Pulau Redang in Terengganu
Pulau Redang is located about 50km off the coast of Kuala Terengganu. It is one of the prettiest islands in Malaysia. Few islands in Malaysia have clearer waters and whiter beaches then Redang. Thus Redang is an obvious choice for divers with more then 30 dive sites. There are vast areas of coral reefs while the island itself contains a lot of rough jungle.
There is more to do at Redang then "just" diving, swimming and snorkeling. Get a canoe and explore Redang from the sea surface. Or hike over the island through the dense jungle. But above all, Redang is a cool relaxing holiday destination.
Getting there and away
The easiest way to travel to Redang is by air from Kuala Lumpur or Singapore. If you coming by bus or car, you directly go Merang (not to be confused with Marang which is another town, south of Kuala Terengganu. The Merang jetty is located about 45 minutes from KT and is the main departure point for visitors heading to Pulau Redang and Lang Tengah.
Berjaya Air is your only option to fly direct to Redang. Flights and from Kuala Lumpur take about 90 minutes. Flights to Redang leave from KL's domestic airport: Subang Airport (45 minutes away from the international airport KLIA. Berjaya Air operates daily flights between KL and Redang, except on Fridays and Sundays, 2 flights. There are 4 flights a week between Singapore and Redang on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
There are also daily flights to Kuala Terengganu. However, it will increase your travel time.
For travelers from Pangkor, there are two daily buses from Lumut to Kuala Terengganu, check our bus page for details.
Depending on where you are going, there are different points of departure for different islands. The table below shows the towns and the approximate journey time by speedboat to the island:
Hotels and accommodation
The Redang Marina Park is the largest island in this part of Terengganu. Thus it makes sense you find your accommodation here:
Berjaya Redang Beach Resort Terengganu
The Berjaya Redang Beach Resort Terengganu will reopen on March 1, 2009 after an extensive renovation. Our recommendation for this hotel is therefore based on previous experiences.
The hotel is a top notch resort which 273 rooms in typical Malaysian-style chalets. The Superior Room are double storey Malaysian styled long houses with garden views. The Deluxe Chalets are also double storey Malaysian styled with total of 4 rooms in one chalet, and the Sea facing category overlooks the beautiful panoramic ocean.
The Suites categories are sea facing and they consist of 2 bedrooms; one Master bedroom with king-size bed with attached bathroom and bathtub and 1 twin bedroom with attached bathroom and shower.
The Royal Suite unit is an exclusive one-bedroom suite with Jacuzzi, separate shower room, living and dining room with one mini kitchen with refrigerator and microwave oven.
The 130 new rooms located on the hillside of the resort are the Redang Hill View and Redang Sea
Laguna Redang Island Resort Terengganu
The Laguna Redang Island Resort Terengganu has a total of 212 rooms. With the exotic surroundings, clear blue waters and green hills serving as the background to the resort, it is possibly one of the finest hotels in Redang.
One traveler comments: ""We stayed at the seaview room of the amazing blue sea and white sands view, which was very remarkable and memorable.
The staff was very nice and helpful, especially the front desk and the recreation center staff. They did a very good job!! Their restaurant had variety of food including Malay, Chinese and Western food for you to enjoy. The beach there was so blue and clear. Diving is highly recommended. Good trip!!"
Bayu Dive Lodge Terengganu
The Bayu Dive Lodge Terengganu says: "Why let the diving experience stop when you leave the water? New for 2008 we have built our own accommodation right next to the dive school so that for the duration of your stay you can join our dive family, share experiences and unwind with fellow divers.
Those who have dived with us will know we are passionate about everything we do and you will see this reflected in our chalets. With a range of accommodation to suit your budget, most rooms come complete with air conditioning, hot water power shower and western style bathroom.
We believe we have created the most beautiful and comfortable accommodation on the island."
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