Pulau Redang, located 45 kilometers off the coast of Kuala Terengganu is the largest of a group of islands dotting the South China Sea off the Terengganu coast. The island offers crystal clear waters and numerous dive sites for the enthusiast. Sheltered within the Pulau Redang Marine Park, the waters here abound with marine life. At mid-day when the rays of the sun penetrate the sea, brilliant hues of coral, anemones and clams may be seen.
The waters around Pulau Redang also contain two historic shipwrecks. The H.M.S. Prince of Wales and H.M.S. Repulse were sunk here at the end of World War II, setting the stage for the Japanese occupation of Malaya.
This paradise island is perfect for snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving, jungle trekking, boating and canoeing. Nor fishing is allowed within a 3.2 kilometers radius of the island as Pulau Redang is gazetted as a marine park. The collection of corals and other aquatic life is also prohibited.
The adjacent islands of Pulau Ekor Tebu, Pulau Ling, Pulau Pinang, Pulau Bidong, Pulau Lang Tengah and Pulau Lima are excellent underwater havens for snorkelers as well.
Visitors to Pulau Redang have a choice of accommodation ranging from budget to international standard hotels. Guests staying at Berjaya's two properties on the island can also enjoy playing at the 18-hole golf course.
How to get there - Begin your island-hopping adventure by catching a boat at any of the jetties in Kuala Terengganu and Merang. Traveling time to Redang from Kuala Terengganu takes 1 1/2 hours and 50 minutes from Merang.