Tuna Bay Island Resort - Pulau Perhentian Besar, Terengganu Malaysia

Hotel Description

Tuna Bay Island Resort is located on the south west coast of Pulau Perhentian Besar. It occupies a part of the island surrounded by tropical jungle, on a broad expanse of powdery white sand and blessed with turquoise blue sea right on the door step.

The resort commands a view of Pulau Perhentian Kecil and the South China Sea. The peaceful, relaxing ambience surrounding the resort and the laid back lifestyle is ideally geared towards holidaymakers.

Tuna Bay also has one of the best restaurants on the island with a wide variety of local and western dishes suitable for everyone including the fussiest of kids


Kota Bahru ~ Kuala Besut jetty / Tok Bali jetty ~ Perhentian Besar Island

Room Type

46 rooms

Room Description

Resort offers 46 spacious wooden chalets set either right on the beachfront, shaded by coconut palms, or around a pretty garden area. The wooden chalets on stilts boast air-conditioning and covered terraces, and are fitted with tropical bamboo furniture. The choice chalets, of course, are those sitting right on the beach facing the sea. However, visitors who prefer a bit more privacy or peace and quiet can opt for the chalets set a little further back from the sea, either with a jungle backdrop or those placed around the pleasant garden area.

Digital safes are also available for guests to keep their valuables and important travel documents. Fresh beach towels are also provided at the sea sports centre.

Facilities & Activities

Tuna Cafe serves up a tasty spread of delicious Asian and Continental dishes and their famous fresh seafood barbeque, where diners can choose from an array of local, freshly caught fish
Tuna Club a perfect place for you to just kick back, relax and enjoy the company of your fellow guests in a casual, sociable settings with a huge range of cocktails on offer. Satellite TV is also available if you want to catch up on the latest sporting action. Jungle Trek. Wifi available

Notes: Guests are advised to arrange all their snorkeling activities with the resort to avoid irresponsible and possibly unsafe operators elsewhere on the islands.

Closing Season

Resort Closes 15th October - early February for monsoon season break

Boat Transfers:

There are many boat operators located at the Kuala Besut Jetty and what you need to do when you get there is to let them know where you will be staying. They will then drop you at the beach. Now, closer to the monsoon season ie Feb, Mar, Oct months, the boat timing will be largely dependent on the sea conditions and dont be surprised if you have to wait a whole day for the boat or not at all even.
For other times of the month, the boat schedules are relatively stable:

Kuala Besut - Island - 8.00am until 4.00pm
Island - Kuala Besut - 8.00am, 12.00nn and 4.00pm
( Boat Transfer subject to change without prior notice depending on the weather conditions)


For islands such as perhentian where it is easily assessible and there are numerous resorts catering to a wide spectrum of budgets, there are also lots of restaurants and cafes which will sort of cater to your eating preferences. However if you travel during the period of Ramadhan, chances are that many small eateries will not be open. Bring some snacks to tie you over. Other times of the year, there will not be any issues. Please be mindful that the island is home to a Muslim community , some places sell alcohol but many don't. So, to opt for a package or just a room? There is a lot of choices out there on both islands for tours, food, transfers..