Rantau Abang is a small village in Terengganu, Malaysia and is located 22km north of Kuala Dungun and 80km south of Kuala Terengganu. It is known of its long sandy beach consistence with the beauty of east coast in Peninsular Malaysia. Some of the interesting attractions here are Rantau Abang Beach, Pantai Teluk Bidara and Hutan Lipur Rantau Abang. End your day at some of the best Rantau Abang hotels that can be found here.
Rantau Abang Village
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Rantau Abang is a small village in Terengganu, Malaysia, which used to be noted for its Leatherback Sea Turtle nesting. Rantau Abang is located 22 km north of Kuala Dungun and 80 km south of Kuala Terengganu,well known of its long sandy beach consistence with the beauty of east coast in Peninsular Malaysia. It was once famous and mostly visited town and tourists come to witness the beauty of the beach, even more popped by to watch the giant leatherback turtle to lay eggs between May and August. The laying season starts from May to August, peak months are June and July, that time around, Rantau Abang will be swamp with visitors from everywhere. Unfortunately, the number of turtles stop by to lay eggs has been reducing year by year due to pollution and harassment from the tourists that disrupt their tranquility. However the beach is safe for swimming, and is still used for other tourist activities.
To have more safe and comfortable trip to Rantau Abang, you can take flight to reach Rantau Abang from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Sultan Mahmud Airport Kuala Terengganu . You can board Malaysia Airlines or AirAsia to the Sultan Mahmud Airport Kuala Terengganu. From there grab a taxi to town bus station and catch a bus to Rantau Abang.
From Kuala Lumpur, take the Karak highway towards Kuantan which will take approximately 3 hours drving. Once you reach Kuantan, follow the coastal Highway 3 and head towards Dungun, from there, and follow the signage to Kuala Terengganu. If you travel from From Johor Bharu or Singapore, take the North-South Highway to Yong Peng. Then take Highway 1 to Labis and onto Segamat. Follow through Kuantan and follow Coastal Highway 3 to reach Rantau Abang.
Many coaches available can bring you to Kuala Terengganu. However, most of them do not stop at Rantau Abang. You need to inform the driver that you wish to be stopped at Rantau Abang town.
You may visit Rantau Abang Beach to witness the beautiful scenery of the beach. Like many famous destinations in Terengganu state, Rantau Abang has its own unique beauty that draws the attention and curiosity of visitors. It's unique location that the giant leatherback turtle stop by to lay their eggs. Not only that it serves as an educational platform to educate and show our younger generation the beauty of Mother Nature and also draws crowd from abroad, making Rantau Abang one of the most talked about town among visitors.
If you are looking for the nature, the ideal place for you to visit is Hutan Lipur Rantau Abang. This recreational forest is located in Jambu Bongkok Forest Reserve, Marang District, 65 km from Kuala Terengganu Town. It is a kind of Pamah Tamah Bris Forest. This type of forest is abundant by a species consisting of Balau Pasir. The Jungle is special because it is close to Rantau Abang beach where well known as turtles lay eggs destination. Some facilities are available such as chalets, campsites, hanging bridges, information center and pedestrian lanes. Various activities can be carried out here like bathing, picnic, camping, trekking and jogging. Visitors also may go sightseeing and see the wildlife in the area through the trails in the arboretum area. To reach here visitors can use their own vehicle or public transport such as bus or taxi from Dungun Town.
If you are looking for a nice place to relax and chill or have a picnic with a beautiful, clean and not crowded, Pantai Teluk Bidara is an ideal place to visit while in Rantau Abang. It is a quiet and peaceful beach with a bricked walkway running parallel to the sea coast leading to the lighthouse where there is a park area with a cave. The cave is nice to discover. Pantai Teluk Bidara is situated near to Kuala Dungun. Similar to other tourist beach spot in Terengganu, Pantai Teluk Bidara offer facilities that include toilet, changing room and food stall to tourists.
You can learn about the different species of turtles at the Rantau Abang Turtle Sanctuary and across the road on the beach, you can make a visit to the turtle hatchlings. And if you’re lucky, you will get to release baby turtles into the sea.
Don’t forget to stop by at Restaurant Wee Seafood to get your fresh seafood while in Rantau Panjang. This is one pit stop along the coastal route at Rantau Abang which you must make to have some good sea food. The restaurant is situated along the road where easy to find and the price is reasonable.
Ulek Beach Resort is a 3- star hotel located at Kuala Dungun. This resort located in a well position area where the distance to Rantau Abang only 15.87 km and also one of hotels near to Kerteh Airport (KTE) within 20.25 km and Sultan Mahmud Airport (TGG) within 82.49 km. This hotel is the best spot for you who desire a serene and peaceful getaway, far away from the crowds.
Bidara Bay Guest House is a good choice when you are staying in Rantau Abang. This 2-star property has a very good location where the distance only 8.39km to reach Rantau Abang. For travelers who wish to travel comfortably on a budget, Bidara Bay Guest House is the perfect place to stay that provides decent facilities as well as great services.