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The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort

4.5-star4.5 stars
C-O Lot GL-04, Lapangan Terbang Sultan Mahmud, Redang Island, Terengganu, 21300, Malaysia

Upscale beachfront resort with spa, near Redang Beach
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • The hotel is overpriced and old. The location is amazing and the natural resources and…Oct 3, 2020
  • Over Price, Expensive food with no quality, terrible service, dirty rooms Sep 16, 2020

The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort

from NZ$603
  • Garden - Suite
  • Cliff - Bay Suite
  • Ocean Front - Suite
  • Premier Suite
  • Premier Twin Room
  • Two-Bedroom Hill View
  • Two-Bedroom Bay Suite
  • Two-Bedroom Hill View - 3D2N A Paradise Getaway
  • Two-Bedroom Hill View - 3D2N Funtastic Family Staycation
  • Two-Bedroom Hill View - 3D2N Sweet Romance Packages
  • Two-Bedroom Hill View - 3D2N Sun, Sea & Sand
  • Two-Bedroom Bay Suite - 3D2N A Paradise Getaway
  • Two-Bedroom Bay Suite - 3D2N Funtastic Family Staycation
  • Two-Bedroom Bay Suite - 3D2N Sweet Romance Packages
  • Two-Bedroom Bay Suite - 3D2N Sun, Sea & Sand
  • Premier Twin Room - 3D2N A Paradise Getaway
  • Premier Twin Room - 3D2N Funtastic Family Staycation
  • Premier Twin Room - 3D2N Sweet Romance Packages
  • Premier Twin Room - 3D2N Sun, Sea & Sand
  • Premier Suite - 3D2N Funtastic Family Staycation
  • Premier Suite - 3D2N Sweet Romance Packages
  • Premier Suite - 3D2N Sun, Sea & Sand
  • Ocean Front - Suite - 3D2N A Paradise Getaway
  • Ocean Front - Suite - 3D2N Funtastic Family Staycation
  • Ocean Front - Suite - 3D2N Sweet Romance Packages
  • Ocean Front - Suite - 3D2N Sun, Sea & Sand
  • Garden - Suite - 3D2N A Paradise Getaway
  • Garden - Suite - 3D2N Funtastic Family Staycation
  • Garden - Suite - 3D2N Sweet Romance Packages
  • Garden - Suite - 3D2N Sun, Sea & Sand
  • Cliff - Bay Suite - 3D2N A Paradise Getaway
  • Cliff - Bay Suite - 3D2N Funtastic Family Staycation
  • Cliff - Bay Suite - 3D2N Sweet Romance Packages
  • Cliff - Bay Suite - 3D2N Sun, Sea & Sand
  • Premier Suite - 3D2N A Paradise Getaway

What’s around The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort

Landmarks

  • On a private beach
  • University of Malaysia Terengganu - 14.7 mi / 23.7 km

Getting around

  • Kuala Terengganu (TGG-Sultan Mahmood) - 27.9 miles/44.9 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 184 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort is accessible via boat transfer from Merang Jetty Terminal. Guests should note that they are required to pay jetty fees imposed by the Malaysian government at the terminal upon arrival. Boat schedule using hotel's private boat transfer: Departure from Merang Jetty to Resort (12:30 PM, 2:30 PM, and 4:30 PM). Departure from Resort to Merang Jetty: 8 AM, 10 AM, and noon. The hotel also provides a passenger boat departing at flexible timings based upon request and availability. Guests should note that additional mandatory Marine Park Jetty fees apply.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transport

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle*

Parking

  • Free offsite parking nearby

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Beach bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Barbecue grills
  • Water dispenser
Things to do
  • On private beach
  • Free beach cabanas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Kayaking on site
  • Parasailing on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach towels
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 5
  • Year Built - 1996
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Malay

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Soundproofed rooms
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 30-inch TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Spa

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the resort's full-service spa, The Taaras Spa. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic, and thalassotherapy.

Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Dining

The Asean All Day Dining - This beachfront restaurant specializes in Malaysian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

The Beach Brasserie - This beachfront brasserie serves dinner only. Open daily.

Bayu Bar - This beach bar serves light fare only. Open daily.

Asean Terrace Lounge - This poolside bar serves light fare only. Open daily.

The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort’s small print

Also known as

  • The Taaras Beach Spa Resort
  • The Taaras Beach Spa Resort
  • The Taaras & Spa Resort Redang
  • The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort Resort
  • The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort Redang Island
  • The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort Resort Redang Island
  • Taaras Beach Redang Island
  • Taaras Beach
  • Taaras Beach Resort Redang Island
  • Taaras Resort

Policies

Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property beginning July 1, 2021. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for MYR 270 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of MYR 80 for adults and MYR 40 for children (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort

