Quiet And Uncrowded Beaches
A 20-minute boat ride from the Marang Jetty to the south of Kuala Terengganu, takes you to Pulau Kapas, the nearest island to the mainland. It is relatively small compared to the northern islands of Perhentian and Redang. Not many resorts are available here but one can make a day trip during the weekend if you don’t have the time. Its white sandy beaches and the serenity of the island with snorkeling and kayaking and water sports activities are what draws visitors to go for some fun.
The seas around Pulau Kapas is known as a squid breeding ground. The surrounding seas gets the most attention during the squid jigging season from March to August. Scores of boats will head to the sea around Pulau Kapas in the evenings and using lights to lure the squids to surface, the flotilla of boats can be seen from the shore resembling a lighted floating city along the horizon. And under a full moon, it can be quite a captivating sight. There are of course other areas where squid jigging takes place and if you drive along the coast at night, it is quite common to see these lighted boats.