Beautiful Redang : Island, Marine Park & Resorts

Redang Island

We set off from mainland Kuala Terengganu towards our first destination – Redang Island, with promises of pristine blue waters and beautiful white sand at the end of our journey. Known as Asia’s Paradise, there are eight other neighbouring islands from Redang Island which are, Lima Island, Paku Besar Island, Paku Kecil Island, Kerengga Besar Island, Kerengga Kecil Island, Ling Island, Ekor Tebu Island and Pinang Island.

Malaysians calls this island as just “Redang”, this island is one of the largest islands off the east coast of Malaysia. Redang Island is different than the famous Perhentian Islands where almost all the accommodation in Redang is resort-based. Hence why the influx of visitors here are minimal in comparison to Perhentian Islands. There are many resorts around Redang Island, about a dozen beach resorts at Pasir Panjang, Teluk Dalam and Teluk Kalong.

Our ferry ride took about an hour and a half where we headed straight for Pinang Island or Pulau Pinang (not to be mistaken with the state of Penang), for a dip in the clear blue waters and to soak up some sun at the Marine Park.

Redang Marine Park, Pinang Island

Redang Marine Park

Redang Island Marine Park

The Redang Marine Park is located at Pinang Island, a favorite snorkeling spot for underwater-lovers. With 500 species of reef-building corals, 3000 species of fish and more than 1000 species of bivalves, it is no surprise to find many visitors in red and orange vests trying to spot the many species and fishes and corals underwater. Diving in full gear is not allowed here unless you’re a free diver.

There is a shipwreck nearby the Marine Park and the more adventurous can swim and dive at that location.

You can also find turtle hatch area here where hatchlings are mostly the Green and Hawksbill Turtles. The hatch area are protected so please do not enter the enclosed area, unless you want to be prosecuted. This marine park is announced as a full marine park under the Establishment of Marine Parks in Malaysia. The marine protected area covers 3.2km radius.

Redang Island, Pasir Panjang Beach

Redang Island, Pasir Panjang Beach

If you’re not swimming, the picturesque scenery is a heaven for photographers – just like how I enjoyed taking dozens of pictures on the island. Did I say I stepped on a few fresh and fat sea cucumbers as I was trying to get a nice picture of the clear waters? I couldn’t describe the feeling of stepping on them but let’s just say I’m dodging clear of fresh and fat sea cucumbers for the time being.

Restore Calm at Redang Resorts

There are a number of resorts located in Redang Island, a few dozens on the north, east and south but the one that we went to was the Laguna Redang Island Resort, Coral Redang Island Resort and Redang Beach Resort which is at Pasir Panjang.

Laguna Redang Jetty

As we stepped on the Laguna Redang jetty, we have two choices to either wait for the buggy ride (more like a tractor ride) or just walk for about 5 minutes to the resort. The private beach at the resort is a sight for sore eyes. The minute you look at that sparkling aquamarine waters, all your worries are lifted off your shoulders. It is a beautiful sight to behold, with fine white sand stretching in front of you before the clear blue waters.

Laguna Redang Diving Spot

Laguna Redang Diving Centre

There is a diving site nearby Laguna Redang so you can rent a diving gear, put them on and dive to your heart’s content. Swim with the turtles? A definite yes! Not to mention the many species of fishes available here for you to swim with. The waters are slightly shallow so only small boats can enter the laguna area, which are mostly private boats for the use of the resort dwellers.

Since all three resorts are next to each other, you can visit other resort’s restaurants or shops too – provided you pay for the services yourself. The beach, on the other hand, is free so yes, you may swim whenever you wish.

Laguna Redang Resort

Laguna Redang Resort Laguna Redang Resort Laguna Redang Resort Redang Beach Resort Redang Beach Resort


TISJFThis event was made possible by Tourism Terengganu and the media coordinator, Gaya Travel Magazine in conjunction with the Terengganu International Squid Jigging Festival 2015.

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50 thoughts on “Beautiful Redang : Island, Marine Park & Resorts

  1. The beach look beautiful. Nice place and i think this is better than bali beaches.

  2. such a fun and nice island to visit.
    Hope to go with family soon, never go for vacation there.

