Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Besar Island, Johor, Pulau Babi Besar, Mersing, Johor, Malaysia

There are many island in Malaysia , but ever heard about this beautiful secret island which located in Mersing, Johor?
If you are looking somewhere less-crowded beach you will definitely in love with this place! The island name called PULAU BESAR

Came back from Pulau Besar with my girls on the past few months already start to miss it 😞
We had so much fun and great memories in this beautiful island.

How do we get here? 

If you not planning to self-drive all the way from KL to Mersing Jetty , you may choose to take bus as your transportation. (fare is about below RM90 for roundtrip)

BUS TICKET can be purchase from Easybook (As we bought our departure ticket at 5AM)
(Please take note of your bus arrival time as there will be only 1 boat time available to the island) * 

Ferry Time table

You will need to take the boat ride from Mersing Jetty to reach the island. The journey will takes about 30 minutes.
Based on our research, there will be only one boat time in a day to Pulau Besar.
12pm (departure from mersing jetty)
10am (departure from Pulau Besar)
We don't need to purchase ferry ticket since our resort package already included two way speedboat transfer**
Our resort's speedboat.

30 minutes of journey in speedboat isn't that long for a city girl, a little weird of enjoying splash of seawater while the boat hit the wave.
When color of ocean turn from dark to lighter, the water getting clear and clearer. And we finally reach the island😻 so touching!

Look at that crystal clear of seawater, we were so excited when we arrived especially we realize there's not much crowd when we touch down the beach

Accommodation : Mirage Island Resort Pulau Besar

There are only few resorts available in this island but it's going to be develop very soon I guess as I can see more building construction in going on around.

Due to our last minute book most of the resort was already full (better to be book in advance)
At the end we were still lucky got to managed our accommodation in Mirage Island Resort Pulau Besar.

We bought our package for RM490 per pax which inclusive of

↪Accommodation with air conditioning.
Meals : 2x breakfast, 1x lunch 2x dinner. 
Two ways speed boat transfer.
Welcome drink

Basically you will not need to have other expenses in the island as all meal are included unless you purchase for other activities (snorkeling / canoeing).
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The food overall is nice and mostly they served local food instead of fancy western food.
Taste good tho!

- Review & Comment of Our Stay - 
To be honest, they did not provided the best facility among the resorts in the island but the overall is fine especially the owner is friendly and very helpful.

Snorkeling in Pulau Besar

One of activities you can enjoy in Pulau Besar.

Snorkeling to nearby island 
-Pulau Hujung & P. Tengah (duration 3 hrs, includes mask & snorkel) @ RM80/-p.person (June 2019).

Sunset in Pulau Besar

Completely in love with the peaceful. You probably got nothing to do at this place but rest and relax.


The trip was amazing with gang of bestie. 
Sometime a short & relax vacay is good enough to reboot our exhausting mind.
Looking forward to our next trip!

Q & A (updated June 2019)

Q :  Is there any phone network in the island?
A : Yes but not for all phone network. I'm a Digi user, the line is pretty good in our resort.
Some of my friend are using U-mobile , the coverage is not that stable.
 (for more ques , comment me if you have question ! stay tuned for the update)

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