Head into Chemerong Forest Reserve and discover a lush tropical rainforest where crystal-clear rivers snake between the trees, and emerald pools form perfect swimming holes. Hike further into the reserve and find the mighty Chemerong Waterfall. It's one of the highest falls in Malaysia and a spectacular sight to see.
Immerse yourself in the culture and history of Kuala Terengganu. One of the largest museums in Southeast Asia, Terengganu State Museum is split into several sections. The main collection is housed in traditional stilt buildings which explore the many cultures and history of the region, you can also find a maritime and fishery exhibition, as well as a botanic garden.
Take a boat trip to the idyllic Tenggol Island and scuba dive the pristine waters. With brilliant visibility and rich coral gardens, this region is a paradise for diving enthusiasts. You have the chance to swim with batfish, humphead parrotfish, giant stingrays, leopard sharks and reef sharks. Whale sharks can also be spotted from August to September.
Enjoy an award-winning luxury spa steeped in ancient Malay practices with techniques and treatments handed down from generation to generation. Enjoy soothing creams and oils made from natural, local ingredients and a full menu of indulgent Far East therapies, like tuam pasir heated sea sand therapy. Relax with a traditional Malay massage and find bliss in the tranquil candlelit surroundings.
Take a gentle cruise along the Marang River and journey through colourful mangrove forests. Watch the local villagers as they weave attap roofs from palm leafs and make sweet coconut sugar. If you're lucky, you'll get to see trained monkeys pluck the coconuts from the trees. Keep an eye out for crabs, lizards, otters and tropical birds too.