Kapas Island (Pulau Kapas) is situated offshore about 30 minutes by slow boat or 10 minutes by fast boat from Marang jetty, 20 minutes south of Kuala Terengganu, is located 5 km offshore in Terengganu, east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It is a lovely small island with beautiful, quiet, unspoiled sandy beaches; cool and clear blue waters, swaying coconut trees and caves with swallows’ nests. Its waters are home to beautiful marine life such as fish, turtles, corals and others. It is a great place for swimming, snorkelling, diving, wind surfing, kayaking, boating or just pure relaxation. Accommodation varies from deluxe and budget chalets offering air conditioned or fan.
The waters around the island abound with sea-shells, fish and turtles. Snorkelling and underwater diving are popular along stretched of shallow coral reefs of the island's western shore. A World War II shipwreck located 5 nautical miles offshore is the key attraction to divers. During the months of May to August, you can go squid fishing.
Kapas Island (Pulau Kapas) or Cotton Island inherited its name from the native because of its incomparable white beaches. Surrounded by crystal clear ocean, Pulau Kapas promises a spectacular getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life to quiet natural retreats with abundant sunshine and crisp clean air.
An island renowned for its clear waters, sandy white beaches and swaying palms, it is relatively isolated. Home to an infinite variety of hard and soft corals, the waters around the island abound with sea-shells, fish and turtles. The island's laid back atmosphere is ideal for relaxation but the more adventurous will find it is also a haven for swimming, snorkeling, windsurfing, kayaking, boating and fishing.
Where a myriad of corals, shell fish and turtles flourish in the waters. The waters around the quiet and secluded beaches offer ideal spots for snorkeling and scuba diving. Basic but comfortable accommodation is available. Not recommended during the monsoon season between November to March.
More about Pulau Redang Island
Only 15 minutes by boat from Marang. From Kuantan, drive north about 400kms and upon reaching Marang town and its jetty, take a boat to Pulau Kapas. From Kota Baru, the distance to Marang is about 3001kms. From Sultan Mahmud airport, it's 50kms.
Kapas Island is just 10 minutes away by speed boat from Marang jetty, which is 18km south of Kuala Terengganu or about 20 minutes by road.
To get to the islands, you can also board a bus or taxi at Kuala Terengganu for the fishing village of Marang. It costs about RM1.00 by bus and RM10.00 by non-airconditioned taxi. Air-conditioned taxis charge RM15.00.
Where To Stay
1. Duta Puri Island Resort
2. Kapas Beach Chalet
3. Makcik Gemok Beach Resort
4. Kapas Garden Resort
5. Kapas Island Resort / Hotel
Kapas Island Resort, Pulau Kapas Marang, Terengganu.
Tel: 09 6316 468, Fax: 09‑6311 469
Email firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.kapas‑island‑resort.com
Where To Eat
1. Duta Puri Island Resort Restaurant
2. Kapas Beach Chalet Restaurant
3. Makcik Gemok Beach Resort Restaurant
4. Kapas Garden Resort Restaurant
5. Kapas Island Resort Restaurant
Fine sandy white beach and blue waters.
Snorkelling, scuba diving, island tour, squid catching and turtle watching. Fees per person: Scuba diving (RM90 to RM220, depending on the number of dives), snorkelling (RM25), jungle‑trekking (RMIG), island tour (RM20) and for squid catching, the usual charge is RM400 for one boat of 10 persons
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Resort on a tranquil island
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