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Beaches on the East coast

Breda, The...
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Beaches on the East coast

Hi,

I'd like some advice on which beach to be based at for 5 days in July. I've heard the beaches on the East coast are more beautiful than those on Langkawi or Penang, so I want to go there.

I'm doubting between the Perhentian Islands, Pulau Redang, Pulau Tioman and Desaru Beach.

Requirements: white sand, clear water, good resort (at least 3 stars) and good transportation links. Even more ideal would be an airport to go back to Singapore from.

All tips are welcome!

Thanks!

Kuala Terengganu...
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1. Re: Beaches on the East coast

Gemia Island just 30 minute from Kuala Terengganu Airport .The journey by boat just 20 minute only.There easy to get bus or taxi.

singapore
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2. Re: Beaches on the East coast

I've been to these 3 .. Redang Tioman n Desaru.. going Perhentian later this yr so can't comment on tat...

Redang has e most beautiful beaches n water of e 3.. i lurrvvveee it!!! white sand n turquoise waters! I stayed at Redang Laguna which is e best resort of e stretch.. (berjaya is nice but more exclusive private beach) ..it's affordable as in all meals r provided buffet style n all snorkeling trips (twice a day) r included as well.. juz pay for e lifejackets n snorkel sets n u can keep it for e whole trip. u can snorkel off e beach anytime u want! great snorkeling off e beach n u can even see baby reef sharks! however travelling there is quite tedious.. u can fly to trengannu (i tink) n continue a 4 hrs or so bus trip to redang or travel 10hrs bus ride from spore (+boat ride).. tough but worth it! in fact u can see redang quite up close in this movie "summer holiday" which made redang popular all across asia...

Tioman has e best underwater marine life n coralsof e 3... very colorful! tat said redang's nice as well but i tink tioman's corals r fantastic! there's much choices of accomodation on tioman so it's really up to u.. e beaches r pretty as well n u will get to go to this tulai island to chill..v pretty small island.. u can snorkel off e main beaches in tioman n great snorkeling trips since e fishes n corals are greater in variety n colors..easy access to spore.. juz a 2 hrs bus ride to mersing (+ boat ride)..

Desaru is a place u can skip... i stayed at pulai desaru...yellow dirty sands rough seas.. can give tis a miss.. but it's v near to spore.. juz an 1 1/2 hr or so boat ride.. skip this..

i heard perhentian islands r like redang.. postcard perfect island paradise.. i would assume it's less crowded than redang though.. so if u wana skip e crowd of redang then do go to perhentian..

so my advice? perhentian (less crowd) or redang (more popular) if u want postcard perfect beaches.. tioman if u want real fantastic underwater marine life n corals.. forget abt desaru..

have fun!

Breda, The...
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3. Re: Beaches on the East coast

Thanks so much for your help. This is exactly the kind of information I need.

singapore
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4. Re: Beaches on the East coast

no worries..glad to help.. have fun!

5. Re: Beaches on the East coast

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