That was our experience anyway.
Coral View has got the best aspect with two beaches and also a very short walk to the white sandy beach of Perhentian Island Resort. If you want to swim in perfect clear water, lie on powdery white sand or snorkel all day Coral View is the place. Just note that you can't drink alcohol at the restaurant (didn't bother us too much as we're not big drinkers).
Turtles: as mentioned in previous posts 100% chance (too much?) of swimming with turtles if you swim into the deepwater in front of Perhentian Island Resort. Just look out for the sea grass on the bottom and in no time at all you'll see one. You can swim from the beach or from the jetty. Or another good hint is just watch for the snorkel tour boats drop the tourists right on top of them. Magical experience.
We had a garden view deluxe. Far from deluxe but did the job. Also the bungalow's are very dark so you don't feel like spending time in them anyway. You can't complain though - your paying for the paradise of the Perhentians.
Also note that the bungalow's don't come with water boiling facilities and bottled water is not complimentary. There was only one powerpoint in our room so if we come again we'd bring a double adapter. Also wifi is free but you can only access it if you're close to the kitchen.
Which brings me back to the food. Probably my own real gripe with the resort was the inconsistency with dishes. The vegetable and rice dishes were great but the noodles were waterty and our sizzling fish with banana leaf was served with a white, cream sauce (???). Also when ordering my breakfast kaya toast set they only informed me there was no kaya spread when the toast arrived. Kind of essential for the whole dish wouldn't you think?
Anyway staying at Coral View was perfect and if you enjoy good food you're not locked into eating at the resort.
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- Also Known As:
- Coral View Island Hotel Pulau Perhentian Besar
- Hotel Coral View Island