Welcome to BUBU
BuBu offers you not one but two luxury but affordable beach resorts, both located on Long Beach of Pulau Perhentian Kecil, the smaller of the two main Perhentian islands. With its 700 metres of gently sloping powdery white sand and crystal clear turquoise waters, Long Beach is probably the best beach in all of Peninsular Malaysia. Indeed, it was rated the 13th best beach in the world in a CNN survey!
Both the Resort and the Villa boast high-class restaurants where you can enjoy hearty breakfasts, appetising lunches and sumptuous evening meals – not to mention a range of cocktails, mocktails, aperitifs, gourmet coffee and other drinks. There is also broadband Internet access throughout both resorts.
There is plenty to do at our resorts, with snorkeling, diving and island hopping all near to hand – see our activities section for more details. Or you can simply chill out to the wonderful views onto the South China Sea.
Verbleven 6 dagen bij Bubu. Kregen een upgrade naar bubu villa, waar we enorm hebben genoten. Prachtige locatie, vriendelijk en... read moreVerbleven 6 dagen bij Bubu. Kregen een upgrade naar bubu villa, waar we enorm hebben genoten. Prachtige locatie, vriendelijk en behulpzaam personeel! Heerlijk gegeten en genoten van de gratis cocktail om 5pm. read lessfkroon72234312/10/18
Thanks to Jona and the whole Bubu team for a perfect dinner. They spent a lot of time organizing this... read moreThanks to Jona and the whole Bubu team for a perfect dinner. They spent a lot of time organizing this wedding anniversary.
We really felt that the organization was done with conviction, love of their job and emotion. We had a real French dinner that is worth a lot of great Parisian restaurants (thanks to Paul the cook !)
Thanks Jona, it means a lot to us. read lessThibaultHU05/05/19
Before I went to this hotel i had read reviews and had heard that people had said the rooms were... read moreBefore I went to this hotel i had read reviews and had heard that people had said the rooms were quite run down. However when I arrived I was quite shocked about the state of the toilet especially for the extremely high price tag! whilst we were there they had a large group staying too and it seemed as if the staff were not able to cope with everyone. The rooms were not cleaned until 5-6pm in the day and the free snorkels that they had were reserved for the large groups everyday which i did not think was very fair.
Having said this the beach is beautiful that it is on- although the hotel should be doing more about the rubbish that they have around the hotel that ruins the views slightly. The food in the restaurant was excellent and they offer a free cocktail per person a day which was a nice touch. The breakfast was also very nice.
I just feel that the rooms and venue does not live up to the price tag. Also the excursions they offer are much cheaper if just walk 2 minutes down the beach. read lesslea21/09/18
I have to start by saying that the beach was wonderful and the water was very blue and clear. The... read moreI have to start by saying that the beach was wonderful and the water was very blue and clear. The hotel had beach beds which was lovely too. The rooms are nice, but the bathtroom and hallway is the same which is kind of inconvenient. The food in the resturant is very good and the staff are lovely and nice. Unfortunatly it takes a long time to get service. Hope they will get more staff in the resturant for faster service in the future. Would definitly come back. read lessmartinarebekkaf12/08/19
Nice hotel, clean and cozy. Hotel location is just in front of amazing beach shore! We actually booked the resort... read moreNice hotel, clean and cozy. Hotel location is just in front of amazing beach shore! We actually booked the resort but since we went here right after monsoon season, we were transferred to BuBu Villa because the resort still under renovation, anyhow both are actually same owner. Since its also the first day of re-opening of the Villa after monsoon, the owner gives 1 free cocktail as complimentary for all the guests because no activity at the moment and the waves are still strong for snorkeling. You can still enjoy swimming at the shore just be careful for strong waves.
The staff are Filipinos who are very helpful and accommodating.
One thing I noticed is the toilet which is half-roof open. Toilet and shower is covered in roof but the rest is open means you can see the trees above. Its has a high cement walls though so noone can see you inside. But sometimes cannot avoid geckos and insects fly in your toilet. Watch out also for mosquitoes in the evening.
