Pulau Redang is a tropical island in Malaysia with palm-fringed beaches and beautiful coral reefs. The island is located in the east coast of peninsular Malaysia and also known as Paradise Island, due to the enchanting beauty of the island.
Redang Island is located in the protected marine area known as Terengganu Marine Park. There are several small islands surrounding Redang Island Malaysia.
In contrast to the neighboring Perhentian Islands backpacker hangout, Redang has a more upmarket image, as almost all accommodation on the island is resort-based. The largest beach is Pasir Panjang on the east side, featuring half a dozen resorts. However, on the south end this beach usually has more choppy water and the beaches will have more debris than the beaches around the bend to the north. The snorkeling is also found to the north of Pasir Panjang.
Best time to visit Redang?
If you plan on getting the most of the beautiful vacation on Pulau Redang then April to July is the ideal months to spend a holiday in Redang Island. Since, the weather conditions in March are still settling down so there might be some obstacles in your trip.
Redang has a tropical climate with temperatures hovering around 30°C. Similar to the rest of Malaysia’s East Coast, Redang is affected by the northeast monsoon in winter, which means most resorts are closed and ferry transport schedules are severely restricted between November and February.
Activities on Redang
Snorkeling and Scuba Diving are the top activities on Redang. The waters around the island are usually crystal clear, and home to a host of sea creatures including turtles and reeftip sharks.
Other available sports options include beach volleyball and sea kayaks, but jet skis and water skis are banned to protect the coral. Fishing within the marine park is not permitted, however fishing boats can be hired for excursions beyond the 2-mile park limits.
Getting to Redang
Berjaya Air fly from Changi Airport Budget Terminal from Singapore to Redang Island. The flight time is about 80 minutes. The only airstrip is located near the Berjaya Resort which takes its passengers directly from the plane to the resort. If you’re staying at another resort, you will need to arrange your ferry or boat ride. The beach resorts in Pulau Redang often provide facility of transferring the passengers from the airport to the resort. You may need to make these arrangements in advance upon booking.
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