Pulau Kapas, located just six kilometers off of the coast of north-eastern Malaysia, is severely underrated. If beach-bumming is your prerogative, leaving this blissfully torpid island off of your itinerary is a blunder.
Ancient rock formations speak of the advanced age of this part of the world - this island has looked very similar for the past 130 million years.
Reach the island by a ferry departing from Marang, a coastal burgh. Bring cash supplies.
We visited in July 2012.