Redang Beach Resort (or commonly abbreviated as RBR) is located right next to the architecturally wonderful resort of Laguna Redang. RBR takes more on a modern architectural approach. Comparing these two resorts are like putting an apple and an orange side-by-side.
This resort provides you with a sense of close-knit community, where the room verandahs are facing each other, separated by narrow paths amongst lush greenery. Quite a clever design in maximizing space whilst providing a sense of resort ambiance.
There are a whopping 120 rooms in total, of Standard and Deluxe units. The rooms are located in a number of chalet-style blocks with neutral wall paints and small verandah (can fit 1-2 persons). Each room is equipped with air conditioner, attached bathroom with hot shower, etc. In general, the room is well-appointed with basic yet modern fittings (on the hand, the rooms at Laguna Redang are somewhat plushy with extensive timber and marble usage).
One interesting feature of this resort is that it has an open-air walk that houses a number of commercial outlets such as pastry shop (I had a sumptuous bakery breakfast at La Patisseria), batik gallery, souvenir outlets, convenience store, etc. Quite a nicely done concept without over-emphasize on actual shopping experience (that's what Kuala Lumpur is there for, not Redang!).
Other than that, you can find a dive shop here, apart from two restaurants, one of which is of al fresco (open-air) concept.
The resort is fronting the beautiful and crystal clear Pasir Panjang Beach where one can laze in the sun, swim or snorkel. The beach is long and wide, enough for your own personal space. The view is amazing.
Alternatively, I strongly recommend making a boat trip to the secluded beach of Pasir Kalong which offers amazing beach sans the crowd.
Snorkeling spots can also be found at the beach fronting the resort. Right by the resort's doorstep is a spot called Tanjung Mak Cantik which offers decent snorkeling experience between the boulder outcrops. To the far north is a popular snorkeling spot called Tanjung Tengah which is known for its colony of juvenile black-tip reef sharks.
Weekday rate for 3D2N package based twin-sharing basis in a Standard room starts at RM400 per person. Weekend rate goes up to RM450 per person and can easily touch the RM500 barrier during super-peak weekends such as public holidays of either Malaysia or Singapore, school holidays, etc. Package rate in a Deluxe room definitely goes slightly higher than in a Standard room.
As usual, common packages will include return boat transfer from Merang Jetty, snorkeling trips, full meals, et cetera. Do contact the resort directly for the latest pricing and packages.