Perhentian Kecil vs Besar

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1. Posted by Hazy (Budding Member 20 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


Some of you may have already seen my other thread regarding a week to the beach in Malaysia. After plenty of digging around and helpful information from people on this site I have decided on Perhentian Islands (how do you pronounce it by the way?)

I'm unsure on which island to chose.

I have heard that Besar can be a little quiet during the evenings, is this true, is there any nightlife at all at Besar? It doesn't have to be a rocking club I was just wondering what might be on offer.

We are looking to do a bit of diving and relaxing while we are there so we definately do want to go to Besar, I was actually thinking of splitting it up - doing 3 nights on one and 3 nights on the other.

I haven't been able to find too much information on Kecil - does anyone know a website/travel agent with more information?

I think I have decided on Tuna Bay for Besar - seems to be the best compromise that fits us.

Thanks to everyone who has helped so far, it's a great network!

PS - travelling in April 09