i'm not sure whether is it every single resort at the Redang beach provide this service. But for sure, Redang Bay do provide. Walking through the jungle, there is a lot of fun, u can even see some animals there.
It is safer to stay together with the guide.
There is a tree with big hole at the middle of its main branch. I was told that, some villagers use the glue in the tree to fix their stuffs. iaks......
I came to Pulau Redang for scuba diving on a long weekend. I wish I could have stayed more. The crystal clear blue waters and the diversity of fish and corals took me to another world which we call underwater. There is a marine park and there are many dive sites in this area. I enjoyed every dive I had. I put some pictures to give you a clue.
If you want to try scuba diving but don't want to pay the full price of taking the course, you can try "Discover Scuba" and it only costs MYR150. You'll get to dive with the instructor beside you and he'll give you a crash course but you'll be certified. It's a good try before deciding taking up scuba diving.
The boundary of the marine park is established by a line linking all points 2 nautical miles from the shores (low water mark) of Pulau Redang, Pulau Lima, Pulau Ekor Tebu and Pulau Pinang.
Marine Park offers a safe and family-friendly snorkeling experience with its clear, calm waters. Even young children, the elderly, and "newbies" can enjoy the fun of snorkeling. All you have to do is just put on a lifejacket, mask, jump in and snorkel. As simple as tat.
The goal of Pulau Redang Marine Park is to protect, conserve and manage in perpetuity marine environment of significance and to encourage public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of Malaysia's natural heritage by present and for future generations.
Visitors to the Marine Park have to pay a fee (conservation charge) of RM5 per adult, RM2.50 for students, senior citizens and children (age 12 years and below). The ticket is valid for five days and can be purchase from the Recreation Center.
The revenue collected is credited into the Marine Park Trust Fund and used to implement management, conservation, protection, monitoring, education and research programs in the marine park.
This is your chance to see and be acquainted with the moray eel, giant garoupa, black tipped shark, etc. The chance you will encounter with the Green turtle and Hawkbill turtle is common. There are corals of every imaginable shape, size or color. The observer is rewarded with sights of flatworm, nudibranch, shrimp, squid, cuttlefish, stonefish, lionfish and pipefish.
No fishing is allowed within a 3.2 km radius of the island as Pulau Redang. The collection of corals and other aquatic life is also prohibited. The fines and penalties are severe. Prohibited activities are collecting and taking of aquatic life (corals, shell or fishes whether living or alive) & fishing without a license (within the 3.2 km radius) .
Things to do here? Definitely water-related activities. For first-timers, try snorkelling. If you are an advanced snorkeller maybe you can start thinking of upgrading to scuba-diving (albeit a bit expensive!)...
Redang Kalong Resort has a fully equipped PADI 5-Star IDC Dive Centre. They conduct the full range of PADI Courses until to the highest rating of being a PADI Instructor.
The centre is managed by The Diver's Den – Mr A.B. Lee (PADI Master Instructor ) - who has been diving in the waters of Redang for the past 17 years. If you are a passionate underwater photographer come dive with him and get great photography tips from him.
This is not really a "Must See", but definitely a "Must Do" when you're visiting beach resort. Better still if you've just ordered a cocktail with a tiny umbrella on it.
Most resorts with dormitories facility will have some hammocks hanging around within their area. Top end resorts will likely to provide beach chairs, but lower budget & mid tier resorts will likely to provide more casual setting the enjoyment of their customers.
Now I know why most people find it hard to reject heaven.
When you're in Redang, be it for its beautiful beaches or underwater world, you can totally let down your hair and forget about all the worries in life for awhile unless you're suffering fatigue from strong currents from your previous dive. That is beside the point.
Sunrise at Pulau Redang is really beyond description. Beside the crystal clear water, Redang is probably the first place in the entire Peninsular Malaysia to spot the sun for every new day.
