Hidden off the East Coast of Malaysia, The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort lives up to its name, which is derived from the 4000-year old Sanskrit language’s word “TAARA”, meaning “Goddess of the Sea”, “The Star” and “The Apple of My Eye”, which is exactly what the resort is to Redang Island.

The captivating retreat presents a contemporary barefoot luxury experience brimming with warm Asian hospitality, exciting activities, deluxe accommodation, excellent cuisine and flawless facilities. The Taaras Beach Resort & Spa creates a magical experience for those who seek it, exclusively for its guests.

Through its eight different accommodation types, the resort caters to every need, while sunshine and spectacular views seeping through every window.  Think unforgettable vistas filled with crystal clear waters, alluring gardens and majestic mountainous landscapes all viewable from the comfort of your room.

The Taaras Villa, which is one of the resort’s most exclusive accommodation options, has five bedrooms, a lounge, gym, kitchen and dining hall, as well as its own impressive, private 16-meter infinity pool overlooking the bay. A dedicated chef and butler are at your service during your stay in the villa too.

Dining options within the resort are varied, and include contemporary cuisine in the sophisticated Beach Brasserie. Here, seafood and western grill delights are served either al fresco beachside, in the dining room overlooking the ocean or alongside the open-concept kitchen, watching the chef work culinary magic.

Asean All Day Dining serves up the very best of authentic Malaysian, international and fusion-inspired cuisine.  Choose from either the daily buffets or the à la carte menu. Enjoy these delectable dishes in the restaurant or on the patio overlooking the swimming pool and boundless bay. Asean Terrace Lounge is a great place for pre-dinner drinks or after-dinner to let your evening meal settle while being entertained by the live band.

Bayu Bar is the perfect placet to soak up the sights and sounds of the sea. Serving exotic cocktails, and light ‘beach-friendly’ snacks and refreshers, the bar is a charming space right on the beach. With an expansive chill-out deck, this is the perfect spot to relax and unwind, especially while watching the sunset.

Pair all these offerings with The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort’s picturesque tropical backdrop, and you’ll have the ideal venue for a “dream come true” wedding or for unforgettable business or social gatherings. Have that barefoot, beach reception you’ve always wanted, or inspire coworkers amongst jaw-dropping scenery when hosting your team at the resort. With ample business and conference facilities, as well as a professional team to assist with planning, The Taaras Beach & Spa offers an exceptional event environment.

If you are visiting purely for pleasure, the resort offers a range of adventurous water and land sport activities such as diving, snorkeling, jungle trekking, cruising, and much more. The resort also has one of the best diving spots with a 5-star PADI Dive Centre. The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort aims to bring a magical and unforgettable experience to every guest, bringing nature up close and personal and creating memories that last forever in their hearts.

In support of turtle conservation, SEATRU Turtle Lab at The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort was launched in 2018 to provide sea turtle conservation and educate guests on the plight of the sea turtle. The lab is managed by The Taaras’ very own marine biologist who works with a team of SEATRU Scientists and trained research assistants from Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT).

To learn more about the importance of turtle conservation, guests can attend information sessions where they will be guided through the sea turtle life cycle from nesting and hatching through to species identification, measuring and tagging sea turtles, and understanding natural predators. During the hatching season, guests are able to experience hatchlings being released into the sea.

The Taaras Beach Resort & Spa’s hospitality extends even further than your stay at the property. The resort also has its own lounge located at the arrival hall of the Sultan Mahmud Airport, Kuala Terengganu, that offers guests a welcoming atmosphere while waiting for the land transfer to the jetty. Complimentary snacks and beverages, Wi-Fi, charging stations, reading materials and a flat-screen television are available for your comfort.

Even better? There will soon be direct chartered flights to the island, making the travel as easy as the days spent on the beach.  With a plane is designed and engineered for challenging, rugged missions with high payloads and short, rough runways while delivering single-engine economy and simplicity – there is no time better than now to buckle up and get ready for an amazing island adventure!

For more information and to book, visit the Taaras Beach Resort & Spa website.