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Rantau Abang is a small settlement in Terengganu, Malaysia. It is located 22 km north of Kuala Dungun and 80 km south of Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia. This village used to be well-known for Leatherback Sea Turtle nesting port. During that prominent time, every year from May to August, Leatherback Sea Turtles would come to the shore at night to lay their eggs. Nevertheless, the number of Leatherback Sea Turtles that lay their eggs has severely decreased in recent years. It contradicts to what has been estimated during the 1950s. There would be over 10,000 of these turtles landed at the shoreline of the village thus called the beach, Rantau Abang, a turtle sanctuary.
In recent times the local government declared these turtles face extinction because no turtle landings have been sighted for quite some time. The biggest reason for the decline is due to poachers who take the turtle eggs and sell them in local villages. A firm move is taken where The Turtle and Marine Ecosystem Centre has been set up in Rantau Abang to spearhead conservation efforts.
As a popular tourist spot, Rantau Abang beach is safe for swimming and is still used for common tourist activities such as Banana Boat, Jet Ski, Paragliding and a few more.
If you choose to drive to Rantau Abang, head off to Kuantan via Tun Razak Highway. After passing Kuantan, drive further and pass by a few popular towns such as Chukai and Kerteh. After at least a five hours journey, you will reach Kuala Dungun. Slowly get to Rantau Abang beach and enjoy the breath-taking view of the beach.
Taking a bus is a good idea too. Get your bus ticket and depart at Integrated South Terminal (TBS) straight to Kuala Dungun. The journey will approximately be six hours to reach Kuala Dungun town.
If you want to take a flight, the nearest airport is Sultan Mahmud Airport in Kuala Terengganu. From the airport, take a taxi to Kuala Dungun where Rantau Abang beach is nested in. The journey from the airport to Rantau Abang will be about an hour.
Located just nearby other popular tourist spots in Dungun, this golf club is often visited by tourist golfers. It provides standard facilities for the golfers to enjoy their golfing experience at Desa Dungun Golf Club.
Other than providing information about Dungun District, it also displays a few items. Among the interesting items featured in the Dungun Museum are artefacts taken from Wanli's wreckage which were found outside Tanjung Jara Beach in 1997.
Tanjung Jara is a beautiful luxury resort that introduces guests to the traditions of an ancient Malay community. The design of the resort reflects the elegance of the Malay castle in the 17th century. By setting foot in the resort, guests can feel the authenticity of Malay natural ambience. There are six types of accommodations available and they are; Bumbung, Bumbung Sea View, Serambi, Serambi Sea View, Anjung and Anjung Seafront. Anjung Seafront is the largest in size and is more suitable for large families. Each room has basic amenities such as Wifi, tea and coffee water condenser, flat screen TV, powered safe, in-room climate control and more. If you choose a more luxurious room, it comes with a large bathtub, an outdoor veranda to breathe in fresh air and a few more. The rate per night starts from RM595 at Traveloka.com.
Teluk Lipat Sea View Inn is a two stars budget stay. It is located at Jalan Pantai Sura, Kuala Dungun. It is also a famous stay among the tourists for its cleanliness, friendly and efficient staffs, strategic location and a beautiful view of the sea. The room is equipped with basic in-room amenities such as tea maker, television, air-conditioner, water heater and a few more. It is very recommended for those who search for a budget stay. The rate starts from RM159 per night at Traveloka.com.