Second time to Tuna Bay and noted some improvements since last July. Fabric covered cushions on the chairs in the restaurant have been replaced with faux leather ones, makes much more sense. A few more bushes have been planted in the resort. Wi fi is now free but can stop working at peak times like breakfast.Staff as friendly as before. Breakfast is the same as last year, but additional bonus of fresh rambutans and mangosteens if you get there early enough. Yum. One day there were fresh waffles but they went in a heartbeat and were not replaced. Negatives, price of the 'lassi' shakes have gone up. Sometimes you get a threadbare towel with holes in it, but they are clean. The beds are still rock hard, consider bringing your own mattress topper! Still no foam on the loungers, but buy a blow up 'floatie' and lounge on that instead. Staff should inform guests that fins are BANNED on the reef, even though people I spoke to swore they were not stepping on the coral. Still, wake up people fins are unecessary, the water is hardly choppy. Unfortunately shops are still selling fins, plus, snorkelling trips provide guests with fins. Still having said all this, Tuna Bay is the most professional of all operations on the island and apart from Bubu's on Kecil, the food is the best here too. Yes, more expensive than Abdul's Chalet or Cocohut but better flavours and more thought put into presentation. By the way try the kingfish fillet with mango salsa and the fresh mushroom soup, delicious! Clearly I recommend this place as I am a second time customer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perhentian Tuna Bay Island Resort is located on the south west coast of Pulau Perhentian Besar (Big Island), a quiet, untouched part of the island surrounded by tropical jungle, on a broad expanse of powdery white sand. The resort commands a breathtaking view of Pulau Perhentian Kecil (Small Island) and the South China Sea, right on your doorstep. All chalets are just a minute's walk from the beach and are tastefully built with wooden furnish. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Perhentian Tuna Bay Island Hotel Pulau Perhentian Besar