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The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort, The Star of Redang Island, Terengganu

Berjaya Hotels & Resorts’ most prized possession, ‘The Goddess of The Sea’ and The Star of Redang lsland is none other than The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort. The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort is surrounded by the blue ocean and wears the figurehead of a mermaid, and like a mermaid, the resort hides away from the outside world just off the East Coast of tropical Malaysia. The word ‘TAARA’ comes from the Sanskrit language that was born 4000 years ago which means ‘Goddess of the Sea’, ‘The Star’ and ‘The Apple of My Eye’.

Getting there

The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort is accessible via two jetties (Merang Jetty and Shahbandar Jetty). Firstly, travellers must fly to Kuala Terengganu, followed by a bus to Merang Jetty to catch the speedboat or charter boat to Redang Island; or catch the public ferry from Shahbandar Jetty to Redang Island (ferry services are available from March – October every year).

Travellers can also fly directly from Subang Airport to Redang Airport with Jojo Flight by Berjaya Air (approximately 1 hour).

To learn more, click here.

Rooms

Exclusive to Taaras guests, the enchanted resort bestows a contemporary barefoot luxury experience with warm Asian hospitality and creates a magical experience for those who seek it. The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort provides guests with unforgettable views of alluring ocean waters, gardens and cliffs through its 125 luxurious rooms and suites. The Taaras Villa, on the cliff, comes with an impressive 16-metre infinity pool that overlooks the bay and it gets superior with a dedicated chef to cook your very own breakfast, with a butler at your service as well.

The Star of Redang Island

Culinary

Culinary options include contemporary dining in the sophisticated MareNero, offering a relaxing and elegant atmosphere, with a modern Italian and North Indian menu and unmatched beachside views. Enjoy the very best of authentic Malaysian, international and fusion-inspired cuisine at Asean All Day Dining.

Select from daily buffet spreads or a well-curated à la carte menu, with dining available in the restaurant or on the patio overlooking the swimming pool and bay beyond. Asean Terrace Lounge is great for pre-dinner drinks or after-dinner to let your evening meal settle while being entertained by the live band. Unwind at our very own beach bar while soaking up the sights and sounds of the ocean. The Cove serves exotic cocktails, light beach-friendly snacks and refreshers, coupled with an expansive chill-out deck to relax while the sun sets.

Diving and Adventure

Get adventurous on a wide range of water and land sport activities such as diving, snorkelling, kayaking, jungle trekking, beach yoga, sunset cruise, ATV, jungle gym, nature walk and much more! Protected by the Marine & Fisheries department, there are more than 30 dive locations around Redang Island, all filled with beautiful hard and soft corals and a cornucopia of marine life, such as turtles, reef sharks, giant stingrays, octopus, angel fish, barracuda, napoleon, triggerfish, rainbow runner, nudibranch and more. The resort has a 5-star PADI Dive Centre, offering dive excursions, equipment and dive courses for guests to experience a magical and unforgettable experience.

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Conservation

In support of turtle conservation, SEATRU Turtle Lab at The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort was launched in 2018 to provide sea turtle conservation and educate guests on the plight of the sea turtle. The lab is managed by The Taaras’ very own marine biologist who works with a team of SEATRU Scientists and trained research assistants from the University Malaysia Terengganu (UMT). Guests will be guided through the sea turtle life cycle from nesting and hatching through to species identification, measuring and tagging sea turtles, and understanding natural predators. During the hatching season from April to October, guests are able to experience hatchlings being released into the sea, as well as adopt one of their own.

The Star of Redang Island

For more information on the resort, please visit https://www.thetaaras.com/

& more information on Malaysia, please visit https://www.malaysia.travel/

Adrian Stacey
Adrian Stacey
Scuba Diver ANZ Editor, Adrian Stacey, first learned to dive on the Great Barrier Reef over 24 years ago. Since then he has worked as a dive instructor and underwater photographer in various locations around the world including, Egypt, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico and Saba. He has now settled in Australia, back to where his love of diving first began.
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