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1. Posted by hazzaa17 (Full Member 32 posts) 11y

which is the most popular island with backpackers.
also how would i get there best from ko phi phi ?
thanks
harry

2. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 11y

Oh ho ho, you made my day posting this thread!,
I LOVED the Perhentian Islands,

From the Thai Islands, get a ferry to the mainland, a bus down to I think Kuala Besut in Mainland Malaysia, from there you get a speed boat to any one of the Islands, the best for Parties is Long beach, the quieter and more beautiful Mama's beach is good too. The diving there is quality, much better vis than Thailand.

m

3. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 11y

I was going to reply and you beat me there, mim!

Yup, Harry... that's pretty much it.

4. Posted by hazzaa17 (Full Member 32 posts) 11y

which of the islands is besal and which is kesar though ??

5. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 11y

There are two main islands;
Pulau Perhentian Besar and Pulau Perhentian Kecil.

Note: Pulau means island in Malay, Perhentian means stop(n.), Besar is Big, Kecil is small.

Long beach is at Perhentian Kecil.
See map: http://images6.fotki.com/v75/free/bdd3f/2/257191/928416/DSCN0245-vi.jpg

Cheers, :)
Hien

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