With dazzling white sands stretching along the beach, starkly contrasting against green-clad forests, and pristine water glistening under the sun; Pulau Redang, or Redang Island, is truly a feast for your eyes, body and soul.
The island is located approximately 45km off the coast of Kuala Terengganu. Designated as a marine park, Pulau Redang is a popular nesting ground for sea turtles and known for the astonishing beauty of its aquatic life, preserved since 1991. Planning a holiday trip to the island is almost hassle-free, as it is surrounded by many luxurious resorts and budget-friendly hotels to choose from. Visitors are welcomed from April to October as the monsoon season would hit from November to early March, during which a lot of transport services to the island would be halted.
From beach sports to snorkelling - it is hard to get bored on the island. Whether you are brave enough to swim with sharks or keen for some adrenaline rush from water sports, there is always an activity for everyone. Dive into the water to find gorgeous coral reefs and plenty of fish species. You may even come across some turtles, as the magnificent creatures are commonly spotted at the snorkelling and diving sites.
Definitely something not to be missed!
Get up close to some of the rare species inhabiting the island by going on a jungle trekking adventure. The many viewpoints of the hill offer scenic views of the island’s surroundings. Pulau Redang also houses a huge mangrove forest, brimming with numerous species of flora and fauna; such as macaque monkeys and mouse deer. Visitors could also find wild orchids and white-bellied sea eagles on the island.
Don’t worry about food when you are in Redang Island. Local and western delicacies are served at a variety of restaurants, food stalls, and bars dotted around the beaches. The nightlife in Redang typically revolves around the beach, where visitors would relish the cool ocean breeze, and occasionally, a fire show.
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