would and should be at a higher standard, but haven't tried them. The internet is absolutely terrible here, usually not working at all, but it was also terrible everywhere else in the area so it is important to consider the context when judging a particular place. I would sometimes take a boat to Long Beach where internet was slow but cheap and reliable and worked on the entire beach. The diving center was nice, competent, and relaxed. They figured out which dive sites they would visit a day in advance based on how many divers were around, and if you have flexible time you can just show up and see if you want to go wherever they are going, and suggest areas you want to go. It was very relaxed and low cost. Prices go down with more dives, and you can keep a tab and pay if off when you leave. There were some sites I wanted to see on demand (without any uncertainty) in which case I went next door to Turtle Bay Divers and got the exact sites I wanted on the same day, but paid a slight premium for it.
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Date of stay: May 2014
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missgreenpeas wrote a review Apr 2014
Montreal, Canada150 contributions53 helpful votes
We spend 3 nights here because there was no room anywhere else. Book in advance before coming to the island. Coackroach in the bathroom. The floor was always very wet, open hole in the floor. The sheets were dirty. Very basic. Comfy bed, good food, not always good service. Not always Wifi. Sofia was the greatest employee.
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Date of stay: April 2014
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Watercolours Resort & Dive Centre
Which popular attractions are close to Watercolours Resort & Dive Centre?
Nearby attractions include Perhentian Islands (0.7 km) and Universal Diver (0.8 km).
What food & drink options are available at Watercolours Resort & Dive Centre?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Watercolours Resort & Dive Centre?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Barat Perhentian Restaurant, Nia Cafe, and Belinda Cafe.