Redang Island is a must for beach-goers! The soft, white, powdery sand beach on the island perfectly compliments the crystal blue sea and corals that will take your breath away.
A perfect place for snorkeling, Pulau Redang is famous for its crystal clear blue sea water and pristine coral reef. Another popular attraction is a natural infinite pool overlooking the South China Sea. Ultimately, a perfect place for you to immerse yourself in the beauty of Mother Nature.
Pulau Redang is an island situated at the east coast of peninsular Malaysia and considered a part of the Terengganu state in Malaysia. It is about 30 kilometres from Merang Jetty.
Opening Days and Hours
Almost all of the resorts in the island are closed during the monsoon season of December to end of February.
Entry Fee and Bookings
The Island has no entry fee, and ferry costs from the mainland are normally in resort fees.
How to Get There
You can get to Kuala Terrengganu either by either plane or car. Once there, take a taxi to Shahbandar or Merang Jetty to catch a ferry to Pulau Redang Kampung Jetty.
If you are into island paradise getaways, this is the perfect spot for you to relax and enjoy nature. Pulau Redang is ideal for travelers of all types and ages. However, as there are no hostels or guesthouses available on the island, this might not be a suitable attraction for backpackers or those on a budget.
Time to Spend
Most people will spend at least 3 days and 2 nights on the island.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
May to August is the best time to spot green turtles nesting in this island, while September is your best bet to see whale shark migration. June is the peak season due to school holidays so if you prefer lower resort rates and a smaller crowd, avoid visiting the island in this month.
Apart from the obvious lounging by the beach, you can also snorkel or scuba dive to see the wonderful underwater world at Redang Island. The island is also known for its diverse wildlife including shark and green turtles viewing, and hikes through the woods. After enjoying an amazing sun set view, head to one of the many bars and enjoy nightlife on the island.
There are many restaurants to choose from on the island from budget food courts, mid-range cafes, to high-end restaurants. A must try local food in Pulau Redang or Terengganu is Keropok Lekor, a deep fried snack made from flour and fish meat.
Safety and Fraud
Beware of private boats overcharging for snorkeling or island exploration trips.
You can get a private boat to Pulau Perhentian and it will take around 1.5 hours to reach there.
Most of the beach front accommodations on the island is resort type, ranging from mid-range to luxury prices. Be sure to get your accommodation booked well in advance and arrange for your transport from the jetty or airport with the resort.
Good to Know
Apart from hotels, not all establishments take credit cards and ATMs are hard to come by, so you should carry enough cash in the local currency for your stay in the island. You should always try to shop around and haggle the price down if you want to go snorkeling or island exploration trip with a private boat.