Tuna Bay Resort, Perhentian Islands, Malaysia 2/3 – a short jungle trek

You can walk around the island, or part of the way.

You can see the dotted walking tracks on the big island

You can see the dotted walking tracks on the big island

It’s better to wear shoes, but you can wear flip flops, and even after a night of heavy rain it wasn’t slippery, and there were no insects, snakes, or other animals around. Whether you are going clockwise or anti-clockwise, you start by walking along the beach. So I suggest a backpack, where you haul out your shoes for the jungle sections, and otherwise walk bare foot or in flip flops on the sand. Take money, towel, camera, hat, etc. It’s nice to walk past, or into, the other resorts along the beaches. Some have big – “No Alcohol” signs, so I shunned them and found places that sold beer when I needed refreshment. RM10 for a can of Tiger. RM8 for Chinese Tsing Tao beer.

In this walk I go clockwise around the island to the Perhentian Island Resort.

from Tuna Bay you walk clockwise around the coast to the next beach

from Tuna Bay you walk clockwise around the coast to the next beach

at this beach you pass Cocohut and ascend the stairs

at this beach you pass Cocohut and ascend the stairs

at the top of the steps you turn left

at the top of the steps you turn left

and pass these buildings, then follow the path right between the buildings

and pass these buildings, then follow the path right between the buildings

on the left is a sign

on the left is a sign

turn left and proceed up the path

turn left (after the red fire extinguisher) and proceed up the path

the path appears to end

the path appears to end at the end of the buildings

and veer up to the right. You can see a track

but just keep going – and veer up to the right after the building. You can see a track

just follow the track and veer left

just follow the track

into the jungle

and veer left into the jungle

the track is more pronounced now

the track is more pronounced now

you cross a water pipe. You cross it several times during the treck.

you cross a water pipe. You cross it several times during the trek.

partway along the track

partway along the track

after about 10 minutes you can glimpse the sea again

after about 10 minutes you can glimpse the sea again

and this is the view as you descend from the jungle

and this is the view as you descend from the jungle

Between here and the PIR below are a few resorts. Everything is very relaxed and you can just wander through.

Perhentian Island Resort's beach.  This is about 15 minute's walk from where you come out of the jungle.

Perhentian Island Resort’s beach. This is about 15 minute’s easy walk from where you come out of the jungle.

 

 

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3 comments

  1. There’s nothing wrong with Tsingtao beer; it’s much better than Tiger. Tsingtao was started by German brewing interests and still manages to taste like a European beer.

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