My room at Redang De Rimba Resort
If you have the budget, based on my experience visiting Redang and spending hours looking over guest reviews the two top resorts on the island are:
The Taaras Beach and Spa Resort (rated 8.3/10 based on 580 verified guest reviews at the time of writing). This property is very close to Redang De Rimba Resort where I stayed.
Laguna Redang Island Resort (perfectly located on Long Beach). This property consistently gets reviewed above 8/10 according to guests who have stayed there.
How to find the cheapest rooms in Kuala Terengganu and on Pulau Redang?
I have visited most of Malaysia’s tourist islands. Whether I am booking a room in a coastal city before I board the ferry the following day or on the island I plan to visit, I typically use these sites: www.agoda.com, and www.booking.com.
For this particular trip I used www.agoda.com, because it’s the largest room provider in Southeast Asia and therefore it comes in handy for bookings on small islands such as Redang. Many of our readers also choose to use www.booking.com exclusively. This site is renowned worldwide for its cancellation policies and top-notch customer service. I have created links to their respective property lists for Kuala Terengganu as well as Pulau Redang to save you some time:
In Kuala Terengganu
Rooms in Kuala Terengganu – www.agoda.com
Rooms in Kuala Terengganu – www.booking.com
On Pulau Redang
Rooms on Pulau Redang – www.agoda.com
Rooms on Pulau Redang – www.booking.com
Getting to Pulau Redang (Redang Island)
What airport should you fly to if you want to visit Pulau Redang?
The most popular airport to fly into for most tourists visiting Pulau Redang is Sultan Mahmud Airport (Kuala Terengganu Aiport). Berjaya Air offers flights directly to Redang Island from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, but these tend to be quite pricey. If your budget can allow for it, it’s a convenient option to have. You can compare flight prices to Kuala Terengganu and Redang Island using these two sites: Momondo and BookingBuddy.
How long does it take to fly from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu?
I have completed this flight about 5-6 times. It’s never taken over 45 minutes in the air for this flight. I actually once made this trip in under 30 minutes in clear weather with an Air Asia flight.
What website did we use to book our flights to Kuala Terengganu?
We used two different price comparison sites called Momondo and BookingBuddy for our trips to Redang Island. Since these are price comparison sites, we used them to compare flight prices from different websites at the same time to ensure we found the cheapest airline. Here are links to their pages if you want to save some time and cash for your trip:
COMPARE FLIGHT PRICES TO REDANG – Momondo
COMPARE FLIGHT PRICES TO REDANG – BookingBuddy
What airlines service flights to Kuala Terengganu?
At the time of writing most Malaysian-based airlines fly to Kuala Terengganu from Kuala Lumpur. This includes: Air Asia, Malaysian Airlines, Firefly and Malindo Air. You can also check to see if Berjaya Air is still using their smaller planes to fly directly to Redang Island.
How long does it take to get from Kuala Terengganu Airport to the ferry pier?
During our multiple trips to KT, it should take you no more than 45 minutes unless traffic is uncharacteristically poor.