Kapas Island, Pulau Kapas

#3 of 10 in Nature in Terengganu
Must see · Island · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Kapas Island (Malay: Pulau Kapas, Terengganuan: Pula Kapah) is an island located about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) east of Marang, Malaysia, with a smaller island, Pulau Gemia, located north of it. It measures roughly 1.5 by 2.5 km (0.93 by 1.55 mi). Its name, Pulau Kapas (Malay for cotton island), refers to the island's white beaches. The island has tropical jungle, clear seawater, white sand beaches and coral reefs in the surrounding waters. It is promoted as a "diving and snorkeling paradise". The island is reached by ferry from Marang.

Kapas is the location where most of the research on the enigmatic Amphidromus snails is carried out (unlike all other snails, Amphidromus are amphidromine: they usually exist of clockwise and anticlockwise individuals).
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  • Made so many memories in a span of my 4 days here and loved every bit of it. Everything was so perfect 🤍  more »
  • The island itself is not too big. If you are looking for somewhere fun to play within a day, this is definitely for you! The trip from the jetty (MARANG) to Kapas Island only took us about 10 minutes....  more »
  • An island and a calm atmosphere, not much occupied by the public. Travelers who want peace and quiet here is where it goes. The serenity and calm of the island make some Westerners go there at least once a year. Dream place for swimming and tranquility
  • It is so nice and serene. The boat fee is at RM40 back and forth, but you will get only RM30 if you booked online. The journey from jetty to the island only takes about 10-15 minutes only.

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