- The Perhentian Islands are a small group of beautiful, coral-fringed islands off the coast of northeastern
Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, not far from the Thailand border.
- The Perhentian Islands ( pronounced Perhen-TEE-AHN, not Perhen-SHEN ) lay approximately 10 nautical miles ( 19 km ) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysiain the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles ( 64 km )
south of the Thai border.
- Activities on the Perhentians are basically limited to scuba diving, snorkeling, sea-kayaking, sunbathing and turtle conservation volunteering. Those with excessenergy may attempt the jungle trails crisscrossing both islands.