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Luxury Hotels in Batu Burok, Kuala Terengganu

About

Pantai Batu Buruk (or Batu Burok) is one of the beaches in Terengganu and the closest beach from the city centre. The shades here are provided by rows of coconut trees and Rhu trees (Casuarinas Tree) and the cool breeze of the South China Sea. The white sandy beach then filled with colourful beach blankets for picnics and people from every age. There are also many visitors who play kites in many shapes and colours which filled the clear blue sky. On top of that, there are people flying Wau, a Malaysian designed kite in a sort of crescent moon-like shape. There are also people selling food and drinks in little carts, from their bikes or small trucks along the beach. Visitors can enjoy a variety of delicious must-try local food such as nasi dagang, fried ice cream, seafood and much more. Besides, there are also recreational facilities such as a playground, sizable skate park, horse carriage ride, horse and ATV motor riding.

How to Get There

By Car

From Kuala Lumpur city centre, it takes around 6 hours 32 minutes by using Kuala Lumpur- Gua Musang Highway to Batu Buruk.

By Plane

From KLIA Sepang to Kuala Terengganu airport, it takes only 55 minutes and another 30 minutes by a car to Batu Burok.

Tourist Attractions

Crystal Mosque

The Crystal Mosque or Masjid Kristal is a mosque in Kuala Terengganu. The mosque is located at Islamic Heritage Park Pulau Wan Man. It was constructed between 2006 and 2008 and opened on 8 February 2008 by 13th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin of Terengganu. It has the capacity to accommodate over 1,500 worshipers at a time. It is made of steel, glass and crystal.

Kampung China (Chinatown)

Chinatown is located along Jalan Bandar (formerly known as Jalan Kampung Cina), at the mouth of Terengganu River. It is one of Southeast Asia’s early Chinese settlements and contains stately ancestral homes, temples, townhouses, and business establishments. The town is small but has colourful shophouses along both sides of the road that carries the traditional flavour. The buildings have been declared a heritage site by the United Nations UNESCO World Monument Watch Programme and grants are being given annually to finance preservation of this pre-colonial heritage significant. The recent attractions in Kampung Cina are its back alleys, many of which are transformed into thematic lanes. Besides, Kampung Cina is also known for its local delicacies such as roti paong, a special local bread, durian cake, pulut ‘dipa’ and the white keropok lekor, which is made of ikan parang.

Hotels

Permai Inn Kuala Terengganu

Permai Inn offers classic and floral designed rooms equipped with cable television and free tea and coffee maker amenities. In addition, there is also hot and cold shower and a hairdryer can be found in private bathrooms. This hotel is located around 1 kilometre from Batu Burok. This hotel is featured with free Wi-Fi in public areas, outdoor pool, gym and free parking. Guests can also lounge by the large outdoor pool or maintain regular workouts at the well-equipped fitness centre. Buffet spreads or an a la carte menu with Asian and Western dishes can be enjoyed at Cahaya Restaurant. Custom-made wooden boats are crafted at the nearby shipyard are just 1.3 kilometres from Permai Inn. Other landmarks include Terengganu’s State Museum and Museum Sultan Mahmud which are within a 15-minute drive from the hotel.

Duyong Marina & Resort

Duyong Marina & Resort is located in Pulau Duyong, a 7-minute drive to Kuala Terengganu Airport. The resort features an outdoor pool, fitness room and free Wi-Fi. Rooms at the Duyong Marina & Resort feature a 32 inch flat-screen TV, a mini Hi-Fi and DVD player. A minibar and tea/coffee making facilities are also provided. Guests can enjoy a variety of body and facial treatments at Sembunyi Spa or enjoy a game of volleyball. Besides that, the resort provides a river cruise ride around the island at charged at a different price according to the package. Restaurant Verandah overlooks the South China Sea and offers local and western dishes. Guests can also head to Bytes Café for light snacks or visit Oasis Karaoke Lounge for a barbecue dinner.

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