    1. Hope you can go there soon then Sherry. It is a nice place to go to. But make sure the timing is right. 🙂

  3. Very nice shot you’ve here! Such a blue-ish seas they have. Perhaps a perfect for my next getaway? *start planning*

    1. Thank you. Clear blue sea you can snorkel and see fishes at. A definite perfect choice for a getaway.

  4. I was there at Redang onceupon a time, a long time ago and it was the first time I saw fishes swimming right up to me and nibbling my feet….. ahhh… this is sooo nostalgic

    1. Haha really? That must be a fun experience for you. I accidentally stepped on a sea cucumber there for the first time ever. 😛

  5. Somehow, no matter how many times I go to Redang, I never get bored. And this is coming from someone who has water phobia!

    1. You have water phobia? Then are you scared when we go out to the open sea for the jigging? But yeah, Redang is one of those place you can go again and again.

      1. Not really. Being on the boat is pretty safe, unless there’s a thunderstorm, then I’d probably freak out.

  6. I really love Redang, this shows that even in Malaysia, there are breathtaking beaches. Don’t need to travel all the way to other places.

    1. So true. Malaysia have many beautiful beaches. Not just Terengganu but Langkawi, Johor, Sabah and many more. There are just so many hidden treasures that we don’t realize we have actually.

  7. I been there before and I wish to go again! I love to snorkeling and the beach just so white and clean!

  8. I visited Redang Island a loooong time ago and I loved it there! I thought Perhentian has less visitors though?

    1. Nowadays Perhentian has more tourists. From overseas. I find Redang more quiet and peaceful.

  9. Betty Liew says:

    I have plan to go Redang but never successful as too expensive the price. This round will buy the ticket early.

    1. Yeah, the price varies on peak season or not. Hope you can visit Redang soon though.

  10. I rindu Redang!! I wish I can go back there again! This time play at the beach with my baby hehe

    1. It would be great to go with your loved one to such a place. The memories will remain forever. 🙂

  11. Redang island is where me and my hubby wanted to go. Really love the naturals there.

    1. Hope you could go there with your hubby soon. It’s a very beautiful place and perfect for couples too.

  12. I have to agree that Redang is indeed a lovely place to visit. I used to go there pretty often when i was younger.

    1. Hope you could go back there soon and see if it’s any different than before. 🙂

  13. Love the amazing blue colour! Thanks for sharing, now I know where to plan my next trip 😉

    1. Yes, love the blue ocean and the sea breeze too. Hope you’ll enjoy your trip if you do end up in Redang soon.

  14. Juneci Siong says:

    i actually planned to go there soon. Any way I can know the price for two? 🙂

    1. Price for two? Do you mean for a stay at the resort? Since I haven’t much details of your plan, what I can say is, for two person and a night stay (excluding other trips or activities), it could start from RM300++

  15. Actually I am shame to share that I have never been to Redand island before 🙁 But I guess I can plan a trip there soon 🙂 Cheers, SiennyLovesDrawing

    1. It is a relaxing place to go to. Have some quality time for own self or with a loved one. I hope you can go there soon and enjoy your stay there.

  16. Redang ahh why haven’t I been there? One of my dream destinations! Must plan!

  17. I am not really a beach person, but from your photos, the place looks very welcoming 🙂

    1. On the contrary, I love beaches and yeah, Redang is one of those really beautiful beaches to sit and relax at.

  18. The moment I read that you stepped on the fat sea cucumber somehow made me laugh. But the beach really look beautiful. Thought you’d be sharing some of the in resort photos.

    1. It was a once in a lifetime experience – I hope I didn’t hurt the sea cucumber. LOL! Sorry sweetie, I don’t have in resort photos though. Huhu.

  19. Ought my! The view is breathtaking. I wish I was there…I always have soft spots for beautiful beaches.

  20. I miss my time at Redang. It was in April this year. Shared my experience in my blog too!

  21. oh my god!! The views is so so nice!! I like the sky and the sea views!! Good share dear ^^

    1. Thank you. I think the real thing looked better than the pictures actually. 🙂

  22. Pooja Kawatra says:

    Such a gorgeous and breathtaking place it looks. A perfect to relax and enjoy your time.

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