Bubu Resort & Villa in Terengganu


It’s hard to resist the appeal of sun-drenched beaches – especially while you’re on a staycay, with golden sands and the sapphire sea just an effortless stroll away from a comfy room.

In Terengganu, Bubu Resort & Villa is a luxurious resort that lets guests bask in the beauty of a mesmerising sea horizon on sun loungers on the beach. If you have an adventurous bone in your body, there are several activities to check out to make the most of the crystal clear waters too, such as snorkelling and candlelit dinners.

If all of this sounds interesting to you, we rounded up some of the resort’s highlights below.


Beachfront resort with a view of the sea


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With a variety of luxe rooms, a galore of amenities, and the calm beach at its doorstep, Bubu Resort & Villa on Perhentian Islands is a refuge for city dwellers looking to take a break from their urban life.

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Touted as one of the best snorkelling and diving destinations in the world, Perhentian Islands offers a host of marine activities that’ll take you on an incredible journey within the crystal clear waters.

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Bubu Resort or Bubu Villa, a set of resorts both found on Perhentian Kecil – one of two main islands that make up the Perhentian Islands – makes the most of its location as a beachfront sanctuary where guests can lounge or have dinner by the shore, to impeccable views of mountains and the open sea.

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Rooms & private villas with impressive surrounding views


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Bubu Resort is a complex of 36 modern and chic rooms, each featuring amenities that guarantees a comfortable stay on the beach. Whether you’re opting to lounge indoors on comfy beds, or venture out into a personal balcony or garden terrace to take in the surrounding views, the resort is a paradisiacal space for you to unwind at.

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For couples looking to indulge in a romantic getaway, there’s the Deluxe Room (RM880/night) located on the first floor, and Premier Deluxe Room (RM980/night) on the top floor for extra privacy and better views. Though pricer, the Deluxe Garden Room (RM1,380/night) accommodates up to four people, and is great for groups or families.

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If not, Bubu Villa has a set of 18 private villas which offers even more privacy, as it is located further from the jetty on a more quieter part of the beach. There are three types of villas to choose from, each charmingly designed with rustic and contemporary decor, and featuring private terraces with views of lovely tropical gardens or the beach.

The prices for rooms at Bubu Villa are as follows: 

  • Garden Villa (RM1,180/night for 3 pax)
  • Beach Villa (RM1,280/night for 3 pax)
  • Family Villa (RM1,780/night for 5 pax)

Adventures for a perfect beach getaway


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Besides getting a much-needed dose of relaxation by the beach, Bubu Resort & Villa is also great for adventurous travellers.

Here, you can snorkel below the azure sea to discover a slice of paradise that’s also home to fishes, turtles and other sea creatures. You don’t need to be an expert to indulge in snorkelling or diving activities, as an experienced recreation team will be around to guide you.

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A stroll along the beach can only get you so far. So, for those who happen to be curious about the sprawling beach and other islands nearby, escape on a full-day excursion to neighbouring islands where you’ll be swept away to deserted sites that are a sight for the eyes. 

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Guests can also embark on a 30-minute hike along the Windmill Trail that’ll take you to one of the highest points on the Perhentian Islands. You’ll work up a sweat, but also be rewarded with an unparalleled view of the landscape below.

Otherwise, travellers can luxuriate in a Grape Tree Spa treatment at the resort to pamper themselves after the trek. 

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Much of the fun takes place by the sandy beach itself, where you can laze your day away on one of the sun loungers strewn along the beachfront, conveniently under a thatched-roof. Sip on a complimentary cocktail while you’re opting for this laidback activity – drinks are served by a dedicated beachside bar, one of the main highlights of the resort.

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Dining and drinking options at the resort are bountiful. Santai Restaurant is located by the beach, in a wood deck hut with a humongous straw roof and bewitching lights that overlook the lagoon. Here, you can snack on appetisers or dine on hearty meals from its international menu, or drop by for a nightcap as they have an extensive wine list.

The World Cafe is another restaurant where famished travellers can fill their bellies up at. Boasting an impressive open-air rotunda with an unobstructed view of the magnificent beach, the cafe serves homemade Italian creations, familiar local dishes, and even fine meats.


Bubu Resort & Villa, beachfront resort in Terengganu


If you’ve been craving for some time-off on a secluded island, a stay at Bubu Resort & Villa might just be what you need. Here, you can take part in a myriad of fun activities, or simply pamper yourself with some cocktails and a spa sesh as you enjoy the soft sands and lagoon views.

Address: Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil 22300 Kampung Kuala Besut, Terengganu
Opening hours: 24 hours, Daily
Telephone: 016-260 3541
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Cover image adapted from: @lynnl0107, Bubu Resort Malaysia, and @buburesortmalaysia

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