Getting to Kuala Besut

     Kuala Besut is 50km south of Kota Bharu and 110km north of Kuala Terengganu on the east coast of peninsular Malaysia in the state of Terengganu.

By plane
     The closest airports are in Kota Bharu and in Kuala Terengganu. Daily flight available from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and also from other selected domestic airport.

By road - public transport
     Apart from the Kuala Lumpur service that goes directly to Kuala Besut, most long distance buses to this region are bound for Kota Bharu but will drop you at Jerteh (around 15km from Kuala Besut) if you ask. From Jerteh you can easily get a taxi to Kuala Besut.

     From Kuala Lumpur, most bus services has twice trip daily (morning and evening) to Kuala Besut. The trip takes 8-9 hours. The bus station is walking distance from the jetty.

     From Singapore, there is an overnight business class service to Kota Bharu. Ask to be dropped off at Jerteh. The trip takes around 9 hours. You can board the same bus in Johor Bahru or opt for the economy service. 

     From Penang, there are several bus services to Kota Bahru or Jerteh. From Kuala Terengganu you can take any northbound local bus or coach service and ask to be dropped off at Jerteh.

     From Kota Bharu there are direct local bus services or you can take a taxi.

Several travel agents and tour operators offer transfers (usually via air-conditioned minivan) between Kuala Besut and the Cameron Highlands, Taman Negara National Park or Kuala Lumpur.

By road - self drive
     From Kuala Lumpur take the east bound highway (East Coast Expressway) in the direction of Kuantan. From Kuantan, take the coastal road (highway 3) north, in the direction of Kuala Terengganu (follow signs along the way). From Kuala Terengganu, take either highway 3 or highway 14 to Jerteh and
Kuala Besut. Travelling time should be 7-8 hours.

     From Singapore / Johor Bahru Cross the border at Woodlands or the Second Link and from Johor Bahru take the Plus highway north. Exit at Yong Peng. Follow highway 1 to Labis and Segamat, highway 12 to Kuantan, then use either highway 14 to Kuala Terengganu or coastal highway 3 via Kemaman, Paka and Dungun. From Kuala Terengganu, take either highway 3 or highway 14 to Jerteh and Kuala Besut. Travelling time should be 8-9 hours.

     From Penang take the East-West highway 4 towards Kota Bharu via Grik and Jertih. From Kota Bahru, proceed south on highway 3 to Jerteh and Kuala Besut. Travelling time should be 8-9 hours.

**Important Note**
      Make sure to claim your boat ticket at 7seas holiday office whenever you reach at Kuala Besut jetty if you already book with us. Our representatives will assist you with the registration and guide you to the jety to take the boat. Dont forget to tell the boatman to drop you at Long Beach. You'll see our diveshop in the middle of the long beach. 

Travel Tips

1. Bring plenty of cash before you go to Kuala Besut and Perhentian Island, there are no bank on Perhentian Island. 
      Note: We accept payment through Cash or Credit Card. We also provide Cash Advance service and Money Changer service with rates.
2. The nearest bank is at Kuala Besut town, around 10 minute walking distance from jetty.
3. In Kelantan & Terengganu state, office are closed on Friday & Saturday . Open on Sunday - Thursday.
4. If you come by car, there are many car park available nearby Kuala Besut at RM10 - RM15 per day.
5. Marine Park conservation charge RM30/adult & RM15/child that you have to pay at Marine Park Counter in the jetty (compulsory).
6. You can check-in any time(depend on room availability), while check-out time is on 11.30am.
7. Boat schedule from Kuala Besut jetty is every hour start from 8am to 5pm. Boat schedule from Perhentian Island to Kuala Besut is on                   8am, 12pm and 4pm, so adjust your time accordingly.
8. This island mostly rely on generator for electricity. Electricity runs from 6.30pm to 12pm. No electricity from 12pm to 6.30pm.