What the experience is all about
On Perhentian (Kecil) Island off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, you’ll find a newly established (2015) campside operator. Situated by Rainforest Beach (also known locally as Sandy Coral Beach/Pasir Karang). Right by the camp area is a secluded private beach. Enjoy total privacy being at nature’s doorstep while experiencing island living to its fullest. And you should, with Perhentian being the last paradise island in Malaysia.
Rainforest Camping Perhentian Island offers basic forest camp and tent living for nature lovers looking to experience island living in all its glory. Enjoy sea life and island creatures such as monitor lizards, squirrels, and birds in their natural habitat.
Due to its secluded location, lots of walking is involved to access the more ‘happening’ parts of the island like Coral Bay, Long Beach and the fishing village.
What You Get
Available lodging options: Dome tents on wooden platforms, with pillows and mattresses
Bathroom options: Shared bathrooms (cold showers) and toilets
Cheapest option: RM60 /night (max 2 pax) in a tent
Most expensive option: RM60 /night (max 2 pax) in a tent
Meal arrangements: Cafe offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunset BBQ menus with local and western options.
(Local style ‘FREE’ breakfast for stays of 3 nights and above)
Day trips available: No
What can we do there? Day time – Swim, sun bathe, relax in hammock, chill by the beach, snorkeling, trekking, fishing, walk to fisherman village, Coral Bay and Long Beach
Night time – Watch the sunset, wait for turtles to come lay eggs on the beach, swim with glowing plankton, star gazing
What people love: Good, sturdy, clean tents that do well in rain, beautiful grounds, great staff, electricity from 7 pm – 12 am, power banks available, clear water, great natural outdoors, great view, private beach, clean mattress, cheapest place to stay on the island,
What people wish were different: Dirty toilets, can trip/slip while accessing tent, overpriced excursions, nowhere to store valuables, can get hot, far away from main beaches, mosquitoes, bad showers, bugs, really basic
Experience levels if you go for the most basic option shown in table below:
|Suitable for young children?||No|
|Mobile connectivity||FREE wifi internet between 7pm-8pm but with very limited speed. Tip: Use CELCOM Magic SIM Pack if you need connectivity.|
Location & Contact
Location: RainForest Beach, Perhentian Kecil, Terengganu,, 22300 Kuala Besut, Terengganu