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Monday, November 14, 2016

A trip to Redang: Laguna Redang Island Resort

It has been 8 years since my last trip to Redang Island. This time, we decided to come for a short trip to rejuvenate ourselves. It was the last week before they close for the monsoon season. Laguna Redang Island Resort has always been in my wishlist ever since my last visit to Redang Island.

We travelled by AirAsia from KLIA2 with the earliest flight around 7am to Kuala Terengganu airport. The airport transfer is scheduled at 8am by Laguna and boat transfer is around 9.30am. What I like about booking with Laguna is they give you with peace of mind. You do not have to worry on transportation to Jetty or even to the resort. They have arranged everything from the time you reach airport until to Laguna resort, that's because they have their own boat and Jetty.

Let me bring you around to see how Laguna Redang Island Resort looks like.

It is the last week of the operation, the resort is fairly quiet. You can enjoy the whole place by yourself.

This is the buggy that took us from the Laguna jetty to its lobby, it only operates to carry passengers from the jetty on your arrival and to jetty when you depart. During other times, you can't use it.

The itinerary was given to us when we arrive at the Laguna Jetty. We just have to follow the scheduled activities and enjoy our holiday.

Basically, Laguna Redang has 6 types of rooms - standard room, deluxe garden, deluxe pool, deluxe sea, premier sea and laguna suite.We booked the deluxe garden, located on the second floor, instead  of facing the garden, we faced directly to the Recreation Centre.

The room is quite big, able to fit 4 persons comfortably, suitable for families with 2 kids as it come with additional two single beds. 

Toilet and bathroom were separated and basin is located outside the toilet and bathroom. It is very convenient especially when two persons can use the toilet and bathroom at the same time.

The Sang Suria Buffet Restaurant is located at second floor. It is not so convenient for those who can't walk up the staircase. The restaurant served a wide range of buffet spreads from local cuisine to international cuisine. BBQ dinner is available every alternate night. Only 3 meals are prepared for a day (Breakfast: 7.00am - 9.30am | Lunch: 12.00noon - 2.30pm | Dinner: 7.00pm - 9.30pm).

Here is where the swimming pool located. You can borrow towels from swimming pool area when going for snorkelling. They just need to record your room number and you are free to use it as many time as you wish.

The famous house of the Hong Kong Blockbuster Movie “Summer Holiday” starring Richie Ren and Sammi Cheng back in year 2000. It is now turned into a convenience shop where you can buy drinks & snacks and souvenirs.

Snorkelling trip is scheduled twice a day, 9.30am and 3pm. We did not manage to go Marine Park for snorkelling because of the big waves, we have to divert to another open sea. They do offer underwater photography service when we are snorkelling, each photo is selling at RM 7.50, you get to take a cool underwater photo for memories. 

The recreation centre is where you collect snorkelling equipment and you can also book for other activities like jungle trekking, sunset cruise, fishing trip and others. So coincidentally, there is a young Chinese family who asked us to join them for the sunset cruise tour as it costs 10 pax for RM 350. They manage to gather 8 pax to join the tour. Check out the package here.

Sunset cruise tour with other families. However, the weather wasn't so good that day. Clouds are covering the sun, so we really weren't able to see the sunset. 

Photo captured from the boat

Photo captured in the evening

Photo captured at night
We took the boat depart back to Shahbandar Jetty on our last day.

It was nice short getaway to the beach. Although it is end of the season, we were lucky that it only rained at night. During the day, we were still able to go snorkelling. If you are planning a short trip to Redang Island, I recommend to stay at Laguna Redang as it really provide all the services you need. I booked directly from their website here. You may check out their latest rates for next season.


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