Known for its exquisite marine life, Redang Island is one of the biggest islands in Peninsular Malaysia and a popular destination for water sports activities among local and international travellers.
Highlights – One of the major trademarks of this island is its lively coral reef which is seen at just 50feet of the shores. This is a totally a group of 9 islands, which are all well preserved by the Redang Marine Park. It is the biggest island in the marine park. White sandy beaches, pristine waters and an excellent upmarket ambience are some features that are found in Redang Island. Sea turtle conservation, snorkelling & scuba Diving are the main activites that can be carried out here. Luxury, budget and mid-range resorts located all along the beach to suit people of various tastes.
Location – South China Sea, off Terengganu Coast.
Timing – March to October.
Price – RM5 need to be paid at the Redang Marine Park for entering into the island.
Home to the world’s first “underwater post office”, Mataking Island Beach is known for its pristine waters housing abundant hard and soft corals.
Highlights – The island is located at a distance of 40 acres and is known for its exotic underwater world. Divided into 2 parts – Big Mataking (Mataking Besar) and Small Mataking (Mataking Kecil). They are located close to each other. Suitable for snorkelling, scuba diving, relaxing and taking excursions along with friends and families. This is one of the lesser-explored islands, hence it is known for its unspoilt beauty and mystical reefs.
Location – Celebes Sea, in the Sabah State.
Timings – March to October .
Price - Depends upon the water sports activity that you choose.
A small fishing village with excellent marine life and an abundance of corals – this description fits Lang Tengah Island the best. This island is marked by its blue, placid waters and white sandy beaches.
Highlights – Snorkelling and scuba diving are the two most important activities at the Lang Tengah Island. Apart from this, wildlife lovers too find this island a haven because one can spot green turtles, hawksbill turtles, monitor lizards, lots of varieties of fishes and rays, colourful species of local and migratory birds, frogs and insects during specific seasons here. Do not miss to volunteer incubate the eggs hatched by sea turtles during the night times.