Best For A Budget Getaway: Perhentian Kecil, Terengganu
Some backpacking havens lose their charm once tourists begin to arrive in droves, but Perhentian Kecil has managed to hang on to its low-key relaxed vibe while welcoming thousands of visitors season after season.
The main draw here is Pantai Pasir Panjang, a beautiful, find sandy beach with magnificent views of turquoise waters so clean that you can snorkel right off the beach and still see a wide array of marine life.
Budget guest houses and backpacking lodges are plentiful, and with a plethora of warung and gerai offering local delights at relatively low prices, you can definitely enjoy the perfect beach vacation without breaking your budget
How To Get There
Drive to Kuala Besut and take a half-hour boat ride to Perhentian.