Redang Travel Guide

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Redang or in malay Pulau Redang (Pulau meaning Island) is a pituresque island on the east coast of Malaysia. The island is situated about 25 km off the coast, and about 50km north-east of Kuala Terengganu. It in one of the largest islands on the east coast and a popular vacation island for Malaysians.

There are different ways to get there: One is to take a boat from Kuala Terengganu, the other is to take one of the daily flights from Kuala Lumpur with Berjaya Air (but only in the main season). Boat and plane will arrive at the south-west tip of the island. Most of the 17 Resorts are located on the islands east coast. There are no roads connecting the south-west and the east coast, therefor it might be difficult to get from from the airport to the chosen Resort without any prior arrangements. Most visitors come on package deals and will be picked up at Merang Jetty (30 km north of Kuala Terengganu) by resort operated ferrys. The bus trip from Kuala Terengganu to Merang Jetty is generally included in the package deals as well. 

Redang is part of a marine park, formed by the nine islands of the Redang Archipelago. Redang does not have any sights, so most visitors spend their time lazing on the beach or snorkeling or diving. Most package deals include snorkeling trips by boat to nearby islands, but there is a nice reef right off the main beach Pasir Panjang. Whereas the neighboring Perhentian Islands are a popular backpackers destination, Redang has a more upmarket image. Besides one mid-range campground at Teluk Kelong all accomodation is resort-based. The main season is in July and August. Most resorts are closed during notheast monsoon season between November and February, and ferry transport schedules will be severely restricted, too.

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August 22, 2007 new by maretha (4 points)

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