If you visit Malaysia, a beach visit is something that must be high on your priority list.
While there are a lot of beaches that is popular among the travelers, very few are aware of Perhentian Islands, that not only offers awesome beaches but also some amazing outdoor adventure activities to give you a thrilling experience.
So here is a list of the top things to do at Perhentian Islands that you should not miss out on :
Hopping across the beaches :
Wherever you go in the Perhentian Islands, you will definitely find a beach nearby. The beaches are exquisite and less crowded – something that you will find very rarely in Malaysia, which has become more crowded in the past few years.
Spread across the 2 major islands, there are numerous small beaches which are isolated. If you are an introvert who loves seclusion, you may very well want to explore them.
Ask for the boat owners for a quick ride to these islands, especially the famous Turtle Beach.
Snorkeling through the rich coral reefs :
This area has a rich coral bed and a very diverse fish population. So snorkeling is one activity that you should definitely try at Perhentian Islands.
The beautiful coral reefs will not fail to amaze you along with shoals of colourful fishes who will swim with you.
If you are extremely lucky, you might be able to see a group of harmless coral sharks.
Ask the locals to take you to the famous area between Besar and Cecil islands, and then go for a dive. Why? Because you may get a once in a lifetime opportunity of swimming with a group of turtles.
Experiencing the sea kayak :
The beauty of Perhentian Islands is due to the sea and its beaches. Shouldn’t it be an injustice if you didn’t explore the entire area properly?
This is why, you should hire a sea kayak and go on to explore the entire area.
The water is extremely clear and you can sea through it literally. Not only this, you can actually engross yourself in deep thoughts while your kayak rests idle in the mid-sea. You may even try a quick dip in the cool water if the heat gets the better of you.
Tasting the awesome sea food :
Perhentian Islands is not only famous for outdoor activites. It is also famous for its sea food.
The sea’s diverse fish population attributes to a hugely diverse seafood culture in this region.
The prawns are huge – much bigger than we find in India. They are cooked in some local sauces and their tangy taste is something that you should definitely try, even if you are not a sea food lover. Apart from prawn, a large variety of other dishes are available. Do try these out.
Trekking through the rich jungles :
Perhentian Islands does not only have beaches. It also has some dense jungles where you can go trekking, if you ever get bored of the beaches. The trekking isn’t for the ones who love comforts though, because insects and snakes are a common sight.
However, it’s absolutely worth it when you come across those beautiful waterfalls or another undiscovered quite beach!
That’s all about the top things to do at Perhentian Islands. Make sure you don’t miss out on these. For more places to visit in Malaysia, read our blog.
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