Redang (Malaysia)

General tourist information

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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 the Islands of Lima, Paku besar, Paku kecil, besar, Kerengga, 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, 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*

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

Hotels in Redang

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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:

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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 Lauper to Kuala Terenganu can be reached from 35 rupees, 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.

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
Olga.Kozlova 08 Oct 2017, 20:06
Good time of day. If you arrive at the international airport in Kuala Lumpur with the alcohol purchased in the duty-free Almaty. Will there be problems when transplanting to the domestic low-cost airline, we are flying to Bali. you in your hand Luggage to carry on the flight to Bali from Kuala Lumpur alcohol from duty-free from airport Almaty (unopened, of course) ...
admin 09 Oct 2017, 04:51
Hello Olga! What is "INTERNAL" low-cost Bali. Bali is Indonesia, and the flights you will be international, and with the change of the airport terminal, because all the low-cost airlines, in principle, no matter domestic or international, are in a different terminal. This means that you will again undergo a security check security and alcohol of Dytiki 99% that will withdraw. ...
Olga.Kozlova 09 Oct 2017, 20:11
Thanks for the answer, but would like to hear more))))) it is Clear that this is another country, but I have read that the airline AirAsia, this is the type of "internal" between these countries low-cost carrier and there is even no LCCT duty free, because they do not regard as international terminal...
And don't even save that everything will be Packed in the package duty-free? ...
admin 2017 Oct 10, 04:42
Hello Olga! Nothing like domestic and international flights are completely different things, even when it was LCCT, which had to take the bus. Just as well there was all the necessary controls, including security. Now you have outdated information, and LCCT no longer exists, and replaced by a new international low cost carrier terminal KLIA2, read more here https://nashaplaneta.net/asia/malaysia/ ... inal-klia2. ...
Olga.Kozlova 10 Oct 2017, 19:17
Oh, thank you very much, I really didn't know that! Thank you
Duty free and there is normal, with good range? And they say that wine is normal neither in Indonesia nor Malaysia is not( what the price, about as usual in the duty free?
Thanks in advance for the information ...
admin 11 Oct 2017, 04:43
Duty-free is excellent at the new airport, I am sure, will find them. Wine in Malaysia outside dutikov in principle is better not to buy, as well as other alcoholic beverages, as prices because of duties just great, with the exception of duty-free Langkawi where alcohol is not taxed. About the price is not exactly prompt, but IMHO, they are about the same everywhere. ...
mimi_masha 23 Oct 2017 10:23 am
Thank you very much for the useful article!
Wanted to ask whether in Malaysia their "national" sweets or just snacks that you can bring home as Goodies? ...
admin 23 Oct 2017, 11:29
Mini Hello masha! Something many do not try to remember anything from sweets and desserts, and failed. Or rather, I don't want to say that there is nothing there. But to remember something to bring home, this is not. Besides, for my taste the desserts and sweets were not very tasty, too bland in my opinion. But I will go there in any major store, you will find something. ...
Frolovskiy 20 Dec 2017, 09:12
Tell me, please, is there any Commission/fee for the exchange of travel cheques in KL? If so, what kind? ...
admin 20 Dec 2017, 09:45
The Commission does not depend on the country, and from the exchange. Here http://www.aetclocator.com/TCLocator/search.do?lang=ru can specify a city for sharing, the map will display the nearest locations, and for each you can see the conditions up to specify the size of the Commission. ...