One of the prettiest islands I have come across in Malaysia has to be Redang Island.
This island is just beautiful – from the jungle covered slopes to the white powdery sand to the crystal blue water. It seems made for tourism and, thankfully, it is easy to enjoy this island as a tourist thanks to some fabulous Redang Island hotels and resorts.
It’s also easy to visit Redang Island. Just a short boat ride from Kuala Terengganu, you can easily find yourself on the shores of this island within a half day of Kuala Lumpur. It is well worth the effort!
To make sure you have the best possible stay on this island, we have compiled a list of the top choices for the best resort in Redang Island so you can pick the right hotel for you!
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Comparison Of The Best Hotels In Redang Island, Malaysia
This table contains all entries in our Redang resort list. The price symbols are for comparison only. The prices on this island are higher than what you find on mainland Malaysia and you do get what you pay for. The more expensive Redang Malaysia resorts are generally the best.
|Laguna Redang Island Resort||4 star||Convenient location, good rooms and great facilities||$$||Click here|
|Taaras Beach & Spa Resort||5 star||Secluded and away from it all on a stunning beach||$$$||Click here|
|Redang Island Resort||3 star||Nice rooms, secluded location, lacking good beach||$||Click here|
|Sari Pacifica Resort & Spa||4 star||Great location, nice beachfront pool||$$||Click here|
|Redang Bay Resort||3 star||All inclusive rates in a good location with dorm bed option||$$||Click here|
|Redang Paradise Resort||2 star||Low price for this beachfront location||$||Click here|
|Redang De' Rimba||2 star||For price conscious travellers without beachfront access||$||Click here|
Top 7 Best Resort In Redang Island
The Laguna Redang Island Resort is our pick for the best Redang resort.
Located on the southern end of the main beach area on Redang’s east coast, this resort at Redang Island is somewhat away from it all while still being close to other places to eat and shop so you are not stuck at the resort.
The surrounding beach and jungle is as picturesque as you can see in the above photo, and I think it’s a good mix of being in a beautiful location while having a range of eating options nearby. The Redang Laguna Resort operates its own ferry to and from the mainland.
If you tire of the beach, the resort has many high standard facilities including a large pool, day spa, dive centre and gift shop. There is a recreation centre where you can hire equipment. There are also pool tables and board games here.
The Laguna Beach Resort Redang has several restuarants as well as its own food court, a variety of bars and a karaoke lounge/disco.
There are a variety of room types including ones with three or four beds which makes it easy for families. All rooms are spacious and well presented and come with air conditioning, television, tea and coffee making facilities and a mini-fridge. There are also options for seaview or pool view rooms.
For a treat, there are the Laguna Suites which also have a living area and long balcony.
Beautiful beach and location with good rooms.
The buffet meals can be very crowded. No wifi in many of the hotel rooms.
This is a great choice for a Redang holiday resort when you want a location not completely secluded but still somewhat private in an absolutely beautiful spot with many facilities and services.
If you are looking for a Redang luxury resort, you can find It at the the Taaras Beach & Spa Resort Redang Island.
Located on the northern coast, the Taaras is located on a picturesque beach with powdery, white sand which isn’t as busy as the beaches on the east coast. This is more isolated than staying in one of those resorts but the Taaras offers you enough to be happy.
Whether you are looking for a romantic break or a family holiday, the Taaras Beach Resort Redang delivers! With rooms ranging from double to family options, you can chose a cliff top room or one by the beach.
For the ultimate treat, there is also an incredible 5-bedroom villa located on a cliff top with great views, own infinity pool, elevator and butler.
The hotel has many facilities as well as a great tour desk. You can take a swim in the hotel pool, sing in the karaoke room or relax in the day spa. You can even take a cooking class or kayak with water sports available on site.
There is also a supervised play room for kids.
There are several great restaurants and we especially recommend the seafood. You can even dine on a floating platoon in the middle of the sea! There’s also the great Bayu Bar right on the beach where you can have a drink or eat.
The gorgeous beach, the great variety and the high quality of the rooms. The great facilities. This is a top Redang 5 star hotel.
The high charge for the resort ferry to the resort.
If price isn’t a consideration then the Taaras hotel Redang is my top Redang resort review and I highly recommend it. It is also the highest price resort on the island and extra charges, like the ferry, can add up. It is a beautiful resort in a beautiful location though and isn’t that why you come to Redang?
The Redang Island Resort is located on the more secluded southern side of the island and is another good option of the Redang Malaysia hotels – as long as you don’t mind not having a great beach out the front door.
The resort has great views to the sea and surrounding forest but the beach is a bit of a steep walk and isn’t that nice. There is, however, a free shuttle to take you to the nicer beaches on the northern side of the island by Taaras Beach & Spa Resort.