  • Does The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort?
    No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
  • Is there a pool at The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort?
    Yes, The Asean All Day Dining offers beachfront dining, Malaysian cuisine, and ocean views. The dining venue will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to June 1 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • What is there to do at The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort and nearby?
    Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, parasailing, and sailing. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort also has a private beach and spa services, as well as a picnic area and a garden.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 196 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Private beach & crystal clear waters
Overall good stay. The private beach and crystal clear waters are the main attraction here. Friendly & accommodating staff, they try their best to give good service amidst a fully occupancy weekend. Rooms are decently maintained although a little dated. Food is pricey but yummy with big portions - try their room service!
my3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
beautiful property and the staff is excellent. The beaches are excellent. There are 17 plus turtles to swim with every morning. The water is warm and clear. ATV's are a kick.
JFarquhar, us5 night family trip
Good 6.0
Nice enough place. Long drive from Penang, 7 hours. Rooms good, food good, activities good but none of these rank as 5 star. The attraction has to be the powder sand beach, crystal clear water and good snorkelling and diving options. That should be enough for those so inclined.
James, us4 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
True clear waters and nice sandy beach
On a family trip to farewell our two years journey in Malaysia and we couldn't find a better place to do it. Taaras high side is the Caribbean style location, white sandy beach, and nice transparent water. The hotel is not like in caribe, a bit outdated (rooms) and some people may complain about cleanness, but if you trade off for the location and the fun outdoor activities this is an amazing place
PABLO, my3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent resort - but the food a rip off
Resort is very nice and the staff are friendly. Just expect to pay through the nose for food, drink and transfers. 4 night stay was 1k USD for the room with breakfast but the total bill was 2k USD...
Mark, gb4 night trip
Good 6.0
Hits and Misses
We stayed at Taaras for my fiancé’s 30th birthday. It was a combination of hits and misses. Whilst the hotel itself, activities and beach were amazing, as a luxury hotel it disappoints in terms of service and food. Food is far below what is expected from a luxury hotel, for the price quoted. It was highly disappointing. Food tasted and we’re presented as more like canteen food than something to be served in a hotel carrying such a star rating. Service at the restaurants and bar have much to be improved on. We’ve seen numerous occasions of chaos and disorganisation. The staff lacks attentiveness and we found ourselves hunting for attention from time to time. We also noted that the paper that the hotel used to print our map of the resort had the receipt of a past guest on the other side of the paper (with name, address and all!). A huge breach from a PDPA standpoint and a definitely not something you’d expect from a luxury hotel. Lastly, the hotel forgot to provide a cake for my fiancé in the room. I’ve emailed them before arriving and they said they will leave a complementary cake in the room, but it never arrived. It all falls back to my point above, ie lack of attentiveness by the staff. FYI - They know it’s my fiancé’s birthday from my emails and her passport info. Also, they even provided an arrangement on the bed stating Happy Birthday. This oversight is clearly clumsy at best. Notwithstanding the above, the dive team was great.
Navvin Kumar, my2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Fun trip amidst COVID19 restrictions
We made a trip recently to this beautiful resort. It was a trip with 6 families with kids from 8yo to 1yo. We had a pleasant experience. Massage service was wonderful; we had a 20% discount at non peak period. Pool is very kid-friendly with plenty of shallow areas, so we are able to leave the kids alone under supervision from the poolside. Would like it if we have more deck chairs by the pool; it gets taken up quite quickly. Beach is clean, private, calm waters, plenty of deck chairs and shaded area. You can definitely swim around the area with the turtle bay just next to it. They have daily turtle hatchling release; where you pay a fee to release one on your own; else you can stand by the side and watch. I find that the Jojo Playroom is abit too cold for the kids; would like it more if there's more activities planned for the kids in the playroom. Probably my least favourite part of the trip is the food in the hotel; not all dishes to my liking and during breakfast time, the restaurant cannot cope with the crowd, therefore long line at the egg station. Weird enough, their beef dishes are always the more delicious dish during my meals there. You may also opt to eat out; there's one restaurant just outside the gate with more restaurants further down the road. Passenger transfer to jetty was seamless; impressed with their efficiency. Staff members in the hotel are always helpful and smiling. Overall it was a good experience and I'd visit again sometime.
my2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Beautiful place but watch out for the monkeys!
We had a lovely time here however there were a few disappointments. Did not see much social distancing and the breakfast was too crowded with many not following SOP procedures. Some guests crossed the barriers and qere taking their own food from the buffet. Not enough staff to handle the crowd and food was either too salty or bland. The worst was when monkeys got into our room and ransacked our snacks and no one had the courtesy to inform us of the incident. No phone call or note left. We only found out when we got back to the room at the end of the day...we thought we had been robbed! We had made sure and double checked everything was closed tight and locked before we left as we saw the monkeys in the morning but hotel insisted they were in the room by the time housekeeping got in. I have no idea how they got in and the hotel could not explain either. When asked if it had happened before, they didn't reply. I didnt get any apology until i raised the same issue at check out. We weren't so upset about our things going missing, it was more about how the hotel dealt with the situation. Service at other places like the beach bar, turtle and recreation centre was good though. Just Keep all your things hidden and locked, dont have high hopes for breakfast and you should be able to have an enjoyable time!
my2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent stay
Fantastic stay, very luxurious. The only downside was that the Brassier was very expensive and the service and food was not worth the expense.
my2 night family trip
Fair 4.0
Beautiful beach and clear waters. But ultimately undone by strange policy to charge for water at the beach bar, and to offer a banana boat ice cream without bananas - right outside the hotel there are shops selling combs of bananas. Not allowing external transport to enter the lobby was also strange, as if the management did not see the island-wide tourism ecosystem as partners. Given we were here on promotional rates, I would not recommend at peak prices.
NonTeoh, my3 night family trip

The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort