The Perhentian Islands are two islands named Pulau Perhentian Kecil (Small Perhentian Island) and Pulau Perhentian Besar (Large Perhentian Island). The Malay name Perhentian is translated as “place to stop” and this is exactly what these two islands were for traders travelling between Malaysia and Bangkok in years gone by.
The islands remain relatively untouched and the only permanent inhabitants live in a small fishing village on Perhentian Kecil. Apart from footpaths that cut through the jungle, there are no roads on the islands. The only way to get around is by walking through the jungle or taking a sea taxi. If you tread carefully, you may even encounter some of the islands' shy wildlife on the way, such as monitor lizards, fruit bats, squirrels or even the elusive mouse deer.
The Ombak Resort Perhentian Island is in Gua Sai just a 10-minute walk from the beautiful Long Beach. The resort is also placed only a 5-minute walk from Coral Bay Beach. You can also enjoy sweeping sunset views at Perhentian Kecil, a 10-minute walk away. Kota Bharu International Airport is 1.5 hours away by car.
Open daily from 7 am to 11 pm, traditional Malaysian meals and popular Western dishes can be enjoyed at Ombak Café.