Kapas Island, Malaysia
Kapas Island or Pulau Kapas is an island 6 kilometers off the coast of Terengganu, Malaysia. "Kapas" is the malay word for cotton. It features crystal clear seawater, pristine powdery white beaches and untouched tropical jungle. It is promoted as a "snorkeling paradise", with several dive resorts and coral reefs.
Colourful variety of fishes and corals can been seen in the crystal clear waters surrounding the island. For those who love the sea and the outdoors. Pulau Kapas is ideal for swimming, snorkeling, wind surfing, kayaking, boating or just lazing around.
Things to See & Do
* Jungle Trekking
* Water sports
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Ringgit (RM) (MYR)
Language – Bahasa Malaysia, English
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time - GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – +6o
Travel Links – Boat tickets can be bought at the jetty in Marang or pre-arranged with your resort and included in your package. There are regular transfers throughout the day and according to demand. Return trips take 15 minutes by speedboat. Slower, cheaper boats are also available but take 30 minutes.
The closest airport is in Kuala Terengganu, approximately 30 minutes away.