Sunsets and Storms on Malaysia’s Perhentian Kecil

Categories Featured Photos, Island Paradise, Malaysia, Photo Essays, Where Have I Been?

I have seen a slew of stunning sunsets during my trip, but none as achingly beautiful and consistently colourful as those from my 2.5 weeks on the Perhentian Islands in Malaysia. An easy trip from Kuala Lumpur, the Perhentians were a perfect place for me to rest after summiting Gunung Agung, since I was still losing toenails as a result of the climb.

I stayed at Senja Bay, the only place on Coral Bay with free WiFi and nasi lemak for breakfast. Also drawn to the interwebs were fellow travel bloggers Chloe & Dennis and Sandra & Jeroen, all of us happily seduced by the sun, sand and storms on Perhentian Kecil. High season was ending, and on the cusp of the monsoons came nightly storms that barreled toward the island, bringing hard, angry rain and a carpet of dark clouds.

All of the pictures below were taken from Coral Bay on Perhentian Kecil, the smaller of the two islands.

Sunset on Perhentian Kecil

Sunset on Perhentian Kecil with Plenty of Clouds

Sunset Kecil Malaysia

Perhentian Kecil Sunset 1

Beautiful Coral Bay on Perhentian Kecil

Perhentian Kecil Storm

Sunset in fire, Perhentian Kecil

Of course: daytime on the Perhentian Islands wasn’t hard to stomach either:

Update: Here is a video I took as the biggest of the storm sat on the horizon. Gives a 360 view (a bit wobbly – sorry!) of Coral Bay and the crazy clouds:

More to come on this idyllic island getaway next week!


15 comments to Sunsets and Storms on Malaysia’s Perhentian Kecil

  1. stunning! i can't wait to see this in person.

  2. Amazingly pretty shots Jodi! I can't say this place was on my list, but it is now! :-)

  3. amazing pics Jodi. Wish I had visited the islands…damn off season.

  4. Those are breathtakingly beautiful photos, Jodi! You are an excellent photographer–and so lucky to be there! I'll admit, Malaysia has never been on my travel list, but I think it just might need to be now.

  5. Wow, spectacular vivid colours. Nice scenary and great photography. Jealous.

  6. Breathtaking!! Thanks for taking me there!

  7. Thanks Everyone! I cannot take all the credit – the first & 2nd to last photos are from my friend Anjie. Glad you enjoyed.


  8. wow! the photos are very impressive!

  9. Incredible pictures with amazing colors!!

    Thanks for the visit at my blog :)



  10. Thanks Frugal Expant & Gena. Glad you enjoyed!

  11. Great photos — I really like the colors :)

    You've been really prolific on the posts lately!


  12. Those pictures are great!

  13. We're heading to Malaysia next week. Your photos and descriptions have made it into many of our notes. A big thanks!

  14. Gorgeous photos, Jodi! This is now firmly on my list for my next visit.


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