Undoubtedly, when we think of traveling to Malaysia, images of white sand beaches, the intense green of the vegetation and crystal clear water come to mind. And it is that in Malaysia there are many places that we can consider authentic paradises. The Redang Islands is one of these destinations, perfect for a stopover on your route through Malaysia or for a relaxing beach trip end.
Redang Island is famous for its snorkeling, crystal clear waters and good atmosphere.
In this short post I will tell you how to get to Redang Island, what to see and do in this paradise and where to stay.
How to get to Redang Island?
The fastest way to get there is from Kuala Lumpur by plane. Malaysian Airlines has daily flights to Kuala Terengganu.
When you reach the capital of Terengganu, you will need to take a boat to Redang Island from the Shahbandar Jetty. The journey takes an hour and a half from Kuala Terengganu and costs about 50 RM (approx. 12 euros), round trip.
The views from the boat that takes you to Redang are unique. You will be able to enjoy a landscape with small islets surrounded by tropical forest and an intense blue sea. In itself, the boat ride is one of the cool things to do in Redang.
Once you arrive at Redang Island, you will have to pay the amount corresponding to the Marine Park conservation fee, it costs about 5 RM approx (1.20 euros approx).
WHAT TO SEE AND DO IN PULAU REDANG, MALAYSIA
Snorkeling and Diving on Pulau Redang
Undoubtedly one of the best things to do on the island is to enjoy its beaches and take the opportunity to go diving. For those who do not dare to go scuba diving, you can enjoy the marine fauna by snorkeling.
If you want to enjoy the best underwater experience in Redang, you have to do it in the eastern part. There are the most diverse and colorful corals, since they are bathed by the South China Sea, with more oxygen and nutrients than in other areas. Without a doubt this place is spectacular.
Did you know that corals grow only one centimeter a year, and that coral formations take more than 100 years to develop? Be very respectful with corals, do not step on or touch them. Enjoy the environment without causing damage.
The Redang archipelago is actually made up of a group of islands, and although the most tourist accommodation and areas are located on Pulau Redang, Pinang Island is also inhabited and can be visited.
This island is less popular and there are usually not many tourists. It is ideal for sunbathing on its beaches and snorkelling. And although the island does not offer many things to do, the landscape is beautiful and very relaxing. A place full of peace.
Trekking and nature in Pulau Redang
There are several excursions to make routes through the jungle areas. There are even excursions to cross the island from end to end.
You also have the option of hiring outings by boat or motorboat. There are several small companies that make routes by sea to reach the small islands of the archipelago, or beaches that can only be accessed by sea.
Many of these companies offer the possibility of fishing trips and night fishing for squid.
WHERE TO STAY ON REDANG ISLAND
Redang is one of Malaysia's less popular island paradises for travelers. For this reason, it remains such an authentic paradise.
There are few accommodation options, and most of them are luxury resorts. Although there are also some bed and breakfasts or the option of staying in a room in local houses. I add some recommendations:
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