Sitting at about 45km off the coast of Terengganu, Redang Island (Pulau Redang – 热浪岛) is the largest island in the state. It is famous for its pristine beaches, fabulous dive sites, crystal clear water and picturesque views.
Surrounded by turquoise seas and layered with sands that are remarkably powdery and white – Redang Island is a photographer’s paradise! Redang Island is one of nine islands that make up the Redang Island Marine Park. At 7KM long and 6KM wide, it is also one of the largest islands on Peninsular Malaysia.
Explore and enjoy views of the beautiful clear waters and dense, primitive jungles. Dive below the waves to admire at the diverse marine life. Over the years Pulau Redang has transformed into a popular destination for weekend family vacations, trips with friends or luxury getaways.
Access & Orientation
Visiting Terengganu is easy with direct flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport or Subang Airport.
Once there, travellers can opt to depart from Shahbandar Jetty in Kuala Terengganu or Merang Jetty about 30 kilometres north of Merang and then board their vehicle of choice to Pulau Redang. You can choose from a public ferry from Merang Jetty, private boat operators, or if your resort provides it (most do) their private boats or ferries. Boat rates start at RM55/pax/way.
Redang Island will be officially closed during November, December, January and February due to heavy rains and strong waves that come with the Monsoon season. Most resorts will open every year from 1st March to 31st October. A few resorts close as early as mid-October.
Activities & Attractions
The island of eternal sunshine and glimmering waters does not disappoint when it comes to holiday activities! Walk along the beautiful shorelines and take stunning pictures of an island paradise. Explore popular beaches on Redang such as Teluk Dalam Beach or Long Beach (Pasir Panjang). Leap into the waters for a refreshing swim with the fishes. Put on your snorkel mask for a closer look! Swim around a little while longer and you might just bump into a harmless reef shark or turtle. If you want to explore deeper, suit up and dive down under where the mysterious ocean depths await.
What’s an island adventure without turtles? These chill sea creatures can be found nesting in the Chagar Hutang Turtle Sanctuary, Pasir Mak Simpan, Pasir Bujang or Teluk Dalam beaches. If you’re lucky to catch a nesting turtle in action at night, remember to observe as quietly as possible!
Land-lovers, worry not. You’ll have the chance to trek through an ancient jungle that contains centuries-old secrets. Take in the cooling air of the island’s lush trees and thick flora as you navigate your way through the thickets and various jungle trails with a guide. At the end of each trail, you may be rewarded with breathtaking views and secluded swimming or snorkelling spots.
If you’re living at Long Beach or Teluk Kalong, you’ll have the best views to a magnificent sunrise when you wake up at 6 am!
Boredom is not a word here, especially when there are so many things to do at Redang Island.
Depending on the type of vacation that you are looking for, the accommodation here ranges from budget resorts to all-inclusive luxury resorts.
For visitors who are looking for entertainment options such as, beach discos, dining and drinking options, Pasir Panjang Beach (Long Beach) is the perfect place to stay in Redang. Redang Pelangi Resort, Redang Bay Resort and Redang Beach Resort are a few recommended resorts for such enjoyment.
Although Long Beach in Redang is popular for its diversified activities and entertainment, there are always other resorts such as the Mutiara Beach Resort and Redang Kalong Resort located at Teluk Kalong that offer quieter surroundings.
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