I hardly plan any travel within Malaysia (I went Langkawi last year) and then I stumble across those super beautiful and blue blue sea pictures of Perhentian on the internet. I was determined. So I took advantage of MAS promotion late last year and book my trip to Kota Bharu! Note: The most common mistake among travellers is that they book their flight to Kuala Terrenganu airport (thinking that its nearer), but actually the fact remains that Kota Bharu airport remains as the nearest airport to Kuala Besut jetty.
Hence the day came, we board the MAS flight (oh forgotten to mention that MAS actually postpone our flight from 750am all the way to 10+am. They did sms us to inform few weeks earlier, but still!), reach Kota Bharu airport and met up with the driver that I ask Ms Lee to help me arrange. We took a mini van with some other 5 passengers (plus the 5 of us). The driver charge us RM20 per person one way (which I think is fair) cos a taxi ride to Kuala Besut jetty would easily cost approximately RM70 one way.
The driver drove pretty fast and we got to the jetty after 30 minutes like that. Then straight went to buy the Marine Conservation Fee (Only RM5 per person) and got a drink by the stall nearby and wait for our boat transfer. Oh, remember to get your return boat ticket, I got mine sorted earlier with Ms Lee of D’Ayumni House.
The RM5 Marine Conservation Fee
Terry can’t open his eyes. LOL
Then as we are approaching the island (approx 35 minutes boat ride), i was swept away by the blue blue sea. When we reach Pulau Perhentian Besar, Ms Lee is there waiting for us. We stayed at D’Ayumni House run by Ms Lee and her husband. Guess what? The place is named after their daughter, Ayumni, how sweet… This place is a decent place to stay, really. Don’t expect resort style as this is an island. If you really cannot do without those luxury treatment, your best bet would be Tuna Bay Resort. But I really don’t like them. They’re bias towards locals. They only “layan” kwai-lo” and even when we dine there, they treat you differently. Seriously! So unless you got some foreign bulu on your body, else don’t bother going this place (i am disgusted).
This is what I saw when we first reach the island!
See, the water is crystal clear!!! I’m sooooOOOo excited
This is where we stay. =)
This is the room “logo”. There’s no room number. So my room is the Sharkie room. =)
This is the door key. Get it? You pair the key to the animal in front of the door. How cute? =)
The other roomssssss cute animal
The room (With two bed!!!) hahah. Nothing fancy. It gets hot in the afternoon. =P
The decent small toilet with hot shower. =)
Me looking tired but happy outside my room’s balcony =D
SAy Hi to Ayumni. =)
Ok, anyway back to D’Ayumni House, we got 3 Deluxe Room, with Two Day Full Board (2X Lunch, 1X Dinner, 1X BBQ Dinner, Breakfast is provided everyday) and 2 snorkeling trip. I thought it was pretty reasonable the price. Usually we’ll hang out by the beach (duh!) as there is no electricity (powered by generator) from 9am-6pm (if I remember correctly la). I actually love the food they provide at Cocohut Restaurant, and its really nice! Portion is big, with fresh fish, squid, vege. What more can I ask? =D
Breakfast serve at Seahorse Cafe. Pancakes, NAsi Lemak (not in pic) and toast (all are serve on different day)
Dinner at Cocohut Cafe. The food there is really nice. It really feels like home cook food. =)
First Day Lunch. =) The squid/fish are all really really fresh!
Second day lunch. This seaweed soup is a killer! Its not like any seaweed u can find in KL. Oh and if u order, must try the squid tempura. Its nice too!
Our first dinner
Our BBQ dinner. SPoilt for choices. =) Oh, the chilli is real good!
Next up will be all the beautiful pictures from Perhentian. Now, I’m missing the island. =(