This story about a day trip to Pulau Kapas, Terengganu is written by one of our contributors, Capieq. Some parts of the article may have been edited for length and clarity.
After spending months at home due to MCO, I felt like travelling somewhere to release all of those pent-up stress. For this reason, I decided to visit Terengganu.
Do you know that Terengganu has an island surrounded by crystal clear water and breathtaking scenery? This island is called Pulau Kapas.
This island is not really well known compared to Terengganu's other gems; Redang and Perhentian, but the beauty of this island is indescribable. Needless to say, I was captivated by it.
To get here, I travelled by car to Marang Jetty on mainland Peninsular Malaysia and paid RM30 for a fast boat to Pulau Kapas for a return day trip! The trip takes around 15-20 minutes. Check out the Pulau Kapas boat service here and different packages which you can book. At Pulau Kapas, besides relaxing at the beaches, you can also snorkel, kayak or have a picnic.
P.S. Planning to stay longer in Pulau Kapas? Check out these 5 budget beach chalets on the island!
Must-visit spots: Bukit Singa and Teluk Berakit
If you want to go to Bukit Singa and Teluk Berakit, you have to do some jungle trekking.
The route is not really challenging, but if you don't feel like doing it, you can always stay at the beach and enjoy the scenery and breezy beach wind.
Personally, I'd strongly suggest giving Teluk Berakit a go. FYI, it's a hidden beach. It's quite secluded, so you can expect a beautiful, sandy beach with less people.
It'll take you around 30 mins for a short trek and 1 hour 30 mins by long trek through the coast.
P.S. Love beach getaways? Tick these 7 East Coast islands off your bucket list!
Useful tips before you visit Pulau Kapas
- Pack lightly as the trek is a bit winding and I'm afraid some of you might get into trouble while trekking.
- Bring some food for a picnic and relaxing under a coconut tree.
- Dont forget to take a dip in the bluish clear water when you reach there.
- Before I forget, the most necessary thing when it comes to travelling; good pictures. Remember to bring your camera/phone so that you'll be able to take pictures and post it on your social media and share it with your friends and family
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You can find out more about Capieq's travel adventures on his Instagram @capieqq.
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