Excerpt from my feature on Berjaya Redang Island Resort in Redang Island, Terengganu, Malaysia for AsianTraveler magazine’s Beaches of Southeast Asia 4 issue.
A white yacht sat quietly on the horizon, punctuating the neat fold of sea-green and blue before my eyes. On both sides, rolling greens enclose this piece of the South China Sea, like loving arms caressing a gem.
Standing in the middle of the beach, its fine sand caressing my weary feet under the early afternoon sun, I felt like a small child looking up and around in awe at this magnificent blanket of green and blue.
I was at Berjaya Redang, a secluded cove located in Redang Island, lonely and yet beautiful off the East Coast of Malaysia, but I might as well have been in another world.
I was on a race to experience this unexpectedly quiet, unhurried beauty that lay before me. All I had, after all, was roughly 24 hours.
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