After the sunrise, go and grab the breakfast included in your package tour and ready to hit out for swimming, diving or snorkeling, or whatever the reason you visit the island.
You must go find blue sand during the night time.. what is blue sand? it is sand that glows in the dark in blue. well.. doesn't make sense huh.. actually it's kind of insect that lives in the water and they stay in the shore.. you have to wipe the sand with your hand to find it.. when you found it, it glows in blue for few seconds and it disappears in the sand.. My dad wondered what it was, so he caught some of them and put them in an empty transparent cup.. they were jumping in the water and they are very tiny.. then only we know they are insects..
Well i'm not sure now they are still existing, but it's worth to experience it. It's the best to ask the local people there, they should know cause they brought us there.. Not many people knows about it.. seems like a lot of people has been there but yet they didn't know about it.. do something special and memorable for the rest of your life! it's beautiful!
Try your luck!
Slightly disappointed with what we could see underwater... but hey this is only a snorkeling trip or maybe it just wasn't a good spot. Perhaps there's more for those who does scuba diving.
Since we stayed @ Laguna Beach Resort, the snorkeling trip was part of the package. However, hiring of the gears (mask & live jacket) are additional costs. They cost about RM30 in total.
Long Beach is a wonderful place for swimming..Crystal clear water and sandy beach makes it a heaven for swimmers..
Not just that, bring your snorkeling set and enjoy the beautiful fishes in the rocky area by the beach..And these fishes are soo tamed, they will come to you as soon as you enter the water!!
Redang Island and it's neighbouring islands are blessed with gorgeous corals filled with colorful underwater life.
A snorkeling trip should not be missed and I love the corals at Pulau Paku the best!! Wonderful rock formations and beautiful sea creatures will keep you entertained for hours!!
I am not sure how much it will cost to go on a snorkeling as most resorts will include it as part of their package.
Each trip will take about 2 hours including the boat ride to the spot. Try to get to the marine park early in the morning as it can get pretty crowded as the afternoon approach.
This is good opportunity to be part (or feel) of the heaven-ward situation.
Mel & I just grab the canoe & we're in the heaven.
Rental or free use of canoes may be available for some resorts. If you're visiting the place with some sweet chicks, you're likely to get away with using the facility without incurring charges or may ask for discount or longer usage at better price. Do ask the guy who manned the water sport booth ever no hot chicks among you. It might be part of your vacation package anyway.
A snorkeling session was included into my Free-&-Easy package.
The resort gathered all the guests who signed up and then sent us by both coach and ferry to the northern tip Pulau Pinang (not to be confused with Pulau Penang, sometimes also spelled Pulau Pinang, on the other coast of Peninsula Malaysia), an island to the south of Pulau Redang.
Note: Before you could enter the island, you have to pay up MYR5 as entry fee to enter Redang Marine Park.
My observation: Every other resort on Pulau Redang is doing the same thing. Just for the session alone, I counted more than 10 ferry loads of snorkellers descending on this very one point. At the very worst, it was hell breaking loose; the waters crowded with people, screaming, yelling, all pretty much excited beyond their imaginations by the colonies of fishes to be found here, at waters not deeper than 5 metres. (At the 5 metres mark, a safety-line has been placed to cordon off the area to prevent any merry-seekers from being rammed by passing ferries) Folks were bringing bread to feed the fishes which were more than happy to take bites. (Picture: Squealing girls) Some groups came with instructors in scuba gear who helped them to seek out the best spots. The discovery of a moray eel set off a chain of excitement. (Picture: More squealing girls)
After a while, I just had to make my way to the outer fringes of the cordoned area to get some peace and quiet, having received a few hard knocks from folks struggling in the water to take pictures of each other!!
Generally, the groups had about 1.5-2 hours of snorkelling time.
Taking nothing away from the (still) beautiful spot, I had a reasonably good time. However, I am not too amused by the carnival-like atmosphere and am worried for the conditions of the reef here.