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Malaysia’s Perhentian Islands are an inexpensive and remote paradise for snorkeling and beach-going.
Just a little bit of planning and preparation can ensure a fantastic trip.
WaL offers local recommendations for the best snorkeling and dinner.
There are many typical island paradises on Earth, but Malaysia’s Perhentian Islands should be considered among the finest.
For adventurous beachgoers, they have all the benefits of both civilization and remoteness, including spectacular wildlife, but also credit card machines, luxury resorts, but also empty spaces.
Located off the northeast coast of the Malaysian peninsula, they have the added deterrence to other travelers of being nowhere near the major cities of Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, and depending on where one arrives from, may require 5-6 different modes of transport to arrive.
Islands near Penang or Teoman, north of Singapore, will absorb a fair amount of ocean-going tourists, ensuring that even in high season the Perhentians never lose their wild charm.
Taking care of a short basic checklist will avoid routine errors in reaching and enjoying these islands, ensuring your loved ones can sit back and relax without a care in the world.