The Perhentian Islands consists of 2 islands simply named Besar and Kecil, translated as Big and Small.
Located off the coast of Terengganu, it makes up but two of the many islands that dot the east coast of Malaysia. Getting there is a cinch from Kuala Besut with an approximate half hour boat ride from the jetty.
The 2 main things to do at the islands are diving and snorkeling.
Both are equally exciting as the diversity of marine life available in the area is astounding.
Schools of yellowback fusiliers , rays, turtles, puffers and gorgeous angelfish are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the variety of species that you can enjoy while in the water.
Whether you prefer the thrill of swimming in the ocean or just enjoy a bit of the sun while relaxing on the beach next to crystal clear waters,
the Perhentian Islands is a definite must visit part of Peninsular Malaysia.