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Redang Island, Peninsular (West Malaysia)

Redang Island Quick Guide

Need to relax? Turquoise blue ocean, white powder beaches, coral reefs, and virgin tropical forest, these are must-haves for divers and sun worshippers for an unforgettable vacation. So, problem solved. Nature aside, this island is rather happening. If you want to just chill or have a wild partying night, this island has one of the best nightlife among the other islands that we can offer you. On Redang Island, we will make sure you’re well entertained.

Getting to Redang Island

The most convenient access is by boat from Shahbandar Jetty and Merang Jetty at Kuala Terengganu. There are boats operated by resorts of Redang Island.
If you wish to visit Bidong Island and Lang Tengah Island they are also a stone throw away from Merang Jetty.

Otherwise, the most direct way to reach the Redang Island is by flying directly to the island's small airport at Redang Airport (RDN), which can only be arranged by a few specific resorts on the island.

Self drive to Redang Island

Self drive to Redang Island through:

Shahbandar Jetty (1.5-2 hour ferry transfer to Redang Island)

5.0 hours from Kuala Lumpur
7.0 hours from Penang Island
7.0 hours from Johor Bahru

Merang Jetty (45 minute speedboat transfer to Redang Island)

5.0 hours from Kuala Lumpur
6.5 hours from Penang Island
7.5 hours from Johor Bahru


Bus to Redang Island

Bus Station Kuala Terengganu

The journey by bus is similar to self drive.
The transfers between the bus station and Redang Island can be conveniently arranged by your resort.

Bus station to jetty transfers

Shahbandar Jetty
15 minute transfer by walking
10 minute transfer by pick up

Merang Jetty
45-50 minute transfer by pick up

Flight to Redang Island

Kuala Terengganu Airport (TGG)

One of the quickest and most convenient way to get to Redang Island is by flying to Kuala Terengganu Airport (TGG).
The transfers between the airport and Redang Island can be conveniently arranged by your resort.

Connecting flights to TGG Airport

From: Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL)
Flight duration: 1 hour
Airlines: Airasia & Malaysia Airlines.


From: Subang Airport (SZB)
Flight duration: 1 hour
Airlines: Firefly & Malindo Air.


Airport to jetty transfers

To Shahbandar Jetty
Duration: 15-20 minutes.

To Merang Jetty
Duration: 40 minutes.

Sea transfers (to and from) Redang Island

To Shahbandar Jetty
Duration: 1.5-2 hours by ferry transfer.

To Merang Jetty
Duration: 45 minutes by speedboat transfer.

Season

Redang Island is affected by the Northeast Monsoon’s strong winds and rough seas. Most resorts will be closed from December to January. The good thing about visiting Redang Island during these months, is that some resorts that remain open on the island may offer very good deals i.e. The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort.

Redang Marine Park Conservation & Jetty Fees

Redang Island along with its 8 surrounding islets are gazetted as Marine Park. These islands are around 45km east of Terranganu's coast including Redang Island, Paku Besar Island, Paku Kecil Island, Kerengga Besar Island, Kerengga Kecil Island, Lima Island, Pinang Island, Ling Island & Ekor Tebu Island. Fishery activities are strictly prohibited in the surrounding area.

For this very reason, colorful corals and tropical fishes can normally be seen from just a few meters away from the beach in Redang Island.

Redang Marine Park Conservation Fee (to collect by Taman Laut Malaysia)

Malaysian

Adult: RM 5
Child: RM 2
Senior Citizen: RM 2

Non-Malaysian

Adult: RM 30
Child: RM 15
Senior Citizen: RM 15


Jetty Fee

Merang Jetty: RM 5
Shahbandar Jetty: Not collected at moment

Why visit Redang Island?

Redang Island and its neighbouring island Perhentian Island are important conservation sites for sea turtles. Looking to catch a sight of these wonderful creatures? Redang Island is the place to be.

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