a taste of the local lifestyle, visit the fishing village here. Apart
from fishing, swimming and snorkeling, visitors can trek along jungle
trails to view waterfalls or see insects and birds fluttering among the
islands dense foliage. In it vicinity is Pulau Sibu and a cluster of
These islands namely Pulau
Sibu Tengah, Pulau Sibu Hujung, and Pulau Sibu Kukus are remote and
deserted islands offering an unforgettable holiday experience.
Located off the east coast of
Johor - 15 km from Mersing, the Besar Island is another Malaysia’s
paradise island where stretches of untouched beautiful beaches will
overwhelm visitors from around the world. This island offers visitors
clear blue waters where coral reefs form an enchanting underwater garden
below and is only an hour boat ride journey from Mersing.
There are many interesting activities. One can go snorkeling, fishing,
diving or take a trip to all the nearby islands. Visitors can trek
through the woods to see the tropical plants and animals or visit a
'kelong' to see the fishermen hauling up their nets laden with the
bountiful harvest from the sea. A number of resorts on the island offer
visitors accommodation facilities ranging from traditional Malay village
chalets to A-frame huts. Restaurants at these resorts do serve a variety
of local, Asian and Western delicacies.
island is famed for its clean white beaches, clear blue waters and
offshore coral reefs. The lush tropical vegetation which abounds further
inland lends an air of restful ambience. There are facilities for
snorkeling, scuba diving, wind surfing, sailing and angling.
island was gazette as a Marine Park due to the abundant marine life and
rare species of fish and coral. Giant leatherback turtles come ashore to
lay eggs yearly. Spacious and comfortable cottages are available for
Tinggi, rising 2,000 ft above sea level, is endowed with fresh waters, a
sheltered harbor and coral reefs which abound with prolific marine life.
Swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving are some of the more popular
Pemanggil is about five hours away by boat from Mersing. This remote
island is also famed for the beauty and abundance of marine life within
its clear emerald waters. Chalets and longhouses are available for
visitors wishing to spend the night.
with its secluded lagoons and offshore pools, is famed for its natural
scenic beauty. It is perfect for bathing and a host of water-based
activities. A longhouse on the island provides basic accommodation for
small groups of visitors.