Redang Holidays

Redang Island, which belongs to a small Malaysian archipelago of nine islands within Terengganu state, lies within protected marine waters known as Terengganu Marine Park.

Along with its enticing palm-fringed beaches Redang's the amazing coral reefs beneath the crystal clear waters attract diving enthusiasts. The marine life is plentiful and you may see black tip reef sharks, turtles, cuttlefish and schools of colourful fish darting about. You may even see whale sharks and manta rays. Snorkelling is also possible from the beach or also within the Marine Park, where you can snorkel around a wreck and see some bigger fish and sometimes even a turtle.

The island is a nesting spot for sea turtles, particularly green turtles. A turtle conservation centre is located in the north of the island and during nesting season turtles are hatched and released back to the sea.

Inland much of the island is covered by rainforest and jungle trekking is a popular activity. Several trails provide the chance to enjoy the scenic beauty of the island and perhaps spot some of the numerous animals, such as deer and monkeys, along with rare plants.

Why visit Redang?
  • Superb beaches
  • Perfect for relaxing
  • Snorkelling and diving
  • Jungle trekking
Essential facts about Redang
Local Time

GMT + 8 hours


Malaysian Ringgit

Travel information

There are no direct flights from the UK to Redang. Fly via KL to Terengganu, then transfer by road for 30 minutes to Merang jetty followed by 50 minute journey by boat.

Best time to go

Weather tends to be sunny and hot throughout the year although March to October is considered the best time to visit. Between November and February the north east monsoon kicks in and heavy rain does occur.

Malaysia Tourist Tax

A tourism charge is payable locally at all hotels throughout Malaysia. Details will be advised at the time of booking.