I’m almost tempted not to write such a glaring review of this place because I’m afraid it would get overrun by people. But I can’t help it! Amannagappa deserves to be praised for its excellence! Where do I begin? The staff makes you feel at home and is always helpful. The food is outstanding (and I’m very picky when it comes to my food)- one of the best curries I’ve had in Malaysia; always diverse meals to please anyone’s palate. Accommodation is not overtly fancy but is very tasteful, clean, laid-back and gives the perfect beach-feel. All rooms face the sea. You roll out of bed and you’re on the beach. Oh, and the beach…absolute dream. Went on a short trip to the overcrowded, overdeveloped Long beach (where most hotels are located) and I couldn’t wait to go back to the little paradise that is Amannagappa. If I had spent my holiday in Redang at any place other than Amannagappa, I wouldn’t have liked the experience half as much. The beach is clean and quiet (only accommodation there), with the clearest azure water I’ve seen on any of the islands I’ve been to so far in Malaysia.
A couple of suggestions to the owners: 1) don’t change the place too much! The charm of this resort is in its charming, homey atmosphere and the small-scale of operations. Keep it that way and I promise to come back! 2) I know this is not only up to you but try to develop the transport connections to and from the island. Compared to the well-organized system they have for example in Kuala Besut to get to the Perhentians, the boats connecting Redang are a bit chaotic.
- Also Known As:
- Amannagappa Hotel
- Amannagappa Hotel Pulau Redang
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amannagappa is an exclusive boutique resort located in Teluk Kalong Kecil which is infamous for its preserved white beach and turquoise clear waters that is home to turtles and various marine life. Amannagappa houses 12 private dwellings consisting of 6 longhouse rooms, 4 private villas and 2 semi-detached chalets. Being the only resort on this bay and to retain the peace and tranquility of this retreat, it caters to only a maximum of 40 guest at any one time. Unlike other resorts that are regimented on the timetables for meals, snorkeling and other activities, Amannagappa takes the queue from you. You are free to have breakfast, lunch, dinner and also to conduct the activities at your own time. After all, this is your beach home. We are here to ensure your holiday is a true memorable experience. Being surrounded by lush green jungle bordering the back of the resort, jungle tracking amidst the waterfalls is just awesome. Here, one will be able to experience and see the various creatures that dwell the island jungle; all being pretty harmless of course. Facing the front is the turquoise waters that is home to turtles. One of the few remaining vibrant corals of Redang Island is situated at our very own house reef that is home to black tip reef sharks. We also provide lunch and overnight trips to explore other neighbouring islands to Pulau Perhentian, Pulau Lang Tengah and Pulau Bidong. It seriously can't get better than this; here at Amannagappa, your beach home. ... more less