This story about BuBu Resort in Long Beach, Perhentian Kecil is written by one of our contributors, Liya Bella. Some parts of the article may have been edited for length and clarity.
After sitting months at home for quarantine, my family invited my friend’s family to go on a short vacation at BuBu Perhentian. We received a lot of positive feedback about the island (Perhentian Kecil) and we thought we should try it ourselves. We went there for four days. We took a 40-minutes speedboat ride from Kuala Besut Jetty to the island. Remember to book your speedboat early to save time. But don’t worry, you can also get the tickets from the ticket counter. There are plenty of travel agent companies who provide the service to the island. Make sure to be at the jetty before 4pm.
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Ambience at BuBu ResortCredit: BuBu Resort
Bubu Perhentian Resort is the best place for travelers to enjoy a sight-seeing getaway. It feels like we’re on the island of paradise with the powdery white sand and the crystal blue waters of Long beach.
It’s really relaxing and there are not enough words to describe it.
You guys have to check it out yourselves. What I can say is that I'm definitely going back there again!
I would recommend this accommodation to other travellers because it is really worth it. I mostly like the sight-seeing and the activities that I did there (more on that later). Plus, the croissants at the restaurant, Santai were so delicious.
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Rooms at BuBu ResortCredit: BuBu Resort
I stayed in the Deluxe Garden Room with my family. This room is totally ideal for us as it is the largest room in Bubu Perhentian Resort (it can fit 4 pax). Other rooms were also available in Bubu Perhentian Resort such as the Premier Deluxe Room and the Deluxe Room. If any of you guys want to stay here, you should hurry up to book the room because there are only 36 guest rooms here.
The price range per night at Bubu Perhentian varies every day. Their average price is RM 576.
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Activities at BuBu Resort
I have so much to share! Perhentian Island is very famous for its beautiful corals and crystal clear water. There’s a lot of activities you can do at BuBu Perhentian and around it. Of course, BuBu Perhentian itself has some scheduled activities for travelers at certain times such as morning yoga and etc.
You can canoe by yourself, snorkel under the jetty and at night, you can see some people do a fire show.
You can also arrange with BuBu Perhentian if you guys want to try the spa, hiking, secret beach picnic, sunset cruise, fishing trip, island hopping, candlelight dinner and also tour at Kota Bharu. There are a lot more activities that I didn’t mention. You should totally check it out yourself.
Most of the activities at Bubu Perhentian can be joined by all ages and gender. If you guys want to do an all-girls activity, you guys can go for the spa and etc. As for the toddler-friendly activities, there are some places where you can snorkel and also play at the beach because the water is shallow. If you love to do something adventurous, you should try diving. You can also dive at night. It's so beautiful under the sea.
Halal food at BuBu Resort
Don’t worry, halal food is served at the resort. For your information, there are many restaurants along Long Beach. You just have to choose based on your preference. Plus, Bubu Perhentian Island also has its own restaurant known as Santai - it's located at the perfect location as you can enjoy your food while having a stunning view of the sea. This restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Useful tips for other travellers
In my opinion, the best season to go is the dry season from March to November. As we went there a few months after the MCO, the island started was starting to get crowded from time to time as many travelers are travelling domestically after months staying home. I don’t mind if it's a bit crowded as long as I still can fulfill my own time with the activities there. As for Muslim-friendly tips, of course, the room is spacious enough to do your prayers but I would still bring my own prayer mat and etc because it's not provided. Anyway, enjoy your moments there and don’t forget to capture a lot of pictures at BuBu Perhentian.
BuBu Resort Perhentian
from RM525 on website
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