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Coral Bay | Kuala Besut, Pulau Perhentian Kecil 22300, Malaysia
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Maya Guesthouse
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

As with a previous review, we are only rating the snorkelling trips, as we did not stay at Maya Guesthouse. We can warmly recommend the snorkelling trips that Matt and his brother organise! Both of our tours were with Matt, who we can say is an excellent guide; very knowledgeable, friendly and patient. He took a real interest in our... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Coral Bay is low profile and quiet compared to Long Beach. Unless you want to party all night long, suggestion is to stay and eat on C. Bay then hike the 15 min walk to Long Beach to spend the day and have a good swim (beware of currents though!). And C. Bay is much cheaper than L. Beach (lodging,... More

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Puchong, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I stayed in Maya Guesthouse during my diving certification and it was arranged by the dive centre. I was happy staying in Maya Guesthouse. The staffs are friendly and the room & bathroom are clean. It's a bit old but it's comfortable. For me, it's a perfect stay for budget backpackers. We had our breakfast at the restaurant next to... More

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Munich, Germany
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40 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

To be fair, the overall standard is not very high on the Perhentians. But we were still quite disappointed by the Maya Guesthouse. The rooms are small, dirty, very hot and the fan didn't really work, at least in our room. The owners/staff was unfriendly, or just too "laid-back" to care about their customers. They spent the whole day lying... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Just Stayed here for 2 nights & was impressed with the fact they let us book in advance as some other places don't give you the option !! our room was bright clean & the location was great - for 80 ringit we got a Chalet with en suite bathroom & I really like the large garden area too. Compared... More

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Grubbenvorst, The Netherlands
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Booked for 4 nights, stayed for 3. I've stayed here in august with my girlfriend. We arrived at 11 am in the morning, we went to the chalet with the staff laying in hammocks and only told us check in was at 2 pm. and told us to wait. We waited with our backpacks at a nearby restaurant with the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Maya Guesthouse is made of a few wooden chalets with fan and basic amenities such as generator powered electricity from 7.00pm until 7.00am and Mozzie nets, which is situated on the Beautiful calm Coral bay. The chalets on the beachfront with sliding doors are slightly better than the Garden view as it gets more breeze from the sea. Run by... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed hear for 2 weeks in may, we had a great time and had a good laugh with Bob the manager. The rooms are very basic but are clean and have mosquito net and a fan. Would definitely stay hear again and recommend it to any one.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We had a really long journey to get to Perhentian Islands, we think the beach is really beautiful and nice, but all the accomodations there suck. They ask WAY too much money for a backpacker, the boat drops you and then everybody runs to find a good place too sleep. Our last option was the Maya , the rooms smell... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

My honeymoon trip to Perhentian Island so excited until i book up my stay for a night at Maya. Everything change from excited to worst, they don't provide towel, soap, and electric kittle. Muslim family avoid this chalet because they don't have 'sejadah' and kiblat arrow. Like Horror Chalet..facilities In This Chalet is Only smelly Bad Without Blanket.this Is The... More

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Also Known As:
Maya Guesthouse Hotel
Maya Guesthouse Hotel Pulau Perhentian Kecil
Maya Beach Hotel
Address: Coral Bay | Kuala Besut, Pulau Perhentian Kecil 22300, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Terengganu > Pulau Perhentian Kecil
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 8 hotels in Pulau Perhentian Kecil
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to The Maya Resort. Beautiful central location on Coral Bay, the 'Sunset side' of Perhentian Kecil. Four beach-front rooms, plus eight rooms fringing tranquil, half acre garden. All en-suite and fan cooled. 'Nightlife' of Long Beach just 10 minutes walk away. Nearby restaurants serving fresh BBQ fish plus local / western dishes. Adjacent Dive resorts with full range of PADI courses. Or there's snorkeling, boat trips, volleyball, jungle walks, reading, sunbathing...zzzz! ... more   less 

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