Beautiful Pulau Redang – Redang Island

I’ve always very much wanted to visit Pulau Redang or Redang Island (as known to many others) after watching Summer Holiday during my teens. Few months ago, I’ve chanced upon this great deal from Redang Bay Resort, so I thought, why not?

Onboard Berjaya Air from Singapore

Redang bay resort is located on Redang Island, off the eastern coast of Terengganu (Peninsula Malaysia). It is pretty convenient if you are staying in Malaysia, Singapore or even Batam. For my peers residing in Kuala Lumpur, 6 hours drive away is all there is to the jetty at Merang or Kuala Terengganu.

70 minutes by plane from Singapore

My first time onboard Berjaya Air. Neat and comfy plane with little passengers. Taking a mere 70 mins by flight from Changi Budget Terminal, Singapore. I literally had my safety-belt on throughout the flight. I couldn’t recall when was the last time I had my seat-belt in place throughout a flight.

Arriving in Redang

When I reached Redang, it was heavenly. Idilyic, pristine, clear waters, powdery sandy beach front, beautiful coral reefs and the staff at the resort mentioned to me that there are more than 20 snorkeling and diving sites around Pulau Redang.

Beach 45 seconds away from the doorstep

The best part of the resort I chose is that the beach is steps away from the resort. I think maybe a 45 seconds walk? I was tempted to take on some of the facilities the resort offer including karaoke, canoeing trips, Kayak trips, Beach football (my favourite), and various card games. But nothing is more important than hanging out at the beach with a bottle of Tiger Beer.

Looking at some of the offers available at the resort which includes:

1. Trekking the jungle

2. snorkeling & scuba diving

I chose the snorkeling trip!

Tips for your Redang visit

Here are some tips if you plan to visit Redang anytime soon. :)

Price: RM 428 per person for twin room. This includes boat transfer from Merang Jetty.

Look out special package;

8 meals (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 tea breaks) served buffet style with barbeques up for alternate nights (Great stuff) comes included with a 3days and 2nights stay.

There are some packages that comes with 3 snorkeling trips and operating at: 9.30am & 2.30pm everyday. 1 snorkeling site at Marine Park included. If you are not into sea sports, you have a choice to replace it with a jungle trekking trip.

Take note that, all packages excludes: RM 15 for life jacket rental – RM 5 for marine park fee and RM 15 for mask snorkel set rental

Book a flight with Berjaya Air if you are from Singapore – it flies from Changi Budget Terminal to Redang Airport in a mere 70 minutes. Flight departing at 11.50am and reaches around 1pm Redang. Returning flight to Singapore is at 10am. This daily flight back to Singapore is a huge thumbs up for me!

I managed to book Berjaya Air at only SGD 150 for a return flight tickets, but with only 10kg baggage allowance limitation. Good enough for me anyway.

All in all, I had a fantastic weekend at Pulau Redang.

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