The Redang Island beach resort has a pool and children’s pool and can organise activities around the island for you. There is a games room, gym and day spa. There is a cafe on site as well as a bar and lounge.
The rooms are all chalets with your choice of rainforest or seaview. They come with TV, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar and private balcony.
Beautiful views and away from the main tourist parts of the island.
The location. It’s a shame to come to Redang Island and not be directly on the beach.
This resort Redang Island is a 3-star option and this is what you should expect. There are some nice facilities and rooms but the resort is showing its age. The main problem is that it is not on a beautiful beach and, although the free shuttle service is good, it’s nicer to stay on a beach since that’s why you usually come to Redang Island.
Another option of beach resort Redang is the Sari Pacifica, also located on the eastern strip of beaches towards the northern end. It’s beachfront and it’s a gorgeous beach.
In addition to the beach, there is a great beachfront pool, a gym, day spa, bar and a restaurant serving a variety of cuisines.
There are villas available for 2 – 4 people and you can chose to be seafront or have a garden/pool view. All come with air conditioning, mini bar and TV.
The rooms can be basic compared to many others on this list and the resort is ageing. There is a full refubishment planned so hopefully this is fixed soon.
There are a choice of room rates and you can go for an all inclusive option or just breakfast and dinner or just breakfast included. The food is good.
Nice beachfront pool and all inclusive options.
Ageing and overpriced for what you get.
If you want a pool on the main resort part of the island on a beautiful beach, you can get that at this best hotel Redang. It does not deserve a 4-star rating however.
Redang Bay Resort is a Redang holiday beach resort just to the north of the Laguna which has a beautiful beach setting and easy access to other restaurants and facilities in this most popular strip on Redang.
In addition to the beautiful beach right out the front of this Redang beach hotel, there is a swimming pool, dive centre, souvenir shop, a restaurant and a beachfront bar with live music in the evenings.
This is also one of the cheap hotels in Redang Island IF you want direct beach access and are travelling alone – as there is the option of dorm beds. With the starting price of over RM300, this place is definitely not cheap – just relatively so. However, given the price includes all meals and these can really add up on Redang, this is not a bad price given the location.
There are also quad rooms and basic chalets for two people. The prices, again, include all meals so remember this when you are checking out the prices. The rooms all have air conditioning.
Cost effective, all inclusive rates with the option of dorm beds to save money in a prime location.
It is quite expensive when you look at the prices beforehand – just remember that it does include meals! Rooms are relatively basic. If you like an early night, you mightn’t like the live music.
This is a great choice if you want a more budget friendly option in a great location with all meals included. It’s especially good for solo travellers with the option of dorm beds.
Located next door to the Redang Bay Resort is this option of the hotels on Redang Island. With direct beach access, you can enjoy one of these wooden chalets with air conditioning.
The chalets also have comfortable beds and private bathrooms. They come with beds for five making this a great choice for bargain hunting groups or families. You can pay extra for a seaview.
Many of the holiday resort Redang reviews for this resort complain about the bathrooms needing an urgent update.
This resort is all about the beach and you won’t find many facilities here. If you don’t mind not having a pool or other options or an older room, this is a great price for such a prime location.
There is, however, a restaurant on site. Breakfast is compulsory and usually only included for two people with a madatory charge for any others.
The price for this location.
The mandatory breakfast and the poor bathrooms. The rooms do not seem very secure either.
For travellers on a low budget, this is an option worth considering on the popular Redang beach.
The Redang De’Rimba Resort is a winner in this best hotel in Redang Island list if you want a budget option. It’s the cheapest choice on the list and is of a good (but basic) standard.
This two-star hotel is located a short walk from Teluk Dalam beach (10-15 minutes) and Taaras Resort so you don’t get beachfront access. Also be aware that some rooms are a steep walk up many stairs so I don’t recommend this option unless you are happy walking up a ton of steps to your room.
There is a lack of facilities here apart from a restaurant which is just ok. There are other restaurants nearby and a great option is to eat at the restaurants at the nearby Taaras.
Tours can be arranged but foreigners may prefer to use the tour desk at the nearby Taaras instead which has more information and assistance available.
There are twin, double and quad rooms here and they all come with private bathrooms, TV, air conditioning and balconies.
The budget price.
This hotel is not on the beach, the rooms are basic and can be up many stairs.
If price is everything then this is a good price for this resort island. As long as you don’t mind a walk to the beach and a basic hotel, you can enjoy the beautiful beach and restaurants at the Taaras without the high price.
Redang Resort Map
You can see the exact location of all Redang hotels and resorts mentioned in this article on the following map.
I hope this article has helped you find the Redang best resort for you!
Looking for more options? Read this list of the best resorts in Malaysia!
Joshua is an Australian who has fallen in love with Malaysia! He explores Malaysia at least a few times a year and has previously lived in Penang.