We go to Redang every year and have done for the last 13 years and stay at the Berjaya Beach Resort for 2 weeks at a time.
The beach has to be the best in Malaysia,so white you need sunglasses and the water at the hotels private bay calm and clear.
I dive for the whole of the stay there with the hotels dive school and my wife spends her time on the beach.All the dive sites are within 20-30 minutes away so no long boat trips.
We normally go toward the end of September when it is quiet as the monsoon normally starts in October/Noverber and the hotels close down.
Accommodation ranges from longhouse style to fantastic beach front suites.
They normally have a resident band and singers so there is a 'bit' of night life there.
We are going again in 2 weeks time (10th March 2009)and as usual we are really looking forward to it as many of the staff have become friends.
Drinks are a bit expensive there but that is the same all over Malaysia except Langkawi and Tioman which are dutyfree