Terengganu is a beautiful state that lies on the East Coast of Peninsula Malaysia and faces the South China Sea. Although other parts of Malaysia are rapidly developing, in Terengganu, it is as it time has stood still as this state retains all their rustic and idyllic charm. Do visit some of the most beautiful beaches here Terrenganu including Redang Island and Perhentian Islands. Check out the amazing range of hotel here too.
Kuala Terengganu, Kemaman
The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort, Raia Hotel & Convention Centre Terengganu
Kerteh Airport (KTE), Redang Airport (RDN)
The most popular hotels booked by tourists are The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort, Raia Hotel & Convention Centre Terengganu, Duyong Marina Resort, Hotel Grand Continental Kuala Terengganu, Resorts World Kijal, Hotel Tanjong Vista, Permai Hotel Kuala Terengganu, Felda Residence Kuala Terengganu, Grand Puteri Hotel, Sutra Beach Resort
Currently, there are around 282 hotels that you can book in Terengganu
Terengganu is a state in Malaysia that is located in the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. To the north, lies the Kelantan state and to the south, Pahang. This state is blessed with beautiful beaches, exotic islands, thick, untouched jungles, calm fishing villages, dazzling waterfalls and the list goes on. Islands in Terengganu are among the most picturesque and fascinating in Malaysia, an unforgettable piece of heaven in the midst of the South China Sea.
Terengganu is home to a diverse and close-knit society, where people are friendly and charm that exuberantly warmth and grace, with strong morals and values. People of different races share the bonds of neighborhood, a strong liking for local food and speak the same local dialect.
This state is truly a tropical gateway. It is a land where nature embraces the rich heritage that will truly revitalize all your senses. Come and experience the true wonders that Terengganu holds for yourself.
Terengganu started off as an independent sultanate in 1724 with the first Sultan being Tun Zainal Abidin. In the 19th century, Terengganu became a vassal state of Siam, and sent tribute every year to the King of Siam called bunga mas. Under Siamese rule, Terengganu prospered, and was largely left alone by the authorities in Bangkok. The terms of the Anglo-Siamese Treaty of 1909 saw power over Terengganu transferred from Siam to Great Britain.
The move was highly unpopular locally, and in 1928 the British used military force to suppress a popular uprising. During World War II, Japan occupied Terengganu and transferred sovereignty over the state back to Siam, along with Kelantan, Kedah, and Perlis. After the defeat of Japan, British control over these Malay states was reestablished. Terengganu became a member of the Federation of Malaya in 1948, and a state of independent Malaya in 1957.
From Kuala Lumpur, there are daily flights operating from KLIA and KLIA2 to the Kuala Terengganu Airport. Journey by air takes approximately 45 minutes and is mainly operated by MAS and Air Asia. There are also direct flights to Redang Island from the Subang Airport in Kuala Lumpur.
Express coaches depart daily from Kuala Lumpur and the journey takes approximately 6-7 hours depending on the traffic. If you are travelling from Penang, it would take 9 hours or so and from Johor, about 9 hours too. Buses from Kuala Lumpur departs from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan.
The KTMB train (Kereta Api Tanah Melayu) can be used for overnight journeys from Singapore to Tanah Merah, Wakaf Baru and Tumpat in Kelantan. From economy seats to comfortable sleeping beds, you can choose the service you would like.
The beaches around the town of Kemasik offer visitors great tranquillity. The town actually runs along the sea-shore, enabling you to shop for souvenirs while relaxing on the beach. Coconut trees are found in abundance along the sand, and it would be an incomplete experience without taking a sip of coconut water sold by the many vendors that are found along the beach.
Yet another excellent island, Pulau Kapas’ waters are home to a variety of hard and soft corals besides the marine life. This island is particularly known for squid fishing with only one resort available for accommodation.
Redang Island is a paradise; from the hilly landscape to unimaginable creatures that dwell on the coral bed, the island is bristling with life. Located 45km away from the coast of Kuala Terengganu, Redang never fails to enchant visitors - from the sleepy fishing villages to the warm beaches and from verdant rainforests to a seasonal encounter with Hawksbill turtles. There are plenty of accommodation available on Redang Island, such as the Berjaya Redang Resort, allowing you to explore the island's wealth of wonders.
The largest man-made lake in Southeast Asia, Tasik Kenyir is a picturesque water repository teeming with aquatic life, birds, mammals and vegetation. Angling is extremely popular here as the lake is home to many types of game fish. Several waterfalls also flow into the lake if you’re into water sports and swimming. You can also trek or go off-road in the jungles around this magnificent lake.
Terrapuri (The Land Of Palaces) is a conservation and restoration project of Terengganu Malay Classic house. Its feature 29 antique hundred years old Classic Houses. Terrapuri sits on the land edged by the South China Sea on one side and mangrove river on the other (Setiu Wetland). Be amazed with stunning view of Pulau Perhentian, Lang Tengah, Pulau Cepu, Redang and Bidong islands. The layout of the resort is inspired by the 17th century Terengganu Palace and its surrounding. Terrapuri consists of 20 exclusive restored villas, a Spa, a Malay fine dining restaurant, a private dinning villa, a gallery and a beach house.
Redang Island Resort, a 98-room boutique resort is located off the state of Terengganu in the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Situated at Teluk Siang, south of the island, the resort offers myriad land and sea recreational activities for all day fun in the sun. Providing ample space for guests to explore the preserved nature, this Malaysian-styled resort also serves sumptuous, authentic Malaysian and International cuisines.
The Taaras is a bespoke Private Beach Residence, tucked away and hidden from the outside world on a small Island, called Redang. The name of the property is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘TAARA’, meaning ‘Star or Apple of my eye’ as well as ‘Goddess of the Sea’ which are all represented and epitomized by their mermaid figurehead. 183 stylish suites and rooms, as well as a stunning five-bedroom Private Villa perched high up on the cliff overlooking the ocean and resort below. The resort boasts commissioned furniture and bespoke photography of Redang Island and the landscapes of Malaysia. Each suite or room contains oversized beds and hand-picked linens and fabrics for the visitors’ ultimate comfort.