Besut district lies in the state of Terengganu, best known as a transfer point to the world famous Perhentian Islands.
There are many beautiful beaches on the coastline of Besut include Pantai Air Tawar, Pantai Dendong and Pantai Bukit Keluang. Of course, most visitors will be there for the local Islands which boast some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Among these islands, the most famous are the 2 main Islands, called Perhentian Besar and Perhentian Kecil, which together makes up the Perhentian Islands. Many water activities such as scuba-diving, snorkeling and canoeing around the local islands are offered by the resorts on the islands. Lucky visitors will be able to spot all sort of tropical underwater wildlife such as sea turtles, clownfish, manta rays and even smaller species of sharks among the coral reefs.
There are also tropical forest such as Lata Tembakah and Lata Belatan and also natural LA hot springs within Besut for tourists who are looking for something different.