Turtle Beach: a private beach on Perhentian Island?
Many of you ask us for recommendations and tips on how to find the most beautiful beaches in Malaysia.
In this article, we’re going to introduce you to a beautiful beach in Malaysia, the Perhentians, and more specifically on Pulau Perhentian Besar.
This beach is TURTLE BEACH. If you go at the right time, you’ll hardly find anyone there.
So you can enjoy a private beach in Malaysia all to yourself, with your family or as a couple.
Are there private beaches in Malaysia?
Yes, there are private beaches in Malaysia.
But these are mainly private beaches belonging to high-end resorts.
These private beaches are generally reserved for guests of the establishment and offer an exclusive and intimate environment.
They are often equipped with sun loungers, parasols and additional services such as bars and restaurants.
Some private beaches also offer water sports or spa services.
These are private beaches, but you’ll be sharing them with all the hotel’s other guests.
However, it’s worth noting that the majority of beaches in Malaysia are public and open to all.
Private beaches are more common in popular tourist areas and upmarket destinations.
Where and how to find a beautiful private beach in Malaysia?
If you’re looking for a deserted beach in Malaysia, you’ll need to head for strategic locations at strategic times.
Here are a few recommendations we can share with you:
- Avoid school vacations at all costs. You should also take into account school vacations in Malaysia, and especially public holidays, of which there are many.
- Preferably look for little-known spots: not everything is referenced on Google, Google Map included.
- Use social networks: while this can help you with little-known spots, it can also create quite the opposite. Unfortunately, these are the consequences of social networks, especially Instagram, which is teeming with “Instagramable” videos and photos.
- Choose weekdays, and avoid weekends.
- Choose strategic times: locals, for example, prefer to avoid the sun, and so will avoid going out between 12pm and 3pm. It can be just the opposite for tourists, especially Westerners, who are desperate for sun.
- Explore and discover for yourself.
The different islands of Malaysia
Malaysia is full of beautiful islands, each with its own charms. We have already written an article on Malaysia’s most beautiful islands.
We have also made a video of it on our Youtube channel:
Here are some of Malaysia’s best islands:
- Langkawi : Located in the north-west of the Malaysian peninsula, Langkawi is one of Malaysia’s most popular island destinations. Personally, you won’t find the most beautiful beaches in Malaysia here. On the other hand, there’s plenty to do.
- Perhentian : The Perhentian Islands, made up of Perhentian Besar (Greater Perhentian) and Perhentian Kecil (Lesser Perhentian), offer heavenly beaches and exceptional marine life. Ideal for diving and snorkeling enthusiasts.
- Tioman : Located off the east coast of the Malaysian peninsula, Tioman Island is famous for its turquoise waters, colorful coral reefs and lush vegetation. Tioman also offers superb diving spots, but access is more complicated (unless you fly).
- Redang : The island of Redang, in the state of Terengganu, is renowned for its white sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters and unspoilt coral reefs. As with PERHENTIAN, it’s ideal for diving, snorkeling and relaxation.
- Borneo Malaysian : The island of Borneo, shared by Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei, is home to several magnificent islands on the Malaysian side, such as Pulau Mabul, Pulau Sipadan and Pulau Layang-Layang. These islands offer exceptional marine biodiversity and are popular destinations for divers.
These islands offer spectacular scenery, unspoilt nature and a unique cultural richness, making them some of Malaysia’s finest island destinations.
Which island to choose in Malaysia?
This will depend on a number of personal parameters:
- the weather: depending on the time of year, some islands may be inaccessible. This criterion will already make sorting quick and easy.
- your budget: some islands require a larger budget than others.
- your situation: whether you’re a couple or a family.
- your availability: if your time is very short, you’ll need to choose islands that are easily and quickly accessible.
In this article, we’re going to introduce you to a beach on the island of PERHENTIAN BESAR: TURTLE BEACH.
What’s the best beach in Perhentian?
There are many beautiful beaches on the Perhentian Islands.
Once again, depending on a number of parameters, some will appeal to you more than others.
The following parameters, for example, may come into play:
- Beach accessibility.
- Beach amenities: presence or absence of accommodation, for example.
