The gem, Redang Island, is a paradise for dive enthusiasts, with clear blue water, sea turtles, sea urchins, eels and many other marine creatures. Redang Island is a popular destination for tourists because of the romantic beaches with white sand and clear blue water.
Redang Beach is one of the largest and most beautiful beaches on the East Coast of Malaysia. Therefore, it is the target of Malaysian tourism developers. Take a trip to explore Redang Beach and experience its beauty.
How to get Redang Beach
On the island, there was a small private airport of Berjaya formerly with direct flights from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur but has stopped operating, so the only way is going by plane to Kuala Terengganu and then taking a boat to the island of Redang.
It should be noted that the Kuala Lumpur airport is very wide and the number of passengers on entry is very large so you should arrange your time to check-in the flight on time.
If you do not get on the plane on time, you take a bus to go to Kuala Terengganu.
Of course, this applies only in domestic from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu. If you did not buy cheap air tickets or the time between two flights is not reasonable, you can choose the bus to go from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu. This is more suitable for young people than for the families with small children. However, if you accidentally miss a flight, it is the only way to get to Kuala Terengganu in order to catch the boat to Redang in the next morning. The ticket price is RM45 per person (10.5$/pax).
It is mandatory to take the boat from Kuala Terengganu to Redang Beach because the only air route in Redang has stopped operating. In Kuala Terengganu, there are two main piers:
- Shahbandar Jetty (most of the resorts in Redang use this wharf) is just a few kilometers from the center of Kuala Terengganu. It is very convenient but it takes 1.5 hours to go to the island. On Kuala Terengganu, you can buy public boat service tickets to the island, but visitors mainly choose to buy service packages of the resort including shipping charges.
- The second pier is Merang Jetty, which is more than 40 km from Kuala Terengganu center, but from there, it takes only 30 minutes by boat. The Jetty has chosen by a few resorts as a transfer station. If you go in a big group with a lot of luggage, you can contact and book a car van at 8 a.m at the hotel and go directly to Jetty at the price of 80 RM (19$). It is very cheap because a taxi for 4 people costs up to 65-70 RM (15-16$).
The best time to visit Redang Beach
The rainy season starts from the end of October to early March in Pulau Redang, Malaysia. Most resorts start to close from September until the end of October. Tourism season in Redang Island Malaysia starts in March. Therefore, the best time to visit Redang Beach, Malaysia is between the months of June and August. At that time, the weather is in good condition with calm sea and it is a great opportunity for swimming and diving. The visitors should remember this period to arrange a suitable plan of exploring Redang beach during a trip to Malaysia.
The beauty and the diverse ecosystems of Redang Beach
This beach can be said to be the best among the beaches on the East Coast of Malaysia: the white sand as powder, crystal clear water turning from the blue to green color depending on the sun and the fishes swimming up everywhere…
The ecology of Redang Beach is truly a gift of nature. The surrounding waters are full of marine life. Approximately 500 species live together, creating a unique setting under the seafloor. The colorful coral reefs are home to many mollusks and some fishes. Sponges, algae, ephemera are the creatures that help to make sea water cleaner and nutrient-rich foods for many other organisms. In addition, the sea turtles often ashore to lay eggs in the sand pit at night. The forests on Pulau Redang Island also have many varied animal species. It is the home of foxes, pythons, monkeys, salamanders and countless bird species.
Interesting activities in Redang Beach
There are many interesting activities for tourists to do on Redang Beach in Malaysia. The visitors can dive to admire the beautiful sea, swim in the cool water or try surfing or kayaking to explore the surrounding landscape.
Redang is the famous diving paradise of Malaysia with many beautiful coral reefs and many lovely marine animals such as Nemo fish, baby sharks, and jellyfish… Spreading across Redang Island there are many shops providing diving equipment and they are always ready to serve tourists.
The development of trade in the tourism industry here has attracted many visitors coming to Malaysia.
Wearing a mask and diving into the ocean to discover the fish and colorful coral reefs is really interesting. If coming here from March to December every year, visitors will have the opportunity to snorkel with the sea turtles. Scuba divers can explore the World War II wreck, which is now home to the giant marine fish and eels.
Redang Beach is a must-try destination in Malaysia that you should not miss. With the experiences we share above, do not hesitate to come here and explore this beautiful beach right now.