You’re going to Redang Island? Congrats, it’s awesome!
Or maybe you are thinking about going and wondering if the Laguna Redang Island Resort Hotel is somewhere you would want to go?
I can help. In this Laguna Redang Island Resort review, I cover every aspect of staying at this resort from where it’s located, to how to get there to the facilities, food and room standards.
But I can’t help but start with this spoiler – it’s AWESOME!
I love this resort and you will soon see why in this Redang Laguna Resort review.
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Laguna Redang Island Resort Review
I can’t start this Laguna Redang Beach Resort review without talking about the location of this hotel.
Because it’s just stunning.
It literally took my breath away. I have been to the “best beaches” in many countries in the world and grew up on an island full of them. But this one wins.
The resort is located on Pasir Panjang (Long Beach) on the east coast of Redang Island. It’s the main resort area on the island but this does not mean much. You’ll see throughout these photos that it’s not overrun and, in fact, the biggest building along the beach belongs to this resort.
It’s a handy spot with many eating and tour options including independent options that aren’t part of hotel tour desks. I think it’s a great place from where to explore the rest of the island.
There are no real roads here – the only decent road runs north to south on the island and doesn’t come through here. But there are rough roads behind the resorts and a track from the northern end of this beach to the northern end of the island near Taaras.
There is more information about exploring Redand Island here.
Laguna Redang Check-In
Check-in was beyond smooth and set the tone for what is a very organised resort with great service. It was so different to what we have experienced elsewhere in Malaysia.
We caught the resort ferry across to the island (more about that below). On arrival at Laguna’s own jetty, we could leave our luggage on the boat and hop off. There was a train style buggy waiting for us.
Once everyone was on board, we were told how check in would work. Welcome drinks would be waiting for us in reception and then if you had lunch included (we did), you could go straight to lunch and not bother checking in until you are ready.
This helped disperse the amount of people arriving at once and was one of my best arrivals ever with food and drinks waiting for us!
After we ate a great lunch, we went to the check-in desk where everything was explained and we got a map with all key points pointed out and our room key.
Check-out was even more impressive. I mentioned we weren’t catching their ferry but getting picked up by someone to go to Perhentian Islands instead.
The reception area was very full but this guy remembered us half an hour later when someone radioed in from the jetty that our transfer was there, found us and put us on another “train” back to the jetty with our bags.
I really can’t fault the service at this resort across our whole visit.
Laguna Redang Island Beach Resort Rooms
We stayed in a deluxe sea view room which was fantastic. I highly recommend this room type!
The room is a great size and quality, and we were guaranteed a sea view – which I am very glad we paid extra for given just how stunningly beautiful the beach is here.
Our room actually had three beds – one king and two singles. It also had a table and two chairs, cable TV (with only 9 disappointing channels), small fridge and big cupboard. There was also somewhere for a suitcase. There wasn’t a desk area.
The bathroom had a separate shower and toilet. There were only limited toiletries with shampoo, shower gel and soap.
The balcony was great with two chairs, a small table and a clothes hanger.
The room had a fan and air conditioning.
My only problem with the room is that there was a severe lack of power points. To charge my phone, I had to pull forward a heavy entertainment unit and unplug the TV! There aren’t even any power points in the bathroom. This really should be updated.
Otherwise, it was well presented, very clean and very comfortable. We loved it.
There are a range of other room types from simpler standard rooms to garden and pool view rooms. You can also chose a suite with an extra living room and huge balcony. Note that there are no Laguna Redang chalet options. All rooms are in blocks of rooms.
Laguna Beach Resort Pulau Redang Restaurant Options
A pleasant surprise on our stay was just how good the buffet meals are at the Laguna Pulau Redang Hotel. Simply delicious and a nice surprise after coming from the Berjaya Tioman Resort.
Our room rate included three buffet meals a day at the Sang Suria Restaurant and there was a good range of Asian options with some western ones thrown in.
I actually surprised myself at one meal when I ate “western” food that was actually really, really good! Usually I would never pick western food over Asian but this was incredibly well done. Fresh pasta as good as I have tasted anywhere.
Everything I tasted was great though.
There are also other eating options and you definitely don’t have to pick the buffet option.
The stand out is the Warong Food Court which has a couple of food stalls to buy from. It’s open from 5:30pm to 12:30am. There is also a Malay a la carte dinner option and you can eat lunch at the lobby bar.
There are also light snacks at the pool and beach bars although these only open late afternoon as well. We loved having an ice kacang at sunset along with a drink at the beach bar! Note that alcohol is available although it is expensive.
If you want to eat elsewhere, this is easy to do with many places lining the beach.
Laguna Redang Island Resort Facilities
There are many facilities at the Laguna Redang Resort Pulau Redang. It is very well set up.
In addition to the beach, there is the Laguna Redang Dive Centre where you can learn to dive, go on a discovery dive (for non-certified divers) and normal dives. There are regular snorkelling tours twice a day which are easy to join.
There are other water sports as well.
The Recreation Center Laguna Redang Island Resort is a small area where you can play pool or there are some board games available. You can also rent a snorkel or get a temporary tattoo. This is also where the day spa is located if you want to really relax.
Our favourite facility is the big pool with attached kids’ pool and water slide. My son could not get enough!
In the evenings, there is a disco and karaoke club. It’s open 8pm – midnight.
There is wifi – supposedly – but only in the lobby area. I found it so slow as to be unusable. Mobile reception is good though so expect to use this if you need internet access.
You can also visit the best looking hotel gift shop I have ever seen at the Laguna hotel in Redang! It also has a great range so we bought some presents for our family back home from here.
How To Get To Laguna Redang Island Resort, Malaysia
Getting to the Laguna Redang Beach Resort & Spa could not be easier particularly since there are no roads here!
The Laguna resort in Redang runs its own ferry from Shahbandar Jetty directly to Laguna Redang jetty. It is really easy.
You can also get transfers via the resort from Redang Airport to Laguna Resort. They will help you with this process.
As someone who visited Tioman Island and Perhentian Islands in the same trip, this was by far and away the easiest experience I had and it wasn’t hard to get here at all.
You can read the process of getting from Kuala Terengganu to Laguna Redang Resort here. If you book tickets through the resort, make sure you are clear what time your ferry departs.
Note that you don’t have to take the resort ferry. You can take any ferry to the island. However, if it’s not going to Pasir Panjang, you will need to take a second one.
Redang Laguna Resort Review Final Words
I absolutely loved my stay at the Laguna Island Resort Pulau Redang. The only bad part was leaving!
The rooms are a great standard, the resort facilities fantastic and the food awesome.
And did I mention the location?! Seriously, it could not be better.
From the second I checked in at the jetty in Kuala Terengganu until the moment I checked out, I understood how things worked and where I needed to be. I loved the service and how well it was ran so I had more time to enjoy!
I was especially impressed on check in when were able to go straight to the buffet lunch instead of checking in so we could eat before it closed (we arrived at 2pm).
This is honestly one of the best resorts I have been to in Malaysia. The only one that comes close to my experience here is Club Med Cherating which is a lot pricier.
It far and away beat my experiences on Tioman Island and Perhentian Islands.
I highly recommend it.
If you want to enjoy paradise, come! It’s so worth it.
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.