Situated off the coast of Terengganu, Redang Island is one of the largest islands near the east coast of the Peninsular of Malaysia. Also known as the “Maldives of Malaysia”there are many things to do in Redang Island as the island offers white sandy beaches, beautiful azure waters and have a captivating marine sanctuary park.
On this beautiful paradise, tucked away from the crowd on the mainland Malaysia, lies the luxurious Taaras Beach & Spa Resort which provides a peaceful and rejuvenating escapade. Built with a modern and luxurious decor, the resort is definitely the best that the island has to offer in Redang Island. Still doubting whether the prestigious Taaras Resort can bewitch you for your next vacation? Read my article below to find out: 10 Reasons Why The Taaras Resort At Redang Island, Malaysia Should Be Your Next Vacation!
#1 – The Luxurious Taaras Beach & Spa Resort
The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort is one of the most beautiful resorts situated in the central north of Redang Island. The resort retains its natural resort look and blends in well with the lush forest backdrop. Their villas are well equipped with modern furniture, household appliances and it is extremely spacious which provides what every beach vacationer craves for – a tranquil comfy accommodation.
The bed and pillow are so comfortable that I found myself sleeping longer than usual and so much more refreshed every morning! Service was also impeccable as the dedicated housekeeping staff never fail to pamper me with lovely towel origami, fresh fruits, chocolates, cookies or tarts. What kind of vacation can be better than pampering yourself with the perfect ocean view when you bathing in a nice hot tub?
#2 – Private Beach Access For Guest Only
Why go for a vacation and squeeze with many people? haha Like the picture below when I was in Thailand in 2014? Read my article on Thai Beach Vacation!
Or you prefer the picturesque private beach that will provide you with postcard quality photos where you cannot get anywhere else on the island. The clean private beach provides you exclusivity, while you soak in the sun, enjoy the sea breeze and soak in the pristine waters. Which one is better? You make the call! 🙂
This beach is one of the most relaxing beaches I have ever visited. It is rumored that this part of the beach has families of visiting turtles from time to time, who knows you maybe one of the lucky soul to swim with them!
#3 – The Choice of Food
You will be spoilt for choice when you dine at The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort as it offers four different dining options. No idea where to start? Why not follow what I did during my stay in the Resort. 🙂 Start with the lavish all day buffet spread that has a wide range of food from the authentic Malaysian specialties to the International cuisine at the Asean All Day Dining restaurant. Thereafter head to the best place to chill and catch the afternoon sunset at the Bayu Beach Bar where they serve yummy exotic cocktails and delicious snacks or finger foods.
In the evening, enjoy an extravagant and sumptuous western cuisine served amidst the natural ambiance of the beach, which has a good collection of Brasserie-inspired menu with wines to compliment and complete your evening meal. After dinner, you can chill out with your companion(s) at the Asean Terrace Lounge for some light bites and beverages accompanied by live music entertainment by the talented band or singing duos for that post-dinner relaxation.
As a vegetarian, I was very well-taken care by Chef Kay, the Sou Chef of Taaras Resort. The vegetarian meals were delicious and beautifully decorated which shows Chef Kay’s dedication to her work. I am truly impressed by the taste and design of the dishes prepared by Chef Kay!
#4 – Dedicated Service
The friendly and smiling staff is something that will make your stay memorable. Just remember that you are on a vacation island, where the purpose of your visit is to enjoy the slower pace of life. The staff at the resort are very well-trained to provide superior customer service and kudos to the outstanding management team who lead them. Interacting with the staff daily makes me feel that we were living together like a family, like a home away from home. Too much loves I received in The Taaras Resort! 🙂
#5 – Great Facilities In The Resort
The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort has many facilities available for guests to try. Indoor activities range from a fitness center for workout freaks; cooking classrooms for chef-wannabes; X-Rooms for the gamers; karaoke room for the singer-in-training; pool table for the next Peter Gilchrist; and board games for the bored people haha. Outdoor facilities include an amazing swimming pool, kid’s paddling pool, tennis court, beach volleyball court and much more!
