Kapas Island or Pulau Kapas is an island 6 kilometers off the coast of Terengganu, Malaysia. "Kapas" is the Malay word for cotton. It features crystal clear seawater, pristine powdery white beaches and untouched tropical jungle. It is promoted as a "snorkeling paradise", with several dive resorts and coral reefs. It is reached by ferry from Marang.
Monsoon season at Kapas Island peaks between November and March every year. You can expect more rain and rough seas and most resorts are typically CLOSED from end October through end-February. Peak season of Kapas Island fall between July and August.
Boat tickets can be bought at the jetty in Marang or pre-arranged with your resort and included in your package. There are regular transfers throughout the day and according to demand. Return trips cost around RM25 and take 15 minutes by speedboat. Slower, cheaper boats are also available but take 30 minutes.
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