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“Great beach with simple accommodation” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Wisana Village, Redang Island

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Teluk Kalong Kechil, Pulau Redang 21090, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Pulau Redang B&B and Inns
Kuala Lumpur
2 reviews
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“Great beach with simple accommodation”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

When we booked our stay, at the now Wisana, the resort had a different name and different owners. The night before we left for Redang I decided to recheck the contact details of the hotel incase there were any issues upon arrival, which at the time was called Amannagappa. They didn't have a website, only a Facebook page which stated the resort had been closed, not just for the rainy season but ENTIRELY!

I struggled to find a contact number, and when I did find one it was answered by someone who couldn't help me. Eventually I was given the number of someone on Redang Island who apparently understood the situation. The resort had been sold, renamed and restaffed. We were told our booking was still valid but that all contact details had changed. We nervously set out for Redang the next day.

The above situation is typical of Malaysia and Malaysians in general. They're not great on details or customer service. So if you book anything make sure you recheck and reconfirm dates and prices etc.

When we arrived on the Island we found our lift to the resort hanging out in the car park. We got into a pretty old van where none of the seats were attached to the floor and headed to the ferry. After a bumpy ferry ride we finally arrived!

From then on it was very good. Simple accommodation - which is over priced (as are all resorts along the East coast). We did have air conditioning which was helpful and the rooms are big and have a decent bathroom. The staff were very pleasant and very helpful. The food was impressive, they even managed to make a passable pizza on our last day. Considering the limited facilities the chef has she does an excellent job. Take note that you will need to use a boat if you wish to see other parts of the island or try restaurants, we didn't so I don't know how you would make your way back. And also - there is no alcohol served at the resort.

But the real reason you come is the beach. Truly wonderful, one of the best I have ever been too. Beautiful clear water with a coral reef nearby. You can spend the day lounging on the beach and following turtles in the sea. The sand is super fine and when the sun gets too much you can take shade under the palm trees in a hammock.

Overall it I would recommend the resort, now that the communication issues are resolved. I do think it's slightly over priced but you would be hard pressed to find a nicer beach.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Beijing
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

非常安静,度假村前面的沙滩特别美,水非常清澈,没有热水淋浴,适合年轻人或者纯度假的游客,房间整洁干净,包全餐,手机信号不好,属于上了岛就基本上与世隔绝了。世外桃源一样的地方. all people work in the resort were very friendly and helpful , and it is a great place to escape from city , we definately will come back to wisana again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

The hotel is very nicely located, with its own strip of white sand beach. The setting is very impressive, and there is a dive site nearby (5 min walk) for this who are keen.

The rooms were quite basic, although there was air conditioning there was no hot water. We did not spend too much time in the room as the outside environment was so nice.

For those looking for a relaxed getaway and a break, this is ideal. It is secluded, but access to other places are relatively quick through boat.

I would definitely come here again. The hosts were very nice and friendly, in a very casual way.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Where do I start? Going to Wisana was an amazing holidays experience, a beautiful piece of heaven; the beach was so beautiful, a clear turquoise water, white sands, an amazing snorkeling just off the beach, the staff were so nice, friendly and very helpful and the food, oh my God, the best Malaysian food I have ever eaten, very authentic, diverse and so yummy!!!! It was a great escape, very quiet and relaxing atmosphere, the perfect place to get away from it all. The staff will go out of their way to try and make your stay comfortable, I absolutely loved every second of the 11 days I spent there and I would definitely go back...

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Wisana truly is a beautiful resort with a good blend of staff whom made our short getaway a relaxing and fun time. For those who loves a more quiet surrounding, this part of Redang is a good choice. Overall, value for money.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Guilin, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

The private beach is one of the best on the island with varying shades of clear blue water and also coral reef, tropical fish, and sea turtles within a 3 minute swim. Three delicious meals a day are included in the room fee. I am vegan so the owner made me specials meals daily. This place doesn't have a bar or club like some other spots on the island so it was very quiet and relaxing. I stayed at Kalong for 2 nights and then Wisana for three. Both were great in their own ways, but Wisana was definitely much chiller (and the food was better). An advantage of Kalong was their diving center and the twice daily snorkeling trips included in the room fee.

The common area is open and relaxing. The rooms are simple and the showers only have cool water, but it is not so bad after a nice swim. The mattresses are old and very soft, but all rooms have an amazing view of the ocean as the entire front face is a tinted sliding door. Some people are confused over the hotel's name as Wisana leased to Amanagappa for a few years, but now the original owner is back.

I strongly recommend this place to anyone looking for a simple, quiet get-away.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Me, my wife and our baby stayed in Wisana for 9 days in August 2013.
What can i say? The place is a paradise, it is a private white sand beautiful beach with only few people. Basically it is almost your private beach.
Total relax, very very friendly people who also took care of our daughter every once in a while giving us some rest :-)
There are only 10 units so the whole place is really peaceful and there is no crowd at all (like in Long beach).
A++

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Wisana Village, Redang Island

Address: Teluk Kalong Kechil, Pulau Redang 21090, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Terengganu > Pulau Redang
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Pulau Redang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Regarded as a 'home beach resort', Wisana Village, Redang Island is a seafront heaven. Located in a private beach of Teluk Kalong Kechil, which is known for its white sandy beach, crystal clear waters and panoramic views of neighboring islands. Only 10 rooms available with in-house cafe and can organize daily excursion within the island. A place for a peaceful moment and to get even closer with nature. ... more   less 

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