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“"Nice Barbeques in the evenings" + 24 hours electricity, hot water shower and air conditioner.”

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Shari-La Island Resort
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“"Nice Barbeques in the evenings" + 24 hours electricity, hot water shower and air conditioner.”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

It was such a pleasant unforgettable experience staying at Shari La Island Resort on Coral Bay which had a superb location, by the jetty on Perhentian Islands.
The chalets are carefully arranged under the large canopy of trees and one of the few places that provided 24 hours electricity, hot water shower and air conditioner.
Their staff was very friendly and helpful in organizing trips around the island for snorkeling.
Their restaurant does amazing Barbeques with lots of choices to choose from; in the evening, in which I could highly recommend. If you wanted cheaper options, you can easily walk the down Coral Bay or to Long Beach (10 minutes away), but service and choice made it very convenient to eat here.
I definitely recommend this place and wished that we stayed longer, as this place is probably the best value option on the island.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

The Perhentian Islands are a beautiful set of Islands off the East coast of Malaysia. However, for better and worse, they have not been developed to the level of other islands in South East Asia. Shari La was one of the only reasonably priced accommodations that provided 24 hour electricity, hot water and air conditioner. And these features are important on an island such as these. Staff were absent to friendly, and the housekeeping did a terrific job. It provided exactly what it said it would wand probably the best value option on the island.

It is a 10 minute walk to Long Beach, where the action is, but only a minute walk from Coral Bay, where the best food is.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Delft, The Netherlands
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

Shari la is a dream,, best on kecil island. Nice chalets in woods, 3 private beaches. Coral and fish in front of this beaches.

The offer a great snorking trip for 35 rig.

But we paid 140 a night, thats a lot.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, the accommodation was great value and we had everything we wanted in a honeymoon destination.
Unfortunately the dinner food service was painfully slow, except for the bbq, but the breakfast was so bad that we ignored our free breakfast and paid to eat elsewhere! Who wants ants in their cereal?!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

Very disappointed with my stay here. Stayed I a dorm room. Trash was abundant in the room and overflowing from my locker. Staff did not respond to problem when I brought it to their attention. Bathrooms were filthy. Toilets had no seat and no toilet paper. Just gross. Stay somewhere else, this place was a miss

  • Stayed April 2013
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Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

The room was a little far away from the reception but staff was friendly. Room for 3 ppl for 210RM was a little expensive. wlan at reception area only with a weak connection strength. Enjoyed the stay. On Long Beach the standard is way lower.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

I stayed at Shari-La Island Resort for 4 nights, 4th to 8th March.

Shari-La Island Resort looks idyllic but the rooms were disappointing considering the price. The toilet was small and the shower was often cold. Given the number of mosquitoes on the island the rooms should, at the very least, have been fitted with filters on the windows and nets over the beds (even the most basic hostels do this).

On the plus side, the staff were friendly and organised a brilliant snorkelling trip. Also, after my friend and I had been fishing, they arranged for the kitchen to clean the fish and bbq them for our dinner. The location is great and unmissable when departing from the boat.

While it is not advertised on the Shari-La website, there are dorms at 20 RM per night. If you turn up without a booking, ignore what the staff tell you and demand to stay here (they will probably tell you they don't have dorms / that they are full to make you take a more expensive room!). At 20 RM a night Shari-La would be great value, but their private rooms are overpriced. (Don't worry if they are full, there is other cheap accommodation on the island.)

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Shari-La Island Resort
Address: Coral Bay, Perhentian Island, Pulau Perhentian Kecil 20300, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Terengganu > Pulau Perhentian Kecil
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Pulau Perhentian Kecil
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Shari-La Island Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shari-La Island Resort located at Pulau Perhentian Kecil (Coral Bay), 8 minutes walking distance to long beach. Nice place, nice room, nice environment with natural beauty. Our rooms come with hot shower, satellite TV, mini bar, air-condition + fan and 24 hour electricity. Moderate for all budgets. ... more   less 
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