- Restaurants: some people prefer to put down their towels on a beach close to several restaurants.
- Beach beauty: of course, water quality, cleanliness and color are all important parameters.
The different Perhentian beaches
Malaysia’s Perhentian Islands are renowned for their idyllic beaches. Here are some of the best beaches in the Perhentian Islands:
- Long Beach (Pantai Pasir Panjang): Long Beach is Perhentian’s most famous beach. It offers beautiful white sand, crystal-clear turquoise waters and a lively atmosphere with restaurants, bars and accommodation nearby. It’s a popular place to relax, swim, sunbathe and enjoy water sports.
- Coral Bay (Teluk Aur): Located close to Long Beach, Coral Bay is another picturesque Perhentian beach. It’s known for its calm, shallow waters, making it ideal for swimming and snorkeling. The beach also offers breathtaking views of the neighboring islands and magnificent sunsets.
- Turtle Beach (Pantai Teluk Dalam): Turtle Beach is a more secluded, quiet beach on Perhentian Besar Island. It takes its name from the occasional sea turtles that come here to lay their eggs. The beach offers a peaceful natural setting, surrounded by dense forest, and is ideal for relaxing and observing marine life.
- Romantic Beach (Pantai Teluk Pauh): Located on Perhentian Kecil Island, Romantic Beach is a smaller, less crowded beach offering an intimate, romantic atmosphere. Surrounded by lush vegetation, its clear waters are perfect for swimming and snorkeling.
- Adam and Eve Beach (Pantai Adam dan Hawa): This beach is located at the southern end of Perhentian Kecil Island. It is accessible by a short hike through the forest and offers a secluded experience. The beach is ideal for relaxing, snorkeling and enjoying the natural beauty.
These beaches all offer spectacular scenery, crystal-clear waters and rich marine life, making the Perhentian Islands a tropical paradise for beach and nature lovers.
Which is the most beautiful beach in the Perhentians?
It’s the one opposite the PERHENTIAN ISLAND RESORT.
Very calm, you can also swim with rays, sharks (harmless, normally…), a few fish depending on the spot, and especially turtles.
Of course, it depends on them: there’s no guarantee that you’ll see 100% of them!
What’s more, this beach offers all the facilities you could wish for: sun loungers, a beach bar (non-alcoholic) where you can find fresh coconut juice, drinks and ice creams, and excursions.
The other beach of interest is TURTLE BEACH.
Introducing TURTLE BEACH
Turtle Beach, also known as Pantai Teluk Dalam, is a beautiful beach on Perhentian Besar Island in Malaysia’s Perhentian Islands. As its name suggests, it is famous for the sea turtles that come here to lay their eggs during the breeding season.
Turtle Beach offers a spectacular natural setting with a long stretch of white sand lined with palm trees and surrounded by lush vegetation. The beach is more secluded than some of the other Perhentian beaches, giving it a peaceful, tranquil atmosphere. It’s an ideal place for those looking for a peaceful getaway from the crowds.
What to do on TURTLE BEACH Perhentian?
Marine life is abundant in Turtle Beach’s waters, making it a popular spot for snorkeling. Visitors can explore colorful coral reefs and swim alongside a variety of tropical fish. What’s more, if you’re lucky, you may catch a glimpse of majestic sea turtles swimming close to shore.
Turtle Beach is also appreciated for its spectacular sunsets. At the end of the day, visitors can sit on the sand and enjoy the magnificent view as the sun melts into the horizon.
Turtle Beach is a conservation and nesting area for sea turtles. So it’s important to respect local rules and regulations to preserve this fragile environment and protect the marine species that live there.
When to go to TURTLE BEACH?
To get the most out of the Turtle Beach experience, it’s best to visit early in the morning or in the evening when it’s less crowded, to better appreciate the natural beauty and tranquility of this exceptional beach.
How to get to TURTLE BEACH: our tips
Take a TAXI BOAT to TURTLE BEACH.
It’s not too expensive, nor too far.
For example, from LONG BEACH, or PIR, you’ll need 10 minutes maximum, and RM 15 (less than 3 euros).
Don’t forget to bring a drink and a snack: there are no food and beverage outlets here.
Of course, respect the environment and leave the beach clean!