After less than an hour on a boat from the east coast of Malaysia, the laid-back atmosphere and the natural beauty of the Perhentian islands immediately transport you to a different world. The white sand is dotted with sun-worshipping holiday makers, some retreating to the shade for a glass of freshly squeezed juice. A group of scuba divers are boarding a boat to venture out into the turquoise waters and submerge themselves in the underwater wonderland. Later, as the sun sets, a quiet buzz of music and chatter fills the air, together with the thin wisp of smoke from the barbeque fire.
The Perhentian Islands are two islands named Pulau Perhentian Kecil (Small Perhentian Island) and Pulau Perhentian Besar (Large Perhentian Island). The Malay name Perhentian is translated as “place to stop” and this is exactly what these two islands were for traders travelling between Malaysia and Bangkok in years gone by. These islands are still a gorgeous place to stop and rest today, albeit for tourists disconnecting from the stress and routine of everyday life and not for weary seafaring traders.
White sandy beaches, crystal clear blue sea, brilliant underwater world… Redang archipelago comprises 9 islands (Lima Island, Paku Besar Island, Paku Kecil Island, Kerengga Besar Island, Kerengga Kecil Island, Ekor Tebu Island, Ling Island, Pinang Island and the main Redang Island) that abound with marvelous marine fishes, turtles and coral reefs that ensure great snorkelling and scuba-diving. Ping Anchorage package tours from camping to luxury beach resort, the choice – is always yours !
Hideaway Island Resort and Marine Sanctuary is located just 10 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes by ferry from the mainland beach.
Surrounded by clear turquoise water, coral reefs and thousands of fish, this Melanesian style resort is the custodian of one of Vanuatu’s only marine sanctuaries. Coral reefs ideal for snorkeling or scuba diving right from the shore are home to thousands of ‘tame’ fish. Our experienced PADI Instructors and Divemasters will ensure you see the best of every site.
Hideaway Island Resort welcomes all guests including visitors from the various cruise ships that frequent Port Vila.
There is also plenty for the non-diver to do. A day on the island can be as busy or as quiet as you want to make it. In addition to snorkeling and scuba diving, you can try sailing and beach volleyball, or use Hideaway as a base for a myriad of other tours and activities such as game fishing, visiting the Cascade Waterfalls or playing a round of golf just across the bay. If you prefer a more relaxing holiday, you can always just sit back, relax and enjoy a beverage or meal from our beachfront restaurant as you enjoy the view of beautiful Mele Bay.