Travellers mainly go to Kapas Island for the beaches and snorkelling. Since the island is not as packed as Perhentian or Redang, people often come here during weekends and holidays to get away from the crowds.
There are several beaches on the island for travellers to wind down and relax. There is a pathway that connects you from one beach to another. However, you should take note of the high and low tide as some of them are only accessible during low tide.
Snorkelling and Diving
Snorkelling is one of the top activities to do on the island and travellers can rent snorkelling equipment cheaply on the island. Many of the best spots for snorkelling are within 100 metres from the beaches, but travellers can also join a snorkelling tour which can take you to other locations.
For divers, there are plenty of diving spots around the island such as the World War II Japanese shipwreck for wreck diving. Aqua Sport Divers is the only dive centre on the island and offers Open Water and Advanced Open Water certifications.
Besides that, travellers can rent kayaks and go around the island to visit several secret bays that are difficult to go to on foot. For thrill-seekers, it is also possible to do cliff jumping at Batu Berakit.
Hiking and Jungle Trekking
If you are looking to shed some sweat, you can make your way to Bukit Singa or Batu Berakit for a hiking session. The journey to Bukit Singa will take about 40 minutes, and to Batu Berakit is about 1 hour. At the end of the hike, you will see a spectacular view of the surrounding sea.
If you are lucky, you will be able to see turtles swimming around the island, and on rare occasions, you will get the chance to see turtles laying their eggs on the beach.