Kuala Rompin is the capital of Rompin District, Pahang. It is located in the southern part of the state of Pahang and bordering the state of Johor. According to the history people called the name of this place as a Rhu Slender, and over time the name of this place turned into a Rumpin and Rompin. Kuala Rompin is located on the beachfront, overlooking the extensive South China Sea. Thus Kuala Rompin is a well-known as a fishing destination. Apart from that, Kuala Rompin is also well known for its abundant lobster species as Rompin is its habitat. Kuala Rompin is also probably best known as the gateway to Tioman Island. The seaside town of Kuala Rompin serves as the gateway to both the Endau-Rompin State Park as well as the Island of Tioman.
Visitors can get to Kuala Rompin by budget airlines Firefly to the nearest airport, Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport in Kuantan. Once you reach airport you may take taxi or shuttle to reach Kuala Rompin where the journey takes only 1 hour 51 minutes’ drive away.
If you travel from Kuala Lumpur you can take the Transnational or Sepakat Liner express bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan direct to Kuala Rompin. If you travel from Mersing and Johor Bharu you can take Transnational or Plusliner express bus from Mersing Bus Station and Larkin Bus Station to reach Kuala Rompin Town. From Singapore, the cheapest way to Kuala Rompin is travel by bus where you can take a bus from Queen Street Bus Terminal to Larkin terminal in Johor Bahru. From Larkin you can take local bus to reach Kuala Rompin.
Visitors can self-drive from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Rompin and the journey takes approximately 4 hour 27 minutes via North South Highway.
For nature enthusiast you should not miss out to explore the Endau-Rompin National Park. The national park sits between the state of Johor and Pahang respectively as the park encompasses the connecting rivers and the magically beautiful, untouched tropical forest surrounds the area. There are a lot of activities that visitor can do here such as botany, nature study, bird watching, photography and jungle trekking.
You can spend a couple of time at Hiburan Beach for relaxing or have a picnic with a beautiful clean and fresh evening breeze. It has a beautiful long and wide sandy beach and as a popular spot for family outings and picnics.
Endau-Rompin is also home to the aborigines of the Jakun tribe. You can visit Kampung Mok near the park entry point and gain valuable insight on the Orang Asli culture. Find out how they survive in the wilderness and protect themselves with their hunting and tracking skills.
Lanjut Beach is located 15 km away from the town of Kuala Rompin is one of the most beautiful beaches along the southern coast of the state. Beach activities include snorkeling and scuba diving, but golfers usually head to the Serai D’Lanjut Golf and Beach Resort.
The Menchali Forest Reserve is about 16 km away from Kuala Rompin. This Park serves as an area for rest and recreations for food users plying the road to Kuantan. A short walk around the park takes a visitor through peat swamps with towering trees such as the shorea, eugenia, hopea, calophyllum, artocarpus, catonopsis and bouea. Several species of swamp and wetlands birds are also found here.
Rompin Beach Resort is a 3-star resort located at Kuala Rompin Town. This hotel is very easy to find since it is strategically positioned close to public facilities. Rompin Beach Resort is the best spot for you who desire a relaxing and peaceful getaway, far away from the crowds.
Staying at Hotel Seri Malaysia Rompin is a wise choice when you are visiting Rompin. This 3-star hotel offers great facilities, comfort and excellent service to the guests at an affordable price.