Perhentian Islands is a group of beautiful islands off the northeastern coast of Malaysia. There are two main islands, the Perhentian Besar (Big) and Perhentian Kecil (Small). Kecil is more popular to the thrifty travelers (mostly backpackers) because the rates there are much cheaper and it is where the island parties at.
|our second destination|
Before we traveled to Kuala Besut (where the jetty to Perhentian is), Moon's uncle just gave us the name of the resort where we'll be staying which is Coral View Island Resort. Clueless whether it is in Besar or Kecil, we just told the boatmen to just drop us off in that resort.
|onboard the speedboat|
|it was a rough ride :)|
We felt so blessed because not only it was peak season, rooms in Besar are steeper than in Kecil. That night we decided to look for "Uncle" to thank him but unfortunately, we did not find him. We just did it the next day. After a candlelit dinner, we just strolled by the beach for a while then called it a night.
Malaysia Day 7
We woke up not too early the next morning. We had a very satisfying sleep and it somehow relieved our aching bodies. Our bodies were still a little sore from that jungle trekking in Taman Negara.
|Good Morning Perhentian! :)|
|the restaurant view|
|my perfect toast|
|Perhentian Island Resort jetty|
|Perhentian Island Resort (PIR) shoreline|
|welcome to PIR! :)|
|a bookworm by the beach :)|
|the resort from the sea|
|two girls having fun|
|crystal clear waters of Perhentian|
|green lizard in the house!|
|my then-toned arms haha!|
|my Chinese family in Perhentian :)|
We were trying to pay for the room but he won't accept it. Instead, he wanted us to get anything we want from his store! Yay! He was so nice! Too ashamed to refuse, we got ourselves some drinks. He initially thought I'm also a Chinese. Well, I just smiled every time they're conversing in Chinese haha. I remember Filipino hospitality by the way they treated me. It was as if, I was no different from them.
I was so lucky and blessed to have encountered them during my trip. I disprove those people who are saying that traveling solo is boring, difficult and dangerous. It was not! If you have an open mind and a kind heart, you will attract just the same people towards you. :) That is one thing I love about traveling. It makes you realize that there are so many kind people everywhere, no matter how chaotic this world may seem.
This is Part 5-1 of my Peninsular Malaysia travel series.