The Perhentian Islands, with their position along the northeastern coast of the mainland of Malaysia, acquire their historical role of stopping point, which is what their name means in translation from the Malay language. Merchant ships stopped here on their way from Bangkok to Malaysia. Today, these islands are a paradise for tourists who like to relax on white beaches, in the shade of palm trees overlooking the turquoise sea. There are also activities such as diving, snorkeling, jungle trekking, water sports, beach sports, and much more. Two larger islands, Perhentian Besar and Perhentian Kecil offer various types of accommodation. The other five islands of the archipelago are uninhabited.