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A eco-friendly, family friendly resort location on it's own beach. Running an Turtle and Reef conservation project on site to spread awareness about the sea turtles and their environment
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Paid public parking nearby
Internet
Free breakfast
Beach
Badminton
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Kids club
Airport transportation
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
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Air conditioning
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Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
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Extra long beds
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Family Resort
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English, Chinese, Malay
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Kate M wrote a review Mar 2024
11 contributions4 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely 4 night stay. We came to dive, and they organised three dives per day, plus they'll do night dives on the house reef on request. Well run dive centre, met some doing OW and AOW and instructors looked excellent. Dive boat never too crowded, unlike other (bigger) resort's dive boats we passed which were totally rammed and it must have been awful trying to get in and out! Ryan our dive leader was great and we saw two new-for-us sharks (bamboo and cat reef) ... always a bonus. Food fine (buffet, plenty of it), drinks prices incl. canned Tiger beer are fair. Rooms clean. Plenty of hammocks and loungers. Good snorkelling in the bay. Turtle conservation volunteers are wonderfully enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ontheroadTp wrote a review Aug 2020
TP37 contributions40 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are looking for a grand 5 star hotels of room and service, I'm sorry, you are in the wrong place, can't find it here.
If you are looking for a clean, no pollution beach, with great snorkeling spots just right on the beach corner; or watching the mother Sea turtles laying eggs, the hatched babies swimming toward the ocean.. Your kids can run freely, getting the know lots of friends, without worrying the in and out boat and tourists.. Here is the place!!
We were here for an entire week, to be honest, we feel like to stay more!
The positive vibe at this hotel just amazed us so much!
The owner family are people who really care about mother natural and actually carrying out in their actions, you can see it in every corner of the hotel, water dispenser everywhere, no plastics utensils are offered etc.
Perfect bay, with proper shades big trees, clean bay, healthy food menu.. This is not my most luxurious trip but one of the happiest /most contented for sure! :)
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Peisee Hwang, General Manager at Bubbles Dive Resort
Responded 21 Sept 2020
Hi, Thank you so much for the review. We are glad that you feel at home with us here. Looking forward in seeing you on our lovely beach.
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NickLoke wrote a review Mar 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Back to Bubbles for the second time on their first opening day of the season, it felt like coming back home! I was back to complete my advance course with a few of my friends.

The dives were incredible. Our instructor was nice, friendly, laidback, and was ready to pass down his knowledge. Dive sites were beautiful, filled with vibrant corals and various kinds of marine life. We had the opportunity during our stay to participate in an eco dive, dive site rubbish clearing, which was a great experience too.

Rooms were comfortable and you can request if you need anything, they would help within their capacity. It was nature living at its best.

The food were delicious, alot of effort has been put in to improve the food recently, and it showed. Scrumptious, hot meal awaits after every dive, with a clear variety.

All in all, it was an amazing trip for me and my friends, Bubbles have delivered yet again. We will surely be back!
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Peisee Hwang, Marketing at Bubbles Dive Resort
Responded 29 Mar 2022
Hi Nick, Thank you so much for your review, we are glad that you had a good time us, looking forward to seeing you again on our lovely beach. Happy Bubbles.
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Christy L wrote a review Mar 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Bubbles is certainly not your typical commercial luxury resort; but returning back here for the second time, it definitely feels like home, the owners and staffs there are sure to welcome you with so much warmth and friendliness. They have a great passion in diving and nature.

Being there is really like living with nature, but the staffs are sure to keep the rooms and areas clean so you don't feel uncomfortable. I was there for my dive course, and if you're planning for a place to start your diving adventure, this is definitely a place to be. The instructors there are really understanding of individuals with different learning methods and they do really prioritise the safety of the people. Like me, if you're not too familiar with the underwater world yet keen on taking up diving, you'll be in good hands and you'll easily be attracted in the underwater world there. The dive sites are well maintained. While they have many sites to adventure, their house reef is definitely beginner friendly. Coming back here one and half years later, the place was amazingly beautiful and kept clean.

You'll never be kept hungry here. Upon returning from dives, you'll be greeted with fruits and cake to feed your hunger. Recently, the owners have started preparing their meals with Thermomix, and I have to say, that machine does wonders - you won't even miss home-cooked food. You get to look forward to every meal with a surprise and the meals have not failed me. Every day was a different menu. It was good satisfying meals, not to mention, healthy meals! I've always felt healthier being there.

