Your Perfect Perhentian Islands Beach – by Zodiac Sign!

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26 Responses

  1. Gina says:

    This was a super fun blog post about your perfect beach via your zodiac sign. I’m a Gemini, but surprisingly I’d rather go to the Libra beach with its lush rainforest and stunning waves!

  2. Haha, what a cool way of working out where to go!! I loved ‘my’ beach – the beach features matched me and my sign perfectly. Then I started looking at some of the others, and I found two more that I really liked. What attracted me to those? My zodiac ascendant was one, and my moon the other! Fantastic!!

  3. This is a really funny idea – if only it wasn’t a bit complicated to get to the Perhentians from Hong Kong, I would go there and check out Mira Beach right away! In any case, sounds as if you’ve got it quite right ;-)

  4. neha says:

    A beach for each zodiac sign! Thats really interesting. Although all these beaches are so beautiful, I am sure I won’t be able to confine myself to the beach of my zodiac sign . I would like to visit them all.

  5. Lydia Smith says:

    Lol. I love all the beaches that I careless about Zodiac signs. I’m Aquarius but these beaches just have to be explored irrespective of the zodiac sign. Winks.

  6. Barry says:

    I’ve visited Malaysia a few times but never have been to the Perhentian Islands. I’m a fan of island life to will have to look them up next time. Kampung Pasir Hantu looks stunning…

    • Teja says:

      The beach can be. Daytime it’s busy with the tourist boat traffic and all. The village itself is kinda dense and packed together. But it’s laid back and the mosque is pretty, looking out over the water. If you dive you could also volunteer with the Perhentian Marine Research Station based in the village and that should give a nice mix of things to do while living in the village.

  7. Mike says:

    As a Sagitarius, I love the sound of Rainforest Beach! But I’d love to see a picture, googling now! Great post, really interesting read! Keep it up!

    • Teja says:

      When I was writing it I was like, how can I not have taken a single picture of some of these despite hiking up and down them over and over doing the conservation outreach?? ? It just means I’ll have to go back next year and fix up this article!

  8. Traveling Dreads says:

    Your pics look amazing! Sounds like an amazing place to visit but to be honest I hadn’t heard of these islands before!?! Another place to explore :-)

  9. Jewels says:

    What a clever post! I’m a libra and I totally agree with that beach choice. Although, they all look amazing and I would love to visit them all.

  10. Nate says:

    I wish you had this out in April when I was there! This is a great way to present the beaches. Definitely, want to go back there and I hope they preserve the marine life until then because I feel like it’s on the way down… Anyways, Perhentian islands are really beautiful and the beaches are gorgeous.

    • Teja says:

      Yeah, I really have intended to get around to this for a while! Sorry it was too late for you.

      I agree that there isn’t a good enough overall management of the marine park. From volunteering there for a while, with the benefit of work experience under my belt, I understand why. But the fixes are complicated because the management format is so fragmented. But if the islanders themselves pull together and see the value of the marine park, a lot of such obstacles can be bypassed or resolved.

  11. Lana says:

    It’s nice to know that my sign is associated with the sustainability :)

  12. Susannah says:

    I love this! I am so into astrology so this was a very fun way to give advice for the beaches! As a Gemini, I’ll take any of them!! Great read!

  13. Josie says:

    My vote is for Virgo, after my visit a few year ago. My whole family absolutely loved our stay at Bubbles. I am planning a trip back to Malaysia in February, and the first thing my daughter said was we have to go back to the Perhentians. Unfortunately it’s out if season, so we can’t, but I will definitely get back there again some day and stay longer to check out the rest of the beaches!

    • Teja says:

      That’s my personal second pick after Petani! (I know – as a Sagittarius I am making a mockery of my own article) February is very nearly season opening though! It’s a shame it can’t be March.

  14. Lola Mendez says:

    We skipped the Perhentian to go to Pulau Redang, which was amazing, but now I know I need to get my Libra booty to Petani Beach!

    • Teja says:

      Oh Redang is beautiful too! If you skipped it in favour of Redang because Perhentian = Long Beach, I totally get it. The more exclusive Perhentian beaches are much less known.

  15. Nifty says:

    As a Scorpio I have now put Teluk Kerma, or ‘D’Lagoon beach’, on my bucket list!! Thanks so much – I wouldn’t have known about these stunning places without this!

    • Teja says:

      Haha I thought of all the signs, a Scorpio might actually secretly enjoy the uncomfortable broken coral beach :p Not to mention the secret little one on the other side.