Kuantan Malaysia Travel Guide
Highlights of Malaysia
Kuantan is on the east coast of Malaysia situated on the Kuantan River. It takes around 2.5 hours by car to get to Kuatan from Kuala Lumpur. Kuantan is the capital city of Pahang state, the largest state in mainland Malaysia.
Kuantan has a population of just over 500,000 people and is quickly being developed into a seaside resort for tourists. Amongst some large beach resorts there are also a number of theme parks including one with a huge wave pool.
The main beach is Teluk Cempadak Beach.
The night markets in Kuantan offer a great selection of foods including grilled fish and Kuantans famous fish crackers. Also on offer is some great Indian food.
Lake Chini is the second largest lake in Malaysia, the largest being Lake Kenyir in Taman Negara.
There are a number of companies operating river cruises along the Kuantan River.
Golf Course in or near Kuantan
There are 3 golf courses around Kuantan.
Royal Pahang Golf Club has an 18 hole golf course.
Indera Kuantan Golf Club
Getting to Kuantan Malaysia
The airport at Kuantan is called Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Airport. There are only 2 airlines currently flying into Kuantan - Malaysian airlines and Firefly:
Firefly have direct flights from Kuantan to Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. www.fireflyz.com.my
Malaysian Airlines have flights to all major cities in Malaysia from Kuantan with connecting flights to all over the world. www.malaysiaairlines.com
There are direct bus services going from Kuantan to around 30 different towns and cities in Malaysia including Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Melaka, Mersing, Kota Tinggi and Kuala Rompin.
Bus services are operated by the following bus companies:
Last updated 6th August 2009
Hotels in Kuantan Malaysia
Following is a list of hotels in or near Kuantan with current 2009 room prices and direct contact details.
Green Leaf Hotel
Hotel Grand Continental is a 3 star hotel in Kuantan close to businesses and restaurants. Room prices start from US$20 including breakfast for 2 people. http://grand-continental-kuantan.com
Grand City Hotel is a budget hotel in Kuantan. Room prices are from RM75 per night (US$21) www.grandcityhotel.com.my
Exclusive LA Hotel is a medium class hotel in Kuantan with WiFi wireless internet connections. Room rates start from RM95 (US$27) www.exclusivelahotel.com
Impiana Resort Cherating is around 40 minutes drive from the centre of Kuantan. Situated on a beautiful white sandy beach. The resort has WiFi wireless internet access in public areas. Room rates start from RM100 per night (US$29) http://cheratinghotels.impiana.com
Mega View Hotel is a modern 94 room hotel with free WiFi wireless internet access in public areas. Room prices from RM135 per night (US$39) www.megaviewhotel.com
The Legend Resort is located on Kerating Beach, 45 minutes from Kuantan. The hotel has 2 swimming pools, tennis and squash courts, gymnasium and sauna. Room prices start from RM158 (US$45) www.legendsgroup.com
Vistana Hotel is located in the centre of Kuantan. Room prices start from RM241.50 nett (US$69) www.vistanahotels.com
Swiss-Garden Resort and Spa is located on Balok Beach not far from Kuantan. The resort has free shuttle buses going into the town centre. Free WiFi wireless internet access. Room rates start from RM276 (US$79) www.swissgarden.com
Hyatt Regency Kuantan Resort is a resort overlooking Teluk Cempadak beach. The resort has a swimming pool and tennis courts. Room prices start from RM310 (US$89) kuantan.regency.hyatt.com
MS Garden Hotel is a high rise hotel located in the heart of Kuantan close to the business district, restaurants and entertainment. Room prices start from RM350+ taxes (US$100) www.msgarden.com.my
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