Redang Island

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Redang Island which includes landscape views
The jewel of the Redang Marine Park, this island is surrounded by diving heaven: waters filled with green and hawksbill turtles, groupers, moray eels and more.

Redang is one of nine protected islands that make up the Redang Marine Park, off the east coast of the Malaysian Peninsula. The island is covered with jungle and surrounded by crystal-clear waters teeming with marine life.

Pull on a face mask and dive into an underwater world filled with brilliantly colored reef fish and bright corals. Scuba divers can explore World War II wrecks, now a habitat for groupers and moray eels.

For a different perspective, take to the waters in a rented sea kayak and enjoy incredible views back to the island.

The most popular activities on Redang are sunbathing on the white-sand beaches, swinging in a hammock beneath the palms and floating through the azure waters. If you do drag yourself away from the beaches, follow the jungle trail that crosses the island, keeping an eye out for monkeys, and then catch a boat back to your resort.

Climb to the peak of Bukit Besar Mountain for a breathtaking view over the whole island and the surrounding waters. Have your camera handy at sunrise and sunset for postcard-perfect moments.

Accommodation on the island is mostly resort style, with upmarket camping providing an alternative option. Many resorts include snorkeling trips in their packages, while others offer relaxing spa treatments. Dining at the resorts ranges from buffets to barbecues, while nearby restaurants offer both Western favourites and local fare such as keropok lekor (fish sausage) and curried fish heads.

Take bottled water with you, or buy some on the island, as most tap water is non-potable. Flights run daily from Kuala Lumpur to Redang Island, and ferries and speed boats run from Merang on the mainland. Note that resorts close during the monsoon season, which is from the end of October to the beginning of March.

Redang De' Rimba Resort
Redang De' Rimba Resort
2 out of 5
Lot 171, Kampung Baru, Pulau Redang, Redang Island, Terengganu, 21090
The price is RM168 per night from 20 Feb to 21 Feb
RM168
per night
20 Feb - 21 Feb
Stay at this hotel in Redang Island. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the WiFi in their reviews. Popular attractions Redang Mosque ...
3.4/5 Good! (38 reviews)
"Enjoyed!"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2022

Redang De' Rimba Resort
The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort
The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort
4.5 out of 5
C-O Lot GL-04, Lapangan Terbang Sultan Mahmud, Redang Island, Terengganu, 21300
The price is RM1,610 per night from 3 Mar to 4 Mar
RM1,610
per night
3 Mar - 4 Mar
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury resort in Redang Island. Enjoy free WiFi, a private beach and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (479 reviews)
"Overall, great place to beach vacation. The water was really clear and warm but not too warm, just right. The one thing that I did not like was the bed. It was very hard; I woke up with a stiff neck. Other than that, amazing place to vacation."

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2022

The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort
Redang Island Resort
Redang Island Resort
4 out of 5
Teluk Siang, Redang Island, Terengganu, 21090
The price is RM510 per night from 3 Mar to 4 Mar
RM510
per night
3 Mar - 4 Mar
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Redang Island. Enjoy free WiFi, a children's pool and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
3.4/5 Good! (81 reviews)
"Bilik hotel bagus view yang cantik . Tetapi jauh dr pantai perlu naik kenderaan utk ke pantai.staff hotel yg mesra dan peramah."

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2019

Redang Island Resort
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Perhentian Cabana
Perhentian Cabana
1 out of 5
Pulau Perhentian Besar Besut, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Terengganu, 22300
Stay at this beach campsite in Pulau Perhentian Besar. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant in their ...
3.6/5 Good! (5 reviews)
"For experienced campers, this place is ideal to set up and get local!"

Reviewed on 23 Jun 2022

Perhentian Cabana
Sekeping Penarek Homestay
Sekeping Penarek Homestay
3 out of 5
Jalan Penarik - Mangkuk, Kg Mangkok Chalok, Setiu, 21090
Stay at this 3-star beach holiday home in Setiu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and room service. Discover genuine guest reviews for Sekeping Penarek Homestay ...
Sekeping Penarek Homestay
Bayu Beach Penarek
Bayu Beach Penarek
2 out of 5
Lot 6572, Kg Penarek Baru, Setiu, Terengganu, 22100
Stay at this beach holiday home in Setiu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a beach locale. Discover genuine guest reviews for Bayu Beach Penarek along with ...
Bayu Beach Penarek
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