Redang Island, locally known as Pulau Redang or just “Redang” is one of the largest islands off the east coast of Malaysia. It is one of of nine islands, which form a marine park and offers snorkeling and diving opportunities.
I had heard about Redang for a long time and thought of going there but never got around to booking the trip until Star Cruises offered a 3 Day 2 Night Cruise to Redang and I managed to get a 1-for-1 deal on it!
Signed up to go snorkelling at the Pulau Redang Marine Park and this first picture was taken whilst we were making our way there.
Arrived at the Pulau Redang Marine Park and here’s the view from the jetty.
The waters looked crystal clear with a nice white sandy beach.
Think the island is a good place to chill…
Welcome to Pulau Redang Marine Park!! This sight greeted us at the other end of the jetty.
Here’s one of the local residents of the island… ^_^
Spent the first couple of minutes exploring the beach area…
Several people were already snorkelling in the sea…
This is a picture of the jetty which we had arrived at earlier and one of the boats which was ferrying passengers to/from the cruise ship.
Ok, done with photo-taking and this was where my snorkelling adventure began…
Spent an hour snorkelling before the tide started coming in and the sea got a little rougher and the rocking of the waves made me feel sick.
Unfortunately I didn’t have an underwater camera with me so I couldn’t take any pictures whilst snorkelling.
These are some of the shots of the marine life at Redang which were taken from the jetty. As you can see, the waters are very clear and you don’t need to snorkel to view the fish and the corals in the water.
Many of the corals looked like they were already dead but fishlife was plentiful.
I had tried to touch the fish which swam close to me but all of them shied away and they were quick too!
Overall, it was a relaxing afternoon and I enjoyed the clear waters and the abundance of marine life. However, I think I still prefer snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef as there’s a lot more to be seen there.