Coastal Pahang offers the supremely chilled-out surf town of Cherating. Pulau Tioman has no less than eight great beach areas to choose from or hop between.
The vast jungle preserve of Taman Negara offers plenty of hiking and wildlife-spotting opportunities. Pulau Tioman’s trails will make you glad you packed hiking boots along with your flip-flops.
Kuantan is a food lover’s city, from the cheap and delicious food stalls next to the bus station to the hard-to-find but oh-so-worth-it seafood paradise of Ana Ikan Bakar Petai restaurant. Culinary travellers will want to make a pilgrimage to taste Raub’s famous fish-head curry.