Redang Reef Resort
167 Jalan Bandar 20100 Kuala Terengganu , Redang, Malaysia
www.redangreefresort.com.my - (609) 622 6181 / 624 6395 / 620 3688
Redang Reef Resort Reviews
A bit dissapointing Jun 28, 2009
We've stayed here for 3 nights and that was more then enough.
The reefs on the coast are very nice! we saw a lot of sharks there.
The hotel wasn't that nice. I felt like we were on a camping ground. they didn't clean the towels or room and you have to clean your own plates and food.
The food was nice over all.
The hotel is nice for students but don't expect the best service.
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Friendly staff and affordable resort with its own beach Mar 04, 2009
We took advantage of the early bird promotion, a 3D2N snorkeling package for RM 310/pax (weekdays).
We have previously checked the reviews online and a number of people has recommended this place. This resort is located at the corner of Pasir Panjang. It has its own little private jetty (serve as the sandy beach when no boat is picking people for snorkeling trip) and another beach at the back of resort called Shark Bay (where sharks and turtles are often spotted).
Staff: The staff response to our emails is ok. The first day, we arranged Kuala Terengganu (KT) airport pickup in the morning. Somehow, they forgot about it until we called them. The staff fetched us to their HQ which is located at the Chinatown. The staffs are friendly and even let us use the computer to connect our faulty camera. We walked around and had breakfast there before going to the jetty.
On arrival at Redang island, the staffs carried our luggage and led us to the cafe where we were briefed by the manager. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. For example, the manager at resorts gave us directions to go jungle trekking on our own. Most of the other staff are from Myanmar who speak enough English and Bahasa Malaysia.
On the last day, we arrived back at KT at noon and wanted to explore the city. We forgot that every friday is holiday for Terengganu state (instead of sunday). Almost all the shops are closed. After lunch, we went to the market (few stalls are opened) and Bukit Puteri before walking back to the HQ office. The staff let us rest there until we fly back in the evening.
Room: They gave us a triple room even though there's only 2 of us. The room and bathroom with hot shower is ok. One let down is the toilet tissue holder is rusted.
Food: The food was good but I realized some tourists didn't finish the chinese-style dessert. You can help yourself with Milo, tea, coffee, biscuit and bread with jam during the day. Our favourite activity is feeding biscuit to the squirrels who come to the cafe.
Snorkeling: There's a snorkeling and diving centre (the only one not owned by a resort in Redang). There are 2-3 snorkeling staffs guiding us. The sea is slightly wavy that time. Since we only have a small group of people, the lifeguards divided us into group of 4 and pulled us using a floater. Save us a lot of energy. With the lifeguard around, we spotted a lot of marine life. After 3 snorkeling trip, we still didn't see any shark or turtle. Our lifeguard volunteered to bring us to the beach at the back of the resort called Shark Bay. In the end, we spotted a BIG shark...swimming right past us! It's the most wonderful experience.
We will definitely recommend the resort to all our friends. But, keep in mind that you definitely won't get this kind of treatment during peak season. When we left on fri, we saw hundreds of people arriving at the beach. The staffs were outnumbered and couldn't carry everyone's luggage. Check http://redang.org/ for constant updates of Pulau Redang.
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