Redang (Malay: Pulau Redang) is an island which lies about 45 km off the coast of Terengganu state in Malaysia. It is famous for its crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, and the tropical fish that inhabit the numerous reefs, many within 50 feet of the shore. 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. Scheduling your vacation around the summer school break will mean drastically fewer people at the resorts and it would not be uncommon on the beaches on the north end of the beach for you to be one of only a handful of people if not the only person on the beach.
What to see:
Redang is very low on sights and most visitors spend their time lazing on the beach or exploring the corals. There’s some fairly active wildlife though, including inquisitive monkeys (don’t feed them), energetic squirrels and large monitor lizards.
What to do:
- Scuba Diving
- Turtle feeding
Where to Eat:
There are few restaurants nearby and you can have limited number of menus. Some of the resorts arrange bar b q events for its guests. You can also request and join with them by contributing an amount.