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03 Aug 2022 - 7 min read

Things You Should Know While Planning a Trip to Pulau Redang

coast of Malaysia that has many fun activities to do!


Pulau Redang is often considered as the paradise of divers. When you plan a trip to Pulau Redang, you will find that the main activity there is diving. But if you are not that intrigued about diving, snorkeling still offers a unique underwater experience without diving too deep and having more danger risk or spending too much money.

If you need help to plan your trip to Pulau Redang, read our mini guide that includes the best things to do on the island!

Best Time to Visit Pulau Redang

Pulau Redang - Trip to Pulau Redang

You can snorkel around the Pulau Redang to witness the island’s fascinating marine life, and there are plenty of chances to see turtles, which is what the Pulau Redang is renowned for.

If you’re having a trip to Pulau Redang during the non-monsoon period, you can snorkel anytime you want. The best time to explore the underwater world is from April until August. Around that period, the visibility and the water quality will not be affected by the waves or currents.

How to Get to Pulau Redang

Located on the East Coast of Malaysia, Pulau Redang is not that hard to get to from the cities like Kuala Lumpur, there are plenty of ways for you to get there, you can take off with a plane or simply take a bus route, and catch a speedboat to get there. Here's a simplified guide on getting to Pulau Redang:

First, you have to get yourself to Kuala Terengganu, to get there you can take off with a plane (1 hour trip), take a self-drive with your car or rented car (6 hour trip), or catch a bus route (7 hour trip).

After you get a touchdown on the town, the next thing to do is to head yourself to Merang Jetty. Located approximately 30km from the Sultan Mahmud Airport, you can reserve a boat for your direct 40 minutes trip to the Pulau Redang from the Merang Jetty.

Things to Do in Pulau Redang

To help you spend your time with the most exciting and thrilling activities in Pulau Redang, here is some activity list for you to do on the island!

1. Explore The Underwater by Scuba Diving

Due to the contention about Pulau Redang being the best Scuba Diving spot, then first we have to strongly suggest this activity. Pulau Redang has over 20 dive spots with many kinds of depths and difficulty levels, so there is something for everyone. For the popular diving spots, you can search for Tanjung Tokong, Tanjong Lang, and Terumbu Kili. If you are keen enough to ask around, you can find and explore two large abandoned shipwrecks from the World War era.

Pulau Redang’s best diving months are between March and October when there is no monsoon rain that causes strong wind or current.

2. Fun Beach Activities

When you are on a beach, it’s impossible for you to get bored. There are too many things to do and see at the beach; swim around, kayak, do a volley ball match, paddleboarding or bodyboarding, play frisbee, and so many other things depend on your creativity.

You can paddle yourself to the mangrove forest around Alor Raja near Teluk Dalam Besar if kayaking intrigues you enough. Mangroves are one of the most biodiverse coastal environments in the world, and they are a home for a wide range of floras and faunas.

Though we said that there’s so many things to do on the beach, there are some activities that are prohibited due to coral reefs and aquatic life protection by the marine park. Such as jet skiing, water skiing, boat racing, and fishing. So please beware!

3. Visiting Redang Marine Park Center

Marine Park Center visitors can choose from a variety of activities while in there. The most popular activities are diving and snorkeling, but there is so much more to explore.

The exhibition center is an excellent experience for many people to learn and educate themselves about marine life and conservation efforts. There is also an exhibition of a turtle shrine where you can see the park’s hatchery filled with cute baby turtles.

The Marine Park center provides basic facilities for the visitors. There is no guest house or hotel here. Instead, you will find some camping grounds that serve as educational venues. There are restrooms on the site, and you will find a small mosque for you to pray.

And if you’re the kind who likes to relax on the beach or have a quiet and peaceful picnic, you can do that too. You will find some picnic tables here as well as small shops where you can buy yourself a set of meals.

4. Sighting the Sunrise, Sunset, and the Stars

Sunset - Trip to Pulau Redang

It’s a sacrifice for some of you, but if you wake up before dawn and head to the beach, you’ll be mesmerized by the sunrise in Pulau Redang. A vividly beautiful moment when you see the light over the horizon. There will be a few people on the beach in the early morning so you can get yourself an intimate moment.

But if you failed to catch the sunrise, no worries. Wait for the evening and sit by to witness the magnificent sunset. The view is different from the sunrise, yet equally captivating. You can just sit and sight, or do a beach stroll to walk by the sunset.

