About Redang Island
Redang Island (Malay: Pulau Redang) is an island in Kuala Nerus District, Terengganu, Malaysia. It is one of the largest islands off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It is famous for its crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches. It is one of nine islands, which form a marine sanctuary park offering snorkeling and diving opportunities for tourists.
The Redang archipelago comprises Pulau Redang, Pulau Lima, Pulau Paku Besar, Pulau Paku Kecil, Pulau Kerengga Kecil, Pulau Kerengga Besar, Pulau Ekor Tebu, Pulau Ling and Pulau Pinang. Pulau Redang is the biggest of all the islands in the Marine Park, measuring about 7 km (4.3 mi) long and 6 km (3.7 mi) wide. Its highest peak is Bukit Besar at 359 metres (1,178 feet) above sea level. The boundary of the Pulau Redang Marine Park is established by a line linking all points 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) from the shores of Pulau Redang, Pulau Lima, Pulau Ekor Tebu and Pulau Pinang. The other nearby islands of Pulau Perhentian Besar, Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Pulau Lang Tengah, Pulau Kapas and Pulau Susu Dara are also gazetted and protected as Marine Parks. Today, only the bigger islands like Redang, Lang Tengah, Perhentian and Kapas have resort facilities for visitors. The management of Marine Parks primarily involves protection of the sensitive marine and terrestrial ecosystems by controlling the impact from human activities. These include waste pollution management and conservation of coral reefs and terrestrial habitats.
There are a few ways to go to Redang Island.
Take a domestic flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu.
Kuala Lumpur is the federal capital of Malaysia, and it is the main hub for international flights coming into the country. Kuala Terengganu is the capital of Terengganu – a province in peninsular Malaysia. KT, as the locals call it, is the major jumping point for accessing Redang Island. Both AirAsia and Malindo Air have daily flights from Kuala Lumpur’s KLIA2 terminal to Kuala Terengganu.
From Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to Kuala Terengganu via Malaysia Airlines
From Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) to Kuala Terengganu via AirAsia
From Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (Subang Airport) to Kuala Terengganu via Firefly & Malindo Air
From Singapore: Currently, there are no direct flights from Singapore to Kuala Terengganu. All flights from Singapore transit through Kuala Lumpur. The entire journey from Changi Airport, Singapore to Kuala Terengganu Airport will take approximately 3 hours and 20 minutes.
For those self-driving set your GPS for Merang Waterfront jetty or Shahbandar jetty. From there parking is available, if needed. The Sari Pacifica Resort & Spa can provide a sea transfer, or if you prefer, take the public ferry to Redang jetty.
Public Speed Boat departing from Merang Waterfront Jetty
We provide daily speed boat transfers from Merang Waterfront Jetty to Redang Island. Journey will take you approximately 30-40 minutes.
Public Ferry departing from Shah bandar Jetty
Located at Kuala Terengganu Town.Just 15 minute walk from Kuala Terengganu Bus Terminal. From Shah bandar Jetty to Redang Island will take 1 hour 40 minute.
Things to do
Located at about 45km of the coast of Terengganu, Redang Island (Pulau Redang) is the largest island in the state. It is famous for its pristine beaches, fabulous dive sites, crystal clear water and picturesque views. The most popular beach is the 800m Long Beach (Pasir Panjang) where most of the resorts and chalets dotted along the shore.
Scuba diving to discover the shipwrecks and other interesting features of the waters here in Pulau Redang. There are more than 30 dives sites near Pulau Redang
Snorkeling in the tranquil, crystal clear water to see colorful fishes and corals
Trekking to see the diversified tropical plants and animals
Turtle watching. No other place in Peninsular Malaysia has the highest rates of sea turtles nesting than Pantai Chagar Hutang in Redang Island, Terengganu
Get sweat by playing a round of beach volleyball or beach soccer
Catch sunrise from Long Beach