The Malay word Perhentian is roughly translated as “stopping point”, which is appropriate considering that most travelers come here and end up staying awhile.

The Perhentian Islands in Malaysia are composed of two islands, Perhentian Kecil (small) and Perhentian Besar (big). Both are hugely popular with snorkelers and divers, as the reefs and crystalline waters surrounding them are host to a wide variety of coral, sea turtles, sharks, and reef-fish. Mostly, people come to these beautiful and rustic islands to relax, enjoy the beach, and slow down. 

Dive sites of Perhentian Island
Dive sites of Perhentian Island