Kuantan holidays are a unique experience, as the east coast from Malaysia has lots to offer and discover for the willing traveler.
Hardly three hours away from Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur and blessed with its own airport (Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport) with connections to KLIA, Chiangi Singapore, and Penang International Airport. Kuantan remains a calm and tranquil coastal town.
As the state capital of Pahang, Kuantan offers plenty of historical buildings both governmental, residential, and commercial. The State Mosque Sultan Ahmad Shah stands as a proud document of time. The blue State Mosque can be seen as the middle point of the city. It proudly looks over how the city modernizes and upgrades by the day. Kuantan is progressing and this makes it a joy for guests to absorb a combination of traditional lifestyles and the modern Malaysian style of living.
The Kuantanese food is well known all over Malaysia as the east coast with its own traditional cooking styles, spices, and herbs provide a large variety of cuisines. Pudding Diraja (royal pudding) is one of the delicacies not to be missed.
As a coastal; town Kuantan is famous for its seafood. The catch of the day, often ends up on a charcoal barbeque and is sold as Ikan Bakar. For seafood, head towards the south of Kuantan. Just over the Kuantan River bridge the township of Tanjung Lumpur can be found. The town is filled with seafood restaurants and stalls. Easy to dine with larger groups too, as the restaurants are huge.
Don’t forget to try the deep friend squid (sotong), satah a barbeque-ed fish paste, butter friend mantis prawns.
The Kuantan District (Daerah) knowns nearly 140 kilometers of beaches. The majority of these beaches are deserted during the week. However during weekends and Public Holidays people from wide and far come to the Kuantan beaches to enjoy friendships and family gatherings under the trees. Only towards the evening, the locals will take to the water to make a splash in the South China Sea.
The most famous beaches in Kuantan can be found at Telok Chempedak, Pantai Sepat, Balok and Beserah.
Cherating is a long stretch of beach with a beautiful bay, about 30 kilometers north of Kuantan city. Cherating Lama (the old town) became famous in the 80’s of the last century, when backpackers from all around the globed flocked to Cherating. These glory days are over, but still the relaxed atmosphere lingers around the small community. Cherating is rated among the best surfing locations of Malaysia. The surf seems to be best during the Malaysian east coast monsoon season, from November till February
Kuantan has a large variety of accommodations available. In The Kuantan District there are about 90 hotels and resorts and double the amount of homestay facilities. These homestays are often owned by locals, which rent out their houses over weekends and during Public Holidays. Kuantan knows all sorts of low budget hotels and beach resorts (chalets) and has a few four- and five-star accommodations where guests can enjoy the top locations of the town. Good food, and private beaches in full comfort of a 5-star environment.
Holiday In Kuantan
A holiday in Kuantan is a lot of fun for the whole family, as Kuantan City and Kuantan District (Kuantan Daerah) offers easy access, cheapo food and accommodations, a relaxed lifestyle and atmosphere, and perfect weather all year round. Jom Kuantan!