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Imagine The Beach, but the Perhentian edition

Photo of Butterfly, Southern headland, Coral Bay, Perhentian Kecil. , Perhentian Islands

What we say: 2.5 stars

Last off the rank on Coral Bay, this is an unusual find. According to their signage, Butterfly is a "DIY guesthouse": you check yourself in, pick your own bungalow and, well, figure it all out yourself. Not surprisingly, we couldn't find anyone to show us anything here. But the wooden bungalows looked pretty rustic from the outside. Still, some are extremely well appointed, and the one in particular almost overhanging the sea was pretty enticing. Seemingly let out on a walk-in basis only, they have electricity at night (the signboard read 7pm to 7am) and apparently WiFi. Could be an interesting choice and the price is reasonable. If this style of place appeals, about 15 minutes walk south of here on the trail to Keranji beach there is a traveller's camp where you can rent a tent, cook your own food and so on.

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Southern headland, Coral Bay, Perhentian Kecil. 

What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Bungalow fan private b'room 60 ringgit 60 ringgit

Added to Travelfish on: 4th May, 2014
Last visited or updated on: 7th May, 2014

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Stuart McDonald co-founded with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.
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