The Resthouse, Perhentian

The Resthouse has been awarded the Airbnb Green Stays Gold Award 2021. The Awards aim to recognise small, local and sustainable accommodation providers in Malaysia. To learn more, click here.

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 – juices and breakfasts only – and 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.

A large portion of the proceeds will be channelled into our conservation project on neighbouring island, Lang Tengah and our hatchery in Tanjong Jara Resort.

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Exciting news ahead! We are thrilled to announce that Lang Tengah Turtle Watch is migrating to Persatuan Pemuliharaan dan Kajian Marin Malaysia (Marine Conservation and Research Organisation Malaysia), also known as PULIHARA.

At PULIHARA, we are committed to continue with the conservation efforts that were previously carried out under LTTW with the same dedication, commitment and focus.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and assure you that we are working tirelessly to ensure a smooth migration process.

We invite you to join us on this journey of transformation! Please visit our new website at to learn more about our mission and how you can get involved.

Thank you for your continued support and dedication to our cause. Together, let's create a meaningful change and leave a lasting legacy for future generations.

Warm regards,