Getting Here

Nestled within Kuala Besut, Terengganu, Malaysia, the Perhentian Islands await your exploration. This captivating archipelago comprises two main islands, namely Perhentian Besar and Perhentian Kecil. As you venture further, you’ll encounter the enchanting smaller, uninhabited isles of Susu Dara, Serengeh, and Rawa, gracing the shores of Kecil.

For seamless access, the Kuala Besut Jetty stands as the official gateway to the Perhentian Islands. At this bustling hub, you’ll find an array of conveniences to enhance your journey, including eateries, public washrooms, paid car and bus parking facilities, a budget-friendly hotel(T-lodge), and a taxi point. Notably, the express and domestic bus station is just a leisurely 10-minute stroll away from the jetty, ensuring your arrival and departure are met with utmost ease.

Conveniently positioned off the northeastern coast of mainland Malaysia, Ombak Resort becomes easily accessible from the charming fishing village of Kuala Besut.
Tucked between the state capitals of Kelantan and Terengganu – Kota Bharu and Kuala Terengganu, respectively – Kuala Besut boasts its own distinctive allure with delightful murals and traditional wooden houses. Recognized as the pivotal gateway to the captivating Perhentian Island, Kuala Besut offers exclusive access via a boat journey from its jetty. Alternatively, you have the option to charter a boat from nearby Redang or Lang Tengah islands.
For utmost convenience, the optimal point of entry is Kota Bharu airport, ensuring the shortest distance. Although Kuala Terengganu airport is slightly farther away, advance booking facilitates our arrangement of transportation to guarantee a seamless journey to Ombak Resort.

Transport Options

By Boat

Kuala Besut

Experience hassle-free transportation with our daily regular boat service operating between Kuala Besut Jetty and the Resort from 08:00 hrs to 16:00 hrs. If you’re planning your return journey from the Resort to Kuala Besut Jetty, we’ve got you covered with multiple daily schedules:
For those seeking more flexible arrangements, boat charters can be organized for trips outside the mentioned schedule.
We’re here to cater to your unique needs! Additionally, our special boat charter service extends to travel between Lang Tengah Island and Redang Island to or from the Resort. Feel free to reach out to our Resort for personalized assistance and arrangements. Furthermore, you can reach Kuala Besut by train through Tanah Merah Train Station, or by bus from Kuala Besut and Jerteh bus stations, providing an array of convenient routes to embark on your exciting Perhentian Island adventure. Remember, securing your boat ticket booking and collecting it from the Seven Seas Office at No. 2B, Bangunan 2 Tingkat MDB, 22300, Kuala Besut, ensures your journey starts off smoothly, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of Perhentian Island upon your arrival at Ombak Resort
Drive From

Kuala Lumpur /Penang

Driving would take between 7-9 hours, depending on the departing spot and you would need to leave your car at the Kuala Besut jetty.

If you’re driving from Kuala Lumpur or Kuantan, take the East Coast Expressway (Leburaya Pantai Timur – LPT) and head towards Jerteh in Terengganu. From Jerteh, it’s just a quick 15-minute drive to Kuala Besut Jetty. The total driving time from Kuala Lumpur is approximately 6 hours.

If you’re driving from Kota Bharu, head south towards Bachok before reaching Kuala Besut Jetty. The journey takes about an hour.

 For those coming from Penang, utilize the East West Expressway (Lebuhraya Timur Barat) and make your way towards Pasir Putih before reaching Jerteh. From Jerteh, it’s a mere 15-minute drive to Kuala Besut Jetty. The overall travel duration from Penang is about 7 hours.

By Plane

Kota Bharu Airport (KBR) Or Kuala Terengganu Airport (TGG)

To reach the enchanting Perhentian Islands with ease, consider the nearby airports. The closest is Kota Bharu Airport (KBR), a mere 45 kilometers from Kuala Besut Jetty. KBR provides direct flights to and from Kuala Lumpur (KUL), Subang (SZB), Penang (PEN), Kota Kinabalu (BKI), Kuching (KCH), Melaka (MKZ), and Singapore (SIN), ensuring convenient connectivity.
Alternatively, opt for Kuala Terengganu Airport (TGG), situated around 110 kilometers south of Kuala Besut Jetty. TGG offers direct flights to and from Kuala Lumpur (KUL), Subang (SZB), and Johor Bharu (JHB), providing flexible travel options.
These airports are served by esteemed airlines like Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia, Malindo Air, Firefly Air, and Scoot Airlines (KBR only). Upon landing, easily arrange a taxi or pre-arranged land transfer to Kuala Besut Jetty, where our dedicated team will ensure a seamless boat arrangement to Ombak Resort, allowing you to embark on a remarkable island retreat.

The closest airports are Kota Bahru and Kuala Terengganu and the airlines plying the route are AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines and Firefly.

Departs From Airline Frequency Arrival Airport
KLIA Malaysian Airlines / Batik Air Daily
Kota Bharu Airport (Sultan Ismail Petra)
Kuala Terengganu Airport (Sultan Mahmud)
KLIA 2 Air Asia Daily
Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (Subang) Firefly / Batik Air Daily
Kota Kinabalu International Airport (Sabah) Air Asia Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday


Kota Bharu Airport (Sultan Ismail Petra)
Kuching International Airport (Sarawak) Air Asia Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
Langkawi International Airport Firefly Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
Penang International Airport Firefly Daily
Senai International Airport (Johor) Firefly Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday
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