Perhentian Island Resort
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Perhentian Island Resort

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Front Beach
Pool & Beach (465)
Superior Classic Double
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3.0
#5 of 8 resorts in Pulau Perhentian Besar
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
2.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
2.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
2.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
Perhentian Island Resort is an ideal beach resort for a leisurely family vacation in Malaysia. Surrounded by lush greenery, facing white sandy beaches and a warm blue sea, Perhentian Island is a holiday paradise not to be missed. Perhentian Island, or Pulau Perhentian as the locals call it, is well known as a marine paradise and forms a parts of the National Marine Park of Malaysia. In the surrounding areas of Perhentian Island Resort, you will find many things to see and do. Take a jungle trek up the hills under a canopy of large trees, and you might see wild magpies, giant fruit bats or the Nicobar pigeon. Perhentian Island lies along the flight path of this migratory bird. You might also see the harmless monitor lizard or even the unique lutong monkey species. The nearest jungle trail is less than 100 metres away from our resort. Or gather your family and head to the inviting sea for a swim. For those who enjoy snorkelling or scuba diving, the Resort is strategically located, fronting a coral-rich bay. The marine ecosystem of this area is well documented and held in high regards by snorkellers and scuba divers. If you come between June and September, you might get lucky and see giant green turtles laying eggs along the beach. Enjoy your next family holiday at this paradise beach resort, where reality is like a dream.
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Property amenities
Free internet
Pool
Coffee shop
Beach
Badminton
Airport transportation
Couples massage
Concierge
Internet
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Boating
Canoeing
Diving
Snorkelling
Water sport equipment rentals
Massage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Bottled water
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Lagoon View
Marina View
Languages Spoken
English, Malay

Location

22200 Malaysia
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 52 out of 100
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Pengkalan Chepa Airport
57.7 km
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Sultan Mahmood Airport
70.8 km
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Ezkizu wrote a review July 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia18 contributions14 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The location and the beach are very good, but sometimes full of boats with snorkel excursions.
That is the only reason I understand people going to this hotel, But be aware that there’s others hotels, just next door and you can still enjoy this beach. You don’t need to actually stay on the Perhentian Island Resort.

Disliked .
Overpriced for sure.
Everything was very old and dirty.
As we enter our first room the smell was awful, both room and bathroom smelled very bad; The room was very very dirty with poo from small animals everywhere, some small cockroaches on the bed, the walls full of blood and stains from dead animals; bed side tables cover with dust and sand; the glass doors to the balcony completely dirty with grease from a lot of hands. Outside, on the balcony a massive poo from a big animal, maybe from a monkey.

We ask for another room immediately, but the reception told us that was impossible because they were fully booked; so we ask for a deep cleaning;
When we arrive at night after dinner, around 11pm the room was cleaner, but as we enter the room we found a big gecko inside, that ran away hidden underneath the bed; we tried to find the animal and when we moved the bedside table, was even worst because we found more dirt and more gecko poo.
In we were perplexed with all the situation, but we couldn’t fell comfortable with all of that; so we went to the reception again trying to find a solution for that night or the next day;
The receptionist, was an man, a very comprehensive gentleman that didn’t try to find excuses for that unacceptable situation and found us a solution. He found us a room, and we move straight away.

The breakfast was awful.... What to say?
Not much option for food, very low quality, the service is a mess, very unorganized;
On our last day the food almost ran out.
During this pandemic situation no buffet was allowed, but they had a bread and pastry station where everyone gather to toast the bread, and almost everyone took the bread with the hands - not very higienic at all.

This hotel need a major renovation in every sense.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sivaprasad wrote a review Apr 2022
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia125 contributions67 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Perhentian island resort didn’t let us down, there were mixed reviews so thought it may be average but all changes from the time we arrived.

We were group of 40 pax and hence lot of coordination was needed. Thanks to Mr.llham Faisal who managed our booking and arrangements, he was awesome. Especially during booking have asked him various questions and he replied and provided us all needed clarification. He even recommended us options so we can plan better. Thank you for that

Since we are group, they had boats arranged as per our arrival and person In Jetty point took care of us and helped us to reach the resort. Check in was smooth and reception handling was also good.

We have got rooms allotted in sea view and garden view(still have sea view) and were perfect. Sea rooms had extra space and looked big. Garden view rooms are bit small and compact, bedding provided in garden view was so small so if you have extra person then definitely extra mattress is needed.

