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Pulau Redang Travel Guide: 277 reviews and 860 photos

While Pulau Redang is certainly a beautiful island, there are considerations that you should think about before you pick this as your holiday destination.

If you are just interesting in maximizing you time eiter in, on, near, or under the sea, then by all means this is the place for you.

However, if you are looking for fine dining, vibrant nightline, or a cheap, convenient, easy place to stay, then best to look elsewhere...

The island is fairly conservative, and there is nary cold beer to be found anywhere outside the hotels here. Also, there are very few restaurants, so you can end up eating most every meal at your hotel, which can be somewhat monotonous...

But for me, I was here for the diving, snorkeling, kayaking, swimming, and the like so Redang is an ideal place for this type of trip....

The itinerary for a typical day here went something like this: wake up, breakfast, jump on boat, dive #1, snorkel for an hour, dive #2, lunch, nap, jump on another boat, dive #3, kayak/lounge at pool, dinner, a few (precious) beers under the stars, and bed...

Over and over and over for about a week... (perfect for me, but maybe not the ideal vacation for others...)

  • Last visit to Pulau Redang: Jun 2003
  • Intro Updated Jun 18, 2003
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  • nikione's Profile Photo
    Feb 4, 2010 at 5:09 AM

    Nice comments on monkey and trigger fish .. it took me half a millisecond since opening the page to burst laughing

  • edachsund's Profile Photo
    Sep 21, 2007 at 12:52 AM

    nice, pic and tips as well. your underwater caption is amaze me sometimes.

  • kelnsha's Profile Photo
    Jun 4, 2007 at 10:23 PM

    Great tips & underwater pics!

  • xuessium's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2006 at 8:04 PM

    P.Redang is beautiful alright mate, but to balance the influx of tourist dollars against impact on the pristine environment is a sticky little problem....BTW, your resort is Berjaya Beach Resort isn't it?

  • Wild_Orchid's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2006 at 6:22 PM

    still not made a trip to Redang-so decided to revisit your pages. :) enjoyed the humour, and wished I had a beer too.

  • mizzzthanggg's Profile Photo
    Sep 12, 2005 at 9:33 AM

    hahaha.. excellent warning tips, ken!! should've used yr photos for my blog instead ;-)

  • flying_dolphin7's Profile Photo
    Sep 5, 2005 at 6:57 AM

    wow thats beautiful fish.. nice picture. I wanna be there someday.. Christine, SG

  • bpacker's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2005 at 7:36 PM

    Just got back from Lang Tengah, somehow, diving there is not too great near the close of the Monsoon! But I saw the bumphead parrotfish alright..

  • guiirin's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2004 at 12:33 AM

    Viewing such beautiful photos on your page brings back wonderful memories of Redang to me. Huge fishes but didn't have an underwater camera with me during my trip.

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2004 at 3:16 AM

    Beautiful photos! Redang sounds like a fantastic place, hahaha, even if I am not such an underwater person ;-)) A cold beer, your feet up and watching the sunset sounds great to me! :-))

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