The owners and staffs are really friendly and helpful too. If you have any doubts, or in need of help or service, they are ready to help within their means. They're really approachable so you won't even hesitate to.
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Peisee Hwang, Marketing at Bubbles Dive Resort
Responded 29 Mar 2022
Hi Christy, Thank you so much for your review. It reassure us in so many ways especially after the resort been closed for so long. We do our best to make sure everything is back to working condition. Some major changes was made to cope with current COVID situation to ensure our guest feel safe staying with us. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and see you soon on our lovely beach. Happy Bubbles,
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AKKO-MTK wrote a review Aug 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia11 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Many precious and rare experiences can be done here! This is the Inn where both adults and children can learn about the importance and real beauty of nature and our life. On the site of this hotel, Sea turtles come to lay eggs on every night, and baby turtles hatches from the eggs during our staying. This is the most luxurious environment in the world, that's I'd like to say.
The Bubble is where staff and customers come together to make every effort to make this happen.
Not only turtles, but also many other beatuful creatures can be seen here around.
How gorgeous!
Normally, when our family go for travel, we always have to watch carefully our kids. "Stick together, don't go aaway!" and so on. But here, we can just let go our kids as they want. This is a place that is full of safety and kindness as it used to be.
All staff members are kind and hard working to maintain and help not only customers but also nature and creatures. It's extremely fun to interact with all guests who have the same values,.
Full of fun here!
After coming back from Bubbles, my kids are so busy to investigates about all creatures we saw there. Good education place, too!

What is a real luxury or a real resort? We can find its answer here at Bubbles.
We surely truly come back here.So happy to know this hotel for our family!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Peisee Hwang, Owner at Bubbles Dive Resort
Responded 3 Aug 2020
Thank you for your lovely review, and it is our pleasure to have you with us too. always our greatest pleasure to be part of your holiday memories. Hope to see you again on our lovely beach. Happy Bubbles, Peisee Hwang
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NathanL wrote a review Apr 2022
Penang, Malaysia54 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful time staying at Bubbles. It far exceeded our expectations, and we look forward to returning in the future. I would highlight the excellent food, which was great quality, and healthy. Every night our family cleaned off every plate. Our understanding is that this food option is new to the resort, in the past the food wasn't like this, but they have only recently started this style of food in March 2022. Long may it continue.

They have a turtle conservation project on the beach, and when a turtle comes to build a nest you have the option to tell them to wake you up at night to go out and watch quietly while the turtle lays its eggs and buries them. The night one mother came to nest was a highlight for us.

The location is also special in that it has its own beach, which isn't too large, so you do not get tons of other tourist boats coming over to dump loads of tourists on the beach. This meant the resort felt very private and special.

The accommodation is relatively basic, but clean and everything worked, but a fancy room isn't what you go to a place like this for.

