Pantai Penarik



Having travelled for 2 weeks around Kelantan on a cultural rendezvous with famous( or is it infamous??!!) traditional artists, musicians, dancers and worksmiths , we were pretty much spent of energy and needed to recuperate. Not that it was really needed but it's nice to over-dramatise on occasions...

From Bachok in Kelantan, we took the coastal road at Kampung Raja in the Besut area of Terengganu down towards Setiu.

Having read much about the relatively untouched coastal line of the Setiu district in Terengganu, we had to try the route for ourselves. And... we were not disappointed! This quiet coastal road is a gem to drive on. Almost traffic free, we drove through some of east coast's most beautiful, uninhabited stretches of beach. Much of the area is coated with wild, gnarled vegetation. Here and there, local fishermen park their boats amongst the mangroves as they stop to mend their traps and to install bubu(fish traps) in the shallow waters.

Streams running into the ocean provide nursery grounds for young fries and also hunting grounds for monitor lizards, otters and an assortment of birds including predators like eagles and owls. It is also the perfect place for fishermen to hide from the heat of the day.

The smooth ride took us down to Penarik, a quiet, orderly little fishing village.Lining the path were kampung houses on stilts with tidy gardens. Fishing nets hung out to dry, rows of colourful batik sarongs lined washing lines - flapping in the gentle sea breeze.

A little way from the village is Penarik Inn .....somewhere to stay where the beach is clean, the sand is as fine and white as castor sugar and the hospitality is just nice - homey and unobtrusive. The main house where Penarik Inn's owners call 'home' is the central area. Behind is the reception ; close by is the kitchen and dining area. Most times than not, dinner is set out in the lawn, under the stars and between swaying coconut trees. Chalets are structured after kampung houses on stilts.

The chalets are spartan, and the bedlinen may be a little gaudy but its comfortable and has clean, airy attached bathrooms . For a mere RM55 per room per night, it's worth it for the tranquility. The owners, Baha and Ana moved away from the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur some years ago to set up a whole new environment for their young, growing children. Now that the children are grown, they too help out at the Inn during their spare days.

For us, it allows us to dream a little more. A little quiet place where mingling with the locals, having time to indulge in a good book, good friends to share the hours with and the best thing? It's the perfect backdrop for a most memorable holiday. What else is there to life?? We wonder no more........



Kuala Terengganu & Surrounding Day Tours ~ Terengganu



Tours
(ex - Kuala Terengganu)

Hrs

Day of Operations

Departure

Min adult

Include

Rate (Nett)

AM

PM

Adult
(RM)

Child
(RM)

Kuala Terengganu City Tour *Itinerary


5

Daily

11.00

-

2

Transportation, driver / guide

from
125

from
75

Terengganu Countryside Tour*Itinerary

5

Daily

10.00

-

2

from
129

from
75

Cemerong Waterfall & Pasir Raja Trip*Itinerary

9

Daily

8.00

-

2

from
139

from
90

Sekayu Waterfall & Terrapin Conservation Centre Trip *Itinerary

5

Daily

11.00

-

2

from
129

from
75

Fireflies Night Trip & Penarik Fishing Village Trip *Itinerary

5 1/2

Daily

-

17.00

2

from
165

from
110

Candat Sotong/Squid Jigging Trip *Itinerary

3

Daily

-

1800

6

from
229

from
229

Kenyir Lake Day Tour*Itinerary

5

Daily

10.00

-

2

Transportation, driver / guide



from
220

from
140

Rantau Abang Hidden Treasure Day Trip*Itinerary

4

Daily

-

7.00

3

from
129

from
75

Kapas Island Day Tour*Itinerary


5 1/2

Daily

9.30

-

2

from
175

from
108

Bidong Island Day Trip*Itinerary

7

Daily

8.00

-

2

from
255

from
232.50

Tenggol Island Day Trip *Itinerary

6

Daily

9.00

-

10

Land/boat transfer, lunch, snorkeling trip with equipment

230

161

Please Note:

~ The seat-in-coach can only be conducted with the minimum number of person/adults required
~ Pick-up and drop-off service from major hotels at Kuala Terengganu town centre
~ For other pick up and drop off services in areas other than KT, please advise us. Additional surcharge will be accorded
~ Services of an English Speaking Driver / Guide
~ Touring by air-conditioned car, van or coach (depending on the group size)
~ Rates are inclusive of entrance fees where applicable
~ Child age between 4-11 years old
~ Any unused services are non-refundable, non-exchangeable and non-deductible
~ 100% cancellation charge applies for NO SHOW OR CANCELLATION within 48-hrs
~ In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the local operator reserves the right to alter, amend or withdraw the package anytime with or without prior notice.
Redemption Instructions :
~ 24 hours prior to travel date, please call our local tour representative (during working hours) to reconfirm your booking details. Pick up time is required 30 minutes prior to tour departure time.

Postponements of Trip:

* Please be advised that the trip will not be allowed to be postponed unless we are advised of any changes at least 3 working days before trip commencement date

**Please Note that there will be a non-refundable handling charge on payment made. Conditions apply.