Pantai Cahaya Bulan is one of the most famous beaches located in Kelantan Darul Naim, Malaysia. It is located 10 kilometres from Kota Bharu, the capital city and royal seat of Kelantan. This 1.2-kilometre long coast was a landing area of the Japanese Army to attack the British in 1941. This beach was previously known as Pantai Cinta Berahi, a name that a British soldier gave in World War II period. At that time, he was suffering because his love was difficult. Some locals still prefer this name and some refer to this beach as PCB. The beach is popular for its long and wide area along with fine sand and clear water. Lined with Casuarinas and coconut trees, it has become a favoured picnic spot amongst locals and outsiders especially on weekends. Visitors are prohibited to swim due to the strong waves but they can do other activities like flying kites and fishing.
To get to the destination, you can travel by land from Kota Bharu via Jalan Pengkalan Chepa/Route 57, the fastest route, in 28 minutes only. You can also travel via Jalan Pantai Cahaya Bulan/Route 233 which would take you approximately 31 minutes to reach to the destination. By air, you can choose to take domestic flight from Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, Firefly or Malindo Air to Sultan Ismail Petra Airport.
If you crave for succulent fresh seafood, don’t forget to try the food served here. With calming sounds of the river current, you can sit back and enjoy the scrumptious grilled fresh fish, butter prawns, stuffed squids and sweet sour mussels offered at a very decent price. This family-friendly restaurant is open only for dinner.
Located a few kilometres from Pantai Cahaya Bulan, this great market is a tourist icon and a shopping symbol. This female-dominated market is a unique tourist attraction and is lively on Sundays and school holidays. Residents around Kota Bharu often come by to buy basic items and kitchen needs. This market is also famous for cheap kitchenware, clothing, local food and souvenirs. The hassle of bargaining here makes it more interesting for visitors to shop. Siti Khadijah Market opens daily from 7 in the morning and closes at 6 in the evening. Hence, it is obvious that this market is worth a visit.
Wakaf Che Yeh night market lets you experience the busy night atmosphere with traders selling goods and offering irresistible bargaining deals. It would be a total waste if you don’t drop by when you are only kilometres away from this place. This night market area is a wholesale market that vends wet goods and basic items. You can also buy football jerseys, batik clothing and symbolic souvenirs here. As one of the symbols of tourism, the State Government has made numerous infrastructure developments like the opening of new hotels, business buildings and dining outlets like McDonald’s. Be sure to visit this place to make your visit to Pantai Cahaya Bulan a memorable one.
This 5-star hotel offers you a lavish stay from only RM273. It is situated in the capital city and six kilometres away from Pantai Cahaya Bulan. It also near to Siti Khadijah Market, Sultan Ismail Petra Airport and Craft Museum and Handicraft Centre. Not only that, this hotel provides a spacious swimming pool that you and your loved ones can enjoy. Accessible parking is also provided for the visitors. Thus, this would be one of the best places that offers promising stay during the trip.
With price starting from RM268 per night, this 4-star hotel offers you a picturesque view from your window room. This family-friendly provides children play area and children's pool which are totally safe for your children. In addition to that, you can soothe your stress away in the outdoor pool, fitness centre or get a rejuvenating massage. The parking area provided is accessible for all. With all mentioned above, I bet you know what to do now!