Pantai Cahaya Bulan is formerly known as Pantai Cinta Beach or the Beach of Passionate Love. It was believed to be named by a British soldier during the World War Two. The beach is one of the most popular in Kelantan because it is considered as the best picnic spot near the town of Kota Bharu, only about 10km away. The weather in Kelantan is sunny throughout the year with the exception during the months of November and December when it turns to wet and cool. The beach has a beautiful long and wide sandy beach, making it a very popular spot for family outings and picnics.
The very famous resort, none other than The Pantai Cahaya Bulan Resort is fringed with coconut palms and casuarinas trees. You can simply get to the resort from Kota Bharu by car, enjoying the many quaint villages dotted with fascinating cottage industries. There are a number of chalets and rooms available for your selection such as the Standard Chalet with a garden view, the Superior Chalet with a short walk to the beach and the Super Deluxe Chalet, which is a beach front chalet nearing the beach. In addition, there is also the Orchid Suite, which is very spacious with separating sitting rooms equipped with sofa and coffee table. All these rooms come with air conditioner, hot and cold showers, telephone, television and attached bathroom.
The Pantai Cahaya Bulan Resort offers a relaxation vacation with a complete menu of good services in order for you to enjoy a great vacation. In the resort, you can relax yourself in the pool available, which is located outdoor. Other activities that you can enjoy include horse riding and some sports activities like beach soccer and volley ball. Further away from the resort, there are quite a number of things that you can do and see. For example, there is a fishing village about 45 minutes’ drive from the resort. Visiting the village enable you to see the lifestyles of the fishermen in their daily work and living method. You may also visit both the Sleeping and Standing Buddha Temple which is one hour away. For more cultural activities, take note that the Kite making and Silver craft are just 10 and 20 minutes away from the resort.
For those who wish to relax and spend more time on the Pantai Cahaya Bulan, it is a great idea to do so. The 1.5km long beach itself is great, in which the sand quality is fine and the water seemed clean. One caution to be paid attention to is the coastline which is prone to sand erosion. A rough sea wall of boulders has been places to help protect the beach. Therefore, it is highly advisable not to be on the beach during the monsoon season at the end of the year, from November to December. The sea may seem calm on the normal times but definitely not during the monsoon season. In addition, there is no life guard on duty.
The beach is equipped with facilities for visitors’ convenience as there are hotels, chalets, camping sites, restaurants, stores and public toilets. Family outing and gathering at the Pantai Cahaya Bulan can be a great option.