#6 – Beautiful Diving & Snorkelling Sites
The Redang Island is blessed with crystal clear waters and is home to a vast number of amazing marine lives making it a wonderful place to go diving. With warm sea water and a large variety of marine life, it is a perfect place to toss off the stress from work and enjoy the experience in the underwater world. The world that harbors many white coral reefs, sharks, turtles, stingray, stonefish, blue crabs and much more…
#7 – Tranquillity Natural Environment
Surrounded by a jungle with flora and fauna and the big ocean, the island is an enchanting place for jungle trekking, the fascinating hilly island of Redang has a well walked jungle track approximately 2 km long between Pasir Panjang beach and Teluk Dalam beach. En-route sights include a little river stream and catfish, occasionally, you may cross path with the shy mouse deer as well!
#8 – Value For Money
As a 5 star hotel and resort on an offshore island, the price of staying in The Taaras Resort is rather reasonable. The room rate depends on your choice of room, whether is it the Garden, Hillside, Bay View, Ocean Front, Sea Suites, Premier Suites or the private Taaras Villa (ultimate splurge for celebrities or moneybags).
Price also depends on the season of your visit, the rate fluctuates according to the supply (number of rooms) versus demand (number of guests). If you can afford to spend a bit more on your vacation, go for the Sea Suites or Premier Suites to have a great view of the beautiful ocean from your bathtub! Alternatively, ask for the Ocean Front for direct access to the beach!
#9 – More Activities In The Pipeline For 2017
There are plenty of things to do in Redang Island. Besides diving, snorkeling, to tennis, volleyball, windsurfing, kayaking, boogie board and even jungle trekking. There are also some special arrangements such as Kid’s Activities, Robinson Crusoe Experience and Sunrise/Sunset Cruise, oh-la-la. The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort will definitely keep you well entertained during your vacation.
According to the General Manager of The Taaras Resort, Mr George Teh (one of the most dedicated and friendliest, a heart-warming and lovely person I ever met), he shared there are plans to bring in more activities into The Taaras Resort e.g. zip lining, ATV, banana boat, fly board aka water jetting etc… It will be up within 2017 season. So stay tuned for more.
#10 – Improved Accessibility
Thinking about how to get to The Taaras Resort? Worried about ferry transportation or overcoming the seasickness? Good news for everyone, in the pipeline for Berjaya Hotels & Resorts (BHR) to promote Redang Island as a key holiday destination regionally and internationally, BHR has partnered Prima Air to provide chartered flights from Subang Airport (Kuala Lumpur) to Redang Island. From April 2017 onwards, you will be able to make bookings online from BHR or Prima Air website for the Cessna Grand Caravan EX light aircraft flights to The Taaras Resort.
So it’s time to kiss goodbye to the sampan (small boat with engine). Hurray! 🙂
For Singaporeans, there is also a plan to provide chartered flights from Singapore’s Seletar airport to the island one day (Rejoice!). Maybe I am the pilot who can fly you there? You game? haha
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For more information on The Taaras Resort, you may check out their official website.
Company: The Taaras Resort
Address: The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort, PO Box 126, Main Post Office, 20928 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia.
Tel: + 60 (9) 630 8888, 09 221 3997 /8 / 9
#11 – Bonus: Giveaway Vouchers 50% Off
Need one more reason to visit Redang Island and the Taaras Resort? Now I have a bonus reason for you! Through the courtesy of The Taaras Resort, I have been given three gift vouchers worth 50% off (terms and condition apply – refer below) to giveaway to my Travel Inspiration 360‘s readers and social media followers. To enter the contest, please see below and do keep a look out for more updates on Travel Inspiration 360’s Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube on how to win! You may be traveling to The Taaras Resort this season! 🙂
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The period of entry is from 31 March 2017 to 11.59pm, 9 April 2017. The winner will be notified via facebook message and announced via Travel Inspiration 360’s social media between 10 to 14 April 2017. There are three vouchers to be given away, so hurry! Happy Reading, Liking & Sharing! 🙂
All da best,
Keith Yuen, Travel Inspiration 360
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