Pulau Redang (Malaysia)

Pulau Redang Travel Guide and Trip Resources

Nicolas Lannuzel


Pulau Redang is what some call the nicest island off Malaysia's east coast
Not much to see and do, but upscale resorts cluster together
Part of Terengganu Marine Park and rich in marine life; diving/snorkelling is a favourite activity here

Sometimes you imagine that there are no surprises left and you know practically all that a region has to offer. Travelindicator is based in South East Asia so knows the place pretty well. And then you sit down with a friend for coffee one day and he tells you "I am going to Pulau Redang next week". Wait, what? Where? Being made aware of this place we went and checked it out, and what we found did not disappoint.

Redang Island is located off the coast of Terengganu in north-eastern peninsular Malaysia. Part of the Terengganu Marine Park and since not too long ago blessed with its own airport (RDN), this is an island where relatively up-market that is famous for its appealing transparent waters, wide beaches and rich marine life. It is also an island that is (apparently, as we found out) steadily building a reputation as being perhaps the most lovely island on Malaysia's east coast.

In all fairness though, don't come here expecting to do much more than lazing around at your resort (which are mostly clustered together) or spotting some coral reefs from up close. We dare you to find any review that does not mention the words "beach", "snorkelling" or "diving". Trust us, you won't find any. At most you can head trekking into the jungle, but other than that transportation is limited and sights non-existent.

The Redang season runs from March until September. [Review by travelindicator]


You can find the best hotel deals in Pulau Redang here.

Key info

  • Pulau Redang is a region in Malaysia. It is situated at an altitude of 522ft and the best airport to fly into is RDN (Lts Pulau Redang, Redang)
  • The main spoken language here is Malay / English, and the average English skill is intermediate
  • The currency used in Malaysia is the Malaysian ringgit (MYR)

Pulau Redang Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

90 90 91 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 88 88

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

6.4 6.7 9.1 10.9 7.5 4.7 5.2 5.6 9.4 10.2 11.4 7.4

More Pulau Redang travel resources

The Redang Island Guide gives you 10 things to do here. At Redang Island Rendezvous you find some more info about sights ("Sights? didn't you say there are none?" Yeah, but they classify watching the sunset or trekking into the jungle as a sight!). Finally, the Redang Wikitravel may prove useful and you may like this blog or this one.

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