Faces of
Malaysia
Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

Kuala Terengganu

Kuala Terengganu, KT in short, is located at the east coast of the Peninsula Malaysia and at the mouth of the Sungai Terengganu (or Terengganu River) that empties here into the South China Sea. It is the capital of the state of Terengganu, which forms, together with Kedah and Kelatan, the heartland of Malay culture. KT is a good stop for one or 2 days before moving on along the east coast or towards the National Park / Tasik Kenyir.

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Pulau Redang, Malaysia

Pasir Panjang (Long Beach)

address: Pulau Redang, Terengganu
Pasir-Panjang-Long-Beach-Pulau-Redang-Island.jpg, Main Beach of Redang Island at the eastern (sun rise) side of the island, most of the resort are located here
view from the northern end of the beach
Main Beach of Redang Island at the eastern (sun rise) side of the island, most of the resort are located here

Pasir Panjang (Long Beach) is a wide fine sand beach with snorkel opportunities right of the beach along the rocks at the northern and southern end and the peninsula in the middle. Even though the beach is flocked by plenty of resorts, it is quiet during the day as most tourists are on snorkel or dive trips. The southern part of the beach is more lively than the northern part.


Resorts on Long Beach (from north to south):

Long Beach commuter boat
boat bringing tourists from the beach to the jetty (boat in the background) as the beach doesn't have an dedicated jetty


Laguna Redang Island Resort
southern part of the beach with Laguna Redang Island Resort


Redang Beach Resort
chilling in front of Redang Beach Resort which is the most happening resort at night along the beach


fine sand beach
view towards outlying islands of Pulau Paku Besar and Pulau Lima


Long Beach
the wide fine sand beach (view in front of Redang Bay Resort towards the northern end)



Hotels in in Pulau Redang
HOSTELS
in Pulau Redang
Redang Reef Resort
Resort on Redang's lower end of the budget range located at the southern end of Pasir Panjang (Long Beach) - basic accommodation but excellent location with 2 house reefs just at the door step and great views of Long Beach and to the south
Redang Lagoon
Moderately priced Malay-style resort located in the middle of Pasir Panjang (Long Beach) on Pulau Redang between the two sea frontages - package prices from RM260
Things to do & see
Pasir Panjang (Long Beach)
Main Beach of Redang Island at the eastern (sun rise) side of the island, most of the resort are located here ... more
Redang Marine Park Centre Pulau Pinang
The Marine Park on Pulau Pinang, a small island just off Redang Island, offers great snorkeling is part of every Redang Snorkeling package ... more
Things to do & see
Chinwoo Swimming Pool, Kuala Lumpur
Big public swimming pool with cafe in downtown KL in a nice setting on a hill right between Chinatown and Bukit Bintang. ... more

Redang Marine Park Centre Pulau Pinang, Pulau Redang
The Marine Park on Pulau Pinang, a small island just off Redang Island, offers great snorkeling is part of every Redang Snorkeling package ... more