Car Rental Kuantan
Explore Along the Way to the East Coast
Kuantan is the capital of Pahang, the largest city on the East Coast of Malaysia. The city is accessible via the Karak highway, a pleasant drive featuring rolling green scenery. Pahang state itself is a treasure trove of hidden gems. Along the way, there are many pitstops that you can make before reaching Kuantan. You can visit Bukit Tinggi and enjoy the fresh produce from the village, or you can head to Janda Baik for a relaxing getaway. Those wanting to court Lady Luck can head straight to the casino at Genting Highlands. Or, if you would like to be transported to Europe, Berjaya Hills is the way to go. Regardless of which hill you are headed for, the higher altitude means a pleasant reprieve from the heat of tropical Malaysia. Car rental Kuantan gives you the ultimate freedom to explore to your heart’s content.
What to do in Kuantan
Kuantan is a mere 260 kilometres away yet packed with plenty to do, consider spending 3 to 5 days as you make your way slowly towards the east coast from Kuala Lumpur. Upon arrival at the city, drive closer to the coast and you will be greeted by the view of the South China Sea. There are plenty of resorts dotted along the coast so pick one that interests you. Water activities are available for the adventurous.
With relatively minimal traffic, car rental Kuantan makes for a relaxing drive. Make the city your stop if you intend to head onwards to Sungai Lembing, Teluk Chempedak or Pantai Batu Hitam (Black Stone Beach) – the major attractions of the east coast. According to local knowledge, the noodles and food prepared using the mountain spring of Sungai Lembing makes the local cuisine extra tasty. Be sure to fill your tummy when you are there!
Kuantan might be small but it is still a significant town in Malaysia. Enjoy the small town vibes and take in the local culture as you go.
For Beach Lovers
Many beaches await the eager sun seeker. Here are some selections picked by travellers as favourites:
- Teluk Cempedak, 5 km northeast of Kuantan, is a lovely beach with facilities for watersports, including boating and kayaking. The Kuantan Hyatt Hotel is located on Teluk Cempedak itself. On the left side of Teluk Cempedak beach, there is a long metal boardwalk (built over rocks and boulders) that connects to Missionary Bay, a second beach. Small monkeys can often be seen around the beach area, although it is recommended that you not get too close to them. They can be aggressive, especially if you are carrying food!
- Beserah, around 7 km from Kuantan city, is a village that is famous for fresh fish every day! You can buy fresh fish at wholesale prices here. A well-known local product, salted fish, is also available for sale here.
- Balok, a beach that is famous for wind surfing, is located 13 km north of Kuantan. Swiss Garden Resort & Spa is located on Balok Beach. The resort delicately embraces traditional features with the incorporation of “anyaman” style décor in its fittings creating a unique atmosphere and perfect balance between luxury and homely familiarity.
- Pantai Batu Hitam (Black Stone Beach) is a special beach where all the stones are black or dark in colour.