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This is the smaller of the two islands, located west of Perhentian Besar. The fishing village, Kampung Pasir Hantu on Perhentian Kecil, is the only settlement on the Perhentian Islands. It is on the eastern shore, facing Perhentian Besar and consists of a cluster of wooden houses, a police station, a clinic and a mosque.

Accommodation here is more geared towards the budget traveller and the backpacker scene, especially along the idyllic Long Beach (Pasir Panjang). A fifteen minute walk through the jungle takes you to Coral Bay (Teluk Aur), which is smaller and quieter, while also predominantly catering for budget travellers. The other resorts on this island occupy their own private beach coves and are priced in the budget or moderate category. There are also a few uninhabited, secluded beaches scattered around the island.
Coral Bay

Coral Bay (Teluk Aur) is a small, quiet bay on Perhentian Kecil. It is one of the few places where you will be able to catch a glimpse of the setting sun. The sand is light in colour, dotted with pieces of broken coral and there is good snorkelling around the Shari-La resort at the end of the bay.

The bay is lined with a handful of resorts, dive centres, restaurants and small stores selling clothes, souvenirs and essentials. There are also canoes for rent, a laundry service and a small book exchange stall selling and exchanging second-hand books. If you need to go elsewhere or if you are looking for a fun outing, there are a few boat operators offering sea taxi services, snorkelling outings and trips to nearby islands.

 

Long Beach

Pasir Panjang, as Long Beach is also known, is the Perhentian Islands’ most famous and popular beach – especially for backpackers. Its popularity is understandable: a long stretch of almost-white sand, shallow, crystal-clear water and an abundance of budget accommodation, restaurants, bars and friendly travellers.

The entire beachfront is lined with chalets, restaurants, dive centres and small stores and Various services are available, including Internet, batik painting classes, snorkelling and other outings, sea taxi, massages and canoe rental.

Note that boats are sometimes unable to land here due to rough sea conditions, which may mean that you need to disembark at Coral Bay and walk 15 minutes to Long Beach.

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