Note 1 : If you plan to go to Redang, I strongly advised you take the earliest flight on that day. So that, you will be able to catch the 1st boat ride to Redang which is at 9am. Journey from KT airport to Shahbandar Jetty is about 30mins. Boat ride from jetty to the island approx 1 and half hour.
What happened was our flight tix purchase way earlier is to arriving KT at noon, and we are to catch the 3pm boat to the island. That's mean, we will miss 1 session of snorkeling trip. What a waste kan?? So yeah.. upon discussing, we agreed to purchase fresh 1 way tix and we are to arrive KT a nite before.
Note 2 : Most of the resorts at the island offer full board snorkeling package which include accommodation, 2-way jetty transfer, 3 sessions snorkeling and meals (breakfast, lunch, teatime & dinner). If you are not a fussy guest, I strongly recommend Redang Lagoon Chalet coz it's the cheapest package at the island! Just a lil note, pls bring along your toiletries coz the resort didn't provide any.
Note 3 : Arriving a nite before our exact departure to Redang, of coz we need an accommodation at KT. After surveying, we decided to stay at Hotel DJ Citi Point. A shoplot-hotel but very convenient coz it is just walking distance to the jetty and the famous Pasar Payang. It's a brand new hotel. So, yeah.. cleanliness satisfied!
For dinner, the hotel staff recommended us to try out Ikan Bakar at Kuala Ibai. Taxi RM20/trip approx 20mins drive. I love the sotong celup tepung so muchhhh! *drooling*
Note 4 : Click here for the underwater camera rental rates..
Note 5 : For more choices and cheaper of FM & t-shirt, I suggest you guys survey at a souvenir shop at Redang Reef Resort, just next to Laguna. More More Tea Inn's rates are slightly pricey.
Note 6 : Stuff that I shopped at Pasar Payang...
So, affordable island escape huh?? Ohh.. I miss Redang! A place that you should discover! *wink*