Redang Island also know as Pulau Redang on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia is part of Terengganu state. The island is 45 kilometres away off the coast of the state and it is one of the nine islands that make up the Redang Marine Park.
Redang is well-known for its beautiful beaches, clear waters and rich underwater fauna, which makes it one of the top places in Peninsular Malaysia’s east coast for diving and snorkelling.
Compared to the nearby Perhentian Islands, which are popular among backpackers, Redang Island targets more towards leisure travellers as most accommodations on the island are resort-based.
On Redang Island Teluk Dalam has the best beaches, followed by Pasir Panjang and Teluk Kalong.
There are two beach stretches at Teluk Dalam which are Teluk Dalam Besar and Teluk Dalam Kecil, this is where Taaras Beach & Spa Resort, a luxurious resort is located. The waters there are calm and crystal-clear, making it the perfect place for swimming. There is also a 60-minute jungle path connecting Teluk Dalam Besar’s beach to Pasir Panjang.
The largest beach on the island is in Teluk Dalam, and is called Pasir Panjang meaning "long beach". This white sandy beach can be found on the east side of the island where most of the resorts are located. A walk along the beach from Redang Reef Resort, on the southern tip, to Redang Holiday Beach Villa on the northern tip, would take around 15 to 20 minutes.
The three beaches at Teluk Kalong are smaller than those at Teluk Dalam and Pasir Panjang. This is more suitable for travellers looking to enjoy the sun in solitude as there are relatively fewer resorts and travellers on Teluk Kalong’s beaches.