Perhentian Island's all about
Pulau Perhentian or Perhentian Island is located in the east cost of Peninsular Malaysia (State of Terengganu). The island is accessible from Kuala Besut Jetty (peer) via a 30 - 40 minute sea journey by speedboat which is 21 KM from departure port.
Perhentian Island consist of two islands called Pulau Perhentian Besar and Pulau Perhentian Kecil or more familiar with The Big Island (Perhentian Besar) and The Small Island (Perhentian Kecil). Big Island and Small Island is very close each other and located just in front of each one. Connected with water taxi to get across these island or we can walk via jungle trek to explore within the island.
For hundred of years ago vessel sailing from the south coast of Peninsular Malaysia to Bangkok will stop-by for a rest and shelter at the Island. They all an ancient merchant carrying food, jewelry, vast and etc. As the activities of merchants, sailors and traders from the South of Chinese Sea have taken place, the island is getting popular for their 'one stop station', these Islandswere named as 'Once Stop Island' so called 'Pulau Perhentian' in Malay language.
Today, the nature of Perhentian Island became main attraction. Every year, thousands of tourist flocked to the island. Many from Europe and United States.The outdoor such as jungle tracking, snorkeling, diving and fishing have become the major activities. These activities had derived Perhentian Island's economy as the best Island for vacation in Malaysia