Kuala Lumpur, the country's capital, is situated 180 miles (290 kilometers) southwest of Setiu.
It's little wonder Setiu is so popular with travelers; Peninsular Malaysia is criss-crossed with interesting cultural and natural attractions. Examples of places in the vicinity of Setiu are Bidong Island, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the southwest, and Lang Tengah Island, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the south.
Kuala Terengganu is about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Setiu. This regional center offers a wide range of visitor attractions, including Taman Negara National Park, Istana Maziah and Crystal Mosque. Terengganu State Museum, Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium and Pagar Besi Beach are also good places to spend some time.
If you want to stay indoors, it's hard to go past Peninsular Malaysia's craft workshops and art galleries. These are great spots to learn a little about the region's rich cultural tapestry and perhaps find a special memento.
This spot has some great places for sailing, so check you leave time to fit that in. Swimming is another popular activity here.
Get to the heart of the Peninsular Malaysia food culture by taking your tastebuds for a tour of the regional cafés and restaurants. Favorite local specialties include ikan bakar (grilled seafood) and pulot tartal (coconut milk with rice), but naturally there are many more options on the menu.
As your time here draws to an end, spend what's left of your ringgit on last-minute keepsakes and say Sampai jumpa lagi to the friends you've made and the places you've seen.