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Kuantan is the largest city on the east coast of Malaysia, and its fantastic water activities and pristine beaches make for a fantastic holiday. Book your Kuantan hotel today and start planning your next trip to the sea!
The most famous beach is Teluk Cempedak, where you can swim or simply relax on the white sand and work on your tan. Rent a sail boat and explore the bay, or paddle on your own steam on a kayak across the water. You can follow a long boardwalk that winds through the forest and connects to Missionary Bay, while keeping your eyes open for the little monkeys that hang around the beaches.
Balok is another fantastic beach that's perfect for wind surfing, so take a class and learn how to stand up on the board. If you're looking for fresh seafood then head to Beserah where you can get fresh fish right off the boats. Visit the biggest water park on the east coast at Bukit Gambang Water Park - for your fill of slides and rides. The Watercraft Gallery is a historical boat museum, where you can walk through the traditional boats that have been restored and hand painted with immaculate detail. Head to Taman Teruntum and explore the mini-zoo, which you can also visit at night to see and hear the nocturnal animals.
Visit Sungai Lembing town, home to what was once the world's largest tin mine. It's now closed, but you can visit a fantastic museum to learn about the history of tin mining. For a perfect view, trek to the peak of Bukit Panorama at sunrise. If you sleep in, it's also good any other time of the day. The Panching Caves are fantastic and house a large statue of a reclining Buddha. Don't miss the Pahang Buddhist Association Temple, which is full of peaceful park grounds and ponds of fish and turtles. Bring your swimsuit and enjoy the swimming holes at Berkelah Falls, or wander through the lovely lotus garden at Taman Gelora Park. A river cruise along the Kuantan River is a wonderful way to spend an evening, or book a firefly excursion and see the insects lighting up the trees.
Come visit Kuantan and have a wonderful vacation at a beautiful town surrounded by nature, pristine beaches and a friendly local vibe. You just need to find a flight to Malaysia and book in your Kuantan accommodation, because your perfect holiday by the sea awaits!
Hotels in Kuantan start at AU$23 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.