The people were all very friendly and helpful, and by the end, we knew many of them and loved spending time with them.
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Peisee Hwang, Marketing at Bubbles Dive Resort
Responded 16 Apr 2022
Hi Nathan, Thank you for such lovely review. We enjoyed watching the food being cleaned every meal by your family. And we will continue to work hard in keeping the quality up. Hope to see you again on our lovely beach. Maybe when the hatchlings are in season! Happy Bubbles, Peisee
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lorraine p wrote a review Jun 2022
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia8 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Bubble's Dive resort is heavenly. It is a place where families and all guests are welcomed with open arms, into the Bubbles family. We have just arrived home after a 6 night stay and were all emotional to say goodbye.
The beach is idilic and kept that way by a team of people who genuinely care and work tirelessly. The staff and crew are wonderful, kind and generous. The Dive crew are incredible and got our 9 year old hooked on diving... Chris is a superhero in our boy's eyes. The Conservation team are inspiring, working so hard and are really having a positive impact on the environment and on responsible tourism in the Perhentains. They are leading the way, with a gentle, caring approach to conservation that puts wildlife first. We were so happy to see nesting mothers and also hatchlings being released. The guests are Bubbles are equally lovely... like-minded and soon become friends for the children and adults alike.
Finally, Ronnie and Peisee, the owners are incredible. Thank you so much for welcoming us and for the most wonderful experience. We will be back since I think we left a piece of each of our hearts at Bubbles.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: If you are friendly, caring and love nature this is the place for you.
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Response from Peisee Hwang, Marketing at Bubbles Dive Resort
Responded 5 Aug 2022
Thank you so much for the review. really glad you had a good time with us, and happy to know that superhero Chris has a new fan. We hope to see you again on our lovely beach. Happy Bubbles.
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Bvly wrote a review Jun 2022
1 contribution2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the first time I am writing a review about a resort I had been, no resort will prompted me so much to write. We chose this resort based on good reviews and really looking forward to it after three years of Covid and not travelling. On the first day we arrived ( as we were travelling mostly with kids), no one greeted us or helped us with our luggages, I thought this was a norm as they already warned us beforehand that they were short of staffs, we carried all our luggages from the jetty to the shore, still no one showed us where was the reception, as we were hungry we quickly found our way and checked in, but lo and behold, the following days when we were playing on the beach, we saw a
few groups of people arriving from jetty, they were well greeted and staffs waiting at the jetty for them, helping them with luggages, and they were happily
talking to the people who just arrived, soon we knew that they were friends.
To add to that, there were one incident whereby the kids didn’t put back the canoeing board during lunch, only our kids got scolding from the lady owner, and not her friends’ kids, who even left the the board further by the rock! When we parents tried to apologise she just stormed off, what a bad attitude to show a customer!
Throughout the trip, we felt we were outsiders joining
the owner’s friends or relatives gatherings, they were laughing and talking out loud in the common eating area, the host didn’t bother to check on us, not even a simple gestures of good morning, soon we learnt mostly who came here were their friends, relatives and regular patrons.
If not for the turtle conservation project teams, snorkelling trips, some volunteers’ staffs especially the lady staff behind the counter attending to us throughout our trip, I don’t think we can survived our 3D2N trips there, thanks to them, the two stars given are for them!
On the day when we checked out, we were worried too because the boat which took us to the mainland were quite full! There were 21 of us including the luggages! I only realised the boat was only with capacity of 12 persons when my kid showed me the signboard while alighting from the boat in the mainland. Thanks God we reached safely! I will never recommend this resort!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Peisee Hwang, Marketing at Bubbles Dive Resort
Responded 5 Aug 2022
thank you for the review, we have shown your complain about the boat to the ferry company and demand that it will not happened again. As for me stomped off. sorry if I weight too much. And not sorry for protecting our public property so the other children can enjoy and play. Yes everyone here is our friend. Read other reviews.
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Martin Chong wrote a review Sept 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia741 contributions91 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Bubbles is certainly not a luxury resort by it’s facilities, luxury comes by the warmth of owners and staff who share their passion for this secluded resort with every guest. The entire family is devoted to personalizing your experience, weather is a great homey meal with true local flavor, grandma showing how to make recycled baskets or grandpa walking his 5k every morning on the beach! And on top of all this, great diving lead by two very nice and professional dive Ing guides! Rob was the best and made us discover all the magic around the island as well as long chats about his home country, South Africa. We will soon return for more Bubbles!!! Highly recommended!!!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Peisee Hwang, Marketing at Bubbles Dive Resort
Responded 22 Sept 2020
Thank you so much for the review, first appearance of the grand parents on our reviews. Sure will make their days! Glad you enjoyed our little piece of paradise. Hope to see you again soon. Happy Bubbles, Peisee
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Ausav8or wrote a review Aug 2022
Perth, Australia1 contribution
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic retreat from the hustle and bustle. Amazing staff and a very comfortable eco resort. Food is amazing (full vegetarian options) and the dive centre staff are accommodating and professional. The gear is in top notch condition. Highly recommended for divers of any level, or for just a relaxing off the grid beach holiday
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Staff are super accommodating, everyone goes out of their way to make the stay as enjoyable as...
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Response from Peisee Hwang, Marketing at Bubbles Dive Resort
Responded 30 Aug 2022
Thank you for the review, And thank you for commenting on the vegetarian food. We try out best to accommodation to our guest dietary requirement, and am glad you met the expectation! See you again! Happy Bubbles,
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hedyhee asked a question Mar 2020
kuala lumpur27 contributions16 helpful votes
Hi ! May i know when is the turtle season to visit ? Tq !
Answer from Bubblesdc
Sungai Buloh, Malaysia6 contributions2 helpful votes
Turtle nesting season is between mid apr to End is Aug. baby turtle will be between May-oct.
ChrisRsydney asked a question Mar 2020
Sydney, Australia50 contributions23 helpful votes
After the monsoon, will the water be clear by March 25th or should we book for June
Answer from Bubblesdc
Sungai Buloh, Malaysia6 contributions2 helpful votes
the water is still clear, although might not be as clear as its optimum. End of march the water should settle further and the visibility should be better than now.
Answer from Bubblesdc
Sungai Buloh, Malaysia6 contributions2 helpful votes
Hi, the beach is open to the public, anyone can come to visit during day time. But not at night, because it will disturb the nesting turtles.
Answer from peiseehw
Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia8 contributions5 helpful votes
Hi, sorry to inform you that we are still closed for the monsoon, will only reopen on the 1st March.
Answer from peiseehw
Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia8 contributions5 helpful votes
Yes, you can easily book via our homepage, or click contact us on TripAdvisor.
Justin M wrote a tip 8 Apr
Bradwell, United Kingdom11 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Eat at the start of meal times when the buffet food is hot and fresh."
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Ausav8or wrote a tip Aug 2022
Perth, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Staff are super accommodating, everyone goes out of their way to make the stay as enjoyable as possible"
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Hsian wrote a tip Jul 2022
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia35 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book early! Consider driving but break your journey in Kuala Trengganu’s Chinatown for one night before heading to the jetty the next day."
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lorraine p wrote a tip Jun 2022
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia8 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are friendly, caring and love nature this is the place for you."
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Reuben T wrote a tip Apr 2022
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is no mobile reception at all. There is only wifi at CERTAIN ROOMS (those that are close to the restaurant/ lobby)."
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RM 435 - RM 564 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
MalaysiaTerengganuPerhentian IslandsPulau Perhentian Besar
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bubbles Dive Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Bubbles Dive Resort?
Nearby attractions include Turtle Sanctuary Beach (3.0 km), Perhentian Islands (3.2 km), and Universal Diver (3.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bubbles Dive Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Bubbles Dive Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Bubbles Dive Resort?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bubbles Dive Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ewan Cafe, Nia Cafe, and Belinda Cafe.
Does Bubbles Dive Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Bubbles Dive Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bubbles Dive Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Malay.
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