Drive & camp
This island is mostly unpopular among foreign tourist, but that doesn’t mean that it is worse than Redang island or Perhentian island, It all depends on what kind of vacation you’re into. First of all, everything is comparably cheaper, just to give you an idea, a basic room for 2 cost as low as RM84/night and you can get a meal in less than RM10. Its even cheaper if you’re camping. If you’re looking for somewhere with a more local vibe, this is definitely the place to be. The water is crystal clear, good for snorkelling or diving.
There are tonnes of activities you can do here, and comparably cheaper. There are people go kayak around the island, which takes a whole day. A famous hiking spot among local hikers – Bukit Singa. Public beaches which does not have any resorts or hotels to swim in. Join the locals to a volleyball match, just relax on a hammock or stargazing at night. Enough to keep you occupied for at least 3 days.
Pulau Kapas is probably the nearest island in the east coast as the boat ride from Marang jetty only takes around 20 minutes. If you’re departing from Kuala Lumpur, the drive to the jetty takes less than 5 hours, as a comparison, driving to Merang jetty (Pulau Redang) takes around 5.5 hours and driving to Besut jetty (Pulau Perhentian) takes around 6.5 hours, you can rent a car from as low as RM55/day with this app. If you’re taking a bus it would take even longer, you can get your bus tickets here.
Price per night
RM30/person (boat transfer)
Yes but highly recommended to prebook
019-966 2968 (longsha campsite)
Book early as campground is limited
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