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East Coast Explorer

7 day Holiday Idea - from £765

A world away from the more visited west coast of the country, the east coast remains relatively unspoilt with miles of glorious beaches and some great diving and snorkelling. Explore this fascinating region on a two centre trip, beginning at a beautiful mainland beach resort near Kuala Terengganu, before taking the ferry over to Redang Island.

Highlights:

  • Stunning Tanjong Jara Beach
  • Characterful resort
  • Lots of interesting activities
  • Redang island diving and snorkelling
  • Island relaxation
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - 3: Terengganu

On arrival into Terengganu airport, you will be met and transferred to the beautiful Tanjong Jara Resort for a three night stay.  Facing a crescent-shaped beach of golden sand, the resort offers a secluded hideaway and is designed to reflect the elegance of a 17th century Malay palace.

Your time here has been kept free so that you can simply relax and enjoy the hotel facilities, or arrange some excursions to explore this fascinating and diverse region. You could observe fireflies on a mangrove cruise, trek through the jungle to a waterfall, visit the Kenyir elephant village or experience authentic Malay life on a bicyle tour through a fishing village.

Every year between May to September green turtles come ashore to the beaches in the region to  lay their eggs and the resort runs a hatchery to protect these. Guests have the opportunity to discover more about the lives of these majestic creatures, with informative talks and the chance to get involved with nest inspections by day, and if fortunate, to witness the emergence of hatchlings by night.

Hotel: Tajong Jara Resort
Meals: 2 Breakfasts

Day 4 - 6: Redang Island

This morning transfer to Merang Jetty for a 45 minute speedboat ride straight to the hotel on Redang Island. The island lies within the Terengganu Marine Park and is renowned for its crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches and tropical fish that inhabit the numerous reefs making it ideal for snorkelling and diving. In this colourful underwater world, you may get the opportunity to see schools of jacks, fusiliers and trevallies, black tip reef sharks, cuttlefish, turtles and lots more. Your hotel for the next three nights is the Taaras Beach Resort which has a beautiful setting in a sheltered bay against the backdrop of jungle clad hills.

Hotel: Taaras Beach Resort
Meals: 3 Breakfasts

Day 7: Transfers to Terengganu

This morning enjoy breakfast, before taking the boat back to the mainland, followed by a transfer to the airport.

Meals: 1 Breakfast

7 day Holiday Idea - from £765

With flights from £1419

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All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin or double room. Seasonal variations may apply, please call Freedom Destinations for more information and availability.
Due to weather conditions between the months of Nov and Feb the Taaras Beach resort is closed.

Holiday Ideas

This suggested itinerary shows the type of holiday you can enjoy with Freedom Destinations. It can be booked as it is or changed to suit your requirements.

Your holiday idea includes:

  • 3 nights Terangganu
  • 3 nights on Redang Island
  • Breakfast daily
  • Return airport and boat transfers

You can:

  • Choose different hotels or resorts
  • Add day tours and activities in the places you visit
  • Extend your stay in any of the locations

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