Awan Cactus in Terengganu


Terengganu is known for its beaches and other tourist attractions along its coast. The East Coast state is a popular choice among Malaysians when it comes to island hopping adventures too, as it boasts some of the most beautiful islands and best beach resorts in the country.

But there’s more to the state than just coastal attractions, which most will readily recall when Terengganu is mentioned. Enter Awan Cactus, a Mediterranean-style homestay that’ll transport you to Greece with its all-white exterior.  


Mediterranean-style homestay with a private pool


Awan Cactus homestay in Dungun
Image credit: Casa Leesa Kuantan & Awan Cactus Dungun

Awan Cactus is a Mediterranean-style homestay located along the coast of Kuala Dungun. It’s about an hour’s drive from Kuala Terengganu, the capital city of Terengganu. This simple yet stylish-looking house is a close match to the white cliff-top buildings that you’d see in Santorini, Greece.

Awan Cactus homestay
Image credit: Casa Leesa Kuantan & Awan Cactus Dungun

The homestay gives off a calm and serene feel both on the outside and inside, helping you switch to holiday mode right as you enter the building. It’s tastefully decorated with cactuses – along with woven rattan mats, rattan baskets and chairs, and dried palm leaves on roofs – that altogether give off a modern kampung vibe.

Private pool in Dungun homestay
Image credit: Casa Leesa Kuantan & Awan Cactus Dungun

One of the highlights of this homestay that attracts a lot of visitors is that the front yard has an aquamarine private pool that lets you soak your worries away. There’s also a sunken resting lounge facing the pool here, with matching pillows that add a cosy touch to the whole scene.


Cosy rooms & modern kampung-style decor


Rooms in Awan Cactus
Image credit: Casa Leesa Kuantan & Awan Cactus Dungun

A stay here is ideal for families or those travelling in small groups, as it’s hard to fill all that luscious space by yourself. The homestay itself comes with two different houses, namely Awan and Cactus. The Awan unit starts at RM520 per night, with two bedrooms that’s able to accommodate four adults and six children.

Rattan furnishings at homestay
Image credit: Casa Leesa Kuantan & Awan Cactus Dungun

Each bedroom is equipped with a queen bed, an en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning and a water heater. There’s also a fridge for common use, as well as a Coway water dispenser, an ironing set and a microwave.

Homestay in Dungun
Image credit: Casa Leesa Kuantan & Awan Cactus Dungun

Meanwhile, the three-bedroom Cactus unit starts at RM770 per night. The amenities at this unit are similar to those of Awan’s, but the slightly higher price per night gets you an additional room with six adults and nine children able to spend a comfortable weekend in this house.

The interior of both houses is set up very much like the outside. It has a minimalistic feel to it and is decorated with rattan furnishings – ideal for those who enjoy relaxing in a simple yet sophisticated space, as it gives off major chill vibes to put you in a holiday mood. 


Awan Cactus is a Mediterranean-style homestay in Dungun


With an all-white exterior and charming interiors, Awan Cactus in Terengganu is another staycay spot in Malaysia that lets guests experience a slice of Mediterranean Europe without a passport, and on a tight budget. So get your bags out, and check out this carefully curated homestay that is worth checking out if you’re planning a holiday trip to the East Coast.

Address: Lot 9144 Jalan Seberang Pintasan Kg, Kampung Kubang Putat, 23050 Kuala Dungun, Terengganu
Telephone: 011-3749 4946
Opening hours: 24 Hours, Daily
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Cover image adapted from: Casa Leesa Kuantan & Awan Cactus Dungun, Casa Leesa Kuantan & Awan Cactus Dungun & Casa Leesa Kuantan & Awan Cactus Dungun

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