The Taaras

We can see why this idyllic hideaway is named ‘the apple of my eye’ suggested by the Sanskrit word Taaras. Nestled between the shoreline of the South China Sea and an emerald jungle, The Taaras’s ethos promotes a contemporary barefoot luxury experience. This retreat provides the perfect balance of bohemian beach relaxation and wild adventure to counteract all the aspects of our fast-paced lives. At The Taraas you can get to grips with nature by achieving your PADI diving licence or getting familiar with the flora and fauna of the Malaysian jungle.


The Malaysians call their Island ‘Pulau Redang’ ‘a stop-over place’, conjuring up images of pure tranquillity. Located on the eastern Malaysian Island of Redang and with only one airline flying into the island, it is definitely a destination to get lost in. For a truly unique way to arrive on the island we can arrange a 60 minute boat transfer from Merang Jetty. Sit back and soak in the views as you speed along the crystal waters spotting the island in the distance; the perfect way to start your Malaysian beach holiday if you ask us.

Your room

The rooms are designed to ensure the hotel is your home away from home with handpicked linens and oversized beds. Take your pick from the large choice of rooms dotted across the landscape, nestled into the blooming gardens or opening up onto the sand. Each room boasts bespoke handcrafted furniture and local artwork and features a large bathroom including both a bath tub and a separate monsoon shower where you can cool down after a day on the beach.

Why we like it

The range of facilities at The Taaras is definitely something to get excited about. If you’re a diving enthusiast, Redang’s protected underwater eco system contains some of the world’s most diverse species of marine life. You can also indulge in overwater sports, jungle trekking and specialist spa treatments. We particularly love the floating dining experience, where you have dinner bobbing on a pontoon in the middle of the ocean to the sound of the gently lapping surf.

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