Redang (Malaysia)

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General tourist information

Остров Реданг, Малайзия

Redang (Redang Island) – an island off the East coast of Malaysia in the South China sea, in 45 km from Kuala Terengganu (Redang on the interactive map of Malaysia). It is the largest (42 km2) in the eponymous archipelago of 9 Islands, which also includes Lima island, Paku besar, Paku kecil, Kerengga besar, Kerengga kecil, Ekor Tebu, Ling and Penang. They are all part of the National Park Redang Marine Park.

First came the men of the people of Bugis (Indonesia). Their descendants today live in the only village with a hundred or so residents.

Stay

Остров Реданг, Малайзия

Redang – known island resort with wildlife. Even the airport hotels and do not interfere with the impression that he is "on the edge of the earth." People come here to sunbathe on the clean sand beaches and swim in the sea the color of blue. This place is suitable for relaxation and active recreation. While Redang is not the place for budget travellers: instead of campsites and guest houses here are quiet, but expensive hotels of Taaras, Redang Calonge, Nandagopa, Mutiara beaches of Teluk dalam, Teluk Mata etc.

Apart from relaxing on the wonderful beaches, Redang offers a lot of entertainment, but also from the category is not for a backpacker: scuba diving, sea boat trips, fishing, etc.

There are more than 20 dive sites. Diving can be enjoyed from may to September, as well as snorkeling. Water clarity here is just great. You can see the world's largest single coral Mushroom coral in the form of a huge mushroom. At the end of summer migrate to naked turtle. Here there are also sea turtles, sea pike, rays, crabs, sponges, corals, etc.

You can do Windsurfing, Canoeing and kayaking, beach volleyball, football and fishing, but not less than two miles from the shore. Possible trekking trails Redang. At night you can sit in the beach restaurants with rich menus and real music, and in the bars and restaurants of hotels.

Infrastructure

Redang is not a wild and uninhabited region, but the entire infrastructure is concentrated only in two small areas, while the remaining large part of the territory occupied by tropical forests. The main tourist area is the Pasir Panjang beach on the East coast. It has everything for a comfortable stay, but the whole situation is that most of the time you'll spend within hotels, because to go nowhere.

Here there is an abundance of restaurants and cafes, and I have to eat only in restaurants of hotels. Their menus are full of local, Indian, Chinese and European dishes of crabs, oysters, squid, lobster and rice dishes. You can eat meat "satay", soup "Ekor", noodles "mi Jawa", etc. Lots of exotic fruit (rambutan, durian, etc.). Including preparing salads, desserts and juices. But all will have to pay a lot, the power budget is not found.

Night life on the island is reduced to sitting in restaurants hotels at best with karaoke. If you want to have fun, you have to make your party on the beach.

Weather, seasons, Redang

On Redang there are two seasons:

High season (dry season)lasts from June to October. This is the best time to visit: not too high temperatures, almost no precipitation.

Low season (monsoon season), is from November to may. The constant monsoon winds create the sea high waves, frequent precipitation, the sky is often overcast, especially from November to February. In this period the tourist life on the island is almost completely freezes, hotels, restaurants and entertainment close. Starting in March it is already possible to come to the island, hotels are starting to work.

Seasons on Redang months*

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
                       

*best time to visit;
appropriate time to visit;
not a recommended time to visit

Hotels in Redang

Остров Реданг, Малайзия

Hotels in Redang quite a bit, and they are all expensive. Find a budget mine is impossible.

The most famous Berjaya hotel is on the shore of the lagoon with its beach. The Chalet is surrounded by blossoming gardens, a diving club, bar etc. the Hotel Laguna Redang island resort designed for families with children. Good and Spa hotel Sari Pacifica Hotel. Poor guests are going to Redang Bay Rersort and Mutiara.

The best Teluk dalam beach, then Pasir Padang and Teluk Mata. Along these beaches are hotels. Teluk Dalam is divided into two parts: the hotel Kecil and Besar Taaras while homeless.

Pasir Panjang is a famous beach with the centre of Tanjung Tengah. It is built along the hotel. Discos, karaoke on the beach and a rich cuisine are popular with many. Teluk Kalong – there are three beaches divided by rocks from a stone. The resorts nearby offer quiet vacation without the noise and bustle.

Find and book a hotel in Redang island can through the search form. The search is performed in popular South East Asia search engine Agoda.com, Russian language and Russian-speaking support is present. Also many hotel options offers one of the world's most popular search engines and booking booking.com:

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How to get

The island has a small airport (RDN) of the airline Berjaya Air. The airline operates flights to the island from Kuala Lumpur, but currently they are not implemented. You can also fly to Kuala Terengganu airport, from where then you can reach the island by boat.

By bus from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terenganu can be reached from 35 ringgit, in a way 7-8 hours. Buses depart from the station TBS (Terminal Bersepadu Selatan) in the morning and evening.

On arrival in Kuala Terenganu need to get to Merang jetty which is about 30 kilometers from the city, or to SyahBandar jetty (located right in the city, a 15-minute walk from the bus station).

From Merang jetty depart at 09:30 (back to 12:00) boat cost 40 ringgit, in 40 minutes. Arrive at the beach of Pasir Panjang.

From SyahBandar jetty boats depart at 09:00, 10:30 and 15:00 (back 7:00 , 11:00, 13:00), the price is 50 ringgit in 1 hour 40 minutes. Arrive at the beach of Pasir Panjang and Kampong Jetty.

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Transport, than to move on

Transport on the island is almost there. The only way coated in the center of the island connects the airport to a jetty on the coast, two of the resort. But to get to other resorts and beaches, including the beach is Pasir Panjang, it is necessary to rent a boat or make a forced March along the trail through the jungle with a duration of half an hour. Not even here a water taxi to other Islands, and boats for travel must be ordered through the reception of the hotels or look for them on the wharves.

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
admin July 26, 2018

Hello Sergey! Absolutely no problems, quiet ride. ...
Galina Z. December 14, 2018
May be someone knows if the exchangers at the airport in KL in the evening 20-22 h? ...
admin December 15, 2018
Hello Galina! There all round the clock. ...
Shura 11 January, 2019
Flying from Thailand to Penang.
It is better to drive - baht or dollars?
How are things with exchange? Is it convenient to pay by credit card? ...
admin 11 January, 2019

What you have on hand, and bring. The exchangers are in Penang, go to the area of Komtar or the Penang, there you will find the best rates in my experience. A map is certainly convenient, but not enough where pay. Hotels will pay, and for the transportation, Souvenirs in the small shops there. ...
Karin 27 January, 2019
Hello! The husband has a Grey passport issued by Estonia ( person without citizenship) . Do you need a visa in advance? Or maybe arrange it on arrival ?) ...
admin 28 January, 2019

Honestly, difficult to answer, after all this is a very controversial status without citizenship. It can at passport control not to pay attention to it, and the place of issuance of the passport to put the visa for 90 days as a citizen of Estonia, and can not supply a visa and even do not give, because there is in fact a list of countries that require a visa and persons without citizenship there is clearly no. Try to call the Embassy in Moscow, and even better to write them a letter at least e-mail to answer on paper just in case. And if not difficult, then let me know what happened. ...
Max June 15, 2019
Please tell me
Boats to the Islands after 18: 00 does not go? or just can be found individually? ...
Vladimir N 24 June, 2019
Need addresses of shops selling Ayurveda in Kuala Lumpur ...
valentinatseiko 7 July, 2019
Good afternoon. Thank you for such a detailed description of the topic. For me it was useful to read. ...

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