"An island that I will call paradise - Redang!" Top 5 Page for this destination Pulau Redang by kelnsha

Pulau Redang Travel Guide: 277 reviews and 861 photos

White sandy beach of Pasir Panjang

One of the largest and most beautiful of the east coast islands, Redang has, inevitably, been targeted by big developers and there are few options for the independent travellers; nearly all visitors come on all-inclusive package deals except me. I usually book the resort of my choice through email or internet and drive to Merang jetty near Terengganu, follow by the resort speed boat to Redang island.

Redang Island Development

Redang is one of the nine islands that form a protected marine park and it offers excellent diving and snorkeling. Silt and rubble from resort construction is said to have caused some coral damage and there are ongoing problems with building waste, carelessly dumped on the beach. However, concerted efforts are being made to prevent further damage - even snorkeling is restricted to certain areas.

Redang Island Beaches

Of the most interest to travellers are the beautiful bays on the eastern side of the island, including Teluk Dalam, Teluk Kalong and Pasir Panjang. The huge Berjaya Beach Resort and the airport are on the north shore and the island's main village is in the interior. There is also a small camp site near the park headquarters on nearby Pulau Pinang.

Note that Redang island basically shuts down from 1 November to 1 March; the best time to visit is from mid March to late September.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful
  • Cons:Too far from Singapore
  • In a nutshell:The sand, the sun and the sea!
  • Last visit to Pulau Redang: Jun 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2009 at 8:54 PM

    So you will be visiting Redang - this place looks awesome! Are u staying at Beach Villa? Enjoy, Norman :)

  • Jun 8, 2009 at 1:59 AM

    hi,Would you pls give me the schedule and rates of the daily bus from KT'bus station to Merang Jetty? how can I take this bus?Pls email to hailam_12@yahoo.com, I do need this information with appreciated. Many thanks :)

  • easterntrekker's Profile Photo
    Apr 9, 2009 at 7:34 PM

    Great pages but 13 young shark would be too many for me !! Congrat ulations on being the featured member!

  • moonlighting's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2007 at 9:54 PM

    Great tips! Can you add transpo tip if coming from KL? BTW, i've been to Tioman early this year, and my question is: why are ferry rides expensive in Malaysia? :)

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2007 at 8:44 PM

    great tips Kelvin!

  • sugarpuff's Profile Photo
    Aug 6, 2007 at 1:31 PM

    Decided that your tips were far too good to not have enough tip ratings yet..so Ive helped you along hopefully!!! My friends just came back from Redang...is this the same place? What does Pulau mean?

  • Jul 16, 2007 at 1:45 AM

    Lovely place and great tips. Hope to be there one day to do diving. :)

  • cucumbre's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2005 at 12:05 PM

    Yo. Nice pic from Holiday Beach Villa! It's a great place to stay. Btw, the phone booking of Transnasional and pay thru ATM is no longer available. Operations ceased.

  • sweetie_inc's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2005 at 9:27 AM

    Great picture of the beach! But it's getting commercialise there.... cheers.

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