REDANG ISLAND TRAVEL GUIDE AND TOURISM 2022
About Redang Island, Terengganu
Redang (Pulau Redang) is an island which lies about 45 km off the coast of Terengganu state in Malaysia.
What Is Redang Famous For
Redang Island is famous for its crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, and the tropical fish that inhabit the numerous reefs, many within 50 feet of the shore.
More Upmarket Image Of Redang
In contrast to the neighboring Perhentian Islands backpacker hangout, Redang has a more upmarket image, as almost all accommodation on the island is resort-based.
The largest beach is Pasir Panjang on the east side, featuring half a dozen resorts.
However, on the south end this beach usually has more choppy water and the beaches will have more debris than the beaches around the bend to the north. The snorkeling is also found to the north of Pasir Panjang.
Schedule The Right Time For Your Vacation
Scheduling your vacation around the summer school break will mean drastically fewer people at the resorts and it would not be uncommon on the beaches on the north end of the beach for you to be one of only a handful of people if not the only person on the beach.
Travel By Plane
Berjaya Air has recently opened an airstrip on Redang (code RDN), located on the south side of the island near the Taaras Beach & Spa Resort (formerly known as Berjaya Redang Spa Resort).
There is one daily flight each to and from Kuala Lumpur (RM249 one-way) and Singapore (RM350 one-way).
Travel By Boat
The traditional way to get to Redang is by boat. The main jetty is at Merang, some 30 km north from Kuala Terengganu.
From Merang, the trip to Pasir Panjang takes about 40 minutes on comfortable, large speedboats and ferry boats with prices are more or less standardized at RM40/80 one-way/return.