The Perhentian Islands | Malaysia’s ultimate backpacker paradise

The Perhentian Islands were top of my list when I knew that we were travelling through Malaysia to fly out of Singapore. Apparently these tiny paradise islands are well known on the backpacker trail but I’d only heard of them from an old work colleague, otherwise I might have skipped over the tiny section in the Rough Guide.

Despite its popularity, we didn’t run into any other backpackers heading that way or who had been.  So I’m very glad I was sold before leaving the UK.

Think pristine, picture-perfect white sand beaches, turquoise waters, ramshackle huts, fire shows, shisha pipes, impeccable snorkelling and diving conditions plus everything cheap as chips… The ultimate backpacker paradise!Read more