Kapas Turtle Valley
Pulau Kapas, Kuala Terengganu (013 354 3650/014 809 3083/ www.kapasturtlevalley.com). While not glamping in the traditional sense, this small resort on Pulau Kapas, located off the east coast state of Terengganu, is only 15 minutes by boat from the mainland but feels like a world away as soon as you step off the boat. There are a handful of cosy, rustic bungalows that all have balconies and face the sea, and for the time that you’re here, you could almost play at being Robinson Crusoe. This is an island for total relaxation and as you can’t get very far, your holiday will be spent at the resort, which thankfully has a good little restaurant serving simple and delicious European dishes.
This perfect hideaway is just the destination for a long weekend. Even if there aren’t any luxury tents involved, the simplicity (no air-conds) of the rooms and how secluded the island seems to be compared to the more popular neighbours of Perhentian and Redang is why your family will love visiting.