1 Kota Bharu

One of the Peninsula’s most appealing cities, home to Malay crafts, traditional art forms and a popular night food market, with Thai temples within easy reach.

2 Pulau Perhentian

Two of the most enticing islands the Peninsula has to offer, with excellent snorkelling and accommodation ranging from backpacker chalets to slick resorts.

3 Pulau Kapas

A delightful little island with decent sands and opportunities for snorkelling and kayaking – perfect for a couple of days’ relaxation.

4 Cherating

Chill by the beach, watch fireflies or just enjoy the amiable, low-key nightlife in this long-established travellers’ hangout.

5 Pekan

An appealingly quiet royal town, with a scattering of palaces, impeccable kampung houses and a newly renovated museum housed in a colonial building.

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