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The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort at Pulau Redang – our honest review

garden view of the taaras resort

The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort is the flagship resort of Berjaya Hotels group, which holds the top position amongst Malaysian hotels & resorts. It is located at Pulau Redang on the east coast of Peninsula Malaysia. We stayed at The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort for three days, which was a wonderful experience.

The Taaras is rated as the most Instagrammable resort in Malaysia! As of August 2022, it has a total of 56K followers on Instagram, growing daily. 

If you’re looking for a beautiful, elegant, and relaxing getaway, the Taaras Beach & Spa Resort is the place for you. Everything from the stunning beachfront location to the impeccable service was perfect. We were treated with warm Asian hospitality during our stay and highly recommended this resort to anyone seeking an unforgettable experience.

1. Check-in

Taaras reception front desk

We arrived at The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort around 2 pm and were immediately greeted by the friendly staff. We were given a welcome drink.

The check-in process was speedy and easy. The staff at the front desk briefed us thoroughly on what to expect in the room and all the necessary information to get around the resort.

Don’t miss the video shot at The Taaras & Spa Resort during our stay. It is at the end of this article. 👇👇

2. Room

Our suite was spacious and beautifully decorated with modern furnishings.

sofa of the room at The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort
Sofa and work desk
room balcony
Balcony facing the sea

It is fitted with a king-size bed, sofa, coffee table, TV, mini fridge, and a huge ensuite bathroom.

private bathtub at taaras
The bathtub with a full glass panel

Additional features are the complimentary free WiFi, which was great for staying connected while on vacation.

room at taaras
Outside view of our room

3. Facilities

a. Gymnasium

Taaras gymnasium

The resort has a fitness center facing the sea we use every morning. The gym was well-equipped with modern cardio and weight machines, free weights, and other training equipment.

The resort has an outdoor Jungle Gym near the recreation center. You can choose to do some refreshing workout sessions while enjoying the sea view.

jungle gym at taaras

b. Beach & Swimming pool

life guard chair at taaras beach

The resort has a private beach, where you can find plenty of sun loungers to relax on or take a dip in the crystal clear water. There are two swimming pools overlooking the sea that are perfect for soaking up some sun or taking a refreshing swim. There was lifeguard on duty at the beach during operating hours, so you can feel safe while swimming.

c. Jojo Playroom

Taaras jojo play room

The resort also has a playroom for kids called Jojo. The playroom was very clean and had a wide variety of toys, games, and activities for children to enjoy.

d. Karaoke Room

The Karaoke room was one of ther popular places in the resort! It’s perfect for a group of friends or family and has a vast selection of songs to choose from. It had a great sound system, and the staff was warm and accommodating.

e. Taaras Spa

Pamper yourself with one of our specially-designed packages for body treatments- Taarass Signature Massage and Stress Relief Massage.

Enjoy a soothing treatment using heated applications of aromatic herbs and spices on your body.

Taaras spa

After spending time in the hot Malaysian sun, you can treat yourself to massages at The Taaras Spa. 

They offer various body treatment packages, including the Traditional Malay Massage, which is rejuvenating,

Or you may prefer an Aromatherapy full body massage using lavender oil, which smells delightful on the skin and is incredibly soft. 

f. SEATRU Turtle Lab

turtle lab

Turtle lab is a private turtle conservatory owned by Taaras. You can see different types of turtles there. It is a great way to learn about the different types of turtles and their habitats while also seeing them up close. The staff was very knowledgeable and helped us identify different turtles we saw. The baby turtles were so tiny and cute! They have an incubation program to help the baby turtles hatch and release them into the sea when they’re old enough.

4. Dining

break fast at Asean All Day Dining, Taatas

breakfast at recreation desk The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort

The main restaurant was the Asean All Day Dining, where we had a daily buffet breakfast every morning with a wide variety of international and Malaysian cuisine. The swimming pool is just in front of the All Day restaurant.

The cove 2 braserrie

We also tried the beachfront bar for lunch one day, which had great sandwiches and salads. The beach brasserie is called The Cove.

Mare nero restaurant

Mare nero restauRANT AT The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort

We also had dinner à la carte at The Mare Nero fine dining restaurant, which is famous for its Indian cuisine.

All the restaurants only allow hotel guests to dine, which makes it exceptionally exclusive.

In-Room Dining We ordered chicken rice by room service, and the food was delivered promptly and tasted great. The kitchen staff did a great job cooking all the dishes with excellent taste and flavor.

room service at taaaras

5. Activities

Pulau Redang is blessed with a bountiful supply of natural resources, making it a nature lover’s paradise. The clear blue waters are excellent for swimming, snorkeling, and diving, and many pristine beaches to relax on. The lush rainforest is home to various flora and fauna, and there are several hiking trails to explore the island.

Redang is home to various wildlife, including beautiful turtles, which can often be seen swimming in the waters around the island. There are also many monkey species on the island, which can be a nuisance but are still fun to watch. You can also see monitor lizards, flying lemurs, and many different types of birds.

a. Taaras private beach

the private beach of Taaras

The resort has a private beach facing the South China Sea with pristine white sand and turquoise water. This beautiful beach is the perfect place to relax on the sunchair or take a dip in the sea. Among the best activities are scuba diving, snorkeling, and swimming with the turtles. In addition, you can have other recreational activities at the recreation center.

swing at the beach of the taaras

The Taaras beach is an excellent place to hold team-building events and play beach volleyball.

b. Table tennis & Billiards

billiards at taaras

The Taaras has table tennis and billiards tables that you can use for free. We enjoyed playing some friendly matches of table tennis against each other.

c. Kayaking

kayaking at the beach of breakfast at recreation desk The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort

The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort is a beautiful, serene spot for kayaking. We rented a kayak from the resort and paddled around. It was a great way to explore Redang’s little nooks and crannies. The sea water is as clear as the swimming pool, and the scenery is breathtaking. We highly recommend it to others looking for a peaceful way to spend a day.

d. Turtle Discovery Snorkeling Experience

swim with the turtles

Out boatman brought us to a place just out of the private beach of Taaras, a popular place to snorkel as many giant turtles are swimming around.

e. Diving and snorkeling

recreation desk The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort

You can have other recreational activities besides snorkeling at the recreation center. There are more than thirty diving sites around the Redang archipelago, consisting of nine islands. These dive sites are rich in various marine species and beautiful hard and soft corals. You can contact the recreation center to arrange your diving trip to any of these places.

snorkeling at taaras

f. Take a nature walk

We also joined the nature walk organized by the resort in the morning.

hiking at redang

Starting from the recreational center, we took fifteen minutes to walk to a viewpoint through the jungle behind Taaras. It was an easy hike, and we all enjoyed the fantastic view from atop a hill overlooking both beaches on Redang island.

hiking at pulau redang

hiking at taaras

6. How to get there

The fastest way is to take a boat ride from Merang Jetty, which takes about 45 minutes.

7. Summary

It is a luxury experience to stay at Taaras. We loved the lavish room, delicious food, and beautiful beaches. We also enjoyed snorkeling and hiking during our stay. 

The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort is a great place to relax and rejuvenate.

Official Website of The Taaras:

Here is the link to make a booking.

The staff is cordial and welcoming. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, with gorgeous views of the sea. I had a memorable time at this resort and highly recommended it to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway!

Watch our video shot at The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort. 👇👇

If you have read this blog post this far, don’t miss out on the video shot at The Taaras. Click the image below to watch on YouTube (shot in high definition!).

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