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selangor, malaysia
Reviewed 13 March 2009

went to P.I.R off season with a few family members.12 of us all togehther. the price is cheaper compared when the season comes. the resort was just opened on that time after monsoon and not much preparation have been done to welcome guest. the water in the resort is yellowish and the grass is not well maintained. the food was...

Thank haziraf
KL, Malaysia
Reviewed 12 January 2009

BEACH & SEA: Nice, good snorkelling and swimming, sand quality is average, corals are not bad .. although many are dead, fish life is reasonable. RESORT: Chalets are nicely built but extremely badly maintained. Many things are spoilt or damaged or in poor condition. Best chalets are semi-suites facing the beach ... but very pricey at close to RM500/nite. FOOD:...

Thank MARAoftheACOMA
Reviewed 19 October 2008

We stayed at the resort for 3 days. On arrival the staff were miserable and quoted us high peak season price on the room (420 Ringgit). We decided not to stay at first and the staff gave us no help on how to get a taxi to else where. We ended up taking the room at a cut rate of...

Thank bonsatron
Reviewed 28 September 2008

Room very basic wall paper peeling off. Air conditioning did work but woke us up every night with the noise. Brilliant location shame about the rooms and facilities. Island is gorgeous picture post card, beach was perfect need to wear shoes on right side whilst on beach snorkelling. After Perhentian Island we went to Mauritius and we had been spoilt...

Thank goldenseas
Rome, Italy
Reviewed 15 September 2008

We had a two room in front of the jungle. It was not so terrible as we thought, but the room was not very good. They were big, the bathroom was little, but not very clean. Linen was never changed except if we left it out of the room or on the floor. Aircon in the room is not adjustable:...

Thank PeopleTravelling
Reviewed 11 September 2008

A totally bad experience excluding for the wonderful beach, the best of the island, just in front of it. The same level (i'm talking about price and name) rooms are different, so you can have it big, small, aircon can be fixed without slit, with split. So you can be lucky or not.... I had a room with the aircon...

Thank Vanes
Reviewed 10 August 2008

Staff were extremely rude - customer service simply does not exist in this "resort". The quality of the a la carte and buffet was atrocious however the seafood grill was more tasty, if overpriced. The cheapest room was 275RM - expensive by Malaysian standards and this was not reflected in the quality of the rooms as they are certainly overpriced....

1Thank DJM79
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
Reviewed 5 August 2008

We had a wonderful stay at the Perhentian Island Resort (PIR). The boat trip to the resort took quite long, 'cause we had to drop off many other tourists at different locations. But when we arrived the staff took our luggage and helped us get settled. The staff is very friendly. We had a semi-suite that had a view of...

Thank dubbelvla
Reviewed 22 July 2008

Don't go here!!!!!! There are much better resorts, like Bubu and Coral Vieuw. It' s overpriced and the staff is arrogant and lazy. The best rooms are the semi suits, but dont excpect more than a 2 star room. The food is disgusting and there is poor service. They closed the bar, so only water and softdrinks. Only the guys...

1Thank wereldreis
Kuala Lumpur
Reviewed 29 June 2008

The hotel room is just ordinary (lack of management and maintainance). We got Room sea view room 112 with a water leakage aircond problem. Already told the management, but no action until we check out. But the beach is teriffic. PIR had their own private beach. We both enjoy the beach so much. The scenery is wonderful (for those who...

1Thank AinNajib

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Perhentian Island Resort is an ideal beach resort for a leisurely family vacation in Malaysia. Surrounded by lush greenery, facing white sandy beaches and a warm blue sea, Perhentian Island is a holiday paradise not to be missed. Perhentian Island, or Pulau Perhentian as the locals call it, is well known as a marine paradise and forms a parts of the National Marine Park of Malaysia. In the surrounding areas of Perhentian Island Resort, you will find many things to see and do. Take a jungle trek up the hills under a canopy of large trees, and you might see wild magpies, giant fruit bats or the Nicobar pigeon. Perhentian Island lies along the flight path of this migratory bird. You might also see the harmless monitor lizard or even the unique lutong monkey species. The nearest jungle trail is less than 100 metres away from our resort. Or gather your family and head to the inviting sea for a swim. For those who enjoy snorkelling or scuba diving, the Resort is strategically located, fronting a coral-rich bay. The marine ecosystem of this area is well documented and held in high regards by snorkellers and scuba divers. If you come between June and September, you might get lucky and see giant green turtles laying eggs along the beach. Enjoy your next family holiday at this paradise beach resort, where reality is like a dream. ... more   less 

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Address: | Daerah Besut, Pulau Perhentian Besar 22200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Terengganu > Pulau Perhentian Besar
Price Range: ₹ 6,669 - ₹ 10,040 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Perhentian Island Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 106
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Perhentian Island Hotel Pulau Perhentian Besar
Perhentian Island Pulau Besar
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