Langkawi or Redang?

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Langkawi or Redang?

Postby bezzlay » Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:37 pm

I am planning for a family vacation in June, would like to hear from parents recommendations and reviews about these 2 places.

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Re: Langkawi or Redang?

Postby Dnls_mum » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:36 pm

bezzlay wrote:I am planning for a family vacation in June, would like to hear from parents recommendations and reviews about these 2 places.



I have not been to Redang, but you can check out my brief review of our Langkawi trip on the Langkawi thread and the photos of Langkawi I posted on the "Wanna know some good places to go" thread.

http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/forum ... wi#p891111
http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/forum ... i&start=10

Wherever you decide to go, have fun!

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Re: Langkawi or Redang?

Postby fable » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:32 pm

It depends on what you want from your holiday. Redang's beaches are beautiful, and their waters crystal clear and great for snorkeling and scuba diving. But there really isn't very much apart from that to do as its such a small island.

Langkawi is alot larger, and so there's more to explore. There are some nice treks and waterfalls, and of course you can still go snorkeling in nice waters. Its been quite a while since I've been there, but I recall the snorkeling alot more commercial and crowded than Redang. Lots of people just sitting in the water with or without snorkeling masks with reef sharks and all manner of fish swimming about.

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Re: Langkawi or Redang?

Postby chlobe » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:54 pm

It also depends on how you want to travel. It's not easy to get to Redang.
Either long drive or by cruise. For Langkawi, you just need to take a short flight there.
Like fable said, if you don't snorkel or dive, there is not much to do at redang. For Langkawi, you can explore the mangroves, watch eagle feeding, visit bat caves and take the pretty breath-taking cable car.

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Re: Langkawi or Redang?

Postby bezzlay » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:50 am

Thank you for all your advice. I think Langkawi will be a better choice for a family trip. :smile:

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