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Bidong Island

Pulau bidong lying 35 km off the main land is another stopover point for the fisherman. It was famous for being a vietnamese refugees camp until 1991. Pulau bidong is a paradise for game fishing as its water team with variety of game fishes. Pulau lang tengah is an idyllic gateway with uncrowded beaches and variety of diving and snorkelling sites. These unspoiled Islands are a short boat ride from the main land. They offer day trippers the change to live out their deserted Island fantasies, exploring the pristine beaches and crystal clear waters of the south china sea.

Duyung Island

Boat-building has grown from the traditional art form to commercial enterprise. However, the beauty of it all is that, the boats are built by the skillful hands of Terengganu's craftsmen with every little use of modern equipment or process system. The boat-builders' methods are unique, in that they work entirely from memory and experience and without set plans. Pulau duyung, an Island sandwiched in the water enclave of the Terengganu river is a well known boat-building ground. It is easily accessible by a short ferry-ride across the Terengganu Waterfront.

Kapas Island

Pulau Kapas is renowned for its pure emerald waters, white sandy beaches, swaying palm trees, caves with swallows nest, dazzing marine life and superb coral formation. Home to a famous Murai Batu - a song bird which has the enviable reputation of having 23 different melodies at its command. Pulau Kapas is 6 km off the coast or a 30 minutes boat ride from Marang and is a favourite for day trippers.

Perhentian Island

Situated 21 km of the coast of Terengganu, pulau perhentian consists of two Islands which are pulau perhentian kecil and pulau perhentian besar. These lush and exotic tropicalIslands boast some of the most pictureque beaches revered by sunbathers. Blessed with an abundant supply of fresh water, these Islands have been a stopover point for fishermen as well as migratory birds. The journey to pulau perhentian takes about 1 1/2 hours by boat from kuala Besut.

Redang Island

Pulau redang is the largest Island of redang archipelago off the coast of Terengganu and the centre of marine park. The park is arguable amongst the best diving sports in the world where marine life is protected and souvenir hunters are liable for prosecution.the crystal clear waters makes it ideal for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving. Other sports such as boating, wind surfing, sailing, jungle Trekking and golfing are also available. Pulau redang is located 50 km from the coast and takes about 2 hours boat ride from the village of Merang. Other Islands in the group are pulau pinang, pulau ekor tebu, pulau kerengga besar, pulau kerengga kecil, pulau paku besar, pulau paku kecil and pulau lima.

Tenggol Island

The small rocky Island of pulau tenggol is famous for its sunken cliffs and also offers drivers the delights of the underwater world. The abundance and variety of reptile makes it Interesting for naturalists. The western side of the Island is breathtakingly beautiful, with clear glassy aquamarine waters and a secluded beach of fine white sand against a backdrop of luxuriant forest clinging on steep slopes the Island is situated 17 km off the coast which is an hour boat from kuala Dungun.

Batu Buruk Beach

Pantai Batu Buruk is located within the town of Kuala Terengganu and is a lovely stretch of golden sandy beach amidst rows of casuarina grove. It is the favourite evening outing sport for local. Ideally located along the beautiful beach is the Cultural Centre where regular cultural performances are held. Other sporting and recreational facilities are also available. They include swimming pools, hockey stadium, lawn-bowling field, football field, children playground, jogging tracks and garden.

Bukit Keluang Beach

Bukit Keluang is approximately 140 km north of Kuala Terengganu a few kilometres from Kuala Besut. It has one of most breath talking and magnificent view in Malaysia. The distinctive features are caves which are easily reached by walkways. Bukit Keluang is also an ideal site for swimming, snorkelling and wind surfing

Rantau Abang Beach

Rantau abang, 60 km south of Kuala Terengganu, is one of the six Beaches in the world where giant letherback turtles come ashore to lay their eggs from the month of may to september. These giant turtles, up to 2.5m in length and sometimes weighing More than 375 kg is indeed a phenomenal sight to behold

Tanjung Jara Beach

Timeless beauty and serenity you often dream of can all be found in this enchanting beach resort 60 km, south of Kuala Terengganu. The Tanjung Jara Beach resort's alluring attractions is its specially architectured and landscaped hotel, designed after an old malay palace. Built entirely of wood, the resort has won the prestigious aga khan award for outstanding architecture. And there's plenty to do too. Sea sports, turtle watching and an exciting organised river safari up the Dungun river for the rugged and adventurous at heart.

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