Dungun, Malaysia · 31 hotels available
Teluk Bidara beach literally translates into the Fairy beach in Malay language. Perhaps its isolated and off the beaten track reputation gives inspiration to local fairytales. This beach is a secret local location with gorgeous views and sea breezes. The sand is mildly coarse and golden brown in color typical to any beach on the Terengganu mainland coastline.
The beach is very beautiful and not crowded. The water/ocean was blue-greenish colours, however it is not safe to swim at the beach since the waves were quite strong. For those seeking some isolation and private time for themselves this is probably an ideal place to seek the peace of mind.
If you are traveling by air, the nearest airport is Sultan Mahmud Airport, which serves the city of Kuala Terengganu and the state of Terengganu. It is located 15 km from Kuala Terengganu town and handles more than 500,000 passengers annually. It has a single runway and serves Malaysia Airlines, Firefly, and Airasia.
From Kuantan, drive north for about 2 hours, passing through the oil town of Kerteh, Paka and Dungun. From Dungun town, head further north for another 5 minutes. You should be passing over the Dungun river bridge. After the bridge, look out for sign into Teluk Bidara Beach to get here.
Kuala Dungun is another town on the coast of Terengganu, sorely bereft of cultural activities, with no cinemas, and only comes alive every Thursday when the weekly night market opens up for business. It is well known as the biggest night market in Terengganu and features second-hand clothing and also food of all sorts. People from the outskirts flow into town for the cheap goods. The night market is situated right in the middle of town, taking over a portion of the old railway line.
The Perhentian Islands lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) off the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The name Perhentian means "stopping point" in Malay. This is because the islands became a staging point used by traders traveling from Malaysia to Bangkok. The two main islands are Pulau Perhentian Besar ("Big Perhentian Island") and Pulau Perhentian Kecil ("Small Perhentian Island"). Kecil attracts more travellers as it has cheaper accommodation, while Besar is a little more expensive and caters more to families and those who want to avoid the backpacker party scene. The small, uninhabited islands of Susu Dara, Seringgi and Rawa lie off Kecil. All the islands belong to a protected marine park, which means that fishing, collecting coral and littering are strictly prohibited, although in practice litter is one of the major problems that face the islands.
Facing a crescent-shaped beach of golden sand, shaded by tall palms rustling in the breeze with views of the turquoise sea, Tanjong Jara Resort is attended to by a people steeped in traditions as timeless as Terengganu itself. Located on the pristine East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, explore a sanctuary of traditional luxury and well-being steeped in age-old Malay traditions.
Mayangsari Resort Dungun is a fully furnished Villa concept. Each Villa is complemented with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living hall and pantry. Guests will enjoy the direct access to the long stretch of white sandy beach and enjoy the east coast sea breeze from the South China Sea. Enjoy the any exciting activities for the entire family. For those who enjoy diving, snorkeling, and fishing, this is the great place for you. For golf enthusiasts, don't forget to bring your clubs as you can also enjoy a round of golf when you are at Mayangsari Resort Dungun. All room are equipped with air-conditioner, colour TV, refrigerator and extra bed (upon request).