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“Beautiful Backpacker Beach”
Review of Long Beach

Long Beach
Reviewed 29 June 2009

My friend and I decided to spend a long weekend in Perhentian and because we wanted a little more than just quiet beaches, we decided to stay on Long Beach, Perhentian Kecil and boy, did we make the right decision.

The stretch of sandy white beach is perfect for a lot of things. You can spend your hours there either reading a book or two, sipping refreshing fruit shakes, snorkeling, floating around, swimming, diving, kayaking or just killing time. It's pretty much up to you, really.

Same goes in the evenings where you can socialise at the few bars along the beach, get wasted on monkey juice at the bar located in front of Panorama Chalets, watch the breathtaking starry sky, or walk across the cool sandy beach.

However, if you want to do something a little bit different, you can always spend a bit more by doing these:

1: Checking out the other beaches around the island, island taxis cost from rm10 onwards depending how the places are.

2. Going to Pulau Rawa.

3. Going to Pulau Redang for extra watery activities.

4. Do what we did i.e. go to Pulau Lang Tengah, a secluded island about 45 minutes from Perhentian Kecil. We paid MYR 80 per pax for the trip but the island was worth it. Emerald waters, great corals and friendly fishes to greet you. A bit of a warning though, the trip between the islands can be a bit of a pain if the water is not calm. I had the worst ride of my life when we headed back to Perhentian thanks to the waves. My back still aches up till now. *winces.

One more thing, if the food on the island is a bit too pricey for you, here's a tip: you can always make friends with the beach boys and then kindly ask them to bring local food from kuala besut. We had an excellent breakfast of top notch nasi dagang for MYR 2 a packet!

Conclusion: A trip that was definitely worth the money and energy!

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Reviewed 13 November 2006

Went to Long Beach in Pulau Perhentian Kecil Terengganu in May 2006. It was my first time there so i didn't expect anything much. Heard that Long Beach is heaven for foreign backpackers so being a local (i do live in terengganu!) i was kinda afraid that i might find this place an alien to me! When i got there, wow! I was speechless. I cant even believe i'm in Terengganu, it's such a beautiful place, gorgeous! The boat transfer from Kuala besut jetty took us about 30 mins to get to the Long Beach and when i arrived, i juz couldnt wait to get in the water! The water is clear-blue, pristine, the view is breathtaking! My friend and I stayed in Lily Chalet, kinda expensive (RM160 per night) but it was worth it. The room is spacious, got one queen size-bed and one single bed, good hot-shower, air-cond (u dont even need air cond here though) and your own private balcony. Overall, the experience in Long Beach is awesome! The food is good, the service is excellent, people are very friendly and the snorkelling is just heaven!! U cant miss the snorkeling! The boatman will take u to 5 different snorkeling spots and boy! was i lucky! I got to snorkel juz above the turtle and the baby shark! And at nite, u can boogie all nite at Palm Tree Bistro where u can juz gulp a can of pineapple juice (cos i dont 'drink'!) and dance for free!

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