Overall experience is perfect! read lessChristian14/02/19
Hands down the best hotel on long beach. From the welcome to the goodbye this hotel made our stay on... read moreHands down the best hotel on long beach. From the welcome to the goodbye this hotel made our stay on the Perhentian. The staff are all really friendly and made us feel relaxed and valued right from the offset. The food is some of the best served on long beach and the restaurant was often busy throughout the day.
Each evening you are offered a free cocktail, which we enjoyed on the beach front sun loungers each evening (BUBU is the only hotel on long beach with sun loungers on the actual beach) the rooms were very clean and quite spacious. WIFI works in your room but would be intermittent when else where in the resort, there is no TV but you don’t need it here the beach is so beautiful you will spend all your time here.
Other useful info:
Long beach is the best beach, white sand, picturesque and has a bit more life to it (by no means a party island) this is a totally chilled place.
Coral beach is a short 20 min walk away access to the path is next door to the BUBU villa (other end of the beach), although we were underwhelmed with coral beach, yellow sand, it’s small and offers lower end accommodations(not many food or bar options) long beach is better!
Trips are really cheap as are water taxis, you can either book these through BUBU itself or huts on the beach. We booked ours through BUBU as prices weren’t that different and the guides were amazing! Highly recommend swimming with the sharks and sea turtles.
However you don’t need to book a trip, the corals and amount of fish right outside BUBU is amazing, snorkels are free from the hotel, just wade in to the warm and very clear waters near the rocks and you will see giant clams, 100s of different colourful fish, sea slugs etc.. cannot recommend enough. ENJOY! read lessannahD9283UD11/08/19
camping @ the beach with favorite people😍😍😍Farmz27/03/19
We did not stay at the hotel but went to dinner at the restaurant. 2 Bubu restaurants belonging to the... read moreWe did not stay at the hotel but went to dinner at the restaurant. 2 Bubu restaurants belonging to the same owner. One on each side of Long Beach. The Bubu restaurant at the Village is under a bit circle tent. Spacious and tables far from each other. Good food and wine. But just the atmosphere was a bit too posh in our opinion. The other one belongs to the Bubu resort and is more welcoming: same good food and wine. read lessChristophe197110/09/19
From the time of check in we were greeted with lovely smiles, to complement fresh fruit mocktails. We were advised... read moreFrom the time of check in we were greeted with lovely smiles, to complement fresh fruit mocktails. We were advised during check-in of our free cocktail each afternoon from 4pm. We certainly enjoyed our daily cocktail, big congratulations to the team on the Tingi Tingi, the most delicious mocktail I've enjoyed! Even when we were down on the beach the team followed up to make sure we ordered our daily free cocktail, a real point of difference. Very good service indeed!
We headed to Bu Bu for snorkelling and certainly enjoyed the waters. Enjoyed the day trips to turtle point, shark point and fish point. Great time spent out on the water.
Our room was compact and with everything required ... overlooking a beautiful garden with an amazing ocean view. We had a bit of a challenge with our power adaptor, Farah from housekeeping came to the rescue, again fantastic service with a smile.
Breakfast buffet was outstanding with beautiful fresh fruits, perfect for the morning wake up. Freshly squeezed apple juice or watermelon juice, made to order provided a lovely touch. Orders of hot food items such as eggs were again made to order.
We ate in Santai's restaurant each evening and recommend the pineapple fried rice, red curry, green curry and chicken satay.
A big thank you to Sebastian and the team in Santai's for looking after us during our meals. I had an injury prior to arriving at Bu Bu, which required an ice pack to my ankle each evening to keep me mobile throughout the day. Thank you so much to Sebastian for the ice packs, truly appreciated!
Finally a big thank you to the entire Bu Bu team from check in to check out, your service from the heart made our time on Long Beach so special. Well done to you all and we look forward to our return. read lessQ3058MQlisaa06/08/19
It was a fantastic trip and a wonderful experience. The rooms were basic but very comfortable and what we expected.... read moreIt was a fantastic trip and a wonderful experience. The rooms were basic but very comfortable and what we expected. The food was amazing and so was the staff. Side trips like snorkeling was very well organized and professional. read less6991HarryW06/10/18