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Pulau Besar

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Pulau Besar means "Big Island" in Malay. But, the island's full name used to be Pulau Babi Besar, where "Babi" stood for the wild boars that used to roam the island. Eventually however, the boar population tapered off to none, at which point it was decreed the island's name would henceforth be just Pulau Besar.

The boars may no longer remain, but what Pulau Besar does still offer is breathtaking beaches galore, sapphire-hued waters, coconuts swaying in a breeze and endless powdery white sand trickling between your toes.

Pulau Besar
Your private little paradise: Pulau Besar

Allocated marine park status to protect its unspoilt natural environment from detrimental elements, Pulau Besar features an abundance of wildlife, both above and below the surface of the sea. Coral gardens abound, as do countless other invertebrate, as well as vertebrate marine species. As can be seen by anyone snorkeling or diving there.

Landlubbers too, though, can have a blast in Pulau Besar, because the island's patches of rainforest still house plenty of still pristine flora and fauna. Want to make like Tarzan of the Jungle? Be our guest; jungle trek activities are available in Pulau Besar.

Other fun activities on and around Pulau Besar include fishing, island-hopping to Pulau Harimau, beach volleyball, kayaking. SUP. And lots more.

But bottom line, you'll find that Pulau Besar is a veritable magnet for scuba and snorkel aficionados especially. How so? Well, for the simple fact that it's absolutely magic down there. So perhaps best slip on your flippers and strap on your dive mask after you're done with your jungle adventure. You won't regret it :)

How to go to Pulau Besar

To make your way to Besar Island, you have to first travel to the seaside town of Mersing. Mersing is the de facto jumping off board to the various Johor and Pahang islands off Malaysia's east coast. You can take either bus or taxi to Mersing. Once in Mersing, you can reserve a speedboat to any of Pulau Besar's resorts including Aseania Resort.

Enjoy up to 20% discount when booking online

As most of the available coaches journey to Mersing only once per day, we recommend booking your bus tickets before the bus is fully booked.

NOTE: Peak season is !

If you prefer to take a private car to Mersing, click here for taxi vehicles and pricing available.

Mersing Harbour Centre

This is where you collect the ferry tickets you booked online. The complex also has a great food and drinks section, as well as a decent number of cool shops for some last-minute retail therapy, before hopping onto your ferry. Find out more...

Tioman Spa

Pulau Tioman offers several Spa and Wellness Centres that you should give a try. You can select the type of treatment you want from this website, as it lists each of Tioman's resorts and hotels that feature Spa therapies. Find out more...

Tioman Honeymoon

Tying the knot in the not too distant future and looking for an exotic paradise to immerse in newlywed bliss? Take a look at this site. It presents each of Tioman Island's resorts that offer delectable honeymoon packages. Find out more...

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