Hotel

The Taaras Beach and Spa

The Taaras Beach and Spa

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1586 Reviews
Guide Price £1,179 per person
Based on 05 March 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Malaysian Airlines, staying for 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Garden Deluxe Room (2 adults sharing) including return transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

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. 

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

Top Tips from our Experts

Tina

Destination Specialist

"The beach at this hotel is simply stunning and the sea is crystal clear. You will see plenty of marine life straight off the beach and if you swim a bit further out you are likely to see turtles and rays."

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Trusted

Location Type

Away from it all
  • 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
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
1586 Reviews 82% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 630
  • Very Good 584
  • Average 197
  • Poor 102
  • Terrible 73

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Apr 22, 2019

Honeymoon in Taaras

We had a great time in Taaras for our honeymoon. The best part of the hotel is the private beach, white sand and the clear blue ocean. We woke up for sunrise on both days. The ocean view from the cliff premium suite is fantastic! Highly recommend if you can. We also want to thank Hasni from the recreation centre who went above and beyond to help us have an enjoyable stay. We used the ceclo at her recommendation, which was unique and fun to do as a couple. The only thing we would suggest is that room maintenance could be improved. Pricing for the food is a bit steep. We did venture out locally a few times. All in all, a great stay. We had such a great experience. Can’t wait to come back. Thanks for a wonderful stay, Taaras!
Apr 20, 2019

5* nature but average everything else

London, United Kingdom

5* nature but average everything else The management of this resort do not seem to have a coherent vision or strategy and as a result it is a mixed bag so expect all sorts of standards or no standards at all. We were greeted by an unkempt looking staff at Merang jetty and asked to wait 30 min as there were guests running late from the airport although the boat service was scheduled. The staff who transferred us from the Redang jetty to the hotel stopped enroute to grab themselves lunch from a local shop. The receptionist who checked us in did not know or understand basic questions like breakfast times etc. The welcome fruit that was placed in the room on arrival was old and rotten on the inside. The rooms in the Garden wing need updating. The furniture looked shabby and the bed was hard and uncomfortable. We were put in an interconnecting room and could hear noises coming from the room nextdoor. Also there was a big gap underneath the front door. Staff used noisy scooters and we had someone sweeping the path underneath our balcony at 8 am. Turn down service was a couple of cookies at 9 pm! Our privacy and relaxation were compromised. Poor quality towels, especially the ones at the beach and gym - shabby and stained. Open gutters between pool and beach area and no signage to warn off guests. Poor breakfast choice, food quality and presentation for a resort claiming to be 5*. Three types of cooked potatoes when there was supposed to be more variety eg. French toast, fish etc. No freshly squeezed juice. Different foods eg. meat and fish were displayed on the same plate and supposed to be handled with the same tongs. Overpriced food and drinks at the other outlets. Same with activities. Their sister hotel down the road offers snorkelling for a fraction of the cost. The reception was the only place to exchange currency on this side of Redang and offered RM4.67 to GBP1.00 whereas we managed to get a rate of RM5.00 in Long Beach on the other side. We felt like we were ripped off. Only one swimming pool and rather small for a property of this size. The gym closes at 9 pm which is rather early compared to the standard across the board. If you are a couple beware most of the guests are families with kids. On the plus side the beach and surrounding nature are stunning. Great for snorkelling! Consider upgrading to one of the cliff top rooms as they seem modern and perhaps worth paying more for the views. The pizzas at the beachside bar were top notch and the staff there very friendly and efficient.
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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.