The Resthouse, Perhentian Island

Entire home hosted by The Resthouse

  1. 8 guests
  2. 4 bedrooms
  3. 6 beds
  4. 2 baths
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A wooden house, on its own, by the sea...

With the view of the ocean and sea breeze greeting you every day, a large portion of proceeds from The Resthouse are channeled into our conservation project—Lang Tengah Turtle Watch—on a neighbouring island. We encourage guests to spend a day visiting and enjoying this project, to see how your stay is contributing to the conservation of these majestic creatures.

The space
A wooden house, by the sea; entirely on its own, on a promontory - hidden in amongst the trees..

Artist Hayati Mokthar, moved this house from where it was originally: near Ipoh, on the West Coast of Malaysia, 250 km away. It was built by the British Government, between the wars - has not been altered, and is furnished according to the period.


The Resthouse is an eco-property that runs completely on solar power, and we invite guests to be conscious of the amount of electricity used on a daily basis, ensuring to use only what is needed.

We also highly encourage guests to partake in volunteer work to support the conservation work of the marine life in Pulau Perhentian and Lang Tengah through:

Option A: A half day trip to our Lang Tengah campsite; a short talk by our knowledgeable staff about the work that we do in the conservation of our sea turtles, a tour of the nests and campsite, followed by a cliff jump at our favourite spot (optional), and snorkeling around the island.

Option B: A quick beach cleanup at nearby Pulau Rawa, followed by gorgeous snorkeling at this and surrounding uninhabited islands.

Option C: For divers, underwater cleanups are possible too.

Option D: A simple beach cleanup nearby The Resthouse.

For the first three options, you would only have to incur the cost of the boat or dive trip to the respective islands and food—which we would highly recommend, especially if snorkelling was already part of your agenda!

Proceeds from The Resthouse goes towards running our projects and with this added involvement from you—our beloved guests, we truly believe this experience would also bring more meaning to your trip, as a great way of helping to preserve our beautiful islands that continue to give so much to us :)


Before booking your visit with The Resthouse, please ensure that you and everyone in your party will be able to provide:

1. Vaccination certificate from your MySejahtera
2. ‘Low risk no symptom’ screenshot from your MySejahtera
3. A negative Covid-19 Self Test kit result, to be sent to us no earlier than 2 days before your check-in date

Please ensure that all your documents are in order before you travel. We will not be able to provide you a refund if your results are positive and are unable to make it to the island.

Where you'll sleep

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What this place offers

Beach access
Patio or balcony
Luggage dropoff allowed
Smoking allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Pulau Perhentian Besar , Terengganu, Malaysia

Hosted by The Resthouse

  1. Joined in February 2016
  • 102 Reviews
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During your stay

During your holiday the host lives on the premises together with you. She will be welcoming you at check in. In case you have any questions about the house, organising snorkelling or scuba diving trips, boat transfers or the island and its surroundings, feel free to ask for help.
During your holiday the host lives on the premises together with you. She will be welcoming you at check in. In case you have any questions about the house, organising snorkelling…
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a day
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
May encounter potentially dangerous animal

Cancellation policy