Most of the resorts on Redang Island are lined up along Long Beach, arguably one of the best stretches of beach in all of Malaysia. A handful of other resorts are tucked away in private beach coves, the most impressive being Deep Bay, where the Berjaya Beach Resort is located. Spread over 200-acres of tropical rainforest, the resort includes a private 18-hole golf course.
With excellent visibility and spectacular, easily accessible coral reefs, it is no wonder that Redang is hailed as a scuba diving and snorkeling paradise. Even the rocks on its most popular beach are home to various species of coral, reef sharks and moray eels. On the mainland, Redang’s active wildlife includes inquisitive monkeys, energetic squirrels and large monitor lizards.
Sports include beach volleyball and sea kayaking, but jet skis and water skis are mercifully absent. Fishing within the marine park is not permitted, but fishing boats can be hired for excursions beyond the park limits.
The usual way to get to Redang is by speedboat and ferry from Merang, some 30 kilometers north from Kuala Terengganu. However, an airstrip has recently opened near the Berjaya Redang Spa Resort, and is connected by roads to both of Berjaya's own resorts and to the southern fishing port. Transfers from the airport to anywhere else will require a combined car and ferry ride that must be arranged in advance.