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Rawa Island Day Trip

Rawa Island Day Trip

Looking for weekend getaway and planning for a Rawa Island Day Trip?

Rawa Island is a reefs island in Mersing Area, Johor, Malaysia. It is prominent with travellers from Malaysia and Singapore, who enjoy its reasonably unspoiled white sand coastlines, snorkelling and also scuba diving. Close-by islands include Harimau and also Mensirip. There is an everyday ferryboat solution from Mersing. “Rawa” is the regional term for white doves, which are bountiful in the island. Rawa is a relatively little island. There are no perfect roadways, just a couple of pathways. One side of the island is a coastline covered with white sand, while the other side has a rocky upright cliff. The water is clear. There are several sea as well as land creatures such as fishes, squids, jellyfish, octopuses, Malayan sea eagles, as well as reptiles. Additionally sharks Blacktip reef sharks can be found eating in the sea off rawa. Rawa’s waters are the home of an abundance of corals. there are 2 resorts on the island.

Plan for day trip

Pulau Rawa is possessed by a Johor Sultan. Surprisingly, Rawa has 2 small hotels only. Therefore, you could just pick Resort A or Hotel B for your journey.

Packages to choose.

Hotel A: Rawa Island Resort

A pricey, looks like a 4/5 stars resort, with lots of options of lodge. They provide full board package deal, which includes boat transfer from Mersing jetty to island, holiday accommodation, and dishes.

Package deal leaves out the leasing of snorkelling devices.

As what I remember, the plan is more than RM 800/person. If you are seeking a high-end stay, you may contact or email them @

Hotel B: Alang’s Rawa.

Do visit their site for the updated price.

Please email them to do reservation.

What to do in Pulau Rawa

Snorkelling just off the western beach. The resorts lease snorkelling gear in case you do not carry your personal (Le Club Rawa supplies snorkeling devices and also life jacket completely free, however in restricted quantity). There is a reef belt extending right north to south parallel to the beach at a distance of regarding 20-30 m (66-100 feet) from shore. Although there are some dead coral reefs, there are huge locations of healthy and balanced tough coral proliferation, and a range of tropical reef fish. However, corals are deteriorating and reducing. Be careful of jellyfishes.

Swimming in the clear sea water.

Coastline volleyball is offered from both resorts, although it seems most prominent at the Le Club resort.

Windsurfing at the Le Club resort.

Sailing a Hobie feline at the Rawa Safaris Resort.

Fishing excursions can be arranged by the hotels.

Canoeing in stable and long lasting plastic boats that you could rent out at the resort.

Sleeping or read under the trees/coconut trees while delighting in the sea breeze.

Although the resort is open throughout the year, it is advisable not to travel during the monsoon season in between November as well as very early January. If waves are too high, the ferry drivers will certainly not transfer guests to the island. Approximate travelling time: 4 hrs from KL and Singapore. Nearby airport is close to Kuantan.


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