Continent
Asia
Country
Malaysia
Next Big City
Kuala Trengganu, Kota Bahru
Next Town
Kuala Besut
 
Type:
Island
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Chop, Small wave
Hazards:
No information
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Crystal blue and green. The tide is minimal. In NE Monsoon some waves and chop (November to March).

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Small
Hazards:
Trees, Bystanders
Beach Users:
No information

The beach is tropical and white sand. Although very small, so launching can be tricky, as there are palm trees everywhere. As Perhentian is one of the main touristic attraction, watch out for tourist and kite safe. Many haven't seen a kite yet, so they are very curious. It is easier and safer to launch with low tide as the beach is bigger.

Weather

Spring:
Shorts
Summer:
Shorts
Fall:
Shorts
Winter:
Shorts

Weather is tropical, so always 35+ ┬░C. Very warm water so no need for a wetsuit.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, December
Wind Type:
Trade
Best Direction:
NE
Main Direction:
NE, SW

Only working in NE monsoon, so mainly from December till March. Winds generally picks up to the 10-15 knot range, so bring your bigger kite. In this period it is always onshore, so be careful for trees and people. In SW monsoon you have offshore wind. Always watch out for sudden appearing squalls.



How to get there

Transport
Boat
Access
Short walk

Airplane to Kuala Trengganu or Kota Bahru, then taxi to Kuala Besut (1h) where you take the boat to the island Perhentian Kecil (1/2h).

Extra information

Rules
None

Nightlife

Some bars, easy lifestyle, very relaxed.