And to continue the night, you’ll find how bright the stars are. You can gaze at them as long as you want. To stargaze at the night on a beach is a very rare moment for most of us. Make sure you capture those moments on your cameras!

5. Nightlife

While Pulau Redang is not a necessary party destination, Long Beach has the best ambience of all. The bars and restaurants are open until late at night, and of course you will find some good alcohol there to accompany the night.

On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, some bars will have live music performed by musicians. This is an exciting place to chill and hang out, sing along with others. Many resorts have karaoke lounges, pool tables, and board games provided for you to have fun with your family and friends.

Where to Stay in Pulau Redang

Don’t worry about where to stay in Pulau Redang, because this island has plenty of beautiful hotels and resorts. As usual, you can book your favorite hotel on Traveloka as your lifestyle super app!

1. The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort

The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort - Trip to Pulau Redang

The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort


Redang Island, Kuala Terengganu

S$ 569.05

For those of you that love luxurious accommodation surrounded by the sea and the sand, The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort is right for you! Staying here, you will have an unforgettable trip to Pulau Redang with your loved ones.

During your trip to Pulau Redang, you can experience more by staying in The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort. As the name of the resort suggests, you can have a relaxing and rejuvenating moment in Taaras Spa. The atmosphere of the island and the treatment that makes your sore muscles go away are a nice combination.

Location: C-O Lot GL-04 Lapangan Terbang Sultan Mahmud, Redang Island, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia, 20928

Price Room Starts from S$ 569.05

They also have a turtle conservation called the SEATRU Turtle Lab. So, instead of having a relaxing holiday only, you can learn more about turtle conservation as well. You can also dive in the South China Sea that surrounds the resort or have some recreational activities at the beach, like trekking, playing volleyball, or surfing if you like!

The rooms are very lovable and some of them have the best view. The Cliff Bay Suite, for example, has a bay-view from the bathtub and a private balcony that overlooks the ocean or the treeline.

2. Sari Pacifica Resort & Spa Redang Island

Sari Pacifica Resort & Spa Redang Island - Trip to Pulau Redang

Sari Pacifica Resort & Spa Redang Island


Redang Island, Kuala Terengganu

S$ 196.08

Another lovable accommodation that can be your home during your trip to Pulau Redang is Sari Pacifica Resort & Spa Redang Island. This resort consists of several types of villas, including the ones that are seafront!

So, if you are staying in groups, look no more. This resort is the best choice for you. Other than the Seafront Villa is the Lagoon Villa and Country Villa. They are all spacious, luxurious, and full with great in-room facilities such as marble bathrooms with full amenities, walk-in closet, private balcony, and more.

The maximum occupancy is 5 people and it goes only for Lagoon Villa and Country Villa. Also, both of them are overlooking the Lily Pond instead of the sea. But don’t worry, the view and the ambience around the Lily Pond is great too!

Location: Lot 87 & 88, Pantai Pasir Panjang, Pulau Redang , Redang Island, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia, 20000

Room Price starts from S$ 196.08

The resort will complete your trip to Pulau Redang by providing some excellent facilities. The Kayu Manis Restaurant is available for you to have breakfast and more. You can embrace the beach weather by swimming in the beachfront pool (it’s time to prepare your best swimsuit!), and the recreation and dive center. Trekking, snorkeling, scuba diving, and watching the turtles will be a great experience for you when you stay here!

3. Redang Island Resort

Redang Island Resort - Trip to Pulau Redang

Redang Island Resort

Redang Island, Kuala Terengganu

The last recommended place to stay in Pulau Redang is Redang Island Resort. Well, there are actually more accommodations that are great in this island, but these top 3 will help you choose the best one easier.

Location: Teluk Siang, Redang Island, Redang Island, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia, 21090

Redang Island Resort is located off the state of Terengganu in the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Blending with the beauty of the island, Redang Island Resort emphasizes its glimmering presence in Teluk Siang, south of the Island. An extensive bay with clear waters. The resort will accommodate you with some facilities like swimming pool, recreational areas, and a gym for you to keep your fitness. It will be a great stay for you!

So, have you decided which date you will have your trip to Pulau Redang? Make plans with your friends right now and book everything easily on Traveloka, your lifestyle super app!

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