A marginal sea which is part of the Pacific Ocean, the South China Sea is filled with natural wonders. From coral reefs and natural diversity to stunning island nation’s home to amazing people, beautiful animals and a diverse culture, this region welcomes millions each year. From Malaysia to Borneo and mainland China, we invite you to explore one of these amazing island destinations, the islands of the Redang Archipelago, hidden gems in the South China Sea.
Once a trader’s paradise, the Redang Archipelago was often a stopover for travelers on their journeys looking to get off the boat and enjoy the beauty of the region. Like other areas of this part of the world, legends are also rich in Redang as well and today, still play a part in the culture of the areas around 250 resident fishermen today.
The islands of the Redang Archipelago are often considered Malaysia’s gems in the South China Sea. These islands are mostly uninhabited and together make up a renowned marine park off the coast of Malaysia which provides an excellent location for snorkeling, diving and exploring without the crowds of many of the other islands of the region. From its white sand beaches to its clear blue seas and its luxury beach resorts, get to know more about this unique and exotic destination for travel with a review from Island Trader Vacations.
Made up of 9 islands, the Redang Archipelago includes Lima Island, Paku Besar Islnad, Paku Kecil Island, Kerengga Besar Island, Kerengga Kecil Island, Ekor Tebu Island, Ling Island, Pinang Island and of course, Redang Island, the largest in the group. Surrounded by beautiful coral reefs, the region is famous for its underwater appeal drawing thousands of divers from around the world for its diversity as well as its stunning clarity. Pulau Redang Marine Park was named to protect the diversity of these lovely islands and today is one many which offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the islands today in an otherwise busy world.
While the islands themselves offer plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy the region, the star of the show here is definitely below the surface of the ocean. Those who pay attention often find themselves face to face with thousands of species including pipefish, stonefish, cuttlefish, green turtles, clownfish, barracudas and a veritable garden of corals all colors of the rainbow.
Today visitors who are experienced divers or those who would like to learn have plenty of opportunities to get out and under the sea with an instructor or a guide from one of the many establishments catering to this type of activity. Nature is bountiful in this lovely archipelago and the many wonderful residents who call this area offer visitors the opportunity to explore and enjoy all it has to offer.
Be inspired and find out for yourself what makes the Redang Marine Park, one of the South China Sea’s best kept secrets.
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