We booked a Laguna Redang 4N3D Tour with 5 Stars travel agency for S$370 per person.
Honestly, I did think that it was one of the nicest resorts there so the price could be partially justified. The meals were also provided and they were all buffets!
However, going to Redang comes at another price. You might be wondering how come our trip is 4 Nights and 3 Days… That’s because our bus trip there was a whopping 12 hours and it was quite a torture being stuck on a seat with nothing to do but reading and watching a small television screen in front of me. So effectively, we were only on Redang Island for a total of 1.5 days.
The bus was so cold that when we reached there it looked like I was wrongly dressed for the beautiful beach
It’s a pretty small beach but the sand was fine and the sea was clear nonetheless. I would think the phiphi island one was nicer but it’s quieter here, without the many hordes of tourists.
Here are some photos of the resort.
If you have watched the chinese movie 夏日嬷嬷茶, then you would have found this familiar!
This is because Redang Island was used to film this movie and believe it or not, they actually have a channel that is playing this movie on repeat at the resort.
Our package included 3 snorkelling trips, and there were 2 sessions daily. One at 0930 and another at 1500. We went for the 1500 to Pasir Akar, which was an open sea and the next morning we went to the Marine Park where it was some protected coral area with plenty more fishes!
The process is actually really simple. They will gather a few hundred of the tourists at the designated time and deploy like 5 or 6 ships to ferry us all out the the location. When we’re there, they will dump us all into the sea and let us float around for about an hour and then fetch us back to the resort.
I wonder whether the fishes get scared when there’s a sudden swarm of human bodies floating around in the water.
This was taken from the jetty at the Marine Park, where we had to pay an additional 5 ringgit to enter.
You could really see so many fishes, especially if you feed them bread they will come swarming towards you. Next time I go snorkelling I would know not to wear the life vest as its really just restricting your movements and you won’t be able to dive deeper to go closer to the fishes and the corals!
Our hotel room was really spacious and there were 2 single beds and 1 king sized bed for just the 2 of us.
Other than snorkelling and eating, there really wasn’t much to do on the island other than chilling at the swimming pool or by the beach. We didn’t go for the third snorkelling trip on the second day so we had plenty of time to alternate between the pool and the beach and camwhore.
I’m kinda glad the Instax photos turned our really nice! The trick (because I’m using a Fujifilm Mini 25) is to darken every picture taken under the sun. It makes the colors more intense and prevents overexposure.
They also have a beach side bar and this was baileys + kahlua + 2 scoops of ice cream
We also attempted to take silhouette photos but we could only take it at sunrise and it didn’t turn out that perfect.
We also chilled the night away at the beach bar listening to some live music. They could sing pretty well but sometimes, you can tell they don’t really know how to pronounce the lyrics of the English songs they’re singing.
Right, in a lot of photos here you might notice me carrying a can of beer. What else goes with chilling by the beach right?
It actually costs 10 Ringgit per can here. What a tourist destination ripoff price.
The food there was mediocre. I can’t really complain though because every single meal I still take mountains of food onto my plate and gobble gobble.
It was a mix of western and chinese and malay food and there was a wide variety of food. The not so fun part was the fact that all the people in the resort will come to this place for their meal and it gets kinda crowded.
Anyhow, it was a really fun trip with Michelle and I definitely fulfilled my wish of going to another beach holiday this year.
For more photos of my Redang Trip, you can go to this link.
At Peace with Myself.