The prime motivation behind building this world class luxury Terengganu resort was the advent of the internationally acclaimed Monsoon Cup being based on Duyong.
The Tuna Bay Island Resort located on the south west coast of Perhentian Besar Island offers 46 cool and spacious wooden chalets with most set right on the beachfront but shaded by swaying palm trees. For those who prefer a bit more privacy you can opt for a chalet in the landscaped gardens or with a more sedate jungle backdrop.
If you are going to Redang island to enjoy the fabulous diving available then you should consider the Taaras Beach and Spa Resort situated in a beautiful cove on the northern coast of the island.
At the tranquil waters of Lake Kenyir is the Lake Kenyir Resort and Spa surrounded by the natural wonder of unspoilt tropical rainforest located only 60km from Kuala Terengganu.
The surrounding rivers form numerous cascading waterfalls feeding pristine crystal clear water from the surrounding highlands into the 260,000 hectare lake that contains 340 enchanting islands is just waiting there for you the intrepid traveller to discover.
Lake Kenyir Resort and Spa comprises of 135 secluded traditional Malay timber chalets offering modern amenities and facilities and affording a commanding view of Lake Kenyir.
80% of marine life discovered in the 'Coral Triangle' between the Philippines, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea is found in the bio-diverse waters of Redang and the Taaras Resort can help you to organise your trips to the most popular dive sites surrounding the island.
Within 2 minutes of you awakening at The Tuna Bay Island Resort you can be snorkelling above a coral reef that lies a few metres from your chalet, what better way to start the day and work up an appetite before your first visit to the Tuna Bay Cafe!
Set on stilts the wooden chalets at the Tuna Bay Island Resort boast modern air conditioning and a covered terrace fitted with beautiful bamboo furniture.
The Primula Beach Hotel is a popular Terengganu hotel, it has all the facilities associated with a business class hotel and many of its 245 well appointed rooms come with fantastic views of the South China Sea.
The Primula Beach Hotel in Kuala Terengganu is a premier beach front hotel close to the commercial, business and shopping areas of the city
Guests can also charter a yacht for the day and a popular destination is the nearby Kapas island where you can enjoy snorkelling in the azure blue sea or laze on the sandy white beach while leaving all the navigation to the Captain.
Guests and the public can enjoy the experience of sailing on an international racing yacht as the Heritage Bay Resort provides sailing packages in their Monsoon Cup F36 yachts that are harboured in its magnificent marina and best of all no experience is necessary as a crew is provided.
Thus meaning the high rolling visitors to Kuala Terengganus' premier resort have the opulent 5 star luxury all to themselves when the Monsoon Cup is not being challenged.
The Ri Yaz Heritage Marina and Resort is situated on the south eastern side of the island with its chalets affording river and city views for its guests.
The Ri Yaz Heritage Marina and Resort located on Duyong Island in the mouth of the Terengganu River in the states capital city Kuala Terengganu is a 5 star Terengganu resort of the upmost luxury.
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Lake Kenyir Resort
The Tuna Cafe offers an extensive SE Asian menu while the Tuna Club allows you to chill out until the early hours sipping cocktails in a relaxed sociable setting within this scenic Terengganu Hotel.
The Taaras Beach Resort and Spa has 191 spacious and well appointed rooms and suites offering sea, garden and hill views for their guests in a relaxing atmosphere at this idyllic Terengganu resort.
Most of the resorts on Redang island offer dive packages but one I would recommend is at the Laguna Redang Island Resort where you can hire all required equipment and boat.
At the Laguna Redang Island Resort you have a choice of shore dives, boat dives and night dives as well as the option of taking a Padi Diving course.
The warm East Coast welcome that greets guests when they enter any Terengganu Hotels is as genuine as it is natural to the genial locals as all Terengganu hotel guests will discover as they travel around this amiable state.
During the Monsoon Cup the resort is fully booked by the yachting fraternity, international paparazzi and the press.
The accommodation at the Ri Yaz Heritage Marina and Resort all include a DVD home theatre system and fully equipped kitchen and because some high profile guests require privacy they can request the chef to come to their room to prepare any meal they desire.