Kapas Island, situated near the city of Kuala Terengganu on the eastern part of the peninsula, is approximately 6 kilometers east of Marang, Malaysia. Adjacent to it lies a smaller island, Pulau Gemia, to the north. Spanning roughly 1.5 by 2.5 km, Kapas Island derives its name, Pulau Kapas (Malay for cotton island), from its pristine white beaches. Featuring tropical jungle, crystal-clear seawater, powdery white sand beaches, and vibrant coral reefs in the surrounding waters, it is touted as a “diving and snorkeling paradise.” Accessible by ferry from Marang, Kapas Island beckons travelers seeking relaxation, sunbathing, and especially snorkeling, given the remarkable coral formations that adorn its waters.