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Alaya Malai

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On the beach, beach towels
Exclusive Double Room, Balcony | Minibar, desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board

Overview of Alaya Malai

Alaya Malai

3.0 star property
9.8 out of 10 Exceptional
9.8/10 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
Lot 3 Jalan Pantai Merang, Kg Mengabang Tapah, Setiu, Terengganu, 21010

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMerang Jetty17 min walk
  • Popular LocationSutra Beach5 min drive
  • Popular LocationPagar Besi Beach16 min drive
  • AirportKuala Terengganu (TGG-Sultan Mahmood)31 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Setiu, Alaya Malai is on the beach. While the natural beauty of Redang Beach and Summer Bay Resort Beach can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can explore Merang Jetty. Discover the area's water adventures with scuba diving and snorkelling nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with cave exploring and hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Merang Jetty - 17 min walk
  • Sutra Beach - 5 min drive
  • Batu Rakit Mosque - 12 min drive
  • Pagar Besi Beach - 16 min drive
  • University of Malaysia Terengganu - 21 min drive

Getting around

  • Kuala Terengganu (TGG-Sultan Mahmood) - 31 min drive


  • Keropok Mengabang Tapah - 7 min walk
  • Keropok Lekor Bayu - 2 min drive
  • Keropok Lekor Mok Teh Merang - 2 min drive
  • Keropok Lekor Wawa Merang - 2 min drive
  • Keropok Iman - 15 min walk

About this property

Alaya Malai

3-star bed & breakfast
Located close to Merang Jetty, Alaya Malai provides free full breakfast, a return airport shuttle and a terrace. This bed & breakfast is a great place to bask in the sun with a beachfront location and beach towels. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities, such as a cafe and a garden.
You'll also find perks such as:
  • An outdoor pool with sunloungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self-parking
  • A free ferry terminal shuttle, bike hire and bike parking
  • Concierge services, barbecues and coffee/tea in reception
  • Guest reviews say good things about the walkable location
Room features
All guest rooms at Alaya Malai boast comforts, such as furnished balconies and air conditioning, in addition to amenities, such as free WiFi and sound-insulated walls. Guests reviews speak well of the spacious rooms at the property.
Extra amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Wardrobes/cupboards, balconies and electric kettles


English, Malay

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Free ferry terminal shuttle

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Bike rentals
  • Bike parking
  • Bike storage
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • Library
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • Change of bedsheets (on request)
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • At least 80% of lighting from LEDs
  • At least 80% of food locally sourced
  • Beach towels
  • Humane treatment of captive wild animals
  • Local culture and ecosystem education
  • Locally owned and organised tours and activities
  • Smoke-free property
  • Water dispenser

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • 32-inch LED TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Soundproofing
  • Water-efficient toilets only

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Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Express check-in available
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal and airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
There is no front desk at this property

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 12 March 2022 to 31 December 2023 (dates subject to change).


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room; children may not be eligible for complimentary breakfast
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: MYR 75 per person (one-way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash

Property is also known as

Alaya Malai B&B Setiu
Alaya Malai B&B
Alaya Malai Setiu
Alaya Malai Setiu
Alaya Malai Bed & breakfast
Alaya Malai Bed & breakfast Setiu

Frequently asked questions

Does Alaya Malai have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

Is Alaya Malai pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Alaya Malai?

Self-parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Alaya Malai?

Check-in begins at 3 PM.

What time is check-out at Alaya Malai?

Checkout is at 11 AM.

Does Alaya Malai provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of MYR 75 per person applies.

Where is Alaya Malai located?

This Setiu bed & breakfast is on the beach, 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Merang Jetty, and within 20 mi (32 km) of Redang Beach and Summer Bay Resort Beach.




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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Excellent

Jonathan, Singapore

Travelled with family, Travelled with partner, Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Undoubtedly the best hotel in Merang! Highly recommended if catching an early boat from Merang to Redang. Few mins away from Merang Jetty.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
We had a wonderful Time there, our Host were perfect and treated us like friends. The food is very good as well, morning pancakes are wonderful. Budi was of great help when we had to book for our day trip, you don't have to take care of anything. the place is cute and classy. We loved our stay there, we even extend of one night. Thanks for everything Budi and Toni!
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2020

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveller

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff and service went above any expectation. friendly and genuine and was helpful beyond what is normally expected. The owners Budhi and Tony are lovely people.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

10/10 Excellent

Danut Cristian

Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2019

8/10 Good

Verified traveller

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Nice place to relax..
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2018

10/10 Excellent

Yee, London

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The hotel is located right next to the beach and near the boats that take you to Redang and the other islands. We arrived late in the season so couldn't travel to the islands, but we were given great suggestions by Budi and Tony for alternative trips (recommend the elephant sactuary) , and they were excellent hosts. I recommend their food, we had an excellent fish curry with rice, stir fried prawns and poppadoms. Yum! Breakfast is excellent too. The town centre is about 45 minutes away by car but taxis are cheap (use Grab) and the bus takes an hour but costs under 5 ringit per person each way. Rooms are spacious and beds are comfortable. Recommend this hotel for a quiet and relaxing getaway
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2018

8/10 Good

ron, SG

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
nice hotel close to the beach
a really beautiful place. instagram worthy, nice decor, comfortable room. pity i only stayed for 1 night. it's right beside the beach which is great. breakfast was ample and delicious too. not to mention Budi+Tony are great hosts!
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2018

10/10 Excellent

Polly, Kuala Lumpur

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Better than staying on redang island. An easy 5*
I can now understand why this place is rated 5/5. The hosts, Budi and Tony really put their hearts into running this b&b. Well done. This is wayyyyy better than staying on the island. Has a beach right in front of the house, lovely pool, and 2 servings breakfast each pax! This place is so quiet and peaceful. The pool water is so clean and felt so light swimming in them, it doesn't have the typical pool chlorine smell. If I could, I'd give them 6*. Hopefully they are the same when I return some day.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2018

10/10 Excellent

Mike, Australia

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Pretty hotel close to the beach
Our stay at Alaya Malai exceeded expectations! Budi and Tony were extremely friendly and welcoming. Their home cooked dinner was yum and the rooms were new and very clean. Budi was kund enough to give us a lift to the jetty upon departure and stopped by a convenience store so we could get some cash and snacks to continue our journey. We really appreciated the little gifts provided and would definitely stay again!
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2018

10/10 Excellent

Finella and Yas

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The best stay we’ve ever had
This was one of the nicest places we have ever stayed and we can not fault our stay one bit. We instantly felt at home and we were treated like royalty. The staff were so friendly and helpful and went above and beyond for us throughout our entire stay. They even went to the effort of making us a little picnic each time we went to the beach. We will defiantly be back, it was the best experience. The building and interiors are beautiful and we just felt so welcome and enjoyed ever second of our time here. We didn’t want to leave and couldn’t have asked for a better time here. Thank you so much for providing such an amazing service and comfortable stay.
Stayed 6 nights in Apr 2018