Resort had a beautiful beach and clean beach with nice lay back set up. They have arranged 2 snorkeling trips in our package and it was good. They have dive center which we didn’t explore.

Buffet was above average , it’s not about the taste it is time we need to wait for getting the food from counter. Always it would have been queued up or counter is empty, definently could see understaff since all the staff were in kitchen busy in refilling and no one in resturant. Egg counter in breakfast is nightmare , expect most of them will order eggs there should be multiple counter or single counter with multiple pans - but it was only one pan and person making it doesn’t have time to smile or acknowledge. This should need definite improvement.

Having said that barbecue diner was very good , but we need time to wait and get the barbecue due to high demand. Definitely not to be missed.

On faculties, resort was good and there are people to take care or fix if issues reported. One of our room had Aircon cut at night 11 pm and people came to fix it with in minutes . Housekeeping was done all three days and it was nice to see the cleaned room. Complimentary water is provided in room and water can be refilled in restaurant all day . Resort had pretty good mobile signal as well with 4g.

We all enjoyed our stay of 3 nights and 4 days in the resort. Definitely recommend for the price and facility.

If below can be considered it will be 5 star

1. Adequate Staff in restaurants
2. Few furnitures looks old which can be replaced.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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schezara wrote a review Feb 2022
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia37 contributions32 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Overall it was a pleasurable stay and experience. The reception was good and pleasant at arrival, and the management of our land and sea travel was handled by them well too.

The condition of the chalets were a bit dated (as pointed out by some other patrons previously) but not a seal breaker and the rooms were clean and comfortable with daily cleaning - with a beautiful, white sandy beach nearby, you're not going to spend much time in the room anyway. The bathroom is clean but has an unusual smell - TIP: bring a spray freshener if you cannot handle that.

The breakfast has a good spread of local food, salads, cereals, and bread; also an "egg station". Food at the restaurant is OK; for the few days we were there, we ended up eating at other hotels' restaurants for variety. TIPS: bring a Flashlight for walking in the night. PIR doesn't serve alcohol. But some of the other hotels do so you can walk there if you need some.

IMHO, the BIGGEST plus points with PIR are:
1. The private beach access (with corals just off the beach)
2. The price (considering the private beach access)
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SzeYeeThong wrote a review Oct 2020
Penang Island, Malaysia585 contributions111 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our room is just right in front of the white sandy beach! With the closed proximity, we could spent time morning or evening or night enjoying the nature and let the sound of the waves accompany good night sleep. There are many squirrels and monkeys around the area wondering and looking for food... and they meant no harm. For our 3 days 2 nite stay, we pre-booked and paid upfront for full meal plan throughout the stay then we realized there were restaurants within walking distance. One more good point to make is the transport between mainland to the Island was well managed by the hotel
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Coert H wrote a review Aug 2020
Sungai Buloh, Malaysia19 contributions9 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed 3 nights in PIR. Relatively expensive, but that is true for almost all accommodations on the Island. Cabins ar OK, nothing special but clean and having all necessities. Park is nice. The beach is superb, snorkel and diving possibilities available against very good prices. No need to arrange tours elsewhere. Staf at reception was nice and friendly. However, somethings went wrong as we had to move to another cabine because of a broken aircon. This was not in the system and yes, then your room is not cleaned and this needs to be asked 3 times. Ok no worries. What is really bad is the restaurant. No alcohol, a pity but it is as it is, but the food is extremely bad and expensive. The breakfast is super simple, a fried noodle without any taste or a scrambled egg witch can be used to seal a hole in your wall. A cola is Rm7, 400m further half of this! The neighbors restaurant is way better with much larger dishes, at least 10x better tastes and against lower prices. Also a pity that the beautiful terrace does not have a bar. If you promote yourself as a top resort the create certain expectations which were not fullfilled. We will not come back again in this overpriced two star resort with zero star kitchen.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Samurai wrote a review July 2023
Aabyhoej, Denmark179 contributions73 helpful votes
+1
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Outdated, dirty and poorly managed and maintained.

The service is not attentive to details such to check for enough toilet paper or soap to wash (so expect to go ask for these daily).

Food is terrible to say the least and the pool is unusable (the water was yellowish and clearly stale!)

