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Kapas Island
Related Link: Kapas Package | Kapas Hotel | Kapas Destination Guide

Kapas Island Destination Guide

OVERVIEW

About 6km off the coast of Marang is Pulau Kapas, an island renowned for its clear waters, sandy white beaches and swaying palms.

Relatively isolated from the hustle and bustle of the mainland, this island is the perfect getaway for those looking for some blissful relaxation.

Making it a must-visit destinationis the incredible variety of hard and soft corals, seashells, fish and turtles.

The laidback atmosphere gives perfect excuse to do nothing. Still, if you are feeling restless, there's plenty of activities to keep you occupied. Take your pick: diving, swimming, Snorkeling, windsurfing, kayaking, boating and even fishing!

MAP

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GETTING TO KAPAS ISLAND

There is a daily bus service from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu. From here, transfer to Marang by bus or taxi. Pulau Kapas is about 30 minutes from Marang by boat.

By Air
Both the national carrier, Malaysia Airlines, and the budget carrier, AirAsia, fly directly to Kuala Terengganu from Kuala Lumpur twice daily. The flight takes about 45 minutes.

By Car
From Kuala Lumpur
Head east towards Kuantan. You will be driving on the Karak Highway (Highway 2) all through to Kuantan, which takes approximately 3 - 3½ hours. Once arriving on the outskirts of Kuantan town, it can get a little tricky. Head towards the Northeast, on highway 3 (the coastal road) or Highway 14 which will lead you to Kuala Terengganu. Marang is just on the outskirts of Kuala Trengganu town.

From Penang
Head towards Kota Baharu via the East-West Highway (highway 4). Perhaps one of the most scenic routes found in the Peninsular, the East-West Highway is one of the last frontiers to be conquered, so to speak. A stronghold for the communists in the 60's and 70's where terrorist activity was rampant in the area then. This may be the reason why going through this part of Malaysia seems a little alien. There are neither plantations nor housing development lining the highway. Zip back 60years and this would probably have been the landscape for most parts of Malaysia. Little trunk roads splitting dense forests, with no evidence of civilisation far into the horizon.
Look out for the ‘Elephant Crossing' Signs. Wild elephants forage at night and may cross the highway to other feeding grounds within their roaming range

From Johore or Singapore
travel north on the North-South Highway and exit at Yong Peng. From Yong Peng, take highway 1 to Labis and later onto Segamat. Segamat will lead you to Highway 12 and all the way to Kuantan. From Kuantan, head towards the Northeast on highway 3 (the coastal road) or Highway 14 which will take you to Kuala Terengganu.

From Kuala Terengganu, transfer to Marang by bus or taxi. Pulau Kapas is about 30 minutes from Marang by boat.


Dive around Pulau Kapas and be dazzled by superb marine life and corals.

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