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Popular amenities for Kuantan vacation rentals

Stay near Kuantan's top sights

Kuantan City Mall30 locals recommend
East Coast Mall24 locals recommend
Taman Gelora15 locals recommend
Taman Bandar Kuantan6 locals recommend
Sungai Pandan Waterfall15 locals recommend
Jaman Tory Resepi15 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Kuantan

  • Total rentals

    1.3K properties

  • Total number of reviews

    25K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    670 properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    20 properties allow pets

  • Rentals with a pool

    720 properties have a pool

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    510 properties have a dedicated workspace

Your guide to Kuantan

All About Kuantan

The sprawling green metropolis of Kuantan, one of the biggest port cities in Malaysia, is the state capital of Pahang. The city sits at the mouth of the mangrove-forest-lined Kuantan River along the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, overlooking the South China Sea. Beautiful sandy beaches, impressive architecture, and mouth-watering delicacies combine to make this a popular destination. The city is a fascinating mixture of modern developments alongside 1930s shops and colonial buildings.

The sleek design of the Menara Kuantan 188 observation tower dominates the skyline, offering sweeping views across the city and along the coastline. The tower is close to another architectural standout, the striking dome and four minarets of Masjid Negeri Pahang mosque, painted blue and white. Traditional stilted wooden kampung houses line the river as it heads to the sea and toward the enticing Pantai Teluk Cempedak beach. The beach is a haven for kite surfing and jet skiing, with clear waters lapping golden sand against a backdrop of casuarinas and pine trees at Taman Teruntum Park.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Kuantan

As Kuantan is on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, it is affected by the northeast monsoon season, which blows in from the South China Sea at the end of October or the beginning of November and lasts until March, when the region sees higher levels of rainfall. The weather remains hot and very humid throughout the year with little variation in temperatures, although it tends to be slightly cooler in January and February. Many visitors come to Kuantan to seek out Teluk Cempedak beach during the summer months, when the beach is at its most crowded on weekends. In April, there is a water festival that features an international fishing tournament, kayaking challenges, and sandcastle building competitions.

Top things to do in Kuantan

Sungai Pandan Waterfall

Witness the beauty of nature at the Sungai Pandan Waterfall about 20 minutes outside of Kuantan. A suspension bridge leads to a multi-tiered waterfall with water rushing down the large rocks, surrounded by tropical trees in a forest reserve. You can cool down with a dip in the pool underneath the falls, or set off on one of the hiking trails through the forest.

Sungai Lembing Mines

Traveling to Sungai Lembing gives you a sense of what the area was like when the region was a major tin producer. A heritage mining train takes you into the Sungai Lembing Mine, once one of the biggest tin mines in the world, where you can explore the history of this once-booming industry.

River Kuantan

One of the best ways to experience the city is to go for a cruise on the River Kuantan. As you float along, you’ll pass mangrove forest reserves, and you may even spot crocodiles in the water. A highlight of the nighttime cruise is the chance to see thousands of fireflies light up the riverbanks.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Kuantan?

    Kuantan has a tropical climate with temperatures staying relatively consistent, between 23°C (73°F) and 32°C (90°F), throughout the year. The area experiences a significant amount of rainfall, particularly from November to February, due to the Northeast monsoon.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Kuantan?

    Visitors to Kuantan can explore Teluk Cempedak Beach, visit the Sultan Ahmad Shah State Mosque, learn about local culture at the Pahang Art Museum, spend a day at the Sungai Pandan Waterfall, or indulge in a shopping spree at East Coast Mall.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Kuantan?

    The period from May to July is the most frequented time to visit Kuantan, due to the comparatively drier weather. During this time, visitors may also participate in the Royal Pahang Billfish International Challenge, a catch-and-release fishing competition, held annually.

  • What are the best places to stay in Kuantan?

    Travellers often choose to stay in areas such as Teluk Cempedak, for its beach proximity, or in central Kuantan for its convenient access to shopping centres and eateries. Other popular areas include Beserah and Bukit Gambang.

  • What are the best places to visit in Kuantan?

    Popular places to visit in Kuantan include the Sultan Ahmad Shah State Mosque for its architectural beauty, Sungai Pandan Waterfall for a refreshing dip, and Taman Teruntum Mini Zoo for family-friendly fun. Visitors also enjoy the serene views at Teluk Cempedak Beach.

  • What are some hiking trails in Kuantan?

    In Kuantan, hikers can explore the trails at Bukit Pelindung, known for its forest views and wildlife, or the paths at Sungai Pandan Waterfall Park, featuring a waterfall at the end of the trail.

  • What are some family activities to do in Kuantan?

    Families can explore the Mini Zoo at Taman Teruntum, engage with the interactive exhibits at Kuantan City Mall's 3D Art Gallery, or enjoy a day at the Gambang Water Park. The local beaches, such as Teluk Cempedak, also offer fun-filled activities.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Kuantan?

    Day trips from Kuantan could include visiting the Cherating Turtle Sanctuary, exploring the natural beauty of Lake Chini, or embarking on a river cruise at Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary, located within a two-hour drive from Kuantan.

  • Do house rentals in Kuantan have a gym?

    Absolutely! We offer over 20 house rentals with a gym in Kuantan. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do house rentals in Kuantan have self check-in?

    Absolutely! We offer over 90 house rentals with self check-in in Kuantan. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

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