Laguna Redang Island Resort Review

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You’re going to Redang Island? Congratulations, 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.

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Laguna Redang Island Resort

But I can’t help but start with this spoiler – it’s AWESOME! A stay at the Redang Laguna is a highlight of any Pulau Redang review. 

I love this resort, and you will soon see why in this full 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.

Laguna Redang Island Resort Kuala Terengganu beach
My first view of the beach on arrival. It literally took my breath away. This photo does not do it justice!!

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 and is a true highlight of this Laguna Redang review. 

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. 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 if you’re after a Redang Island review, and a full list of things to do on Redang.

Long Beach Redang Island
I could not get enough of the gorgeous beach here

Laguna Redang Check-In

When checking in for my stay for this Laguna beach resort Redang review, the check-in was beyond smooth. It 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.

Lobby Bar Laguna Beach Redang hotels
The lobby bar

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 of the Laguna beach resort Redang 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

sea view room Laguna Redang
Our room surprised us by having lots of beds!

We stayed in a Laguna Redang 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.

sea view room view at Laguna Beach Resort Pulau Redang Terengganu
The great view from our room

Our room actually had three beds – one king and two singles. It also had a table and two chairs, cable TV (with only nine 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.

Laguna Redang room bathroom
Our bathroom

The balcony was great with two chairs, a small table and a clothes hanger, and the highlight of this Laguna Redang resort review – the view itself!

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.

Sea view room balcony at Laguna Redang
Our balcony

Otherwise, it was well presented, very clean and very comfortable. We loved it.

There are a range of other room types at Laguna resort Redang 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

Laguna Redang Resort Restaurant table
Our lunch table the first day

A pleasant surprise on our stay for our review Laguna Redang Island resort was just how good the buffet meals are at the Laguna Pulau Redang Hotel. Our meals were simply delicious and a nice surprise after coming from the Berjaya Tioman Resort – the food is definitely a highlight of our Laguna review. 

Our room rate included three buffet meals a day at the Sang Suria Restaurant. 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.

Laguna Redang Resort Restaurant lunch buffet
A small part of the lunch buffet

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 a Malay a la carte dinner option which also serves western options and you can eat lunch at the lobby bar. There is also a Steamboat Restaurant for dinner.

Beach Bar Laguna Redang Resort
The very well located beach bar

There are 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.

So there are a lot of options for dinner, although during the day, it is just the buffet. Of course, you can leave the resort.

To sum it up – the Laguna Redang food was one of the best things about this resort and a really pleasant surprise for us.

If you want to eat elsewhere, this is easy to do with many places lining the beach.

Laguna Redang Island Resort Facilities

If you’re reading this Laguna resort Redang review wondering what activities are included or what there is to do at Laguna resort, you’ll be happy to hear that there are many facilities at the Laguna Redang Resort Pulau Redang. It is very well set up.

Laguna Redang Dive Centre
Laguna Redang Dive Centre

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.

kayaks at Laguna Redang Resort
Kayaking, anyone?

There are other water sports as well.

Recreation Center Laguna Redang Island Resort
Part of the Recreation Centre

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.

Laguna Redang Island Resort pool
The pool – there is also a drink and snacks place to the side

Our favourite facility is the big pool with attached kids’ pool and water slide. My son could not get enough!

In the evenings at Laguna hotel Redang, 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 (I had digi) so expect to use this if you need internet access.

The Laguna Redang Resort gift shop
The great looking gift shop!

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.

Laguna Redang Jetty
Laguna Redang Jetty

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 and from exactly where.

Note that you don’t have to take the resort ferry to get to hotel Laguna Redang. 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.

When is the Best Time to Stay at Laguna Redang?

To learn more about the seasons and weather on Redang, read our guide to the best time to visiting Redang island. Simply put, the best weather is between March and October (dry season), and this is when we recommend visiting Redang. It is the best time to stay at Laguna Redang Resort, although the resort is usually open year-round. We visited in early October, and it was perfect.

If you want to take advantage of lower prices, then try to avoid peak season on Redang island which is July, August and September. We don’t recommend staying at Laguna Beach Resort during monsoon unless you’re not bothered by the weather and cancellations – not only will the monsoon rains be present, but you likely will not be able to dive due to poor underwater visibility. Lastly, boat transfers are often cancelled or delayed during the monsoon.

For all of those reasons, we suggest sticking to staying at Laguna beach resort Terengganu during the dry season (March – October).

Redang Laguna Resort Review Final Words

I absolutely loved my stay at the Laguna Island Resort Pulau Redang. The only bad part was leaving! I hope my review has been helpful to you in deciding whether to choose Laguna beach Redang Island Resort for your trip to Redang. 

Looking towards the Laguna Redang Resort
Looking towards the Laguna Redang Resort

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 ones that comes close to my experiences here are Club Med Cherating and Pangkor Laut Resort. Both of these options are 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.

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By Sharon Gourlay

Sharon is a certified Malaysia travel expert and can't get enough of travelling and talking about Malaysia since she first visited 21 years ago. She travels around Malaysia multiple times a year both alone and with her kids. She used to call Penang home and especially loves this food paradise. Sharon also has a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies, a Certificate III in International Travel Sales and has been certified by Tourism Malaysia as a Malaysia Travel Expert. Through this site, she'll help you have the perfect trip to this amazing destination.