About Perhentian


Perhentian island season
Getting to Perhentian
Resort/Chalet list

Perhentian Island is located on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia(also known as West Malaysia), this mean that the island will be affected by the northeast monsoon. Use the details below to plan your holiday to perhentian:

Active Season Perhentian Island
January
Closed
February
Few resort resume operations on the second week
Rates usually discounted
March
Mostly open
Crowd for school holiday
April
All resume operation
Crowd for good Friday
May
Peak
Super peak for: 
labour day (1st May)
Vesak
School holiday
June
Peak, Especially the weekend
July
Super peak, pre-book is highly recommended
August
Super peak, pre-book is highly recommended
September
Low for weekday
Super peak for:
King’s birthday (9th sept)
Malaysia’s day (16th sept)
October
Low season, closing down from the third week
Rates usually discounted
November
Closed
December
Closed

Perhentian Islands lay approximately 23 km offshore the east-coast peninsular Malaysia. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar ("Big Perhentian") and Perhentian Kecil ("Small Perhentian"). The Perhentians are officially declared as marine park in 1991 which mean that fishing, collecting coral and littering are strictly prohibited. Both islands are fringed by white sandy beaches, the reefs and crystal line water that host to a wide variety of corals, sea-turtles, reef sharks and tropical reef-fishes.

Perhentian as Marine Park
Marine park is an area of the sea protected by law, they are established to protect, conserve and manage important marine ecosystems, particularly coral reefs. The waters around the Perhentian Islands were declared as Marine park under Malaysian Law in 1991. The protected waters extend 2 nautical miles from the shore.
As a protected area, certain activities are prohibited within the boundaries of the park. violation can result in heavy fines.

Permitted activities:
*scuba diving
*snorkelling
*kayaking
*underwater photography

Prohibited activities:
*water skiing, jet skiing
*stepping/touching corals/marine life
*collection of any marine resources whether alive/dead
*Fishing/ possession of fishing equipments
*Vandalisme
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