I have just come back from a two week holiday in Malaysia, where we travelled the country and spent 3 nights at Tuna Bay Resort.
The boat transfer from Kuala Besut was easy, the hotel has an office (with WIFI) and they will arrange for your bags to be put on the boat and also to walk you to the ferry port. All very easy and staff were extremely pleasant. We had tried to get a beach front chalet to start with but this was not avaliable. The check in was easy and all the booking information was on a table ready for our arrival. The room was fairly basic and quite small, little bathroom and it had an adjoining door to the next chalet. There was no fridge. There was a balcony but the view was pretty poor and therefore we enquiried as to whether they had any deluxe villas on the beachfront. Luckily for us they did and we stayed at 1A. Although it is more expensive, it was definately worth it as the accomodation was bigger, generally nicer, fridge and lovely views of the beach and sea. I would definaltey recomend the upgrade and I feel that it was worth the money.
The hotel restaurant has good bbq food and breakfast was a buffet style each morning. There is also a little beach side cafe (independent from Tuna Bay) which serves excellent and cheap food during the day. There are other accomodation and food options along the beach, but from what I saw didn't look as good as Tuna Bay.
Beach was lovely, white sand and lovely blue seas. We organised a snorkeling trip with the resort for a couple of hours, again well organised and we swam with sea tutles which was amazing.
Staff were all pleasant, chatty and helpful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perhentian Tuna Bay Island Resort is located on the south west coast of Pulau Perhentian Besar (Big Island), a quiet, untouched part of the island surrounded by tropical jungle, on a broad expanse of powdery white sand. The resort commands a breathtaking view of Pulau Perhentian Kecil (Small Island) and the South China Sea, right on your doorstep. All chalets are just a minute's walk from the beach and are tastefully built with wooden furnish. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Perhentian Tuna Bay Island Hotel Pulau Perhentian Besar