The example of the islands and beaches that can be the destination for holiday or simply as sites for sight seeing are:
The alternative way that can be used by the visitors to go to Pulau Redang can be reached within 45 minutes by speed boat from jetty in Merang, a small fishing village about 30 minutes by road north from Kuala Terengganu. Alternatively, you may also take a ferry ride from Shah Bandar Jetty in Kuala Terengganu and it takes 1 hour 45 minutes to reach the island. The boat fare is RM100.00 per person return.
There are also taxi services available from Kuala Terengganu Taxi Terminal. There is also bus service that plies the route nearby Pantai Merang but it would be much convenient to either grab a taxi or arrange car rental as the bus service is infrequent.
There are direct flights from Kuala Lumpur by Malaysian Airlines, Air Asia and Firefly. There is also a direct flight by Firefly from Singapore. For those arrived on late flights and would like to savour the early morning sunrise and cool bayou from the sea before taking the boat ride to the islands. There are taxi and car rental services available at the airport terminal. Journey time from the airport is around 25 minutes to Merang Jetty.
2) Perhentian Island
There are regular and daily flights from Kuala Lumpur by Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia or Firefly. Journey from Kuala Terengganu airport takes 1 ½ hours driving. Taxis and car rentals are available at Kuala Terengganu Airport. Similarly those on flight arrivals from Kota Bharu Airport can arrange for an airport taxi or car rental to Kuala Besut which takes only 1 hour.
There are also bus services available from most major cities and towns in Peninsular Malaysia. Bus service from Kuala Lumpur takes 6-7 hours to reach Kuala Besut. Kuala Besut jetty is the entry point to Pulau Perhentian. Perhentian Island can be reached in 20 minutes by speed boat which costs RM70.00 per person return. .
Those travelling by train from Kuala Lumpur should stop at either Tanah Merah or Wakaf Baru Train Terminal in bordering State of Kelantan. There are taxi services to Kuala Besut which takes around 1 hour.
Leisure driving from Kuala Terengganu through coastal road takes around 1 ½ hours to Kuala Besut. Situated 120 km north of Kuala Terengganu, the coastal road offers greeneries and beaches along the way.
Taking a taxi or renting a car would be more convenient. There are boat operators and travel agents at Marang jetty that provides boat and tour packages to either Pulau Kapas or Pulau Gemia.
There are daily and regular flights to the nearest destination of Kuala Terengganu. Malaysian Airlines, Air Asia and Firefly ply direct routes either from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. There are taxi and car rental services at the Kuala Terengganu Airport. Journey takes half an hour to Marang Jetty.
The drive from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu takes about 5-6 hours. Take the Karak Highway to get to Kuantan. From there, follow the sign board to Kuala Terengganu. Marang is 18 km before Kuala Terengganu. The boat services starts as early as 8.00 am and last boat usually by 5.00 pm but it depends upon the weather condition. It is advisable to catch the early morning boat.
To reach Rantau Abang from Kuala Lumpur, take the New East Coast Highway heading towards Kuantan, Pahang. Then head north towards Kuala Terengganu. As you drive along the road, you will see a large gateway portal that says you've entered the state of Terengganu. Drive until you reach Dungun town. Around 18km north of Dungun, you'll reach Rantau Abang.
Bus service are also available in most major towns and cities in Peninsular Malaysia. Pick the nearest destination of Dungun. The bus ride will be between 4 1/2 hours to 6 hours, depending on weather and traffic conditions. Taxis are available at Dungun Taxi Terminal.
There are daily direct flights too by Malaysian Airlines, Air Asia and Firefly from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu. Taxi and car rental services are available at the airport and the ride to Rantau Abang takes around 1 ½ hours driving.
5) Batu Buruk Beach
Pantai Batu Buruk is located just outside downtown Kuala Terengganu City. There are plenty of road signs that will point you to this beach, especially if you are driving northbound from Pahang and Kuala Lumpur.
Batu Buruk and the surrounding beaches are easily accessible from the City centre by town bus which plies the route every hour. For the more intrepid tourists, the beach is reachable by bicycle or even on foot.