The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort
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... beaches, and potential nesting areas, but none of this is acknowledged here, and there is quite a lot of rubbish. The hatchery on Gemia island apparently collects the eggs, hatches them, and nurtures the young for a time to give them a better chance of survival to adulthood. But I only stumbled across this info after trawling the web, so it's not common knowledge.
Update 9/8/13: the turtles are now released as soon as possible once they ...
... to MYR 300 a passenger and the snorkeling package came to MYR 600 each, which included two nights’ accommodation at the Coral Redang Island Resort, three meals a day, a two-way ferry transfer from Kuala Terengganu to Redang, and three boat trips for snorkeling. It did not include the Marine Park Conservation fee nor snorkeling equipment.
I noticed some of the other resorts advertised ...
... Peninsular Malaysia.
At Kuala Terengganu we hired a van to take us to the jetty where, after a half-hour wait, we boarded our ferry to Redang. The ferry was not slow and yet the journey took two and a half hours. Finally I had my first look at Redang – beautiful sandy white beaches, coconut palms, hotels and chalets.
The ferry stopped a hundred metres from the shore and a shuttle came out to pick ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort Pulau Redang
Good Service - Great Beach
My husband and I had a good time at this resort. We booked the condo room but was initially given the chalet room instead. Upon informing the Customer Service officer on this mishap, they immediately see to our request and needs. And on top of tt, the Customer Service officer gave us a buffet lunch as a treat.
The view from our Condo room was magnificent. It was facing the beach and the room was big and well maintained.
The beach was clean and clear. It was beautiful.
Most of the staff are very service oriented.
The dinner barbecue buffet was nice and it has a wide spread of choices.
I will certainly come again with my family.
First off this is a premium hotel - it charges a premium price and has a reputation of being the best place to stay in Redang. So with that price tag and ongoing reputation comes an expectation of a certain level of service. It's important to remember that. If they were priced in accordance with, say, a three star place then I would heartily recommend it. But for the money you might feel slightly that you're being ripped off.
After a 3 day / 2 night weekend getaway at Berjaya Redang, I can honestly say we were not not disappointed. The reason we came here was for the gorgeous "swimming pool clear" like water, the soft white sandy beach bordering powderlike, snorkelling with the tropical fish and coral (though global warming has had its effects...couldn't stop recalling Tim Flannery's "The Weather Makers") but nonetheless, if you love the water you will love what Redang and its archipelago of islands have to offer, especially compared to other Malaysian islands.
Does the job
There is little to do in Redang apart from sit on a beach, snorkel, scuba dive, fish or get drunk.
I did 4 out of 5 of these minus the scuba all whilst staying at the Berjaya Resort.
Their beach enclave is superb, the quality of the water is pristine, and tropical fish everywhere you look. They have a fair few other water sports activities so you can fill up 3 or 4 days here quite easily.
The resort itself is average, however the rooms do the trick with aircon and all your other basic amenities.
The only downside is the quality of the food which is to be expected of most 3 or 4 star hotels these days. Whoever got good food from a hotel anyway??
This was our 2nd visit to this hotel and proabaly our last. The hotel had only reopened two days before our arrival but was not at all ready for the guests.
Loved the location, but not the rooms and food
This is a really nice resort from the outside, located on the beachfront away from the other noisy/crowded resorts/beaches and with nice landscaping. However, once you enter the rooms (we stayed in a deluxe garden view room), you're bound to be somewhat disappointed. The rooms are of 3/4 star quality, which seemed to be at odds with its beautiful surroundings. The quality of the food was average to below average most of the time, which is disappointing given that they are quite pricey by Malaysian standards. However, if the beach is what you're after, you won't be disappointed.
Must dive while fasting
Wonderful beach and good weather have made for a great holiday.
The hotel offers modern facilities and caring personnel and a tremendous location. New buildings are on their way spoiling the otherwise pristine landscape. One let down is the food low quality and choice by any standard or taste, better off trying the small restaurants next to the hotel.
One special mention goes to the diving center and instructors, YOU MUST GO DIVING. Enjoy the beatiful Redang.
My wife and I spent yet another few days at this resort. This was our 2nd trip there. We found the resort as good as before - courteous/friendly staff on the backdrop of a beautiful beach/crystal clear water. What more can one ask for ?
The resort is located on a fantastic soft as silk white sand beach with beautiful clear seawater. Location is difficult to beat.
We stayed at this resort on our recent trip to Malaysia and it has much to recommend it being very comfortable and excellent value for money. Little wooden houses nestle in the valley looking out to a crystal clear bay accessible only to people staying at the resort. However I fear it will no longer be a place of tranquility as they are currently in the process of building 4 large blocks of appartments along one side of the valley which will result in the already crowded resturant being very very busy and the beach no longer being so peaceful. This is a shame as this is a wonderful place I would have loved to revisit if they weren't looking to expand it so blatantly and hence detract from its benefits. I was even able to zone out the constant drilling and banging that took place in the new apartments from dawn until dusk every day to enjoy my stay here but I don't think I would be in a rush to go back and have to share the resort with so many more people - such a shame. They would have done better to up the spec of the rooms and resturant and charge more if they wanted to make more money from the resort. Unfortunately the same seems to be true for other parts of the island - I visited 4 years ago and walked along a desrted beach which I saw from one of our snorkelling trips has now had a massive new hotel built on it. If peace and seclusion is what you're looking for then this probably isn't the place to go anymore.