The prettiest island 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!

Best Resort In Redang Island: Top 7 Best Options! [2019]

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.

Name Star Rating Why? Price Book
Laguna Redang Island Resort 4 star Stunning and convenient location, great rooms and great facilities. My top choice  $$ Click here
Taaras Beach & Spa Resort 5 star Secluded and away from it all on a stunning beach $$$ 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

Laguna Redang Island Resort Review

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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. It literally took my breath away when I first arrived. I have been to many beach locations in the world on top of growing up on an island myself and I think this is the top beach I have seen.

The Laguna is a great 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 which makes getting here so easy especially as the resort is well run and you always feel taken care of.

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 and many tours.

The Laguna Beach Resort Redang has several restaurants as well as its own food court, a variety of bars and a karaoke lounge/disco.

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The beach bar is unbeatable right on the beach and with some yummy ice kacang.

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 sea view or pool view rooms.

For a treat, there are the Laguna Suites which also have a living area and long balcony. I highly recommend paying for at least a sea view. Look at ours!

View from our sea view room balcony. No zoom or filters used!

Best Parts?

Beautiful beach and location with great rooms. The resort is also well run with its own ferry which makes everything so easy.

Worst Parts? 

The buffet meals can be crowded. Wifi is only available in the beach bar and lobby and it’s not good. Phone reception is fine though.


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 stunning spot with many facilities and services.

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Taaras Beach & Spa Resort Review

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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.

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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.

Best Parts?

The gorgeous beach, the great variety and the high quality of the rooms. The great facilities. This is a top Redang 5 star hotel.

Worst Parts?

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?

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Redang Island Resort Review

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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.

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The rooms are all chalets with your choice of rainforest or sea view. They come with TV, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar and private balcony.

Best Parts?

Beautiful views and away from the main tourist parts of the island.

Worst Parts? 

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.

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Sari Pacifica Resort & Spa Review

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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 refurbishment planned so hopefully this is fixed soon.

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There is 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.

Best Parts?

Nice beachfront pool and all inclusive options.

Worst Parts?

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.

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Redang Bay Resort Review

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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.

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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.

Best Parts?

Cost effective, all inclusive rates with the option of dorm beds to save money in a prime location.

Worst Parts? 

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.

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Redang Paradise Resort Review

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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 sea view.

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.

pulau Redang beach resort

There is, however, a restaurant on site. Breakfast is compulsory and usually only included for two people with a mandatory charge for any others.

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Best Parts?

The price for this location.

Worst Parts?

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.

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Redang De’ Rimba Review

best resort in pulau Redang

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.

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Best Parts?

The budget price.

Worst Parts?

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.

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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! You can find our best Redang Island guides here as well as a list of things to do once you arrive here.

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