Hyatt Regency Kuantan Resort, De Chempedak 1
Teluk Cempedak Beach, Gelora Park
Teluk Cempedak or literally Cempedak Bay in English is a beach situated in Kuantan, the state capital of Pahang, Malaysia. It is located five kilometres east of the city centre and in close proximity with the golf club. The beach is famous for its beauty, with white sands and captivating casuarinas and pine trees line the coast, with a rocky cape facing the South China Sea. Combination of all these factors makes the beach even more beautiful and enjoyable by the visitors aiming to relax and have a good time at the beach. One can look forward to fun activities such as jet-skiing, building sandcastles, playing kites, banana boats and other water-sport activities. During the day and night, visitors can also observe the fishermen boats at sea. These fishermen comes from the nearby Tanjung Api and Beserah fishing villages which are only about 5 kilometres away from Teluk Cempedak. A lot of restaurants and fast food joints around the area which makes it convenient for the visitors to enjoy their meal without being too far from the beach.
From Kuala Lumpur International Airport, you can take flights such as Malaysia Airlines or Air Asia to Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Airport in Kuantan. From there, you can take a taxi or bus to the district which will take around 30 minutes.
Another option is to go by bus. From the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS), you can board the Etika Express, Transnational Express or other direct line to the Kuantan Sentral terminal before proceeding with taxi to the beach.
The mini zoo is situated in front of the Royal Pahang Golf Club. Open daily from 9 am to 6 pm, there are no entrance fee being charged to the visitors. Despite it being free and the smaller scale compared to other majorly established zoos around the country, there are quite a number of animals being put into display here. This includes mammals such as bears, deers, orang-utans as well as crocodiles, pythons, hornbills, iguanas, porcupines and many more.
This mosque is located 6.6 kilometres away from the beach, being the Pahang’s state mosque in the heart of Kuantan’s business district. It gets its name from Sultan Ahmad Al-Mu'adzam Shah, which is the first ruler of Pahang. Constructed between 1991 and 1993, this beautiful mosque can accommodate up till 8, 000 congregants at one time. The architecture is based on the Ottoman-Moorish inspiration with some modern injection into the design, for instance, the beautiful geometric patterns making up the interior of the mosque.
The park is within close proximities with the Tengku Afuan Afzan Hospital and six kilometres away from the beach. Recently renovated, the park has a one-kilometre pavement stretching along the Kuantan River which is a great place to take a walk and relax with its calming palm trees and beautiful lamp posts. It is open daily from day till night.
This four-star accommodation situated close to the beach and offers elegant and comfortable setups for the visitors to enjoy their stay. WiFi, concierge, laundry, 24-hour receptionist and express checkouts and checkins services are provided in-house. There are a lot of facilities provided such as the sauna, garden, health club, outdoor pool and bar. In addition to that, there are gift shops, hair salon and shops nearby the resort.
This two-star accommodation similarly is situated at Jalan Sim Lin which is around 200 metres from the beach. This resort offers affordable rates for rooms meant for budget travellers. Travellers can choose between single, twin or double rooms. They are equipped with a television, in-room safe, refrigerator, ironing facility as well as private bathroom and balcony for the double room.