Perhentian Island is located on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, this mean that the island will be affected by the northeast monsoon. Use the details to plan your holiday to perhentian:

Month
Remarks
Public Holiday
JANFully closedClosed
FEBFew resorts resume operation on the second weekClosed
MACMostly openN/A
APRAll resume operation3Apr Good Friday
MAYPeak season especially Labour day and Vesak day1May Labour Day
JUNEPeak season especially the King birthday1Jun Vesak Day, 6Jun King birthday
JULYSuper peak11July Penang Gov birthday, 17-18July Raya Puasa
AUGthe most peak season31Aug National Day
SEPTlow season except for Malaysian day16Sept Malaysia Day, 23Sept Raya Haji
OCTsome of operators closing down on the second weekN/A
NOVfully closed due to changing seasonN/A
DECfully closedN/A

Notes: Closest weekend to public holiday will be considered as super peak. Reserve early and save the public holiday surcharge.

Climate: Average temperature 21-32degree Celsius. Humidity 85-95%. Rainfall between 2000-2500mm(most rain Nov-Feb).

Clothing: No dress restrictions but best to dress modestly.

Currency: The Malaysian currency unit is Ringgit Malaysia(MYR).

Bank & Money Changer: There are no bank, ATM or money changer on the island or at the jetty. Most Resorts/shops accept money exchange for most of the foreign currencies but at rather very poor rate.

Credit card: Widely accepted with 3% fees.

Electricity: Electricity is not always available 24 hours a day as many resorts make use of their own generators. Some have 24 hour electricity; some have 3 hours downtime a day while others may only provide electricity at night. The connection is 220V, 50 cycles using a plug with three rectangular prongs similar to UK plugs. Adapters for other plugs can be purchased at airports and some stores elsewhere.

Health and Medical Service

  • The only vaccination requirements are yellow fever for those from infected areas. While still listed as a malaria-infected country, most literature states that malaria has been widely eradicated from most parts of Malaysia. Discuss your needs with an experienced travel doctor.
  • Warning: divers should never take Lariam because of common side-effects including nausea and vertigo. Discuss alternatives with your doctor.
  • Resorts and dive centres have basic first aid services and the closest clinic is in the fishing village on Perhentian Kecil.