Redang Island, the best beach in Southeast Asia

It may seem a bit pretentious to say that Redang Island is the best beach in Southeast Asia. And it is that in this region of the world, without a doubt, beautiful beaches abound. So maybe you think that Redang Island is not the best, but it is clear that anyone who knows it will place this little piece of Malaysia on the podium of the most beautiful beaches he has ever seen.

How to get to Redang Island

Redang Island

There are two ways to travel to this little paradise off the east coast of Malaysia. On the one hand, It can be reached by taking advantage of the small island airport, which offers a few flights from Kuala Lumpur, the capital of the country, or even from Singapore.

However, The most common way to reach Redang Island is by ferries departing from the two docks of Kuala Terengganu. From one of them sails the ferry public to this island, which is about 40 kilometers away. And from the other leave those that offer organized trips, which, of course, are more expensive.

But before reaching Redang Island

Since we have named you Kuala Terengganu, we recommend you visit this city. There, several interesting places await you, such as the Sultan's Palace, the Central Market or its Chinatown.

But among the whole set, the most striking is the imposing Crystal Mosque which speaks to us on the one hand of the current economic power of the country and on the other of the importance of the Muslim religion.

We arrived at Redang Island

Redang Island Beach

Once you have left the city behind, prepare to enjoy Redang Island or Pulau Redang, as you will find it in the local signage. Here is that dream beach, which is bathed by the South China Sea.

To that beach It is known as Tuluk Dalam, and certainly just for enjoying it, its white sands, its turquoise blue waters, its peace and its sunsets already worth a trip to Malaysia.

That beach is very long and has a public part. Another part is associated with the different resorts of category that are dispersed by the same shore of the sea. A paradise and unforgettable place.

"You can't be unhappy when you have this: the smell of the sea, the sand under your fingers, the air, the wind."

-Irène Némirovsky-

The main activity on Redang Island

With what has been said so far it can already be assumed that The main activity during the stay in Redang Island is to enjoy its beach. You spend the day sunbathing, reading, taking a walk along the shore, entering to cool the sea ... And so in a continuous cycle, hopefully it will never end.

Other things to do in Redang Island

Redang Island

However, perhaps some seek a little more action during the days on Redang Island. If so, in any of the hotels where you stay you will be offered excursions to the Pulau Redang Marine Park. Hire it because worth snorkeling in those plagued waters of millions of goldfish that swim between corals and sea cucumbers.

And if you know little about snorkeling, there is also the possibility of diving. Some dives that, depending on what times of the year, allow you to see large turtles and even sharks. In addition to the local guides will take you to the occasional sunken ship during World War II.

Shore Excursions

Sunset on Redang Island

Redang Island has only one main road, but around it there are some interesting trails to do a walk. Inform yourself in your hotel and you can take a walk through areas where you will feel like real explorers.

And after that effort, return to that dream beach. Sit down to watch the sunset and see how the inhabitants of the island also stop doing it. They, although accustomed to such magic, cannot resist the bewitchment of what is perhaps the best beach in Southeast Asia.