Luxurious Getaway: Perhentian Marriott Resort Opens in Terengganu


The Perhentian Islands have long been a whispered secret among those who seek paradisiacal escapes, and the recent unveiling of the Perhentian Marriott Resort & Spa on Pulau Perhentian Kecil marks a new chapter in luxury travel. Nestled on the pristine northwest coast of Perhentian Kecil Island, this majestic resort promises an unparalleled blend of luxury, culture, and nature, setting a new benchmark for holiday experiences in Malaysia.

Accessible by a scenic ferry ride from the Kuala Besut Jetty, merely an hour’s journey from Kota Bharu’s vibrant cityscape, the resort emerges as a sanctuary of tranquility and luxury. It boasts an impressive array of accommodations with its 200 lavish rooms and 17 exclusive villas designed to immerse guests in unrivaled comfort while offering breathtaking views of the turquoise sea and lush landscapes.

A haven for wellness enthusiasts, the resort features a 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center and a serene yoga deck, complemented by sprawling swimming pools and a jacuzzi, ensuring a rejuvenating retreat. The Qi Forest Spa & Wellness stands as a testament to the resort’s dedication to guest well-being, offering a myriad of spa treatments that promise relaxation and renewal.


For those seeking to indulge in gastronomic delights, the resort hosts three exquisite dining venues – Dapur, Sekoci, and Greatroom Bar and Lounge – each presenting a unique culinary journey. Dapur offers a taste of local flavors, while Sekoci serves up international favorites, and the Greatroom Bar and Lounge is perfect for evening cocktails and light bites.

Families and young guests will find joy in Club Penyu, a dedicated club for children and teens, offering a range of leisure and educational activities that spotlight the local culture, products, and marine life, ensuring a memorable experience for all ages.

Ramesh Jackson, Marriott International’s Area Vice-President for Malaysia and Indonesia, expressed his excitement over this landmark opening, stating, “Perhentian Marriott Resort & Spa is not just the first Marriott Hotel on the idyllic Perhentian islands but also marks our pioneering presence in Terengganu and the East Coast.” He highlighted the resort as a significant step in Marriott International’s expansion journey, promising an unforgettable stay that combines luxury with a deep appreciation for local culture and natural beauty.

The resort’s allure is further enhanced by its unique offerings, such as a dive center for underwater adventures, and the Beautiful Terengganu Arts and Crafts & Cultural Centre, providing guests with an immersive experience into Terengganu’s rich arts and cultural heritage.

Anne Busfield, the General Manager of Perhentian Marriott Resort & Spa, warmly invites guests to explore the enchanting beauty of Perhentian Kecil, a gem within Terengganu’s Marine Park. “Our commitment to delivering exceptional service and a contemporary, locally inspired design ensures every guest experiences the true essence of magnificent hospitality,” Busfield remarked.

With the opening of Perhentian Marriott Resort & Spa, the whispers of the Perhentian Islands’ enchanting beauty are set to grow louder, inviting travelers to discover a new level of luxury amidst Malaysia’s stunning natural wonders.

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