Located off the coast of Kuala Terengganu, Redang Island is one of the largest islands off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Despite having this claim, Redang does not have a comprehensive road network.. In fact, one of the only two ways to get to the Redang’s popular beach-Long Beach from its main village, Kampung Baru is through a 45-minute jungle trek.
Most tourists who visit Redang tend to stay on Long Beach. This is not surprising as most of the major resorts on the island are located there. As its name implies, the length of this beach is beyond impressive; and its sand is consistently white and powdery. But during our trip to Redang, we chose not stay on Long Beach; instead, we opted to stay at a resort within walking distance to Kampung Baru – the local village on Redang Island. We would have felt sorry for ourselves had our resort not been a 15-minute walk to another local beach, which in our opinion, was even more beautiful than Long Beach.But this is what visiting Redang is all about. The island is very much blessed with marvelous beaches; so beautiful, that it would be a shame not to see as many of them as you can. So whether you book your accommodation on Long Beach or plan to stay near Kampung Baru, the most important question is how to get around Pulau Redang to access all of its beaches and other points of interest.