Friday, 31 October 2008

redang price list.. going next yr

Budget & price range

Resort Rates from
BerjayaRM 885/588*
CoralRM 540/432*
LagunaRM 518
Ayu MayangRM 445
Redang BeachRM 399
Redang BayRM 398
Redang ReefRM 360
WisanaRM 350
MutiaraRM 349
KalongRM 339
HolidayRM 329
PelangiRM 320
BahteraRM 275

Typical 2008 rates per person for 3D/2N full-board snorkelling package in a twin room on weekdays peak months including boat transfers. * denotes prices for Malaysians, PRs and ASEAN nationals.

The most affordable resorts on Redang are the budget resorts while the upscale resorts like Berjaya, Laguna and Coral round off the higher end of the budget scale. Prices among the budget resorts are competitive, below RM400 for a 3D/2N full-board snorkelling package. Promotional prices can be even lower, starting below RM300 so check the resort's websites for news of promotions. Children below 12 are usually given a discount paying between 50-60% of adult fare. Some resorts have two advertised rates: one for locals (Malaysians, Malaysian PRs & ASEAN nationals) and another for non-locals.

Most resorts have different prices for off-peak and peak periods. Usually, lowest promotional prices are found in March and October during beginning and end of visiting season. At other times, lowest prices are found weekdays from Sundays through Thursdays. Some resorts charge higher weekend rates for Friday & Saturdays. Highest prices are during school holidays and public holidays (including eve of public holidays).

Some resorts also offer room-only, bed and breakfast or half-board packages which are more affordable.

As usual, read the fine print and compare prices carefully as things like land transfers between KT and Merang jetty (for those departing from Merang) and snorkelling equipment rental may or may not be included. Land transfers between KT/Airport and Merang usually cost between RM10-30 extra per adult while rental of snorkel, mask and life-jacket ranges from RM20-40 extra per package. Those visiting the Marine Park Centre will have to pay conservation charges of RM5 per adult (RM2.50 for children).