For over 30 years, tourists have been visiting the Perhentian Islands for a piece of its paradise. Unlike other islands off the Malaysian Peninsula, it has resisted the erection of flash hotels and maintained its local feel. Whilst this is a part of its attraction, there’s generally a large disparity between accommodation quality and the price you pay to be there.
Since its flower-power days, Koh Phangan has been branded a ‘budget’ island with backpacker style accommodation. But all that is changing. With plenty of mid-range hotels and a decent pick of luxury alternatives, its an island that caters for all holiday budgets.