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“Excellent dive holiday”

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Coral Redang Island Resort
Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Pulau Redang
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 June 2010

We took a 4D3N dive package in a detached chalet, flying with berjaya and a smooth transit to the resort via coral's car (RM20) and boat (included). Our main trip objective was diving and we were very pleased with this experience. The dive centre staff is very organised, competent and friendly. The hire equipment in good condition and there is a nice range of dive sites to explore. Need to walk 30-40m and board the boat with diving gear on, which is a little heavy but you get used to it. In addition to six dives we also snorkelled the local reef and it was fantastic to see lots of fishes, as well as a turtle and small reef sharks. The clear water and fine/white sand make this beach very enjoyable.

In summary, the pros are great diving/snorkelling, beautiful beach location with nearby reef, friendly staff /relaxed atmosphere, good poolside bar, and we liked the food overall (although there were some exceptions). The cons as mentioned by others: rooms especially bathrooms are tired, pillows very hard and our room nearby the noisy nightclub next door made it difficult to sleep, lack of dining/shop options (ok for our stay duration but maybe an issue if longer stay). Overall, we had an excellent dive holiday and I would recommend Coral Redang especially for those wanting great beach, snorkelling and/or diving, and decent value accommodation (roughly 3* quality to set your expectation).

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 June 2010

We stayed here in June 2010. i would highly recomend this resort to anyone going to Redang Island. We arrived by plane on the island and there was a taxi waiting to take us to the jetty. The boat was again waiting and we were whisked around to our resort. The island is amazing, clear blue seas and beautiful sandy beaches. The staff were very friendly and helpful and you could easily arrange snorkelling or diving trips at the dive centre by the resort. We ate in the restuarant every night where the food was very reasonably priced, very good but limited choice. Breakfast which was included in the room price again was fine. No independent restaurants along the beach but you could eat at the other resorts. Only the very expensive resort at the end of the beach was worth bothering with. The chalets were very clean but maybe a little tired looking, all provided with safety deposit boxes. Plenty of sun loungers on the beach with cushions and you could get clean beach towels every day. Bar was a good social place to meet other travellers. I couldnt fault it and will definately be going back.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank LondonJacqui
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Reviewed 27 May 2010

We are travelling with our lovely little girl with special needs due to Cerebral Palsy. We are glad that we did not face any problems there. The boat transfers were smooth despite we had to carry her, her stroller and all those bags. Thanks to Coral Redang staff's efficient service and also thankful for the trees surrounding the areas that makes the place not so hot for our daughter.

My hubby and I will definitely return to Redang and stay in Coral Redang again (but this time maybe as honeymooners)

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with family
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2  Thank Big_Momma9873
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Reviewed 22 April 2010

We stayed in semi detached chalets for 4 nights, they were clean, bathrooms are a bit tired, but ok.
The beach is superb, the staff are very friendly and helpful. Food is a basic but 4 days of that was bearable.
The snokelling was surperb, we swam among black tipped sharks, my teenagers loved that, also there are turtles too.
All in all i would recommend this hotel to anyone Its not luxurious. but a good value medium resort hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled with family
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Thank creativebabex
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Reviewed 14 April 2010

Good points:
- Located on quieter side of the beach
- Smaller scale (unlike the huge Laguna resort, which although looked much nicer, was brimming full of people, *shudder*)
- Friendly staff at Dive Centre
- Beach chairs with umbrellas and many located in shade of trees
- Great food in restaurant (not canteen!)
- Reasonably priced
- Less rowdy youngsters/locals (i have nothing against them, but out of the few Asians at this resort, ourselves being Asians too, it embarrassed us greatly when the other Asians were loud and behaved obnoxiously, refusing to queue when helping themselves to the buffet at the restaurant)

Not so good points:
- I didn't personally encounter this, but my friends were put off by the Chinese lady in charge, they didn't like her curt, brusque replies, bordering on rude
- rooms were not very clean, we found a dead cockcroach on the floor
- the room bathroom was not very clean, had a stale urine smell in the shower stall, whenever the rubber mat in the stall got wet..

Go with low expectations, this is more like a chalet, don't expect luxurious..then you would be pleasantly surprised

  • Stayed: April 2010
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Reviewed 7 April 2010

We spent 3 nights at the Coral Redang and had a great time. The staff were always helpful and available. Our family went snorkeling and diving, and enjoyed it very much. Our boat driver, on the snorkeling trips, also took us to where we could see turtles. That was a highlight of the trip.
The down side for me was the rooms could have been a bit cleaner. I do know it is diffacult in a beach enviroment. The Buffet food was fine by me but my husband was disapointed. It was not bad, just not great.
If I could ,I would deffinatly go again and recomend it to others.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled with family
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Thank RaeleneUsa
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Reviewed 2 January 2010

The Coral Redang has an excellent atmosphere and stands head and shoulders above the other resorts on the island. The resort is still earth and bamboo but with a certain amount of luxury. The staff were all very friendly and the manager Eric made our stay for us. The attached dive shop was also very good with friendly staff and good small dive numbers. We were travelling as two couples but I think the Redang would also be very good for famlies.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled with friends
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Thank Dougleface
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Additional Information about Coral Redang Island Resort

Address: 9 Jalan Kampong Dalam, Pulau Redang 20000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Terengganu > Pulau Redang
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Pulau Redang
Hotel Class:3 star — Coral Redang Island Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Coral Redang Island Hotel Kuala Terengganu
Hotel Coral Redang Island

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