The Resthouse, Perhentian

A wooden house, by the sea; entirely on its own, on a promontory – hidden in amongst the trees.

Hayati moved this house from where it was originally: near Ipoh, on the West Coast of Malaysia, 250 km away. It was built by the British Government, between the wars – has not been altered, and is furnished according to the period.

The house has two double bedrooms, two single – offered this year at a special trial rate to family groups or couples wishing to book out the whole house, as well as highly discounted rates for Lang Tengah Turtle Watch volunteers who are interested in taking a holiday either before, or after, their time on Lang Tengah.

There is a kitchen for a bit of self-catering Рjuices and breakfasts only Рand plenty of tea and freshly ground coffee provided. For lunches and evening meals, there are guest houses nearby offering food, and several good restaurants 3 to 5 minutes further down the beach.

The house is completely made out of salvaged wood and, therefore, no rainforest trees were cut. It runs with solar power and we try to be as eco-friendly as possible, given the fragile marine environment. You are also encouraged to use our biodegradable toiletries.

This year, The Resthouse has been awarded the Airbnb Green Stays Gold Award for 2021 for our use of green products, green energy use, waste & water management as well biodiversity conservation.

A large portion of the payment will be channeled into our conservation project on a neighbouring island: Lang Tengah Turtle Watch.

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