Hi, I am hoping to get to Perhentian Besar in May 2014 for some snorkeling. My problem is I have been pouring over this forum and still can't decide on the best place for me. I predominantely want a place where there are good snorkeling options fairly near by. I am not interested in beach sunbacking and not up to much hiking. As I am travelling alone, I am looking for a safe place that has somewhere to hold valuables e.g. camera, while I go snorkeling (although I do have a small pouch to take money for lunch/refreshments). I have also heard of a bit of theft/ bag snatching on these islands.
I am looking for an affordable place, no longer a real backpacker, but need to keep costs down. Not sure if I can get away with a fan room in May or maybe A/C.
I am interested in staying for about 6 days as I am planning on also going across to Kecil for a bit of a snorkel too. I would appreciate any help people can give me.