I belived if you going to Kapas island during high seasons, sure the beach look very blue and clear water also beautiful. i went there during wet seasons, so the beaches wasn't look nice as it supposed to be. but there are plently of people around the island as it was on public holiday.more
Pak ya stall is just next to the jetty when u arrive at Kapas island, this is the only place i visit during my 1 day and 1 night stay on the island. but the services, oh my god.... even i am going to hunt for a fishes at the beach, my food still not ready.
anyway, if you would like to eat at other places at chalet, perhaps it even more expensive.
this is the only pub on the island.. great place to sit and chill out.. meet ppl from all over the world.. the owner looks like bob marley.. having travelled the world, he will always have an interesting story for you.. definitely the place to go for some beer and a chat.. :) anything goes!more
The gateway to Kapas Island is from Marang, jetty located 15km away from Kuala Terengganu (20 minutes bus ride). You can get the bus from Kuala Terengganu bus terminal, bus heading to Dungun or anywhere south can drop you on the way. Bus tix cost RM1.5-1.7 depends on the company.Ask the bus driver to drop you off near the jetty. From the roadside,...more
Take bus from kuala Terengganu to Marang, which cost about RM1.50. Generally, the earliest boat to Pulau Kapas is at 9.00am, but it depends on the number of passengers and the weather condition. The round-trip boat fare to Pulau Kapas is RM30. Dont forget t o make earlier appointment for your return trip.more
Although you are swimming near to the beach here in Pulau Kapas, beware of stepping on this sea urchin especially during low ride. Friend of mine stepped on some urchins and it was quite a painful experience for him. Wear boots for safety.
As the groceries and goods are being transported from the main land and we the tourist do not have a choice even. Foods, cigarettes and mineral waters are being sold in higher price than the mainland. This what I had experienced during my last visit.
Fun Alternatives: Buy few packets of cigarettes & water before boarding the boat to Pulau Kapas. For foods, we still need to buy from the island.
The reefs surrounding Pulau Kapas ranges in depth from 3-20 metres. It has good marine life and coral despite being located so close to the mainland (only 6km from the coastal village of Marang). Varieties of fish that can be seen here include Moorish idols, Wrasses, and Butterfly fishes.
The best time to go diving is between the months of May and October as the visibility is excellent. However, it is best not to visit the island between the months of November and February as it is affected by the northeast monsoon. There can be days when the rain is heavier than usual and the waves can get quite big.
During the months of April to August, green and hawksbill turtles come onshore to lay eggs. Pulau Kapas has also become a popular place for squid fishing especially in the month of June.
On the way to Pulau Kapas with slow boat. If you also choose the slow-boat, i recommend ear plugs too; the noise(put-put-put...)is infernal and you have to shout if you want some conversation.
But the feeling is unbelievable; sitting on the deck, sun is shining and you can close your eyes and smell the salty South-China Sea.