The Taaras Beach and Spa

A truly special natural location

Situated on the tropical island of Redang off Malaysia's east coast, this simple resort has a truly beautiful natural setting. With a powder soft white sand beach, crystal clear waters and great marine life this is a perfect spot for diving and snorkelling. You can also enjoy jungle trekking and a variety of watersports including island hopping and glass bottom boat trips (some activities are payable locally). Guest rooms are furnished in a simple but modern style and are located either in the tropical gardens, up on the hill or near to the beach, each offering different views of the resort. 

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

£1,799 per person
Hotel Category
Trusted
Location Type
Away from it all
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 1702 Reviews
Redang Island

Hotel highlights

  • Away from it all feel
  • One of Malaysia's best beaches
  • Excellent snorkelling and diving

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    15:00
  • Check-out Time:
    12:00
  • 183 rooms
  • Please note this hotel is closed from November to February each year.

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Off the beaten track

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

The Taaras Beach and Spa

  • Away from it all
  • Approx. Two hours by road and boat from Kuala Terengganu.
  • Dive sites and abundant marine life nearby
1702 Reviews 82% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 677
  • Very Good 624
  • Average 218
  • Poor 108
  • Terrible 77

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Sep 17, 2019

Relaxing get-away

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I just got back from Redang Island and stayed at The Taaras. Got the 3D2N package that included airport and boat transfers from Kuala Terengganu airport, 2 meals per day and snorkle with turtle watching. Overall quite impressed with the service, starting from the airport, the transport to the boat jetty at Merang and the welcome drinks once we arrived. I stayed at the Hillside Deluxe (not the fancy beach-facing suites). The rooms were clean, but bathroom had some moldy spots around the shower area that was clearly overlooked. Location of my room was close enough to the lounge area that I could walk and not have to wait each time for the buggy that could be full, depending on the time of day. The lounge building also housed the restaurants, dive and recreation area and the beach. There are lots of tall trees around for shade and very nicely landscaped area. Just be aware of monkeys. Perhaps like many island resorts, food was pricey and just mediocre. The dinner buffet could get very busy with long queues for food. (We were there during the recent Malaysia Day long weekend! Ran away from the choking haze in KL) Had a lot of fun snorkeling and turtle watch though, which took 2 hours total. Helpful and professional staff that accompanied us. However, very sad to see that our corals are dying. Would I come again? Perhaps in the distant future.
Sep 11, 2019

Family Holiday

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Beautiful clean beach w fine white sand & clear water. Not crowded this time so it is peaceful & relaxing at d beach & mealtimes. The trio live Batak Band during dinner is fabulous. My family enjoy their performance v much. We love The Taraas for its tranquility & friendly staff. It’s expensive but I guess u pay for its exclusivity & private beach. Stay at Garden suite. Quiet & near to restaurants, pool & beach.
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The Taaras Beach and Spa

Facilities

Swimming Pool

Relax around the hotels well maintained outdoor pool overlooking the beach.

Taaras Spa

Treat yourself to a Taaras Signature Massage, body scrub, facial or many more treatments at the hotel's spa.

Fitness Room

There is a small but ample fitness room at the hotel including treadmill, exercise and elliptical bikes and weights.

Dive Centre

The Taaras Dive Centre offers PADI courses and courses for both non divers and children as well as snorkelling activities.

Watersports

Enjoy a wide variety of watersports from glass bottom boat trips to parasailing, windsurfing and kayaking.

Activities

The hotel offers a range of activities including cooking classes, jungle trekking, beach volleyball and tennis. A pool table and indoor board games are also available.

The Taaras Beach and Spa

Room Types

Garden Deluxe

Garden Deluxe Rooms are 30 square metres and come with one king or twin beds and a private veranda with garden views. Interconnecting rooms are available on request.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Cliff Hill Deluxe

Cliff Hill Deluxe Rooms are 46 square metres and come with one king or twin beds and a private balcony overlooking the treetops and gardens below. Interconnecting rooms are available on request.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Garden Suite

Garden Suites are a spacious 70 square metres and are situated in traditional Malaysian style chalets with one suite on the upper floor and another on the lower floor. Each suite comes with one king or twin beds, a separate living area and bathroom with bathtub. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Cliff Bay Suite

Cliff Bay Suites are 92 square metres and decorated in a modern style with a walk-through closet and oversized bathroom featuring his and hers vanities, monsoon shower and separate bathtub overlooking the tree line or mountain beyond. Each suite has a king bed and separate living area. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
The Taaras Beach and Spa

Food & Drink

Beach Brasserie

Enjoy seafood and western cuisine at this beach side brasserie. This modern restaurant has beautiful views and a choice of indoor and outdoor dining areas.

The Asean All Day Dining

This all day dining buffet restaurant has both indoor seating and an outdoor deck overlooking the swimming pool.

Asean Terrace Lounge

Overlooking the pool, the Terrace Bar serves afternoon tea and light bites during the day followed by evening cocktails and a backdrop of relaxing music.

Bayu Bar

This open air beach bar serves cocktails and light snacks including pizza and tapas perfect to keep you refreshed whilst you soak up the sun on the beach or watch the sunset.

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast

Buffet breakfast is served at the Asean All Day Dining Restaurant between 06:30 and 10:30 am.

Half Board

Half Board includes buffet breakfast and either a set menu or buffet dinner at the Asean All Day Dining Restaurant.

Full Board

Full Board includes buffet breakfast and either a set menu or buffet lunch and dinner at the Asean All Day Dining restaurant.