.... and in 2006 we estimated arrive at first to the island by the name of Pulau Perhentian offshore from Kota Bahru, after this - 7 days later we´ll travel to a small idyllic islannd offshore from Terrengganu - this name is Lang Tengah.
At Perhntian we´ve already booked the beautiful Coral View Resort and on Lang Tengah we´ve booked the D´Coconut Lagoon Resort.
The trip beginns with a short stop-over in KL, her we stay in one of the best hotels in southeastasia - the SHERATON IMPERIAL Kuala Lumpur. This hotel belongs to the Luxery Collection of the Starwood Hotel Group and it´s nearby the famoust KL Tower and of course the Petronas Towers.
After this stop we go directly with the biggest local Low-Cost-Airline AIR ASIA towards to the Airport of Kota Bahru at the eastcoast of Malaysia. The flight takes averagly around 55 minutes and you get a one way ticket mostly for only around 1 to 60 MYR (+ Tax), so converted you can get a ticket for 10-20 US Dollar ! Also sometimes there are special offers on the website of AIR ASIA and you can get a freet icket and only must paiy the Tax. The one annd only disadvantage ist, that the baggage allowance is only 15 kg, so with your own dive-equipment maybe you get a problem.
From Kota Bahru you get a land transfer to Besut-Jetty - it takes only 45 Minutes and from there you get a speedboat transfer to Perhentian and directly to you resort (around 40 Minutes).
Perhentian Island discerns itselfs in two island, one is the “big Island” named Besar and a small island - mostly for backpackers - namend Kecil. A slight differnece ist that on Kecil are more backbackers and more chance to have a party in the evening. Besar is more quiet and have mostly the better accomondation. But this is only a question of taste and not global appraisable.
Because of the better Bungalows and Resorts and the position we´ve choiced the island of Besar. Unfortunately you can`t book the CORAL VIEW Resort by their own homepgae, because the havn´t an own one ! But it´s easy to book when you fax a request directly to the resort and you got a fast answer and offer. Here the Fax-No. for prices and of course to get a request: ++ 60 9 6902600. So the prices are VERY different and depends of the postion and comfort of the several bungalows, a normal equipped standard room with A/C is the cheapest, then succeed the Deluxe Room, Family and Executive Suite, this types all differs additionally in Garden, Hill or Sea-View, according to this there are 9 different categories - so i cant deliefer all the prices of peeak, low and high-Season ! We´ve choiced th second expenisve categorie - the Family Suite Sea View and the price in the off-peak Season (always at the beginning and ending of the Season) 280 MYR . Cause of a 7 day stay, we got a 10 % discount.
The transfer with the speedboat will be also arrange by the resort, the cost are 30 MYR oneway per person, the same price, if you need a landtransfer (pickup) at the airport to the Besut jetty.
As we said above there are many informations about the Coral View Resort in the internet, e.g. www.perhentianisland.info here you can find many alternate hotels, bungalows and resorts in all price ranges. And of course when you look in a searchmaschine you will find everything you need to plan your perhentian stay. A good german travel agent, but also a little bit more expensiv is geoplan.
The Dive operator named Divers World belongs to the Coral View Resort and offers daily and easy dives all arround the island - so let´s easy dive with short boat trips to the dive spots.
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