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Redang Island Beach Resort, Malaysia

Updated on February 23, 2011

Great Snorkelling Trip in Redang

Redang Marine Park, My wife and I snorkelling among Beautiful Marine Fishes
Redang Marine Park, My wife and I snorkelling among Beautiful Marine Fishes

Redang Island - A Great Marine Park to Visit

A trip to Redang Island was a must, recommended a friend who has been there every year. To be specific we made our way to Laguna Redang Island Resort , on Pulau Redang in Malaysia, just off East Coast of Trengganu.

Yes, only my wife and I went on our own, leaving our 3 teenage children behind to take care of themselves (grandparents helped out too), while we basked in the sun, and enjoy each snorkelling trip which was part of the package. Between the two of us, we spent close to $900 for a 4 days 3 nights on the island. That is inclusive of VIP coach from Singapore to Merang Jetty in Trengganu. It also included 3 snorkelling trips, 3 sumptuous meals a day, and of course a room which interestingly has a King-size bed plus 2 single beds. The room can actually sleep 4 people comfortably.

Redang Beach Resort - A Great Vacation with the Fish

Snorkelling was fun (being first timers). We came close to the fishes. The fishes came close to us as we feed them with bread... they actually converge towards us as we dish out the bread when floating in our life vests and snorkelling equipment. Imagine when you dish out a piece of bread, then approach you in hundreds... like pirhanas. Scary but really fun, as they are harmless..... except for the Titan fish which is huge and a bully, one gulp and the piece of bread disappeared into its mouth.

The food was terrific.... a good spread of meats and vegetables, fruits and desserts, local and international cuisines, from very spicy to non-spicy foods. We were well fed, no complaints at all. We were thankful for the snorkelling trips, as it helped burn out the calories and soon it is meal time again.

We started at 10.30pm from Singapore and arrived at Merang Jetty at about 8.00am. Laguna Redang Island Resort had 4 ferries waiting for us at their check in point. There were about 6 check in points for other resorts also, but I was impressed with Laguna Redang's as it was the biggest, and well organised. The only thing we did not like was the waiting.... we had to wait till 9.30am before we could board the first ferry to Laguna Redang Island Resort. When we arrived on the island, we attended a 15 minutes briefing on conservation and the rules on the island. No picking of shells and corals, no fishing... safety, no littering, throwing of cigarette butts only in the designated boxes.... the island is quite free of litter, and clean indeed.

Let me recollect some great memories.... let me leave you with this for a while. Look out for my updates in the comments section below. If you need more info... or some experiences to share, please leave them in the comment section. In the meantime, enjoy some cool pictures taken underwater.

Fun, Excitement, on Redang, Swim with the Fish so Near You

Exposure to the Sun

As a precautionary measure, you want to apply sunscreen lotion on your body and face before going for snorkelling or sun bathing.  Excessive exposure to sun's UV ray may have its side effects.  Skin cancer is one big concern.  Talk to the pharmacist to get advice on what is the best sunscreen lotion to use.  Another added precaution is to wear a light T-shirt or wear a swim suit that covers your hands and legs also. 

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    jollytan 5 years ago from Singapore

    Paansabri...Redang Island is one of those beaches in Malaysia which I would like to visit again.

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    paansabri 5 years ago from kuala lumpur

    as a malaysian, im proud having this beautiful island..

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    mehakk-80 5 years ago from india

    amazing information.

    great!!!

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    borneo 5 years ago from Austria

    Hi, I planned to visit Redang last year, but it was rainy season and no boat went out. Just stumbled upon your hub and it makes me wanting to make new plans for visiting Redang.

    Cheers!

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    Mombasa Beach Hotels 6 years ago

    Hi thanks for the information about Redang Island Beach Resort. We visited mobasa restort hotel last year. This post made me to recollect the lovely momories of that tourist place.

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    SmittenWithTravel 6 years ago

    Thanks for such a in-depth hub on the Laguna Redang Island Resort. I actually never heard of it until I read your hub.

    Keep up the great informative hubs!

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    montreal flower 7 years ago

    Under the sea is like fantastic world. Awesome!

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    jollytan 7 years ago from Singapore

    Redang Island is one of those islands I will go again for the quiet and tranquill surrounding. Meals and snorkelling are all arranged. Just a great location for a relaxing holiday.

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    Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

    What a gorgeous place! Thanks for sharing this information with us.

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    jollytan 7 years ago from Singapore

    I think this is one affordable place where boat rides are included in package, and fist is so near the shores. Great place for snorkelling. You must make a trip there one day.

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    pinkhawk 7 years ago from Pearl of the Orient

    ...i love snorkeling esp. feeding the fishes! :).. wow such a captivating place to visit.. :)

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    jollytan 8 years ago from Singapore

    there are restaurants at different resort on that island. No worries about food. Children... many of them enjoying the sea and the fishes too. Kids will enjoy it too...

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    cr 8 years ago

    A beautuful place. Are there other restaurants near by? is it suiteble for children? did you saw some?

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    Finggle 8 years ago

    Great information for a Beautiful and relaxing HOLIDAY.

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    hcshi 9 years ago from Singapore

    Great information! Makes me want to go... What's the cost like (ex Singapore)?