On the beautiful island of Redang, located on the east side of the peninsula of Malaysia, you have quite a few resorts. The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort is one of the few internationally known resorts, and it is part of the Berjaya Group hotel chain. At the resort everything is organized perfectly, which makes it a very luxurious 5-star resort and the most luxurious resort on the island. The Taaras lies within a beautiful bay, north of Redang.
At the complex you have several wooden houses with a classic interior en appearance. There are also a few terraced houses, which usually exist of 4 houses. The resort has its own diving school, were you can book diving trips. You can also rent snorkeling equipment. Between October and March you will have the monsoon going through this area and as a result you can (almost) never snorkel or dive due to bad weather. However, The Taaras is one of the few resorts on Redang where you can stay during the monsoon season. Since you are reliable on transport to get to the island, and since there won’t be going any boats to the island during the monsoon season, you are better off not going to the east side of Malaysia during this period.
If you want to stay at The Taaras you are best off booking prior to your trip online. Prices are going to be cheapest online, especially with special discounts. We do not recommend just going to the island. Redang is a popular destination under the wealthier locals, and also quite popular with people who live in Singapore. If you do not book in advance, you are taking the risk of the resort being completely booked.
Redang is a true diving- and snorkeling paradise. Snorkeling can be done at many places through out the island. You can also snorkel in front of the resort, but there won’t be a lot of coral. There are plenty of beautiful diving sports, and a lot of divers will go to Redang since the view under water is very clear. The island next to Redang, called Perhentian, is a lot better for snorkeling; where Redang has better diving locations. Redang is easily accessible through the city of Kuala Terengganu. Just north of this city you have the fishers town of Merang; and this is where the boats to Redang depart from. The trip to Redang takes about 40 minutes by boat. When you arrive you will be awaited by an employee of the resort; and with a large golf cart you will be taken to the resort which lies on the northern side of the island.
Would you like to spend a couple of days in a luxurious resort on a tropical island, you should definitely consider staying at The Taaras.