Located about 6 kilometres east of Marang, Terengganu, Kapas Island (Pulau Kapas) is a famous holiday destination among both locals and tourists. The island got its name from the Malay word for cotton, referring to the sandy white beaches found on the island. Aside from the beach, the island is also well-known for its crystal-clear waters and beautiful coral reefs.
Kapas Island is perfect for families that want to spend a relaxing time together during the weekends, as well as for backpackers who are looking for a cheap island getaway. While it is not as famous as the neighbouring Redang Island or Perhentian Island, many still regards Kapas Island as a diving and snorkelling paradise.