Redang Island Honeymoon Travel Guide
Unwind on a choice of pristine palm- and casuarina-fringed white-sand beaches that dot the coastline of lush, jungle-clad Redang Island, the largest of nine islands that make up the archipelago.
Overlooked by Bukit Besar (359m), Redang’s highest peak, this tropical island paradise provides 17 resorts that typically front powder-white sandy beaches lapped by the crystal clear turquoise waters of the South China Sea.
Redang is arguably Malaysia’s premiere marine park, famous for its rich diversity of marine life. Superb snorkelling and diving options at 30 dive sites boast more than 50 species of coral and 100 species of fish.
Snorkel or dive among thousands of colourful reef fish such as angelfish and parrotfish, and in deeper waters spot jack fish, tuna, barracudas, turtles and sharks.
These waters are also famous for two historic shipwrecks: HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse, which were sunk at the start of World War II, just prior to the Japanese occupation of Malaya.
Island-hop around the archipelago, explore the rugged coastline by sea kayak, play volleyball on the pristine white sand, go wind-surfing or take a jungle hike into the interior. Several resorts offer open water PADI diving courses.
(Note: Jet and water skis are banned to protect the coral and fishing is allowed only beyond the park’s 3km limit.)
Redang Island offers newlyweds a choice of accommodation options to suit all budgets, including the following…
The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort
Location: Redang Island
Prices: from AUD334 per room
Description: Situated off the coast of Terengganu, the luxurious The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort features spacious rooms with a balcony. The resort features a swimming pool and 4 dining options. Taaras Beach Resort’s rooms include modern décor, and have air conditioning and a fan. Also included in the elegant rooms are a tea/coffee maker and minibar. Guests can work out in the fully-equipped fitness center, or enjoy relaxing body treatments and massages at the spa. The resort also provides currency exchange services at the 24-hour front desk. The Asean all-day dining restaurant serves local and international dishes, and Beach Brasserie specializes in Japanese, Indian and Western food. Other dining options include light snacks and refreshing beverages at the open-air Bayu Bar. Taaras Beach & Spa Resort is 45.1 km from Sultan Mahmud Airport, followed by a 1.5-hour ferry ride from Shahbandar Jetty.
Laguna Redang Island Resort
Location: Redang Island
Prices: from AUD230 per room
Description: Situated along the shores, Laguna Redang Island Resort offers comfortable accommodation with free WiFi access in the public areas. Operating a 24-hour front desk, it features a restaurant and a large outdoor pool. Fitted with wooden flooring, air-conditioned rooms include a wardrobe, personal safe, a TV, fridge and seating area. The en suite bathroom comes equipped with shower facility, towels and free toiletries. At Laguna Redang Island Resort, guests can indulge in a pampering massage or enjoy activities such as hiking, diving and snorkelling. Luggage storage facility and airport shuttle services are also available. The in-house restaurant serves a delectable spread of local and Continental dishes. After-meal drinks can be enjoyed at the bar, while barbecue facilities are provided. Laguna Redang Island Resort is about 15 minutes away from Marine Park by boat.
Sari Pacifica Resort & Spa, Redang
Location: Redang Island
Prices: from AUD154 per room
Description: Steps from Pasir Panjang’s white sands and clear waters, Sari Pacifica Resort & Spa Redang features spacious villas with private balconies and spa tubs. It has a beachfront pool and restaurant. The spaciousness of tropical-style villas at Sari Pacifica Redang allow for a large walk-in closet and sitting area. In-room comforts include a TV and hot sower. Lounge on outdoor day beds with a cocktail in hand or enjoy the views and go for a swim in the outdoor pool. Sari Pacifica also provides barbecue facilities, as well as snorkeling and diving equipment. Redang Sari Pacifica’s restaurant has all-day dining with local dishes. Several dining options are easily accessible from the resort. Sari Pacifica Resort & Spa is about a 30-minute boat ride from Merang Jetty.
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The best time to visit Redang is between March and October, with July and August being the busiest months. Temperatures are fairly steady throughout the year, averaging around 30ºC.
For more climate info: Redang Weather Guide…
Redang Island is located in the South China Sea close to the Malaysian mainland, and is easily accessible by ferry from Merang or Kuala Terengganu; or by air from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
Information on how to get to Redang…
Latest update Redang Island honeymoon destination: 6 February, 2017