Hygiene standards are very low, even during the morning buffet you can enjoy seeing staff cleaning their nose with hands just before handling your food …

It seemed they are doing a major renovation work on the resort … so before going make sure to get a renovated room if you dare :)

The beach is however just perfect for families with small kids. Shallow water, plenty of marine life and loads of sand to play safely!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Just use the Coral view resort - from there use the beach overlooking PIR
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Grace Y wrote a review Sept 2020
Kuala Lumpur63 contributions70 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Check in was seamless despite a crowded reception. The receptionist was very detailed and thorough in the explanation of the resort, very helpful!

Rooms and toilet were sizeable and most importantly, clean and comfortable. Toilet could smell a little though. I like that they had a nice patio for us to sit, as well as ample space to hang wet clothes or swimsuits.

My complaint would be the breakfast, which wasn’t great. Egg station is incredibly slow with no sense of urgency, queues can get very long. Quality of food was not great, coffee was watery.

The Perhentian Island Resort beach is beautiful, with fine white sand. Midday gets crowded with snorkelling operators bringing hordes of tourists to the area, but early mornings and late evenings are great. I would say this is the only good beach left in the Perhentian Islands, unfortunately.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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DaudRay wrote a review July 2020
Penang Island, Malaysia215 contributions79 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I've lived in SE Asia for over 25 years, and at very remote locations helped to launch new sea turtle hatchlings as well as seen a female come in and lay eggs. But I never dreamed that I could stay in a bungalow at the beach, swim 200m from the water's edge and be swimming with 3 massive sea turtles. I don't know how they keep these turtles from being scared of people, but they daily showed up just off shore from the resort. My only complaint would be that the food service at the restaurant could be better--especially if they used higher quality cooking oil. But even in food service I was impressed that one of the breakfast cereal offers was good quality granola. We will be back to the Perhentian Beach Resort.
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: We were in room 306 and it was great.
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DANIEL S wrote a review July 2020
8 contributions17 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 4 nights. Had a good time on the beach and swimming with the turtles (not as nice as Redang) . The rooms were very basic,but the door didn’t fully shut/ seal and bugs would wander in. We found a massive spider in the bathroom that freaked my wife out. The beds were stiff as a board. Our main gripe was the food. I love Asian food, but this was poorly done. Rice always seemed like it was from the day before. Ironically, someone from the kitchen was eating a nice looking meal and I asked what it was called. She said it isn’t on the menu! ;]. Also, they have a pier that everyone loves jumping 0ff, but they told us on day 2 that it was too dangerous even though the pier Is operated by the state. These complaints might be due to the mco and might improve.
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Date of stay: July 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Johan wrote a review July 2022
Sigtuna, Sweden6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Like a farytale beach. It's pure magic to be there. With clear water so you can see both small sharks, stingrays, turtles and more. 10 stars for the beach and the surondings. All staff are very freindly but the cleaning of the room is poor during our stay and the food was no more then a 3 out of 5.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Stellazzz asked a question Aug 2023
Rome, Italy184 contributions79 helpful votes
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Lille, France10 contributions9 helpful votes
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Samurai wrote a tip July 2023
Aabyhoej, Denmark179 contributions73 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just use the Coral view resort - from there use the beach overlooking PIR"
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T0mmie wrote a tip June 2023
Castricum, The Netherlands159 contributions421 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get a beachfront room"
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DaudRay wrote a tip July 2020
Penang Island, Malaysia215 contributions79 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We were in room 306 and it was great."
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effeedie wrote a tip Aug 2019
Milan, Italy18 contributions10 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"I'm sorry for whomever goes to sleep in room 203."
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Suzana Ester C wrote a tip July 2019
Kranj, Slovenia12 contributions14 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"go for premium room on the beach if that's your thing. Some rooms in the second row also have good view."
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PRICE RANGE
AU$127 - AU$159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
perhentian island hotel pulau perhentian besar, perhentian island pulau besar, perhentian island resort
LOCATION
MalaysiaTerengganuPerhentian IslandsPulau Perhentian Besar
NUMBER OF ROOMS
106
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Frequently Asked Questions about Perhentian Island Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Perhentian Island Resort?
Nearby attractions include Perhentian Islands (1.0 km) and Universal Diver (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Perhentian Island Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Perhentian Island Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Perhentian Island Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nia Cafe, Belinda Cafe, and The Barat Perhentian Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Perhentian Island Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Perhentian Island Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Perhentian Island Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Perhentian Island Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Malay.
Does Perhentian Island Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
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