I’ve always desired to visit Redang Island or Pulau Redang (as known by many others) after catching the movie, Summer Holiday, during my teenage years. A few months back, I chanced upon an attractive offer from Redang Bay Resort, so I thought, why not?
Flying with 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 flight from Singapore
My first time flying with Berjaya Air. Prim and proper plane with little passengers. A mere 70 mins is all it takes by flight from Changi Budget Terminal, Singapore. I literally had my safety-belt on throughout the entire duration of the flight. I couldn’t recall when was the last time I had my seat-belt in place throughout a flight.
Arrival in Redang
When I arrived in Redang, it was simply heaven. Crystal clear glowing waters, powder like sandy beach front, lovely coral reefs and a crew of the resort b me that there are more than 20 diving and snorkeling areas can be found around Redang Island.
45 seconds away from the beach
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. jungle trekking
2. snorkeling & scuba diving
I went with the snorkeling trip!
Tips when visiting Redang
Here are some tips if you plan to visit Redang anytime soon.
Price: RM 428 per person for twin room. Including boat transfer from Merang Jetty.
The special package;
3 Days 2 Nights could include the following: 8 meals (2 breakfast, 2 lunch, 2 dinner, 2 tea break) all meals are buffet style with BBQ on alternate nights (I really enjoyed that)
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.
Do note that, all packages excludes: life jacket rental – RM 15, marine park fee – RM 5 and mask snorkel set rental – RM 15
From Singapore, you can book a flight with Berjaya Air – it operates from Changi Budget Terminal to Redang Airport in just 70 mins. Flight depart at 11.50am arrive around 1 pm T Redang. Return flight from Redang is 10.00am. There are daily flight from Singapore which is a big plus for me!
SGD 150 for Berjaya Air return flight tickets comes with only 10kg luggage allowance. Is fine for me anyways.
In conclusion, I had a great weekend at Pulau Redang.
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