Perhentian Island or Pulau Perhentian – Lying just 18 kilometre from Jertih Terengganu and 60 from Kota Bharu Kelantan in Peninsular Malaysia.This beautiful island is famous among travelers for its soft sandy beaches and laid back lifestyle. Pulau Perhentian is accessible from the small fishing port of Kuala Besut, 25 minutes by speed boat or a leisurely 90 minute sea journey by colorful traditional boat.
Perhentian Island (also in malay, called Pulau Perhentian) comprises Pulau Perhentian Besar and Pulau Perhentian Kecil.Pulau Perhentian is a tropical paradise. Blessed with protected bays and emerald green waters, scuba diving is a breeze in both islands.
The islands are blessed with variety of hard and soft coral reefs of breathtaking majesty. Divers can also expect to see schools of surgeonfish, damsel fish, yellowtail barracuda, variety of fusiliers, butterfly fish, and hawksbill turtles, even white-tip and nurse sharks.